Ellington Place is a new Apex NC neighborhood of affordable homes developed by Lennar Homes off Laura Duncan Road, just south of Old Apex Road.
Just across the street from Ellington Place you will find Laurel Park Elementary School, and also Apex Community Park.
Nearby shopping includes Parkway Plaza at the corner of Cary Parkway and Old Apex Road, as well as a short drive to Beaver Creek Commons in the center of Apex.
Ellington Place receives a “Car Dependent” Walk Score:
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Ellington Place homes offer 3 and 4 bedrooms, low maintenance brightly-colored exteriors and lots, and quiet streets in a suburban culdesac layout.
Access to employment, schools, shopping and other conveniences is very good.
Located off Norwell Boulevard in North Cary, of course, North Cary Park offers tons of amenities in its 29 acres to encourage outdoor recreation and nature study.
Facilities include a soccer field, two basketball courts, four beach volleyball courts, a rock climbing feature, an excellent picnic pavilion, a modern comfort station, and a great playground with wood chip and rubberized safety surfaces for the kiddos.
Other picnic tables are scattered along shaded trails in various areas of the park.
On the east side of the park, trails connect to the Black Creek Greenway, allowing jogging, biking, dog walking for miles through the hills of North Cary.
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.
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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.