White Oak Estates homeowners enjoy lot sizes that are nearly impossible to duplicate in Cary area neighborhoods today. Lots of 2 acres up to over 4 acres can be expected in the neighborhood. This allows for woods, open space, and elbow room.
White Oak Estates sales as recorded at Wake County Department of Revenue. You can see that there are few sales. People tend to buy and stay in White Oak Estates.
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is a shady oasis and a living classroom along Kildaire Farm Road in Cary NC
Hemlock Bluff Nature Preserve, Cary NC
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary NC is a great stop off for a shady stroll in the woods. And, be careful! At Hemlock Bluffs, you are always at risk of learning something about nature!
Located south of downtown Cary, at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is easily accessed from surrounding neighborhoods, and also by visitors to Harold D Ritter Park, via the Swift Creek Greenway. The Preserve and Stevens Nature Park combined with other parcels owned by the State of North Carolina and the Town of Cary totals well over 100 acres of lovely wooded scenery.
While any shady walk in the woods is nice on a 93 degree Cary Spring day, this stroll is extra nice due to the paths and walkways that were constructed, often supported by local Boy Scouts working for Eagle Scout rank.
Additionally, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is home to a lovely stand of Eastern Hemlock trees, which are over 200 miles from their typical growing environment. The steep north-facing bluffs help buffer the heat of summer and provide the hemlocks a reasonably suitable growing environment. Recently, the hemlocks were infested with a parasite, and efforts by the Town of Cary and the Friends of Hemlock Bluffs, the parasite was controlled. Hemlocks are truly a graceful conifer, and that was good news.
Indoor and outdoor classrooms and group educational programs are very popular at Hemlock Bluffs. The preserve and Nature Park revolve around teaching, learning, and appreciation for the natural surroundings.
A fellow with a camera could shoot until his storage was full. I proved it today:
The 20 acre park offers Town of Cary residents, particularly residents of nearby Lochmere, Williamsburg Commons, and Crescent Arbors apartments, room to roam. Among the park amenities are two ball fields, a basketball court, a comfort station, access to Swift Creek Greenway, a large playground area, a huge picnic shelter, and open play fields.
Lovely landscaping adds to the appeal, as many stately crape myrtles decorate the park.
Ritter Park is tucked away, but easily accessed and the recreational opportunities and beauty of the surroundings make it a very popular Cary destination.
11 acres on the north side of Cary comprise the future Veterans Freedom Park.
Veterans Freedom Park, Cary NC
The Veterans Freedom Park in Cary NC is located at the corner of Cary Parkway and North Harrison Avenue, on the north side of Cary. It was dedicated July 1, 2003, but has not been completed to date. I rather like it as a quiet place, as it is, for reflection.
The lush grounds of the park, and the size of 11 acres help the visitor focus on quiet and peace, rather than the busy N Harrison Avenue thoroughfare. That removal from the daily hubbub seemes fitting, in accordance with appreciation and remembrance of the sacrifices made by so many.
Veterans Freedom Park has been spurred by commitment of SAS Institute to donate the 11 acres to the National Veterans Freedom Park Foundation and to pay to install a 120 foot granite spire memorial, in addition to the existing monuments.
West Regional Library is a real asset to the West Cary area.
Wake County West Regional Library, Cary NC
Wake County’s West Regional Library at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive in Cary is a 5 year old public library branch serving many neighborhoods in West Cary. It is one of twenty library branches in the Wake County Public Library System.
Adjacent to Carpenter Village, with Greenway Access, West Regional Library is an attractive structure, in contemporary design. (Unfortunately, I got there after hours the other evening, and had to settle for exterior photos. Still, they are nice.)
Myriad services available at the Wake County Libraries make them a centerpiece for the surrounding community. West Regional Library was keenly anticipated prior to its opening in 2006.