Fieldstone Village was built out by Washington Homes of NC and Bill Clark Construction in the mid- to late-1990's. The neighborhood is dotted with ranch homes offering one-level living, as well as traditional two story homes. One and two stall garages are typical, as well as lots ranging from .25 acre up to a full acre.
Fieldstone Village enjoys a great location, with easy access to retail and services in Cary and Apex, employment centers in the Research Triangle Park, RTP, and also recreation opportunities via the Town of Cary Greenway system.
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.
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.
Located at 2050 NW Maynard Road, Godbold Park is well-situated to serve the residents of central and north Cary. And it connects to the Black Creek Greenway, which will allow walkers and bikers to travel between Godbold Park and other recreational opportunities.