5 Reasons People Love Living in Cary NC: Lochmere - Harmony Realty Triangle
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Lochmere is one very popular neighborhood in Cary, NC. And it's no surprise that this planned community is loved even by those who don't live there. With it's beautiful lakes, fairways and green spaces, Lochmere is a Cary premier community.

1. Walkability

People love living in Lochmere because it is a walkable community. In general, Cary, NC has great shopping and restaurants. In Lochmere, within a short distance, residents can access local shops, restaurants, parks and grocery stores. Some of the most popular walkable destinations from Lochmere subdivision are...

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Lochmere Pavilion - Home to old world Italian restaurant, Bocci, women's boutique, Swagger. Lochmere pavilion is on the corner of Lochmere Drive and Kildaire Farm, Across from Loch Lomond Lake.

Waverly Place Shopping Center - in addition to numerous retailers, Waverly Place boasts a splash pad and small children's recreation park as well as a venue for summertime concerts and events. Anchor retailers are Whole Foods Market Cary and Cinebistro, Cary's luxury dinner-and-a-movie theatre.

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Waverly Place Notable Restaurants:

1. Fresh-made breaksfast spot, Famous Toastery, known for their fabulous food and homestyle atmosphere.

2. Superfoods cafe, Kale Me Crazy serves juices, smoothies, salads and wraps in an upscale environment.

3. Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe - "Innovative Greek and Mediterranean food that is unexpectedly simply and wholesome"

4. And if you're looking for something playful and sweet...but also a little fancy, check out Gigi's Cupcakes.

2. Parks & Greenways

Virtually all the major roads in Lochmere have sidewalks. And the smaller side streets that don't have sidewalks don't have cars parked along the sides of the street, so they feel pedestrian friendly. And the sidewalks connect to numerous greenways....

Lochmere Area Greenways...

Lochmere Area Parks...

The parks below are located within a 2 mile radius of Lochmere. They can be reached on foot, but are also an easy drive away with plenty of convenient parking.

Harold Ritter Park is a small community park with plenty of great features. The playground is compact, so it's easy to keep an eye on the kids. There are also baseball fields, a basketball court, clean bathrooms, a sand area with diggers, walking trails and a small creek

The Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is a great destination for nature lovers. It's unique orientation has created a cooler microclimate, allowing flora and fauna more common in the North Carolina mountains to flourish here in the Triangle.

The Stevens Nature Center, located in the preserve, houses educational and historical exhibits from the Piedmont region of NC. 

Kids Together Park is Cary's first park committed to making parks and recreation accesible for people of all mental and physical abilities. This fully integrated playground offers a multi-sensory environment for people of all ages. 

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Did You know....?

Waterfront properties in Lochmere sold for $5/ square foot more, on average, than properties that were not on the water...

Given the average home size of 3000 SF, that is a $15,000 difference in price!

3. Golf Community

Lochmere Golf Club offers a well-respected course in Cary, NC with challenging play for golfers of all levels. Lochmere has multiple membership options, but full membership provides access to a network of more than 200 clubs across the US.

Plenty of great Google reviews so this is a strong course with lots to enjoy...Click the image to see more Google reviews.

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4. Convenient Location

Lochmere's central location makes it very convenient to access just about anywhere in the Triangle. Located only 2 miles from the nearest highway, US 1, commuting to just about any location in the Triangle is reasonable from Lochmere. It's also a great location if family members are heading in different directions, for example, if one family member needs to commute to Durham and another works in Raleigh.

Raleigh

20 Minutes

Durham

26 Minutes

Apex

10 Minutes

RTP

25 Minutes

Holly Springs

20 Minutes

Chapel Hill

35 Minutes

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5. Lakes

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Lochmere subdivision has two lakes, Lake Lochmere and Lake Lomond. The lakes are managed by the Lochmere HOA and considered private property. Limited fishing and boating is allowed with the appropriate licenses. There is a 1 mile walking trail loop around Lake Lomond. For more information and detailed list of regulations, see the Lochmere HOA website.


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About the Author Ellen Pitts

Ellen is the founder of Harmony Realty, a socially conscious realty company. Ellen believes in empowering her clients through education and open communication. Ellen is a number-cruncher at heart and takes great pleasure in following and analyzing the trends of the housing industry. She loves communicating the big picture to her clients and helping them to understand how the market affects their sale or purchase. Her honest and down-to-earth approach allows her clients to make informed and intelligent decisions to get the most out of their offers and negotiations.

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