275 McLendon Hills Dr., West End, North Carolina 27376
Elegant All Ages Equestrian Community of McLendon Hills in Central North Carolina Boasts Beautiful Homes, Bridle Paths, Walking Trails and a Stocked Lake
Tucked into the pasturelands and hills of central North Carolina's Sand Hills region, the all ages Moore County equestrian community of McLendon Hills surrounds an 80-acre, man-made lake. The development is minutes from Pinehurst and downtown Seven Lakes.
McLendon Hills has both existing homes and custom homes. These include properties with lake frontage, homes with acreage next to the miles of bridle paths and homes that are kind of in the middle. Buyers who choose to build their home may select their own construction company, although the community has a list of preferred builders. Two hundred thirty homesites are here, but some property owners have more than one tract of land, giving a McLendon Hills a spacious feeling. Homes must have a floor plan with at least 2,000 square feet. Most existing custom homes feature single level living, stone construction, a bonus room and a basement.
Resale home prices begin in the low-$400,000s. Interior lots start at around $30,000. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change over time. Land dues are $650 per year whether the land has a dwelling or not. There are also POA dues.
The heart of McLendon Hills is a full service equestrian facility. The center features a covered riding arena, a 24-stall barn, acres for grazing, three outdoor rings, kitchen amenities, a shower, and restrooms. The community manages about eight miles of bridle paths.
Two miles of walking paths surround Lake Troy Davis. The lake is stocked and open for canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and electric motor boating. A clubhouse, sports field, and beach/picnic area are in the planning stages.
Restaurants and shops are within easy reach. Moore Regional Hospital ranks high in cardiovascular care. Pinehurst, "the cradle of North American golf," manages a rich menu of courses. Sandhills Community College offers “Creative Living” continuing education classes. Its 27-acre horticultural garden includes a wetland trail, a fruit and vegetable farm, as well as a formal English lawn. The nearby Weymouth Center hosts concerts and literary events.
Pinehurst's Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital is about seven miles away and accredited by the Joint Commission and is a Primary Stroke Center.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 49 inches of rain and a dusting of snow each year.
Visit www.mclendonhills.com for more information.
Sir Walter Raleigh sent English colonists to North Carolina in 1585 and 1587 to settle Roanoke Island. Permanent settlements were established in 1653, and early conflicts included pirate raids, the Quaker-led Cary Rebellion and the Tuscarora Indian War.
North Carolina didn't see much fighting during the American Revolution, but many residents went out of state to fight. A lot of locals were pro-Union and anti-slavery, but the state joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The state is the nation's largest tobacco producer, furniture maker and brick and textile manufacturer. Papermaking, chemicals, and metalworking are important to the state economy, too. Most lithium and mica come from here.
Tourists spend more than $1 billion in North Carolina annually. Sporting options include skiing, golfing and fishing. Major attractions include the Great Smoky Mountains, Cape Hatteras, the Blue Ridge National Parkway, the Wright Brothers memorial, Carl Sandburg's home, and an Old Salem re-creation in Winston-Salem. North Carolina's climate is warm and tropical most of the time, but it can be subject to fierce storms part of the
Population - 10,146,788
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 28%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 9%
White persons, not Hispanic - 65%
Median household income - $46,848
Median home value - $154,500
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Newer Communities vs. Older Communities
Retirement communities come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These days new communities have a lot of bells and whistles, often including a large clubhouse with a state of the art fitness center, a resort-style swimming pool, an 18 hole championship golf course (or two or three), concierge services, transportation services, a rental program and much more. Something to keep in mind with newer communities is how the development will look when it is completely built out. And who will the residents be? Older communities often cannot match the amenities of newer ones, but they make up for that by having an established group of residents. You have a better idea what you are getting when you buy into an older development.
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