February 16, 2024
Tucked away in the rolling hills of southwest Wake County lies the scenic Lochridge neighborhood of Holly Springs, North Carolina.
Though not a large community, Lochridge has developed a reputation as a hidden gem within Holly Springs for its beautiful natural setting and attractive new construction homes.
Location and History
Conveniently located off Lochridge Drive, Lochridge is about 15 miles southwest of downtown Raleigh and just 5 miles from RDU International Airport.
Lochridge was established in the early 2010s by homebuilder Drees Homes, as part of the company's expansion into the booming Holly Springs market. The neighborhood was ideally situated next to the serene Harris Lake County Park.
Notable Builders and Amenities
The spacious homes in Lochridge were built by Drees Homes, an award-winning national homebuilder known for outstanding quality and designs. Home styles range from 2-story family-sized floorplans to single-level owner's suite designs.
Residents enjoy amenities like a neighborhood pool, children's splash pad, and adjoining clubhouse. Lochridge provides easy access to the scenic trails, fishing and boating of Harris Lake County Park. New home buyers also appreciate the proximity to top-rated Wake County public schools.
Neighborhoods and Lifestyle
Lochridge contains two main subdivisions - the Manors and the Estates. Home prices currently range from the high $300Ks to low $500Ks.
Outdoor recreation like walking the trails, fishing at Harris Lake, and baseball at Ting Park are popular activities.
Residents cite the community's peaceful atmosphere and natural beauty as major draws.
Lochridge provides a quiet escape just minutes from Holly Springs conveniences.
Local Dining and Attractions
Some favorite local eateries near Lochridge include:
- Backyard Bistro: This neighborhood bistro dishes up American classics in a laidback setting. Don't miss the fried pickles!
- A&M Café: Stop by this quaint café for freshly baked muffins, soups, salads and sandwiches made from scratch.
- 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 Harris Lake County Park with boating, fishing, trails and more right next door. The Town of Holly Springs also hosts summer concerts and a weekly Farmer's Market downtown.
For more extensive shopping and dining options, Crabtree Valley Mall, North Hills and Triangle Town Center in Raleigh are approximately 20 minutes away. Lochridge provides a peaceful escape with easy big city access when desired.
Location and Accessibility
Lochridge lies approximately 15 miles southwest of downtown Raleigh, providing convenient access to the city while feeling private. 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 Lochridge 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 Lochridge for homebuyers seeking natural serenity and community charm.
Nestled next to the scenic Harris Lake County Park, Lochridge offers a picturesque escape from city life.
With new construction homes, a community pool and clubhouse, and proximity to top-rated schools, it provides small town warmth with modern luxuries.
I'd be delighted to schedule a tour so you can experience this beautiful community firsthand!
Listings in Lochridge
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