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Creekside at Bethpage

3500 Page Road, Durham, North Carolina 27703

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Not Far from Duke University Hospital in Raleigh-Durham, Creekside at Bethpage is an Attractive 55+ Single Family Home Enclave Within a Larger All Ages Development

AV Homes broke ground on the 357-acre Brier Creek in 2015 (other builders have since joined AV Homes). Located in central North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham, this mixed use development includes retail shopping, office space, and a variety of neighborhoods. The 55+ Creekside community is one of those neighborhoods.

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At buildout, Creekside should have 650 single family homes. Most residences range in size from 1,300 to 2,606 square feet and have two to three bedrooms and an attached garage. They are also Energy-star certified. Models feature a gourmet kitchen and a spacious patio. Quick move-ins are available.

Prices begin in the mid-$200,000s. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change.

A full-time community director manages activities and the clubhouse. An outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a community garden are among the amenities. Residents also enjoy booce ball, shuffleboard, walking trails and more.

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This area of North Carolina is called The Research Triangle and is anchored by North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In fact, Creekside is is just 12 miles from Duke University Hospital. The Carolina Ballet, the North Carolina Symphony, and the North Carolina Art Museum are minutes away.

The climate is moderate, with mild winters (temperatures in the 30s and 40s) and warm, sometimes hot, summers with temperatures in the 80s and 90s. On average, the city receives 45 inches of rain and 5 inches of snow per year.

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North Carolina:

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

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Stats:

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

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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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