When a brochure or advertisement describes a new community as “an all-inclusive community”, I think one might easily imagine a formalistic, planned, maybe emotionless outlay of house … after house … after house.
However, nothing could be further from the truth, as I saw when I entered WAKEFIELD PLANTATION. Although Wakefield is such an animal, it really has the feel of an over-sized, snuggled-down neighborhood – albeit, one with many, many amenities!
Wakefield is a community situated on over 2200 acres of land just outside historic Wake Forest. The vast size and conveniences of it makes it like a mini city, yet without all of the pandemonium of a true city. On the other hand, for those who do desire all the conveniences of city living, it most certainly does provide for those as well. Encompassed within Wakefield is a Health Park with all of the finest medical and dental facilities that any city has to offer. It enjoys a Children’s Center, year-round schools for all children, K thru 12th grade, and it even has its own YMCA. Also surrounding the community are banks, shopping centers and a wide array of pubs and restaurants. And then inside Wakefield you will discover a world-class golf course, plus swimming and tennis clubs and children’s playgrounds.
Yet, even with all of this, as I said, when you enter the community the feeling is one of tranquil country living. This feeling engulfs you, I believe, in large part due to the Developer’s foresight to leave much of the rolling hills within Wakefield in its natural state. It is a hilly acreage from whence Wakefield began, and much of those hills and sloping land remain throughout all of the various smaller neighborhoods (or pods) within Wakefield. Even more important to its feeling of country living is the fact that many, many of the trees and foliage were left standing and intact and houses built around them – as opposed to just going in and bulldozing all natural elements down to the ground. A novel concept it would seem for many new developments these days! And, finally, throughout the community are walking trails that meander in and all of the pods within.
And quite a few of these neighborhoods within Wakefield Plantation there are! Anyone can find the type of neighborhood to suit his or her tastes. There are single-family homes from $500,000.00 up to over $1,000,000.00; there are townhomes, villas, apartment homes and custom-designed estates. You can choose a home on the world-class golf course, a home or villa overlooking a lake or a home that feels like it’s tucked in the edge of the woods. You can choose a home with a basement, a home with a large lot or one with no upkeep involved at all.
You can choose from over 20 different neighborhoods with the community of Wakefield Plantation. Neighborhoods such as The Villas of Wakefield, which boasts golf and water views, large columns and large decks that overlook the lake. Or you can elect to live in a custom home within Fairview Manor; or a smaller home with a basement in Savannah Village; or if you don’t want that daily yard upkeep you can choose to live in a townhome that boasts screened-in porches to sit and view the surroundings at Calloway on the Green. And there is The Columns for those who might be interested in a gated apartment neighborhood, or The Rosemont and Wakefield Estates for anyone looking that large majestic dream home, and within these pods you have your choice of having very, very large and wooded lots or smaller lots for a homier feel. So, as you can see, there is a vast array of homestead choices for almost everyone.
Wakefield truly is a way of life and that would seem to be what you would be choosing. It is a place where you can literally have everything at your fingertips. Oh yes, and even a church – Wakefield Church is also located within this community as well. However, if Wakefield Plantation can’t provide for all of your needs, it is located just 6 miles from Triangle Towne Center Mall and other numerous outlet malls. It is also just 5 miles from I540/I40, which will get you to Raleigh or the Research Triangle area or Raleigh-Durham airport in just a matter of minutes. And, too, there is Falls Lake right down the road with all of its recreational opportunities.
At WAKEFIELD PLANTATION you have a small town in all practicality, but without the stoplights, noise and hustle and bustle; yet you’re close enough to all of these other conveniences to be there in minutes should you feel the need. A pretty notable combination, I say!
Hope you enjoyed our review of Wakefield. God Bless – drop by again soon.