December 1, 2023

Luxury lakeside community with custom homes, green spaces, reservoir access, and proximity to exceptional dining, shopping, healthcare and education.
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Nestled just north of Raleigh lies the charming town of Wake Forest, North Carolina. Known for its small-town feel yet close proximity to big city amenities, Wake Forest offers residents the best of both worlds.

One neighborhood that exemplifies the appeal of Wake Forest is Lakestone.

With its modern collection of custom homes and neighborhood green areas, Lakestone provides residents with a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Overview of Lakestone

Lakestone is a luxury custom home community that began development in the early 2020s. Located off Touchstone Way, Lakestone sits on the shores of the Wake Forest Reservoir.

The neighborhood was designed to offer lakeside living and custom-built homes. Construction is being handled by premier builders like Baker Residential and Main Street Homes, known for outstanding quality and craftsmanship.

Lakestone is a testament to the thoughtful planning and execution by reputed developers and builders, including custom builder teams known for their attention to detail and quality.

Homes in Lakestone are constructed with an emphasis on luxury and lifestyle, ensuring residents enjoy both the beauty of their surroundings and the comfort of their living spaces.

Amenities That Elevate Lifestyle

Residents of Lakestone have the privilege of enjoying a variety of amenities, including:

  • Proximity to the Wake Forest Reservoir for outdoor activities like walking, biking, and nature exploration.
  • Green areas and trails that offer residents the opportunity to connect with nature.
  • Custom homes with modern amenities, providing a luxurious living experience.

Lakestone Custom Homes and Builders

Lakestone offers luxury custom homes ranging from 3,650 to over 4,300 square feet. Home designs include craftsman, traditional, and transitional styles across single-family floorplans.

Homebuyers can fully customize their residence in partnership with Lakestone's builders. Interior features include gourmet kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, media rooms, and spacious owner's suites.

Smart home technology comes standard.

Outdoors, homes have charming accents like front porches, coach lights, and upgraded landscaping. Home sites offer picturesque views of the Wake Forest Reservoir.

Here's a list of the builders in Lakestone:

  • Baker Residential
  • White Water Homes
  • Gaylord Design Build
  • Buildmaster
  • Proland
  • Wilks Builders

Convenience and Lifestyle

Lakestone offers easy access to major highways and conveniences like shopping and dining in Wake Forest. Inside the neighborhood, the luxurious homes and lakeside setting create an idyllic lifestyle.

At the same time, the proximity to area amenities provides everything needed for daily life.

Culinary Delights in Wake Forest

Lakestone's location in Wake Forest puts it within reach of a plethora of dining options. Here are some top restaurants categorized by cuisine, complete with brief review descriptions:

American Cuisine

  • Farm Table: A local favorite known for farm-to-table dishes and a cozy atmosphere. Patrons rave about the freshness of the ingredients.
  • Over The Falls: A casual dining spot offering a diverse menu with something for everyone. The burgers and wings come highly recommended.

International Flavors

  • Backfins Crabhouse: For seafood lovers, this spot serves up delicious crab dishes with a side of Southern hospitality.
  • La Foresta Italian Café & Pizzeria: Authentic Italian cuisine that makes you feel like you've taken a trip to Italy. The pizza and pasta dishes are standouts.

Sweet Treats

  • Wake Forest Coffee Company: Not just a coffee shop, but a community gathering place with delightful pastries and a warm ambiance.

Proximity to Key Locations and RDU Airport

Lakestone's geographical positioning allows for convenient access to major destinations:

  • Downtown Chapel Hill: Approximately 30 miles southwest, a drive of around 45 minutes.
  • Downtown Durham: Roughly 23 miles west, about a 35-minute drive.
  • Downtown Raleigh: Located just over 20 miles south, with a drive time of approximately 30 minutes.
  • RDU Airport: The community is about 22 miles from RDU, making for an easy commute of around 30 minutes.

Nearby Healthcare and Educational Facilities

Lakestone residents benefit from close proximity to top-rated healthcare and educational institutions.

Wake Forest offers a range of healthcare services, including family practices and specialty clinics. In terms of education, the area boasts highly regarded schools, both public and private, catering to all levels of learning.

Highly-Rated Schools

Families living in Lakestone are zoned to the highly-ranked Wake County Public Schools. Nearby schools include Heritage Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, all rated exceptionally high on

Top private schools like Thales Academy, Heritage Classical Christian Academy, and Franklin Academy are also located minutes away in Wake Forest.

Real Estate Agent Perspective

As a local real estate agent and president of the Tim M. Clarke Team, I can confidently say that Lakestone in Wake Forest is an exceptional place to call home.

The community's balance of luxury and nature creates a lifestyle that's hard to match.

When it comes to dining, I personally recommend the farm-to-table experience at Farm Table for a meal that's both delicious and sustainable.

For a casual outing, Over The Falls serves up comfort food that will have you coming back for more.

Shopping in Wake Forest is a delight, with a variety of local boutiques and stores offering unique finds. I always encourage new residents to explore the charming downtown area.

Trust is the foundation of my relationship with clients. I strive to provide accurate, up-to-date information and personalized service to ensure that your home-buying experience in Lakestone is seamless and satisfying.

Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an active lifestyle, Lakestone has something special for you. Let's find your dream home together in this picturesque North Carolina 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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