Sunset Glen

November 5, 2023

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Sunset Glen is a popular planned residential community located just off NC-42 in southern Fuquay Varina.

Nestled amongst the rolling hills and forests of Wake County, the neighborhood offers a peaceful small-town feel while still providing easy access to major employment centers like RTP and Raleigh via convenient highway access.

Over the years, Sunset Glen has expanded to over 500 homes across multiple sections featuring additional builders like Bill Clark Homes.

The neighborhood continues to grow as new homes are constructed on the community's remaining open lots.

Based on my analysis of the local market, I expect strong continued development and expansion of Sunset Glen for years to come.

Sunset Glen Overview

The Sunset Glen community began development in the early 2000s by Beazer Homes, one of the nation's largest and most well-regarded home builders.

Beazer purchased and cleared the initial 90 acres of heavily wooded land and constructed the community's first section of single-family homes in the builder's popular Craftsman, Traditional, and Colonial architectural styles.

Types of Housing, Home Size, Lot Size

As an award-winning real estate professional serving the Triangle for over 30 years, clients look to me for expert guidance on the housing options available in Fuquay Varina’s top neighborhoods.

At Sunset Glen, homebuyers can choose from a diverse range of single-family homes to suit their needs and budget.

The neighborhood features two-story single-family homes built in popular architectural styles ranging from approximately 1,800 to over 4,500 square feet.

Lot sizes range from small cottage-style homes on 4,000 square foot lots up to expansive homes on 1/2 acre lots.

This range of housing options attracts everyone from first-time homebuyers to growing families and move-up buyers.

The diversity of housing types and lot sizes allow buyers to find the perfect fit at their preferred price point.

Builders in the Community

As a leading real estate professional in Fuquay Varina, I make it my priority to establish strong relationships with the community’s top builders.

At Sunset Glen, Beazer Homes was the original developer and builder behind the early phases of construction in the neighborhood.

Over the years, Beazer has continued building beautiful single-family homes in their signature Craftsman, Traditional and Colonial architectural styles.

More recently, Bill Clark Homes has begun development on the newest section of Sunset Glen.

Bill Clark Homes has an excellent reputation around Fuquay Varina for building high-quality homes loaded with custom features and modern designs.

I’m thrilled to see this expansion of Sunset Glen by another trusted, local builder my clients know and love.

Amenities and Lifestyle

One of the key factors driving Sunset Glen’s popularity is the neighborhood's outstanding amenities, from parks and schools to shopping and dining:

  • Clubhouse with fitness center, pool and outdoor lounge areas. The clubhouse can also be rented out for events.
  • Children's playground and splash pad.
  • Miles of walking trails that wind through the community.
  • Easy access to the scenic Neuse River Trail which connects to Raleigh's greenway system.
  • Sidewalks throughout for walkability, jogging and biking.

The amenities, combined with Fuquay Varina's highly-rated schools, make Sunset Glen an ideal neighborhood for families.

Parks, Outdoor Spaces and Recreational Amenities

For my clients with active lifestyles, access to parks, trails and outdoor recreation is often a top priority in their home search.

Sunset Glen offers plenty of outdoor amenities to enjoy right in the heart of the neighborhood.

The community features a 5-acre park with a playground, walking trails, and open green space for residents.

Just outside the neighborhood, the 85-acre Fleming Loop Park offers additional walking trails through preserved forests and meadows.

And Fuquay Varina's nearly 400 acres of parks and facilities are located just a quick drive away.

Public and Private Schools

Education is a key factor for many of my clients, especially those with children or planning to start a family.

That's why convenient access to A-rated schools is a huge draw for families moving to Sunset Glen.

Excellent public schools in the Wake County system serve the neighborhood, including the highly-rated Ballentine Elementary School located right in the community.

Nearby middle and high schools, including Fuquay Varina Middle and Fuquay Varina High, are just a short drive away. Several private school options are also located minutes from Sunset Glen.

As a top area agent with special training as a Certified Residential Pricing Specialist, I have extensive knowledge of how school quality and access impacts home values.

Without a doubt, the A-rated schools help make Sunset Glen one of the most attractive neighborhoods for families in southern Wake County.

Sunset Glen’s Location Overview

A major selling point for Sunset Glen homebuyers is the neighborhood's convenient location just off NC-42 offering quick access to major highways, employment hubs, and downtown areas.

As an expert agent serving Fuquay Varina homebuyers for 30+ years, location is always a key consideration for my clients.

Highway Access

One of Sunset Glen's best location perks is the easy highway access for commuters.

The neighborhood provides a straight shot to US-401 less than 3 miles away, connecting directly to I-40. From there, RTP, Raleigh and other employment hubs across the Triangle are just a quick 20-30 minute drive.

The proximity to US-401 also offers convenient access to shopping destinations like Triangle Town Center mall in Raleigh or premium outlet shops in Smithfield.

And the short drive to I-40 means RDU International Airport is only about 25 minutes away.

Transportation Options and Commute Times

Many clients rely on my in-depth knowledge of commute times and transportation options from Fuquay Varina's most popular neighborhoods.

From Sunset Glen, residents can expect a roughly 25 minute drive to downtown Raleigh, 30 minutes to Research Triangle Park, and 40 minutes to downtown Durham during normal traffic conditions along the most direct routes.

For those who prefer not to drive, several Park and Ride locations near Sunset Glen offer convenient carpooling options or express bus routes to Raleigh and other Wake County destinations.

And the neighborhood will be even better connected when Fuquay Varina's commuter rail service opens in upcoming years to provide service to Raleigh, Cary and Durham.

A Local Realtor's Perspective on Sunset Glen

With over 17 years as a licensed real estate professional in North Carolina and 30+ years as a Triangle resident, I take pride in guiding homebuyers and sellers through the entire real estate process providing expert advice tailored specifically to the Sunset Glen neighborhood and the greater Fuquay Varina area.

For homebuyers considering Sunset Glen, I highly recommend visiting the neighborhood in person with an experienced local agent like myself who can showcase all the community has to offer. Key factors that make Sunset Glen stand out include:

  • Convenient location near major highways plus quick access to shopping, dining and downtown Fuquay Varina
  • Excellent schools in the acclaimed Wake County district
  • Abundant parks and recreational facilities for staying active
  • Variety of spacious single-family homes on wooded lots by trusted local builders
  • Thriving community events and tight-knit small town feel

As a leading agent who has served hundreds of clients in Fuquay Varina over the past 30+ years, I have unmatched insight into all aspects of the local real estate market.

My team and I take great pride in offering best-in-class service tailored to each client’s needs backed by extensive community expertise.

Whether you're considering buying or selling a home in Sunset Glen, I encourage you to get in touch and learn how my decades of experience can benefit you through the process.

Please feel free to reach out with any neighborhood-specific questions - I'm always happy to help new residents discover the fantastic quality of life here in Fuquay Varina!

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Tim M. Clarke

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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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