November 5, 2023

Discover Preston Village in Morrisville, NC - a serene suburban oasis offering upscale living, amenities, and convenient access to the Triangle
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Preston community stands as a testament to luxury living and architectural magnificence.

As a highly experienced, authoritative, and trustworthy local real estate agent, I, Tim Clarke, have had the privilege of guiding countless clients through the intricacies of the real estate market in this area.

With over 17 years as a licensed real estate agent in North Carolina, 30+ years as a resident of Morrisville, and my status as a Certified Residential Pricing Specialist, I have garnered extensive knowledge and a deep understanding of what makes Preston truly unique.

As the founder of the well-known Tim M. Clarke Team, my commitment to integrity and a transparent approach has positioned me as a leading agent in Morrisville, backed by awards, recognition, and positive reviews from those who have trusted me with their real estate needs.

A Brief History of Preston Village

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.

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.

Preston's Notable Features

Types of Housing, Home Size, Lot Size

Preston offers a diverse array of housing options, from sprawling estates to charming single-family homes, catering to a wide range of preferences and lifestyles.

The average home size in Preston varies significantly, with properties ranging from 2,500 to over 6,000 square feet, sitting on lots that can span from a modest 0.25 acres to over an acre, providing ample space for families of all sizes.

Builders in the Community

Preston is home to some of the most reputable builders in North Carolina, including Upton & Company, Poythress Construction, Bost Custom Homes, Upright Builders, Reward Builders, and Gray Line Builders.

These builders are renowned for their commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction, offering custom residential construction that allows homeowners to tailor every aspect of their homes to their liking.

Preston's Amenities

Community Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Preston is unmatched, with a focus on community, wellness, and leisure. Residents enjoy access to world-class amenities, including golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, and clubhouses, fostering a vibrant and active community spirit.

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.

Parks, Outdoor Spaces and Recreational Amenities

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.

Public and Private 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.

Preston's Location Overview

Highway Access

Preston boasts excellent highway access, making it easy for residents to navigate the greater Raleigh-Durham area and beyond.

Commute Times and Suggested Routes

The community's strategic location ensures that commute times to key destinations such as RDU Airport, Downtown Durham, Downtown Raleigh, and RTP are minimal, with suggested routes designed to optimize travel time and convenience.

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.

Community Events, Festivals and Points of Interest

Preston is known for its lively community events and festivals, which bring residents together to celebrate the unique culture and spirit of the area. Additionally, the community is home to several points of interest, including historic sites, art galleries, and more.

Conclusion - Tim Clarke's Expert Advice

As the founder of the Tim M. Clarke Team, one of the top real estate teams in the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area of North Carolina, I have had the privilege of helping countless individuals and families find their dream homes in Preston.

My advice to those looking to buy in this community is to consider not only the beauty and amenities of the homes but also the vibrant lifestyle and sense of community that Preston offers.

For residents looking to sell, it's essential to highlight these unique features to attract potential buyers.

And for those currently living in Preston looking to enhance their lifestyle, I recommend exploring the myriad of community events and amenities available.

Preston is more than just a place to live; it's a place to thrive. Whether you're buying, selling, or simply looking to enhance your lifestyle, the Preston community offers something for everyone.

If you're considering making Preston your home, or if you have any questions about the real estate process, don't hesitate to reach out. My team and I are here to guide you every step of the way.

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. Contact us today.

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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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