Judd Reserve

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

Experience the tranquil community of Judd Reserve in Fuquay Varina, NC. Discover your suburban retreat. Join us today!

Nestled in the southwest corner of the Raleigh-Durham metro area, Judd Reserve offers residents the best of both worlds - small town charm with easy access to big city amenities.

This master-planned community is located in Fuquay Varina, a quaint town known for its family-friendly atmosphere and active downtown.

A Brief History of Fuquay Varina

The town of Fuquay Varina was formed in 1963 when the neighboring towns of Fuquay Springs and Varina merged.

However, the history of these two towns dates back much further. Fuquay Springs was established in the late 1800s as a railroad stop and tobacco trading center.

Varina traces its roots back to the 1700s when it served as a stagecoach stop between Raleigh and Fayetteville.

Today, Fuquay Varina retains its small-town feel while also drawing residents who work in the Research Triangle Park area.

The population has grown rapidly in recent decades to around 30,000 residents.

Judd Reserve's Prime Location

Judd Reserve offers a peaceful setting with large home sites ranging from 0.46 to over 1 acre, yet it is conveniently located near major highways and amenities.The community is approximately:

  • 10 miles to Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • 15 miles to downtown Raleigh
  • 25 miles to Durham
  • 15 miles to Research Triangle Park

This allows for an easy commute to major employment centers in the Triangle.

Neighborhoods and Builders in Judd Reserve

This new community features just over 50 home sites nestled among mature trees. Home buyers can choose from floor plans built by two award-winning home builders:

  • American Homesmith: Known for crafting custom homes with superior attention to detail and quality finishes.
  • Capitol City Homes: Specializes in building beautiful homes with craftsman-style exteriors and open floor plans.

Home prices start in the $370s. Available floor plans include two-story designs ranging from 2,600 to 3,200 square feet.

Abundant Amenities Nearby

Residents of Judd Reserve enjoy being close to everyday conveniences like grocery stores, pharmacies, retail shops, and restaurants.

The community is less than 5 minutes from the US-401 and Sexton Commons shopping centers.

For outdoor recreation, the area offers several parks such as the Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Park and the Fuquay Varina Dog Park.

The WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest is one of many popular community events held annually.

Top Restaurants in Fuquay Varina

Foodies will delight in the diverse dining options available near Judd Reserve. Here is a sampling of top-rated local restaurants:

Breakfast/Brunch

  • Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen (4.5 stars): This charming spot serves up fluffy biscuits, homemade jam, and southern classics. Don't miss their signature chicken biscuit!
  • Front Street Cafe (4.4 stars): Come for the giant pancakes, fresh quiche, and crab cake benedict at this cozy eatery.

Asian Cuisine

  • Namazu Japanese Sushi Bar (4.6 stars): Their fresh sushi rolls and hibachi meals have made this a local favorite. The friendly staff provides excellent service.
  • Basil's Fine Food & Spirits (4.5 stars): This contemporary Asian fusion restaurant offers an innovative menu in a sleek, modern setting.

Italian Food

  • Vespa Italian Kitchen (4.7 stars): Handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and Italian classics are the stars at this rustic downtown spot.
  • Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant (4.5 stars): Family-owned for over 20 years, Papa Joe's serves up hearty pastas and pizzas in a casual setting.

Family Friendly

  • Mad Hatter Bakeshop & Cafe (4.8 stars): Stop in for sandwiches, salads, and giant cupcakes in fun, whimsical surroundings.
  • Backyard Bistro (4.7 stars): This laid-back eatery features burgers, wings, and a great kids' menu. Outdoor seating available.

Engaging with the Community

Judd Reserve offers a wonderful opportunity to put down roots in the Fuquay Varina community. Here are some ideas for residents to get involved:

  • Attend one of the many festivals like the Miners Day Festival or the Varina Ruritan Bluegrass Festival
  • Join the Fuquay Varina Chamber of Commerce to connect with local businesses
  • Volunteer at community organizations like the South Wake Senior Center
  • Explore downtown Fuquay's unique shops and restaurants
  • Cheer on the Fuquay Varina High School Bengals at a football game
  • Take advantage of the walking trails, sports fields, and recreation facilities at the town's parks

Why Work with the Tim M. Clarke Team?

As a Triangle native who attended high school in the area, I have an insider's perspective on everything this community has to offer.

My in-depth knowledge of Judd Reserve and surrounding neighborhoods allows me to help home buyers and sellers make informed decisions.

I have established relationships with local businesses and service providers that benefit my clients throughout the entire real estate transaction.

As president of the Tim M. Clarke Team, I lead an experienced group of Realtors dedicated to providing personalized care and exceeding expectations.

We simplify the process through clear communication, seamless coordination, and dedicated advocacy on your behalf.

I love helping area residents find their perfect home in my hometown. Please reach out if you need any assistance with buying or selling real estate in this wonderful community!

A Local Realtor's Perspective on Judd Reserve

As a long-time resident and real estate professional in Fuquay Varina, I highly recommend Judd Reserve for home buyers seeking a private, upscale community with small-town charm.

Families will appreciate the excellent schools, abundance of parks and recreation, and friendly atmosphere

.The location provides easy access to RTP and RDU Airport while avoiding a lengthy commute.

New construction allows buyers to customize their dream home with quality finishes and layouts that suit their lifestyle.

The community's natural setting provides privacy while remaining close to shopping and conveniences.

As the area continues expanding, Judd Reserve offers a quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle.

My team and I have established strong relationships with the builders crafting these beautiful homes.

We stay closely involved through every step of the building process to ensure a smooth experience for our buyers.

I am always happy to provide area tours and insight to help home buyers make the right decision.

We are truly invested in finding the perfect fit.

For those looking to sell, our comprehensive marketing plan leverages the latest technology combined with traditional networking and outreach.

We have an excellent track record helping Judd Reserve sellers obtain top dollar and sell quickly.

My intimate knowledge of the local market is a tremendous asset.

I am proud to call Fuquay Varina home and love helping area residents find their ideal housing situation.

Please reach out to an agent on the Tim M. Clarke Team to discuss how we can help you buy or sell your home in Judd Reserve and surrounding neighborhoods.

I am confident we will exceed your expectations!

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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