Stonewater

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

Wake Forest's Stonewater—a premier NC community with resort-style amenities and elegant residences from award-winning home builders.

As founder of the Tim M. Clarke Team, one of the top-producing real estate teams in Wake Forest, I'm excited to showcase Stonewater - a premier, luxury community here in my hometown.

Over my years helping clients buy and sell real estate in Wake Forest, I've come to appreciate the charm of small-town living while still being just minutes from big-city amenities.

And Stonewater truly encapsulates the beauty and convenience that makes Wake Forest such an appealing place to call home.

Brief History of Stonewater

Stonewater is a master-planned community situated off Stonewater Drive, just north of Raleigh. Development began in the mid-2010s on over 100 pristine acres here in western Wake Forest, near the town of Rolesville.

From the start, Stonewater was conceived as a luxury neighborhood, with convenience and natural beauty blending effortlessly.

The homes were built by trusted national names like D.R. Horton and Lennar - brands known for quality craftsmanship and diverse architectural styles.

As the Tim M. Clarke Team has witnessed firsthand, the vision for Stonewater has come to life as a premiere community here in Wake Forest.

Let's explore some of the key features that set this neighborhood apart.

Notable Features

One of Stonewater's defining features is its selection of single-family homes ranging in size from approximately 2,800 to over 5,000 square feet.

These beautiful residences sit on welcoming lots spanning 1/3 to 1 full acre.

The homes themselves include craftsman, traditional and transitional designs with high-end details like granite countertops, hardwood flooring, coffered ceilings, and luxury custom cabinetry.

Stonewater Amenities

In addition to the residences, Stonewater residents enjoy wonderful amenities including:

  • A community swimming pool, clubhouse and well-equipped fitness studio
  • Scenic walking trails and greenways bordering peaceful ponds
  • Gated access providing privacy and security

The neighborhood also provides easy access to the shops, eateries and conveniences of nearby Heritage Crossing.

For families or empty nesters alike, Stonewater's amenities and natural environment strike the perfect balance for an active lifestyle.

Typical Home Designs

Built from 2018 to 2019, the residences of Stonewater feature modern exteriors and practical floorplans while preserving unique architectural style. Design elements include:

  • Arched front porches on select homes
  • Charming bay windows allowing natural light
  • Flex bonus rooms or walk-up attic spaces per plan
  • Multiple living areas alongside formal dining rooms

Inside, homeowners can tailor their interiors with options such as granite, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplashes and hardwood floors.

With children, seniors or multi-generational families in mind, this variety allows customization for how each household lives.

Stonewater Builders

This stunning community boasts of over 100 pristine acres of luxury.

The vision was clear: to create a community where convenience meets natural beauty, executed by some of the most trusted names in home building.

The success of Stonewater is largely due to the excellence and diversity of its builders.

Each has contributed their unique expertise, ensuring that Stonewater homes are not just structures, but sanctuaries designed for living well.

Builders of Stonewater are:

Exeter Building Company

  • Founded by a trio of long-time friends, Exeter Building Company integrates the beauty of Raleigh into each of their projects, making homes where memories are built.

AR Nix Construction

  • Specializes in custom home building across the Raleigh-Durham and Chapel Hill areas.
  • Known for their attention to detail and exceptional craftsmanship, AR Nix Construction brings years of experience to Stonewater, ensuring homes are not just built, but crafted.

Stellar Blu Construction

  • Their homes in Stonewater are marked by modern aesthetics and functionality, catering to the needs of contemporary homeowners.

Braswell Custom Homes

  • With over 30 years of experience, Braswell Custom Homes has a reputation for building fine homes of exceptional quality.
  • Their presence in Stonewater adds a layer of sophistication and durability, reflecting their commitment to excellence.

Cambridge Classic Homes

  • Combining industry knowledge with custom ideas, Cambridge Classic Homes brings over 25 years of homebuilding experience.
  • Their homes in Stonewater are characterized by timeless designs and personalized features.

Imperial Custom Homes

  • Imperial Custom Homes is known for their luxurious designs and high-quality construction.
  • Their expertise in creating custom living spaces ensures that each home in Stonewater is unique and elegant.

Capitol City Homes

  • Driven by a passion for helping families realize their dreams, Capitol City Homes builds more than houses—they build homes.
  • Their approach to homebuilding in Stonewater is centered around personal attention and fulfilling the homeowner's vision.

ICG Homes

  • ICG Homes stands out for their commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.
  • In Stonewater, they offer homes that blend aesthetic appeal with functionality, meeting the diverse needs of the community.

Brandywine Homes

  • A family-run business, Brandywine Homes is known for their hands-on approach and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Their homes in Stonewater are built with the end-user in mind, ensuring comfort and quality at every turn.

Goldmark Construction

  • Goldmark Construction brings a fresh perspective to homebuilding, focusing on modern designs and sustainable practices.
  • Their work in Stonewater reflects a commitment to excellence and innovation.

CityScape Builders

  • CityScape Builders is dedicated to establishing trust and personal attention with each homebuyer.
  • Their homes in Stonewater are designed to enhance the living experience, combining luxury with practicality.

Each builder in Stonewater brings a unique set of skills and philosophies to the community, creating a diverse yet cohesive neighborhood.

Their collective efforts have shaped Stonewater into a premier destination for those seeking an exceptional living environment in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Real Estate Overview of Stonewater

As of this post, there are currently 4 homes for sale in Stonewater ranging from 1 million to 1.2 million. Inventory includes spacious single-family residences situated on wooded lots.

This range of options nicely fits the luxury segment that Tim M. Clarke Team clients often seek when moving to Wake Forest.

Home styles among the current listings include 2-story residences between 4,000 to over 4,500 square feet.

With 4-6 bedrooms and 4.5-5.5 bathrooms, these homes provide ample space for families or professionals desiring a home office.

Interior features match the high-end style found throughout Stonewater, with gourmet kitchens, butler's pantries, screened porches and 3-car garages.

Highly Rated Schools

An important consideration for homebuyers with children, Stonewater resides within the highly ranked Wake County Public Schools district.

Nearby schools earning an impressive 8 out of 10 or higher GreatSchools rating include:

  • Heritage Elementary School
  • Heritage Middle School
  • Heritage High School

Additionally, charter academies like Wake Forest Charter Academy along with private schools such as Thales Academy are located just minutes away in downtown Wake Forest.

This selection provides schooling options to match any family's priorities. You can look up current school rankings from GreatSchools.org here.

Convenience and Lifestyle

One of Wake Forest's most appealing aspects is convenience - from family homes to amenities to transportation access. Stonewater epitomizes this convenient lifestyle.

The community enjoys quick access to major highways like US-1, allowing an easy 15-minute commute into the heart of downtown Raleigh.

For weekend recreation, the natural splendor of Falls Lake State Park lies less than 15 minutes away.

Within Stonewater itself, residents bask in relaxation or community fun with amenities that include the pool, clubhouse and walking trails. Gated access lends an extra feeling of comfort and security.

At the Tim M. Clarke Team, we always emphasize how Wake Forest provides that harmonious blend of peaceful living and convenience. Stonewater truly delivers on this promise.

Commute Times and Ideal Routes

RDU Airport:

  • Approximately 22 miles from the 27587 zip code, with a typical drive time of around 30 minutes via US-1 S.

Downtown Wake Forest:

  • A mere 5-minute drive from most neighborhoods within the 27587 zip code, offering easy access to local amenities.

Downtown Durham:

  • About 28 miles away, with a commute time of approximately 35 minutes via US-1 S and I-85 N.

Downtown Raleigh:

  • Roughly 18 miles from 27587, the drive to Raleigh takes around 30 minutes via Capital Blvd.

RTP (Research Triangle Park):

  • Located approximately 25 miles from Wake Forest, the commute usually takes about 35 minutes via I-540 W and NC-540 W.

The Tim M Clarke Team Perspective: Why We Recommend Stonewater

In my years serving homebuyers and sellers in Wake Forest, few communities exemplify luxury living like Stonewater. The builders, amenities and location simply check every box.

As mentioned, nationally known builders DR Horton and Lennar constructed these residences to exacting standards.

Their reputation and craftsmanship are second to none. Tim M. Clarke Team associates and I have walked through these homes many times and remain impressed with what we see.

The community itself provides a peaceful, private setting while still connecting residents to everyday conveniences. Falls Lake, quaint downtown Wake Forest, the Renaissance Center and so much more are just minutes away.

New construction offers that other benefit - everything is fresh and new with the latest trends. And energy efficiency comes built-in, saving homeowners money monthly.

While the Triangle's popularity has fueled growth here in Wake Forest, few developments retain that authentic charm and livability. Stonewater strikes that balance flawlessly.

In summary, with its location, amenities, construction quality and home options in the $1 million range, Stonewater checks every box for buyers desiring resort-style living. I'm proud to give this community my strongest recommendation.

I hope you've enjoyed learning more about Stonewater. As native Wake Foresters, my team and I look forward to many more years helping area families realize their real estate dreams!

Please reach out with any questions about buying or selling luxury homes in this wonderful town we call home.

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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