Preston

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

Discover Preston Village in Morrisville, NC - a serene suburban oasis offering upscale living, amenities, and convenient access to the Triangle

Nestled between the bustling cities of Raleigh and Durham lies the charming suburban community of Preston Village in Morrisville, NC.

This picturesque neighborhood offers residents a peaceful oasis just minutes away from the Triangle's urban amenities and opportunities.

A Brief History of Preston Village

The Preston Village neighborhood traces its roots back to the mid-1990s when developers sought to build an upscale golf course community in western Cary.

The first homes were built in 1994 as part of the prestigious 1995 Parade of Homes event, showcasing the community's custom-built residences ranging from 2,400 to 5,500 square feet on spacious lots.

By 2005, the majority of the 718 single family homes in Preston Village and the adjoining Lake Ridge community were completed. Over the past three decades, Preston Village has established itself as a highly desirable suburban neighborhood in the Triangle.

Notable Builders and Developers

While there have been several builders involved in the development of Preston Village over the years, the original community builders and developers were instrumental in shaping the neighborhood's upscale character and amenities.

Some of the notable early developers and builders in Preston Village include Preston Development Company, John Wieland Homes, Curtis Properties, Homeplace Builders, and Trinity Homes.

Their focus on custom-built and luxury residences established Preston Village's reputation as an exclusive golf course community.

Community Amenities

Residents of Preston enjoy access to outstanding amenities managed by the Preston Community Association.

  • Prestonwood Country Club - This private, member-owned club features an 18-hole championship golf course, aquatic center, tennis courts, and dining.
  • The Reserve at Preston - This family-friendly amenity center includes pools, parks, trails, fitness center, tot lots, and event lawn.
  • Walking Trails - Over 3 miles of walking trails wind through Preston's wooded natural areas and neighborhoods.
  • Landscaping - Preston has dedicated over 1,000 acres to picturesque landscaping, parks, and nature preserves.

Location and Neighborhoods

Preston Village is conveniently located just off NC-540 with quick access to RDU International Airport and RTP's major employers only about 15 minutes away.

he neighborhood is situated entirely within the town limits of Morrisville and is comprised of two main sections - Preston Village proper with larger homes on acreage parcels, and the attached residences of Lake Ridge nestled along the golf course.

Popular nearby neighborhoods and subdivisions include Sterling Lakes, Ruritan Pond, and Winstead Pond. Preston Village provides easy access to the shopping, dining, and entertainment options in Cary and Morrisville.

Parks and Recreation

One of the biggest draws of Preston Village is its abundance of onsite recreational facilities nestled amidst its verdant landscape.

The community features a large swimming pool, kiddie pool, tennis courts, and picturesque walking trails winding through preserved green spaces.

The 18-hole Prestonwood Country Club golf course borders the neighborhood, offering stunning views and recreational access for residents.

At the heart of the community lies the charming "Circle on the Green" - a sprawling village green with a gazebo, ideal for concerts, frisbee, and community gatherings.

The adjacent playground with picnic pavilions is a popular spot for families.

Schools

Families with school-age children benefit from Preston Village's proximity to several public schools in the Wake County district.

Green Hope Elementary located right next to the neighborhood serves grades K-5.

Green Hope High School and Green Hope Middle School are both within 2 miles of Preston Village along Morrisville Parkway.

Many parents also opt to enroll their children in charter and private schools in Cary and Raleigh.

Local Access

Despite its peaceful suburban feel, Preston Village offers easy access to a wide range of retail, dining and services in the area.

The Shoppes at Kildaire Farms shopping center is less than 2 miles away with over 60 stores and restaurants.

Nearby grocery stores include Harris Teeter, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's, and ALDI. For home essentials, Preston Village residents can head to Walmart and Lowe's Home Improvement less than 5 minutes away.

Healthcare facilities including WakeMed Cary Hospital, Carolina Center for Occupational Health, and Triangle Family Practice are all within a 5-mile radius.

Distance from RDU Airport

One of the perks of living in Preston Village is the short commute to Raleigh-Durham International Airport located just 8 miles away, making for an easy 15-20 minute drive via NC-540 and Aviation Parkway without traffic.

The airport proximity offers residents a quick gateway to domestic and international travel hubs along the East Coast and beyond.

Healthcare in Preston

For healthcare, Duke Raleigh Hospital is 8 miles east and Rex Hospital is 14 miles east of Preston. Fast Med Urgent Care has a location 4 miles west in Morrisville.

Recommendations for Living in Preston Village

As a local real estate professional, I highly recommend Preston for homebuyers seeking luxury living and amenities with quick access to everything the Triangle region offers.

The community provides a great selection of family homes, townhomes, and custom estates from award-winning builders. Residents can enjoy golf, pools, trails, and more just steps from their front door.

For dining, I suggest newcomers try Vinnie's Steakhouse, Mamacita's, and Backyard Bistro. These restaurants provide a taste of Preston's culinary variety from upscale dining to casual fare.

With its rich history, natural beauty, amenities, and location, Preston offers an unparalleled lifestyle in the Triangle area.

I am confident homebuyers will find their perfect home in this one-of-a-kind golf course community.

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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