November 5, 2023

Discover Chessington. Nestled in the Research Triangle, it offers a suburban lifestyle, top-rated schools and a quick commute to Raleigh and Durham.

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Nestled in the heart of Morrisville, Chessington is a vibrant and established neighborhood known for its serene ambiance, upscale homes, and convenient location. With a mix of traditional and modern architectural styles, Chessington offers a diverse range of housing options, from cozy townhomes to sprawling single-family homes. The neighborhood also boasts beautifully landscaped streets, sidewalks, and lush green spaces, contributing to its overall charm and desirability.

Chessington's Overview

History of Chessington

The Chessington neighborhood traces its roots back to the early 2000s, when local developer Tim Evans purchased 248 acres of land off McCrimmon Parkway.

Evans envisioned building an upscale community catering to professionals working in the Research Triangle Park area.

Home construction in Chessington began in 2008, with the first residents moving in shortly after.

Over the next few years, Chessington blossomed into a sought-after suburban community.

By 2012, over 400 homes had been built by developers like Beazer, DR Horton, and Tim Evans Signature Homes. Home prices typically ranged from the mid 300,000s to over 1 million.

The community filled with professionals drawn by the high-performing schools, easy access to major highways, and abundance of parks and amenities.

Types of Housing, Home Size, Lot Size:

Chessington offers a wide array of housing options to cater to various lifestyles and preferences.

Townhomes typically range from 1,800 to 2,500 square feet, while single-family homes offer more spacious living areas, ranging from 2,500 to over 4,000 square feet.

Lot sizes vary, with most homes situated on quarter-acre to half-acre lots.

Builders in the Community:

Chessington is home to several reputable home builders, including Ashton Woods, GrayLine Builders, Homescape Building Company, Spectrum Homes, and Richard Gaylord Homes.

Each builder brings its unique style and expertise to the community, ensuring a diverse selection of homes to choose from.

Chessington's Amenities

Community Lifestyle:

Chessington fosters a strong sense of community among its residents.

The neighborhood hosts regular events, gatherings, and activities that promote interaction and foster a welcoming atmosphere.

Residents enjoy access to the community clubhouse, a popular venue for social events and gatherings.

Parks, Outdoor Spaces, and Recreational Amenities:

Chessington is surrounded by an abundance of parks and outdoor spaces, providing ample opportunities for recreation and relaxation.

The nearby Umstead Park offers miles of hiking and biking trails, while the Morrisville Community Park features playgrounds, sports fields, and picnic areas.

Public and Private Schools:

Families in Chessington benefit from the highly regarded Wake County Public School System.

The neighborhood is zoned for Morrisville Elementary School, Davis Drive Middle School, and Panther Creek High School. There are also several reputable private schools in the area.

Top Things to Do in Chessington

While Chessington offers a peaceful residential setting, residents still enjoy convenient access to dining, shopping, and recreation.

McCrimmon Park

The focal point of the community is the 15-acre McCrimmon Park. Here residents can enjoy playgrounds, athletic fields, walking trails, and a large swimming pool.

The park hosts community events like movie nights and concerts during the warmer months.

Triangle Rock Club

For indoor adventure, the Triangle Rock Club offers rock climbing walls, yoga classes, camps for kids, and more. It's located right in the Chessington community, so residents can walk over for a climbing session.

Open Arts Studio

Kids can explore dance, art, music, and acting classes at this creative arts studio in Chessington. Classes nurture creativity in an inclusive environment.

RDU Airport Observation Park

Aviation enthusiasts of all ages enjoy watching planes take off and land at this observation park located just 5 miles from Chessington.

Top Restaurants Near Chessington

The Chessington area offers an array of dining options from fast casual to fine dining. Here are top picks for restaurants near the community:

Carmen's Cuban Cafe

This lively cafe serves authentic Cuban cuisine like ropa vieja and mojitos in a tropical setting. Great for a fun night out.

Hyderabad House

Considered the best Indian restaurant in the Triangle, Hyderabad House is known for its sizzling kebabs and extensive vegetarian options.

Mi Cancun Mexican Restaurant

Located right in the heart of Chessington, this neighborhood favorite serves made-to-order Mexican dishes like fajitas and chili verde.

Cafe Tiramisu

For a special occasion, this upscale Italian restaurant offers a romantic setting and dishes like seafood risotto and filet mignon.

City Barbeque

This fast casual spot offers classic barbecue fare like pulled pork sandwiches, ribs, and smoked chicken. Family-friendly with quick service.

Convenient Location

One of Chessington's biggest perks is its convenient location nestled between Raleigh and Durham off Highway I-540 (Triangle Expressway), I-40 and the Durham Freeway (Highway 147).

Commute Times and Suggested Routes:

  • RDU Airport: Approximately 19 miles, 30-minute drive via I-540 E
  • Downtown Durham: Approximately 8 miles, 15-minute drive via US-70 W
  • Downtown Raleigh: Approximately 16 miles, 20-minute drive via I-40 E
  • RTP: Approximately 5 miles, 10 -minute drive via I-540 E

Commuters can easily access major employers like SAS Institute, Cisco, and Research Triangle Park. Whether traveling for work or play, Chessington offers easy access to the entire Triangle region.

Tim Clarke's Expert Advice about Chessington

As a seasoned real estate professional with an intimate knowledge of the Morrisville market, I highly recommend Chessington to anyone seeking a vibrant and established community with upscale homes and a convenient location.

Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, a growing family, or a seasoned investor, Chessington offers something for everyone.

Its diverse housing options, abundant amenities, and proximity to major employment centers and attractions make it an ideal place to put down roots.

If you're considering buying a home in Chessington, I encourage you to connect with me. My team and I are dedicated to providing exceptional service and guiding you through every step of the process.

We'll help you find the perfect home that aligns with your lifestyle and financial goals.

For current Chessington residents looking to enhance their lifestyle, I recommend exploring the various community events and amenities that the neighborhood has to offer.

Get involved in local activities, connect with your neighbors, and make the most of all that Chessington has to offer. Contact us today if you would like to know more about this great community.

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Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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