Keeneland Manor

November 5, 2023

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Keeneland Manor is a testament to Durham's growth and development, reflecting the city's rich history and its bright future. This community, nestled north of Jordan Lake, Keeneland Manor is a charming community that offers residents a quiet suburban feel while still providing easy access to the dining, arts and entertainment of nearby central Durham.

Location and History

Keeneland Manor is conveniently located less than 10 miles from downtown Durham and just over 15 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The neighborhood is situated near the intersection of Guess Road and Hillsborough Road.

The community was developed in the late 1990s and early 2000s by Ryan Homes, a national homebuilder known for its high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Ryan Homes worked closely with local developers and the city to thoughtfully plan and construct the homes and amenities of Keeneland Manor.

Keeneland Manor's Notable Features

Types of Housing, Home Size, Lot Size

Keeneland Manor boasts a variety of housing options, catering to diverse preferences and needs. From spacious single-family homes to custom-built residences, the community offers an array of choices. Builders like David Weekley Homes and Snyder Hankins Custom Homes have played significant roles in shaping the landscape of Keeneland Manor. These builders are known for their commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and customer satisfaction, ensuring that every home in Keeneland Manor is built to the highest standards.

Mention Builders in the Community

David Weekley Homes, known for their energy-efficient and customizable home options, have received high praise from homeowners for their organized and quality-driven approach. Snyder Hankins Custom Homes, with over 38 years of experience, offers a hands-on approach to building, ensuring that each home meets or exceeds expectations.

Keeneland Manor's Amenities

Parks, Outdoor Spaces and Recreational Amenities

Keeneland Manor is surrounded by lush parks and outdoor spaces, providing residents with ample opportunities for recreation and relaxation. The community's proximity to some of Jordan Lake's best parks allows for easy access to hiking trails, boating, fishing, and picnic areas.

Neighborhood Amenities and Lifestyle

Residents of Keeneland Manor enjoy access to a number of amenities that enhance the area's suburban lifestyle.

The community features a clubhouse with a fitness center, playgrounds and walking trails scattered throughout, and a central pool facility.

Homeowner association fees cover maintenance and upkeep of these amenities.

For dining and shopping, Keeneland Manor sits less than 2 miles from North Pointe shopping center, home to retailers like Harris Teeter, CVS and several popular restaurants.

The community also provides easy access to the restaurants, boutiques and entertainment options of downtown Durham, including the Durham Performing Arts Center and the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Families living in Keeneland Manor can take advantage of the excellent schools in the Durham Public School district, including Lowe's Grove Middle School and Riverside High School.

The area also provides convenient access to Duke University Hospital and clinics for healthcare needs.

Keeneland Manor's Location Overview

Highway Access, Transportation Options and Commute Times

With convenient access to major highways, Keeneland Manor offers easy commutes to key destinations in the Raleigh-Durham area. Its strategic position ensures easy access to major highways and transportation options, making it an ideal place for both families and professionals. Here's a closer look at what makes Keeneland Manor's location so advantageous:

Distance and Commute Times

  • RDU Airport Proximity: Keeneland Manor is approximately 12 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, translating to a convenient 15-20 minute drive for hassle-free air travel.
  • Downtown Durham: A mere 10-15 minute drive connects residents with the vibrant life and amenities of Downtown Durham.
  • Downtown Raleigh: Located about 25 miles away, Downtown Raleigh is accessible within a 30-minute drive, depending on traffic conditions.
  • Research Triangle Park (RTP): The heart of North Carolina's technological research and development is just a 15-minute drive from Keeneland Manor, making it an excellent location for professionals in the tech industry.

Proximity to Jordan Lake

Keeneland Manor's location also offers the unique advantage of being close to natural attractions such as Jordan Lake. Here are some key points regarding its proximity to Jordan Lake:

  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area: Situated about 1.5 miles from Keeneland Manor, this vast recreation area is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. It's approximately a 5-minute drive, making it an easy destination for a day trip or weekend getaway.
  • Boat Access and Fishing Spots: Jordan Lake is renowned for its boating and fishing opportunities. With multiple boat ramps and fishing spots, residents of Keeneland Manor can enjoy:
  • Over 1,000 campsites across five accesses for those interested in extended stays.
  • 11 boat ramp locations throughout the area, ensuring easy access to the lake's waters for boating enthusiasts.
  • A plethora of fishing options, with Jordan Lake being home to species such as Bass, Striper, and Crappie. A valid NC fishing license is required.

Final Thoughts on Living and Selling in Keeneland Manor

As a Durham native and seasoned real estate agent with over 30 years of experience in the area, I've seen firsthand what a fantastic place Keeneland Manor is to call home. It offers residents a peaceful suburban feel while still providing easy access to Durham's vibrant dining, arts and culture scene. Families are drawn to Keeneland Manor for its excellent schools, proximity to major employers, and wealth of community amenities like the clubhouse and pool facility. Professionals appreciate its quick commute to Research Triangle Park and downtown Durham. And everyone loves the sense of community found among Keeneland Manor residents.

My advice is to get involved with your neighbors by attending events hosted by the homeowner association like pool parties, cookouts and neighborhood watch meetings. Join the Keeneland Manor Facebook group to stay up to date on community news and events. Participate in the annual Keeneland Manor yard sale and sidewalk chalk art festival. Volunteer for neighborhood improvement projects like litter cleanups and garden plantings. Introduce yourself to neighbors when out on a walk and get to know those who live around you. Check the community bulletin board at the clubhouse for info on activities and groups to join. The more connected you feel to your community, the more you'll enjoy day-to-day life in Keeneland Manor.

When it comes time to sell, I highly recommend relying on a real estate pro who knows the ins and outs of the local market - like my team at Tim M. Clarke Real Estate. We've helped many Keeneland Manor homeowners sell smoothly and for top dollar. Our expertise in pricing, marketing and negotiating will ensure you get the best possible deal.

For homeowners looking to sell in Keeneland Manor, here are a few tips: Hire a real estate professional familiar with the Keeneland Manor community - the Tim M. Clarke Team knows the area and buyers well. Make small updates like fresh paint, new hardware and landscaping to get your home in prime selling condition. Highlight amenities like the clubhouse and pool in your listing to attract buyers. Stage your home to showcase its strengths; declutter to emphasize the home's open floor plan for example. Price competitively based on recent sales of similar homes in the neighborhood.

The Tim M. Clarke Team can provide pricing guidance, connect you with contractors for updates, manage your listing marketing and more. Our deep knowledge of Keeneland Manor means we can get buyers excited about your home’s potential.

Keeneland Manor has so much to offer. Let me know if I can help you find your perfect home here or sell your current house. I'm here to provide trusted real estate guidance and serve this wonderful community that I call home.

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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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