The Glens at Bethel

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

The Glens at Bethel offers established living with spacious homes, amenities, convenient access to Raleigh and major highways.

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Tucked away in the pine forests of eastern Garner, The Glens at Bethel offers residents a private, luxury neighborhood with resort-style amenities and custom estate homes

.Developed starting in the early 2000s, The Glens at Bethel has become one of Garner's most exclusive communities, attracting professionals seeking privacy, top-rated schools, and easy access to Raleigh.

Brief History of The Glens at Bethel

The Glens at Bethel sits on land that was once part of the historic Bethel tree farm, owned by the Matthews family since the early 1900s.

As Garner grew rapidly in the 1990s and 2000s, the Matthews began selling off parcels of their wooded farmland to developers.

Homebuilder Ryan Homes purchased a section of the former tree farm in the early 2000s to develop The Glens at Bethel.

The first homes were built between 2003-2007 in a variety of luxury styles ranging from stately Colonials to sprawling ranch homes on large lots.

Notable Neighborhoods

While The Glens at Bethel contains mostly custom estate homes on 1-3 acre lots, a few unique neighborhoods exist:

The Overlook

Perched on higher ground, The Overlook offers some of the best views in The Glens. Homes look out over scenic ponds and forested areas.

The Villas

The Villas offers condominiums and townhomes for those seeking a maintenance-free lifestyle with luxury amenities.

The Manors

The Manors features enormous ranch-style homes on 3+ acre wooded lots tucked away for total privacy and seclusion.

Resort-Style Amenities

Residents of The Glens at Bethel enjoy exclusive access to outstanding amenities including:

  • Clubhouse with fitness center, cafe, and gathering rooms
  • Jr. Olympic size pool and kiddie pool
  • Lighted tennis courts and playgrounds
  • Miles of nature trails winding through preserved wetlands
  • Gated entrance with 24/7 security

The clubhouse provides a social hub while the pool, courts, playgrounds, and trails encourage an active lifestyle. The security gate creates additional privacy.

Custom Estate Homes

The Glens at Bethel offers luxury custom homes ranging from approximately 3,500 to over 5,000 square feet.

Homes boast gourmet kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, media rooms, main-level owner’s suites, and designer finishes throughout. Home prices range from the mid $500,000s to over $1 million.

Location and Distances

Though secluded, The Glens at Bethel enjoys a convenient location just east of downtown Garner, providing easy access to Raleigh, Durham, and the Triangle region:

  • 10 miles to downtown Raleigh
  • 15 miles to RDU International Airport
  • 20 miles to Research Triangle Park
  • 25 miles to Durham

Nearby Schools

Students living in The Glens at Bethel attend top-rated schools in the Wake County Public School System, including:

  • East Garner Elementary School
  • East Garner Middle School
  • Garner Magnet High School

Each school earns an A-rating and strong test scores from

A Local Perspective

As a Garner area Realtor and Raleigh-Durham Triangle area resident, I highly recommend The Glens at Bethel for professionals and families seeking a private, luxury neighborhood.

The community offers a secluded natural setting with resort-style amenities and custom estate homes. Yet downtown Raleigh's conveniences remain just minutes away.

Homebuyers will appreciate the exclusivity and natural beauty of The Glens at Bethel along with its proximity to Raleigh's premier employers, dining, and entertainment. This is one of Garner's elite communities.

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