Winding Ridge

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

Explore the tranquil community of Winding Ridge in Chapel Hill, NC. Discover your suburban sanctuary. Join us today!

Nestled just northwest of downtown Chapel Hill, Winding Ridge is a private residential community in Durham near major thoroughfares like NC-54 and I-40.

It provides easy access to Chapel Hill's shops and restaurants as well as the University of North Carolina campus.

Winding Ridge was developed in the early 2000s by Curtis Properties and CASA, two prominent local developers.

It was designed to be a wooded retreat with homes backing up to nature trails and greenways.

Street names like Whistling Tree Court reflect the community's tranquil vibe.

Prominent Builders and Styles

Homes in Winding Ridge were built by Curtis Properties, Bolinwood Development, and individual custom home builders.

There are around 60 homes ranging from townhomes to large single-family residences.

Home styles include craftsman, traditional, and modern designs with amenities like screen porches, finished basements, and private wooded views.

Homeowner association fees cover maintenance of the community's common areas and nature trails.

Neighborhoods in Winding Ridge

The neighborhoods within Winding Ridge include:

  • Bolinwood
  • Mullin Court
  • Songbird Lane
  • Whistling Tree Court

Amenities

Winding Ridge offers a scenic natural setting with walking trails winding through forests and along creeks.

The community is adjacent to Chapel Hill Country Club which provides golf, dining, and social events for members

.While Winding Ridge itself doesn't have a pool or recreation center, residents can purchase memberships to the Southern Village Club nearby.

Grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants and other conveniences are located just a short drive away in Southern Village or downtown Chapel Hill.

Local Restaurant Recommendations

Here are some top local restaurants near Winding Ridge:

Al's Burger Shack

  • Classic burger joint known for its juicy burgers, crispy fries, and hand-spun milkshakes. 4 miles away.

Spicy 9

  • Chinese restaurant praised on Google for its authentic Sichuan specialties and flavorful dan dan noodles. 3.5 miles away.

Mediterranean Deli

  • Casual eatery offering gyros, falafel, hummus and other Mediterranean fare. Located 3 miles from Winding Ridge.

Crook's Corner

  • Longstanding Southern restaurant with a seasonal menu and impressive wine list. Google reviews highlight the fried catfish. It's located 4 miles from Winding Ridge.

Merritt's Store & Grill

  • Old-fashioned burger and sandwich shop with counter seating dating back to 1929. Located 4 miles away.

Distance from RDU Airport

Winding Ridge is approximately 30 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The drive takes around 35-40 minutes via I-40.

Recommendations for Community Engagement

Here are some tips for Winding Ridge residents to engage more within their community:

  • Join the Winding Ridge Homeowners Association board to get involved in initiatives.
  • Attend association meetings and community events to connect with neighbors.
  • Volunteer for neighborhood clean-up days and beautification projects.
  • Organize a weekly walking group to explore the trails and chat with fellow residents.
  • Frequent neighborhood businesses to build relationships with owners and employees.
  • Participate in Chapel Hill North events open to the public like concerts and art festivals.

Advice on Selling in Winding Ridge

For Winding Ridge homeowners preparing to sell, here are a few recommendations:

  • Hire the Tim M. Clarke real estate team who are experts in the Chapel Hill market. They'll maximize exposure for your listing.
  • Make small updates like painting, landscaping and decluttering to increase appeal. Curb appeal is key.
  • Highlight amenities like the nature trails, proximity to dining/shopping and UNC access.
  • Price competitively based on recent sales of comparable homes. The Tim M. Clarke team can provide accurate pricing guidance.
  • Stage your home to accentuate features like the screen porch, custom finishes and wooded views.

A Local Realtor's Perspective on Winding Ridge

Peaceful Seclusion Minutes from Town

As a Chapel Hill area real estate professional, I've found Winding Ridge to be a one-of-a-kind community that offers residents the best of both worlds.

With its forested setting and winding trails, you feel worlds away yet downtown Chapel Hill is just minutes away

.For homebuyers seeking privacy without sacrificing location, Winding Ridge delivers.

Its custom-designed homes, scenic landscapes, and proximity to schools and amenities make it highly desirable.

If an escape to nature with urban convenience tops your wish list, I highly recommend exploring homes in this unique neighborhood.

The Tim M. Clarke Team - Chapel Hill Real Estate Experts

As president of the Tim M. Clarke Team, I've helped many families buy and sell homes in Winding Ridge over the years. My team knows the Chapel Hill real estate market inside and out.

Our experience with the area's top builders gives us insider knowledge of the custom homes and neighborhoods.

Whether you're looking to buy or sell in Winding Ridge, the Tim M. Clarke Team has the expertise to make the process smooth and successful.

I encourage you to consult our team - we're Winding Ridge specialists.

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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