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Amenity Packed Community in Cary, NC

As a central focus of the prestigious Preston neighborhood, the community of Bradford in Cary, NC is a modern, luxury apartment and townhome community. Located in a mixed-use development, Bradford offers the luxury lifestyle you crave in the setting you need. Discover the Bradford lifestyle for yourself and see what suburban living should be like.

Ideal Location Near Amenities and Transportation
Bradford is located within the larger Bradford Shops development, which gives its residents access to the restaurants and boutique shopping of this popular district. In fact, you will be within walking distance of the area’s largest Publix, among other shopping opportunities. The Preston neighborhood in Cary is highly desirable, yet within minutes of the entire Triangle for your convenience.

Luxury Apartments and Townhomes with the Right Amenities
Location isn’t the only thing you need in an apartment community. Ultimately, it is the apartments and townhomes themselves that will make your lifestyle exactly what you need. Bradford offers a wide mix of property types, including apartments and townhomes, to match your needs. Choose among studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom rentals, depending on your needs, and enjoy finishes like walk-in glass enclosed showers, soaring 10-foot ceilings, gourmet kitchens with marble countertops and more. Even upgraded sound control measures are in place to ensure your comfort. No detail has been overlooked! Schedule your tour to see for yourself.

Ample Community Amenities to Ensure Luxury Living
When you step out of your townhome or apartment, you will be greeted by a community that has every amenity you could need or want. Head over to the 7,000 square-foot health club for your morning workout or relax in the resort-style pool with friends. An outdoor kitchen and lounge and landscaped courtyard make enjoying the Cary climate easy, and if you are looking for indoor fun take some time to explore the golf simulator, indoor putting green, spa and sauna.

This is a truly distinctive Cary community. Schedule a tour to discover this gem in person.

Bradford Luxury Apartments and Townhomes
21035 Bradford Green Sq.
Cary, NC 27519

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Our Favorite Breweries in Chapel Hill

Whether you’re a sucker for stouts, crazy about pale ales, or searching for a strong, smooth porter, the Chapel Hill area has a great brewery to satisfy your craft beer craving. Orange County has long-standing, popular breweries with great food, excellent brews, and welcoming atmospheres.

In Chapel Hill and across the country, the craft beer scene is expanding rapidly with new, exciting spots opening up every year. We’ve scoured the area and volunteered our bodies for science, taste testing the best beers local breweries have to offer.

1. Fullsteam Brewery
Fullsteam is our favorite. It is in a great location, giving you an excellent feel for the downtown area. The staff is friendly and the food is high-quality, but their beer is where the magic is. They have a wide variety of IPAs, NEIPAs, coffee porters, classics, seasonals and wild beers. Our favorite was the Rocket Science IPA, which was hoppy and smooth. Their lineup was by far the best we encountered with the most selection.

2. Top Of The Hill Restaurant and Brewery
Located within the UNC area, this brewery has been in the Chapel Hill beer scene for over 20 years, and their experience shows. They have craft-distilled vodka, whiskey, rum, as well as a great craft beer brew works. The blueberry wheat beer is a fan-favorite, and we agreed that the hint of berry and refreshing, smooth ale flavor was a winner.

3. Ponysaurus Brewing Company
This brewery is a great representation of Durham’s excellent vibe. It is a favorite for families and those with dogs, and it was one of our favorites, too. Ponysaurus has a comfortable outdoor space and a great balance of unique beers. The food menu is always changing, and there is usually a food truck as well. Each beer had a unique flavor, and our favorite, the summer IPA was a great reprieve from the heat.

4. Steel String Brewery
Steel String has a great mix of students studying, patrons indulging in beer flights, and contemplative beer-sippers out on the patio. While the space isn’t large, the beer flavors are. They have one of the best sour beers one can find in Chapel Hill, and their Big Mon IPA brings people from all over Orange County.

This article was sponsored by Chapel Hill North, a modern community featuring luxury apartments and townhomes available for rent, with an ideal location near UNC Chapel Hill.

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Top Things to Do This Fall in Research Triangle Park

The Research Triangle Park area, fondly referred to as The Triangle, is an area that gets its name from the three prestigious research universities within its limits, North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Triangle Park is a beautiful area to explore, and every year exciting cultural and entertainment events bring thousands to the area. We’ve listed some of the best events for this fall below so you can plan your next trip to The Triangle.

1. 44th Annual Centerfest Arts Festival, September 15th-16th 2018
The Arts Festival is a must-attend for art lovers of all ages and backgrounds. Over 145 visual artists from all over the country will have their work on display, and 75 individual and group performance artists will entertain through music, dance, and a host of other exciting, engaging ways. Add in the great food venues present, and the Arts Festival is a can’t-miss on our calendar this fall.

2. Goat Yoga and Guided Meditation, September 2nd – December 9th, 2018 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
They say that there is a niche for everyone, and if you love goats and yoga, this event is for you. Goat Yoga has been growing in popularity throughout the country as a relaxing, cuddle-filled form of stress relief. This event has trained therapy goats, sheep, and a loving livestock guardian dog to help you reach an inner Zen surrounded by cute and cuddly friends.

3. Localfest, September 29th, 2018
Localfest is a festival observing and celebrating all things important to the area, but patrons from far and wide can come enjoy the fun. The festival is complete with Mariachi music, live fiddling, guitar-playing, harmonizing, and dancing for everyone. This family event also hosts pony rides, puppet shows, and mural workshops. There is even a beer garden filled with local craft brews for the adults to enjoy.

4. War On the Catwalk: The Queens from Season 10, September 5th, 2018
Murray & Peter present an amazing drag show at the Carolina Theatre of Durham. The show has strong live performances from all of the contestants from Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 10. This all-ages show will definitely be a fabulous event to remember.

This article was sponsored by Chapel Watch Village, an upscale community in Chapel Hill offering luxurious townhomes for lease.

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Best Local Family Friendly Parks

Whether you live in Chapel Hill, or just visiting the area, it is a premier location for fun, relaxing, beautiful parks that the whole family can enjoy. Each park has its own unique perks and features, and with over 68 parks in the area, it can be a bit overwhelming to find your favorite one. Thankfully we’ve done the work for you to list the best family-friendly parks in the area.

1. Durham Central Park
Durham Central Park is located in the center of Downtown Durham. The park is filled with manmade and natural beauty. It is best known as a gathering place for popular events and festivals like concerts, yoga, and food-related festivities. It has a number of lovely gardens and areas to explore and play.

2. West Point on the Eno
West Point is one of the best exploration and education centers in Durham. It houses the West Point Mill, a colonial area mill that is now a museum. It is also home to Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography, featuring historic photographs and equipment, and the McCown-Magnum House, a restored 1850s farmhouse open for tours. Add in that West Point is 404 acres with hiking and 2 miles of rafting and canoeing along the Eno River, and this park is a can’t-miss stop.

3. Forest Hills Park
If you love Tennis, Forest Hills Park is the place for you. It boasts 4 top quality tennis courts with separate courts for adults and children. There is also access to great hiking trails, a playground, a pool, and a unique sprayground to cool off during the summer months.

4. Twin Lakes Park
No park tour is complete without a little fishing, and the Twin Lakes have plenty of it for novices and professionals. It also has a year-round soccer field, a playground, and a great picnic area for grilling. Twin Lakes is one of the top spots for outdoor family fun.

5. Rockwood Park
Rockwood Park has been a staple of the area since the 1950. It is a gorgeous green space that is home to playgrounds, basketball courts, paved trails, and picnic areas. This park is one of the best places for children to come play and express themselves in a clean, comfortable, safe area.

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Perks of Living Near a Lake

Imagine waking up, grabbing a cup of hot coffee, and taking a short, relaxing morning stroll to the waterfront. You’re surrounded by morning dew, the sound of water splashing against rocks, the smell of fresh air and aromatic coffee, and a cool, comfortable breeze coming in off the lake. I can’t think of a better way to start a day, and that’s just one way you can make living near a lake work to your benefit. Below we’ll discuss a few more reasons that lakeside living can’t be beat.

Recreation Galore
Most people travel hundreds of miles to get to their favorite lake to spend the weekend on the water, but you can take advantage of endless outdoor activities without dedicating an entire weekend to it—unless you want to. You can go fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, wakeboarding, and so much more. If you own your own boat, you don’t have to worry about taking it in and out of the water if you live nearby or lakeside, and if not, you’ll have plenty of friends who’ll lend you theirs for a day or two.

Water Makes Businesses Flourish
All of the aforementioned activities can be turned into businesses that will prosper lakeside. If you wanted to start your own fishing charter service, you can. If you want to open a kayak store, you’re in the right place. If you want to start a coffee shop, what better scene is there to draw in customers than a beautiful lakeside store?

Head to the Beach
Every lake has a shore, and that means a place to sit down, read a good book, and dip your feet into the water. Even if it isn’t exactly the glamorous sand beaches you would visit along the ocean, it’s still a place to relax, recover, meditate, and jump into the water when the feeling arises.

Stay in Shape
When you’re near a lake, you’re going to be spending a lot more time outdoors. Taking a leisurely walk or jog along the shore is infinitely more appealing than running on the rough sidewalks and concrete jungles of a big city. You’ll be eager to hop on your bike and ride along the beach or paths near the lake, and it won’t even feel like exercise.

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Everything You Need to Know about the Durham Bulls

If you’re from Durham or you’ve ever visited the area, you’ve likely seen someone wearing a hat or shirt with the iconic bull charging through the Durham D, the logo for the Durham Bulls. If you sit down and have a conversation with them, you’ll realize just how passionate and knowledgeable fans of the Durham Bulls are. We’ve compiled some crucial knowledge and fun facts about the team’s past so that you can join in on the conversation.

In The Beginning They Were the Tobacconists
The team has a vast history—in fact, the team was founded in 1902 as the Durham Tobacconists. The first owner of the team was the President of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, William Bramham. After a decade, the Tobacconists became the Durham Bulls and entered the North Carolina League. The first game was won in April of 1913 in the current day East Campus of Duke University.

Major League Connections
Back in 1968, the Bulls merged with the team in Raleigh to become the Raleigh-Durham Mets. The Mets were an affiliate of the New York Mets. In the 1980 season, the team returned to its original name, the Durham Bulls, and became an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, to which they would remain until 1998. Today, the Bulls are an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Over the years, the team has fostered one Hall of Famer, Joe Morgan, whose #18 is retired by the team.

International League Championships
The Bulls have won the Governors’ Cup five times out of their 11 championship series. In 2002 and in 2003, they defeated the Buffalo Bisons and Pawtucket Red Sox, respectively. In 2009, they defeated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. In 2013, they defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox again, and in 2017, they overcame the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders. Their defeats came in 1998, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2014.

Popular Culture
The team became well known around the country when the movie Bull Durham was released in 1988. The movie starred Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins as two members of the team and Susan Sarandon as their love interest.

This article was contributed by Trinity Commons at Erwin, an upscale apartment community featuring luxurious amenities and ideal location adjacent to Duke Medical Center.

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Park Use and Activity Survey

Select households across your neighborhood are receiving a postcard to participate in the Park Use and Activity Survey. This survey will gather opinions from people in your neighborhood about local park use and ask you to rate features and the quality of the amenities available in public spaces near you. NC State University will use survey results to understand the contribution of parks and recreation sites to physical activity in your neighborhood. To learn more about this project please visit Please provide candid responses to survey questions. All information provided will be confidential and aggregated with others from your neighborhood.

How to participate in the survey:
• If you received the postcard invitation and are interested in participating in the survey, please access the survey website at You will be asked to enter the PIN number included in the survey invitation. If you need help or are not sure if you have a PIN number you can call the survey hotline, toll-free at 1-877-221-7828. You will be asked to verify your mailing address.
• If you did not receive a postcard invitation, we still want to hear from you. Please Click Here to take the survey.
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How Durham, NC Became One of the Best Places to Live in the Country

When was the last time you took a look at Durham? Whether you live here or are just considering it, it’s a town that’s well worth taking a closer look at. In fact, it’s among the top places to live in the United States, and U.S. News and World Report recently listed it as the 4th best place to live in the country! Here are a few reasons why Durham continually outsides the competition.

A Brilliant Transformation
Durham wasn’t always the thriving metropolitan center that it is today. In fact, in the 19th and 20th century, it was home to old tobacco mills. Then, towards the turn of the century, it began a transformation that took those old mills and transformed them into urban lofts and office spaces. Here you can find apartments in what was once an old mill, and this gives the city a distinctive vibe that people love.

Rich Business Center
Durham houses Research Triangle Park, a business center that taps into the graduates of Duke University and the other universities in and around the region. This means that economic opportunities are abundant wherever you look, as the business and industry of Research Triangle Park bleeds into the rest of Durham.

Family-Friendly Entertainment Scene
Durham has entertainment and recreation for everyone. With family-friendly museums, a thriving arts scene, and a rich musical heritage, you’ll find something to keep you and yours engaged as you explore the culture and art of Durham. It’s also packed with green space, with parks around almost every corner.

Varied Real Estate Market
Another reason Durham continues to be one of the best places to live is because of its varied real estate opportunities. Here you can find affordable properties and luxury properties, with everything from estate homes to comfortable flats and apartments. There’s really something for everyone in Durham even in terms of real estate.

Are you ready to experience Durham again? The next time you’re driving around town, take a moment to appreciate all that this city has to offer. You’ll see that it really is one of the best!

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Charlotte vs. Raleigh

Charlotte and Raleigh are two of the best places to live in the country, both ranking in the top 20 on WalletHub’s Best & Worst Large Cities to Live in. Yet these two cities, though similar, have unique features to consider. If you’re considering one of these metro areas, you may want to know what makes each stand apart. Here’s the low-down about what living in Charlotte vs. living in the Raleigh/Durham area is all about.

Overall, Raleigh has a higher cost of living, with a rank of 102.1 out of 100 (the average in the United States, but Charlotte isn’t much different, raking at 97.2. Raleigh counters this higher cost of living with a higher average salary, with $38,000 being the average salary compared to 36,176 in Charlotte. Interestingly, it’s housing and utilities where Raleigh has the higher costs, as food, healthcare, and transportation costs are equal to or lower than Charlotte.

Similar Population Statistics
Charlotte is slightly larger than Raleigh, with 0.75 people compared to Raleigh’s 0.4 people, but the population density is about the same. Both cities have around 1,000 people per square kilometer. The average age is similar as well, with an average of 33.3 years for Charlotte and 31.9 years for Raleigh.

What Makes Them Unique
Though the cities are similar, they have some unique features as well. One of these is the fact that Raleigh has more universities and institutes of higher education. Raleigh has 12, while Charlotte has 6. Also, Raleigh is more of a metro “area” than Charlotte. When people refer to Raleigh, they may be referring to one of many cities, including Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary, as well as the business district of Research Triangle Park. This means people in Charlotte have one downtown, while those in Raleigh have many centers to contend with. Charlotte has more museums, and it also has a bike-sharing system, which Raleigh does not have.

Overall, the two cities are fairly similar, with their own unique vibes but a similar quality of life. No matter which you chose, whether it be uptown Charlotte apartments, or in the booming suburbs of Raleigh, the economic opportunities are going to be excellent and the quality of life high, so you are sure to enjoy your new home.

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The Best Neighborhoods in Research Triangle Park

Research Triangle Park is quickly becoming the place to be for people who are looking for work in a community where they want to establish roots. With hundreds of businesses flocking to Research Triangle Park offering good-paying jobs, an established public transportation program, and excellent schools with other amenities for families, it’s no wonder that the communities around the Triangle are growing exponentially. If you’ve been looking for a community in RTP to call your won, you will find a number of excellent neighborhoods and towns to consider, but here are some of the best!

1. Cary
Cary regularly ranks as one of the top places to live in the Triangle, and for good reason. Beautiful tree-lined streets make you feel as if you’ve stepped into another time, and the population is heavily in favor of families with school-aged children. Cary is also within 20 minutes of many of the major metro areas of the Triangle, so your commute into work is rarely going to be a challenge.

2. Morrisville
Morrisville makes the list because of the varied housing options it offers and exceptional location. It’s earned the nickname of the “heart of the triangle” due to its location in the center of it all. It’s also a place where neighbors know one another well, and wave to friends whenever they drive by. The average home price is right around $260,000, which means affordable real estate is possible here, and apartment dwellers will find a number of attractive apartment communities as well. Add to this exceptional schools and you have a nearly perfect place to call home.

3. Apex
Apex makes the list because it’s known for its low crime rates. In fact, it’s one of the safest places to live in The Triangle as well as the rest of the Raleigh metro region, and as such it is seeing a steady growth in population in recent years. The community has a high population of married people and people with families, so it’s a place where folks can set down roots and raise their kids. To round out the benefits of life in Apex, the community has a number of charming older buildings with unique architecture to enjoy.

4. Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill has some of the top schools in the Triangle region. Not only do the schools perform well, but they’re also some of the best funded schools in the region. Kids get a lot of one-on-one attention from their teachers in Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill is also known for its low unemployment rates, which is not surprising with the large number of employers nearby. Because of the vast amount of educational facilities in the area, there is also an above average amount of short term lease apartments and housing available to students.

5. Wake Forest
The one drawback to life in the Triangle could be the lack of natural areas in this urban center, but Wake Forest makes up for this. It’s home to Falls Lake State Park, which has 26,000 acres of woodlands as well as the expansive Falls Lake. This provides ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, and the community has many indoor adventures as well. Wake Forest is also close to the rest of the Triangle, so enjoying the urban center is not hard.

As you can see, the Triangle is home to a diverse mix of neighborhoods, all of which offer their own unique benefits. Yet you won’t go wrong with any of these five, all of which offer excellent benefits to those making the move to the Triangle.

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