Sunset Lake Village

February 19, 2024

Tim Clarke

Sunset Lake Village in Holly Springs offers a tranquil setting, lake views, mature trees, and near top-rated schools. Dive in!

Nestled amongst the rolling hills and abundant greenery of southwest Wake County lies the prestigious Sunset Lake Village community of Holly Springs, North Carolina.

Established in 1999, Sunset Lake Village has become one of the most coveted lakefront neighborhoods in the Holly Springs area.

Location and History

Conveniently located off Sunset Lake Road, Sunset Lake Village is about 15 miles southwest of downtown Raleigh and a short 5 mile drive to RDU International Airport.

Sunset Lake Village was developed in 1999 by Newland Communities as part of the larger Sunset Lake community.

It was designed to attract professionals desiring luxury lakefront living near the growing town of Holly Springs. Home construction took off in the late 90s and early 2000s.

Notable Builders and Amenities

Many large homes in Sunset Lake Village were constructed by trusted local builders like Dixon Kirby & Co, Loyd Builders, Bost Custom Homes and Braswell Custom Homes.

Home styles range from sprawling brick Colonials and Mediterranean-style villas to lavish lakefront estates.

At the heart of the community lies the glistening 125-acre Sunset Lake, which offers a boathouse, lodge and walking bridge exclusively for residents.

The lake provides opportunities for fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding and more right in the neighborhood.

Walking trails wind through Sunset Lake Village, which also contains several picturesque ponds and preserved green spaces.

The beautiful natural setting provides a serene backdrop for the upscale homes.

Neighborhoods and Lifestyle

Sunset Lake Village contains just over 100 exclusive homes starting in the $600Ks, attracting primarily affluent professionals and families.

Outdoor recreation like boating, fishing, and swimming are popular warm-weather activities.

Residents cite the private, vacation-like feel of having Sunset Lake right in the neighborhood.

Between the lakefront lifestyle and custom-built homes, Sunset Lake Village offers an idyllic oasis.

Local Dining and Attractions

Some favorite local eateries near Sunset Lake Village include:

Casual Dining

  • Backyard Bistro: This neighborhood bistro dishes up American classics in a laidback setting. Don't miss the fried green tomatoes!
  • A&M Café: Stop by this quaint café for freshly baked pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads made from scratch.

Upscale Dining

  • 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 Bass Lake Park with hiking, canoeing and fishing just 2 miles away. Holly Springs also hosts summer concerts and a weekly Farmer's Market downtown.

For more shopping and dining options, Crabtree Valley Mall, North Hills and Triangle Town Center in Raleigh are approximately 20 minutes away.

Location and Accessibility

Sunset Lake Village 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 Sunset Lake Village 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 Raleigh-Durham Triangle area Realtor and Holly Springs neighbor, I highly recommend Sunset Lake Village for buyers seeking an upscale lakefront oasis near Holly Springs.

Between the private Sunset Lake, walking trails and custom-built homes, Sunset Lake Village offers a secluded feel with 5-star amenities.

Homes range from cozy lake cottages to sprawling villas with luxury features. If you desire lakefront living at its finest, don't hesitate to contact me to learn more about Sunset Lake Village!

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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