Hemlock Preserve

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

Hemlock Preserve in Holly Springs offers 25 wooded homesites averaging 3/4 acres, custom estate homes and walking trails connecting to Bass Lake Park.

Nestled amongst the rolling hills and abundant greenery of southwest Wake County lies the exclusive Hemlock Preserve community of Holly Springs, North Carolina.

Though a relatively new neighborhood established in 2019, Hemlock Preserve has quickly become one of the most coveted places to call home in Holly Springs.

Location and History

Conveniently located off Bass Lake Road, Hemlock Preserve resides approximately 15 miles southwest of downtown Raleigh and a short 5 mile drive to RDU International Airport.

Hemlock Preserve was master-planned and developed by Newland Communities starting in 2019.It was designed to attract professionals desiring upscale estate-style living near the amenities of Holly Springs and the Research Triangle.

Notable Builders and Amenities

Many large homes in Hemlock Preserve are being constructed by trusted local builders like Society Real Estate, Triple A Homes, Reward Builders and Medallion Construction.

Home styles range from stately brick Colonials and Southern ranch estates to contemporary farmhouse designs.

Lots average 3/4 acres, allowing for spacious estate-style homes with 4+ bedrooms, 3+ baths and over 3,000 square feet.

Many plans offer first floor owner's suites and options for finished basements. Home prices start in the low $600Ks.

Amenities include direct access to the Holly Springs Bass Lake Trail system right from the neighborhood. Walking trails wind through 25 acres of preserved wooded areas and wetlands throughout the community.

Neighborhoods and Lifestyle

Hemlock Preserve offers just 25 exclusive homesites, attracting affluent professionals desiring privacy and luxury near Holly Springs conveniences.

Outdoor recreation like walking, golfing at nearby Holly Springs Golf Club, and enjoying the trails are popular activities.

Homeowners appreciate the ability to customize homes or select from builder-designed plans to create their ideal estate home.

The neighborhood offers new construction luxury and customization without compromising location.

Local Dining and Attractions

Favorite local eateries near Hemlock Preserve include:

Casual Dining

  • Backyard Bistro: This neighborhood bistro dishes up American classics in a laidback setting. Don't miss the fried green tomatoes!
  • A&M Café: Stop by this quaint café for freshly baked pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads made from scratch.

Upscale Dining

  • Giorgio's Bistro: For a special night out, enjoy handmade pastas, seafood and signature cocktails at this rustic Tuscan-inspired spot.
  • 55 Steakhouse: Located at the Holly Springs Golf Club, this contemporary steakhouse is known for aged steaks, seafood towers and an extensive wine list.

Nearby attractions include Bass Lake Park with hiking, canoeing and fishing just next door. Holly Springs also hosts summer concerts and a weekly Farmer's Market downtown.

For more shopping and dining options, Crabtree Valley Mall, North Hills and Triangle Town Center in Raleigh are approximately 20 minutes away.

Hemlock Preserve provides a private escape with easy big city access when desired.

Location and Accessibility

Hemlock Preserve lies approximately 15 miles southwest of downtown Raleigh, providing convenient access to the city while feeling secluded. From the neighborhood, the drive is:

  • 12 miles and 20 minutes to downtown Chapel Hill
  • 18 miles and 25 minutes to downtown Durham
  • 15 miles and 25 minutes to Raleigh's Crabtree Valley Mall
  • 5 miles and 10 minutes to RDU International Airport

This prime location appeals to professionals needing to commute or travel frequently for work.

The neighborhood is also just 2 miles from Highway 55 and 5 miles from Interstate 40 for quick surrounding city access when needed.

Nearby Healthcare and Education

Families moving to Hemlock Preserve appreciate its proximity to exceptional medical care and schools. Nearby facilities include:

  • Rex Hospital Holly Springs - 5 miles
  • Duke Health Holly Springs - 4 miles
  • WakeMed Cary Hospital - 8 miles

Top-rated schools in the Holly Springs district include Holly Grove Elementary, Holly Ridge Middle and Holly Springs High School.

Real Estate Agent Perspective

As a Holly Springs area Realtor and Raleigh-Durham Triangle area resident, I highly recommend Hemlock Preserve for buyers seeking an upscale country estate lifestyle without sacrificing convenience.

With just 25 exclusive homesites and a beautiful natural setting, Hemlock Preserve offers privacy, luxury and customization.

Between the walking trails, proximity to Bass Lake Park, and custom-built homes, residents can craft their ideal refuge.

If you desire new construction luxury near Holly Springs, don't hesitate to contact me to learn more about Hemlock Preserve!

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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