3 best day trips in North Carolina

Now that the children are out of school, it is time to find new and interesting ways to entertain them. Here are three day-trips that are must-do in North Carolina. The State provides many activities that are perfect for the whole family. Being centrally located, the Triangle provides an ideal location to explore everything that North Carolina has to offer.

Explore the Mountains at Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Located approximately 5 hours from the Triangle in the beautiful North Carolina mountains is the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.

Known for its astounding views and outstanding food, the experience is one-of-a-kind. While riding miles of railroad surrounded by mountains, passengers will be able to view the hundreds of different trees and…

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Millennial homeowners are focused on financial success

A family, a job, a home with a white picket fence: all these things are associated with what we call The American Dream. For decades, Americans have pursued this idyllic life. After graduating college, it’s expected that people will get married, settle down, buy a house, and have kids. But today, The American Dream is changing.

Research shows that millennials are changing the definition of The American Dream.

What is a Millennial?

Many news articles and reports these days discuss trends involving the Millennial generation. Just like the Baby Boomers and Generation Z, millennials are one of the six living generations in America today. Millennials are individuals born between 1981-1997, making them one of the largest and most prominent…

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Gardening tips for your home in Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill

Maintaining a garden in the Triangle can sometimes be a bit tricky. Whether you just want to grow a few tomatoes, or are planning a full vegetable garden, here are some tips for people whose thumbs aren't quite as green as they'd like them to be.

Add Topsoil

The most important part of any garden is the soil, yet it's something many  take for granted. Unfortunately, the soil in many residential  neighborhoods around the Triangle isn't the best for gardening.

Beneath a thin layer of topsoil—just enough to support a lawn—is clay.  Lots of it. It traps water and contains virtually no nutrients that plants need. If you're planning a garden in your backyard, you'll need to build up a bed of topsoil so your plants and vegetables will thrive.

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 Family-friendly groups in the Triangle area.

The Triangle area is consistently recognized as one of the best places in the country to raise a family, and one of the biggest reasons for that is the Y Guides program which helps make the Triangle family-friendly.

What Are Y Guides?

Sponsored by the Triangle YMCA, the Y Guides program was created to build father-child relationships. It accomplishes this by facilitating opportunities for fathers to spend time with their kids camping, volunteering, creating crafts, learning new things, or just having fun.

By spending this one-on-one time with their kids, the fathers naturally become more engaged and involved in their lives, which has well-documented benefits for kids, including achievement at school, social behavior, and self-esteem.

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Day at the Beach in North Carolina

One of the best things about North Carolina is its world-class beaches. Some of the best in the world lie along our Atlantic shores, and a number of them are just a short drive away.

Load up the car with your beach chairs and Boogie Boards on Friday night, get up early on Saturday, and you'll have your toes in the sand by 10:00 am. Enjoy a full day at the beach and be home by dinner.

Here are three beaches that are a two-hour drive or less from the Triangle area:

Relax On Topsail Island

The first thing you need to know is "Topsail" is pronounced "Tops'l." That's about the only thing that's particular about this laid-back area. Located just north of Wilmington, Topsail Island is an easy drive down I-40.

Once you're there, you'll find…

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Briar Chapel Community Information

It’s rare for a new home community to hit the nail so squarely on the head when it comes to delivering a high-quality, convenient, luxury development. For Briar Chapel homes, homeowners not only get the amazing benefit of living in a premium new construction home, but they also gain access to the incredible amenities and features that come with living in Chapel Hill.

The Neighborhood

We know Chapel Hill as an idyllic little big town, home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Scattered throughout city are gems and hidden hot spots that make the city such a great place. Additionally, Chapel Hill is known for being a nature lover’s dream come true. With exceptional parks and green space, you will never run out of things to do in…

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Dunhill, Chapel Hill NC

Nestled in the quiet outskirts of downtown Chapel Hill is the gorgeous wooded community of Dunhill. This new home community offers exceptional living for residents looking for peace and privacy near the bustling excitement of Chapel Hill. Award-winning floor plans and two or more acre lots create a lifestyle that luxury homebuyers in the area are actively seeking.

The Homes in Dunhill

Dunhill homes for sale are beautifully designed with luxury features that offer a stylish and comfortable lifestyle. With gorgeous custom floor plans and traditional-looking exteriors, homes for sale in the area are large and spacious, perfect for families.

David Weekley Homes is the builder in the area. Known for exceptional workmanship and their…

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Chancellor's Ridge has amenities for families

The Triangle area has a lot to offer—places to work, recreational activities, dining and entertainment, amenities—and right in the center of it all is Chancellor's Ridge.

Commuting Is A Breeze From Chancellor's Ridge!

From its south Durham location, Chancellor's Ridge offers convenient access to all three Triangle metro areas—Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill—as well as Research Triangle Park. So commuting to just about anywhere is fast and easy. The I40, for example, is just a few minutes north, but it's far enough away that you can't hear the hum of the highway until you're closer to the Streets at Southpoint.

Chancellor's Ridge Boasts Great Amenities

The neighborhood also offers easy access to some of the area's best amenities.…

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