February 16, 2024
Nestled amongst the rolling hills and abundant greenery of southwest Wake County lies the exclusive Morgan Park community of Holly Springs, North Carolina.
Though a relatively new neighborhood established in the early 2000s, Morgan Park has quickly become one of the most coveted places to call home in Holly Springs.
Location and History
Conveniently located off Morgan Ridge Road, Morgan Park resides within the 27540 zip code approximately 15 miles southwest of downtown Raleigh and a short 5 mile drive to RDU International Airport.
Morgan Park was master-planned and developed by Newland Communities starting in the early 2000s, as part of the company's expansion into the booming Holly Springs market.
The neighborhood was ideally situated near the scenic Harris Lake County Park.
Notable Builders and Amenities
The spacious homes in Morgan Park were constructed by trusted local builders like Trinity Homes, Holland Homes and Kirkpatrick Homes.
Home styles range from 2-story family floorplans to single-level owner's suite designs.
Residents enjoy amenities like a neighborhood pool, children's splash pad, and adjoining clubhouse.
Morgan Park provides easy access to the hiking 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
Morgan Park contains two main subdivisions - Morgan Overlook and Morgan Ridge. Home prices currently range from the high 300Ks to low 600Ks.
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. Morgan Park provides a quiet escape just minutes from Holly Springs conveniences.
Local Dining and Attractions
Some favorite local eateries near Morgan Park 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.
Morgan Park provides a peaceful escape with easy big city access when desired.
Location and Accessibility
Morgan Park 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 Morgan Park 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 17 year Realtor in the Raleigh-Durham Triangle and a Holly Springs neighbor, I highly recommend Morgan Park for homebuyers seeking natural serenity and community charm.
Nestled next to the scenic Harris Lake County Park, Morgan Park 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 Morgan Park
**NOTE: If you're not seeing any listings, then currently there are no available homes in this community.**
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