Villas at Creek Walk
1009 Villas Dr., Stanley, North Carolina 28164
The Villas at Creek Walk, a Small, Inviting 55+ Community in Western North Carolina, Has Brick Duplexes and Elements Designed for Aging
In western North Carolina, Stanley has a quiet country setting. About 30 minutes northwest of Charlotte, it is the home of The Villas at Creek Walk, a small 55+ community that is part of the larger, all ages subdivision of Creek Walk. Construction was begun by Rudisill Development, a Stanley-based builder, in 2011 and continues today.
This is a town home/duplex development with 24 single story residences in 12 buildings. All homes are situated on one long, nicely manicured cul-de-sac, creating an intimate environment. Residences have open floor plans, three bedrooms, two baths and from approximately 1,600 square feet to 2,000 square feet. A sunroom is optional, but an insulated, attached, two car garage is standard. Other standard features include front dormer windows, a covered front porch, a sodded lawn, trey ceilings, walk in closets, French sliding doors, hardwood floors, a large pantry, extra storage, granite counter tops and a gas fireplace. Each home also has a patio with a brick privacy wall that separates it from its neighbor. Exteriors are red brick and stone with vinyl accents.
Prices start in the mid- to high-$200,000s. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change.
These inviting homes also have "design for aging" elements incorporated into them, including wider doorways, step-free, oversized showers, step-free entrances from the garage into the house, wall blocking for future bathroom grab bars and more.
This community does not have any amenities. Two golf courses, Cowan's Ford Golf Club and Green Meadows Golf Course, are nearby, but The Villas at Creek Walk has no clubhouse, no swimming pool, no marina and no golf course of its own. It really is just a cozy neighborhood with homes designed for people age 55 or better. The HOA is low, about $90 per month, and it covers all lawn and grounds maintenance. A separate insurance policy is required for roof coverage.
Stanley started out in the 1700s and is one of the oldest towns in this region. It has about 3,500 people and is safe and growing. People choose to live here because they enjoy the peaceful, rural setting, while at the same time having access to all that Charlotte has to offer.
There is no local hospital, but CaroMont Hospital is just six miles away in Gastonia. It is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a primary stroke center.
This area has summer with temperatures in 80s and 90s and winter temperatures in 40s, 50s and 60s. On average, it receives 44 inches of rain per year.
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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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