Summer has arrived, and residents of central North Carolina are ready to relish in the great outdoors! With new construction offered in numerous neighborhoods, residents of JSJ Builders’ homes enjoy easy access to the state’s breathtaking natural beauty and recreation. Whether a seasoned enthusiast or a dabbling outdoorsman, there are memories to be made around every corner.
Considered a hidden gem of Harnett County, the town of Angier offers the perfect place for a serene, outdoor escape all year long.
- Follow the banks of the Cape Fear River along a nearly six-mile trail perfect for walking, jogging, or cycling.
- Raven Rock State Park, located in nearby Lillington, is packed with amenities such as camping, fishing, and horseback riding. Not to be missed? Raven Rock’s 150-foot bluff which offers an eagle-eye view of the Cape Fear River.
- While many of JSJ Builders Angier-located homes have been swept up by lucky buyers, there are a few opportunities available in both the Landon Ridge and Whetstone neighborhoods. Staring at $300,000, these single-family, low-maintenance homes boast 9-foot ceilings, designer cabinetry, and more.
History lovers find a beautiful balance of fresh air and yesteryear in Clayton, located in Johnston County.
- The Clemmons Educational State Forest serves as both an outdoor classroom and a pathway to exploration. Visitors will leave with a greater knowledge of local forests and their surrounding environment. Guided tours and interactive exhibits are also available!
- The Neuse River flows through this area and Clayton’s winding River Walk is open for walking, jogging, or simply sitting with a favorite book.
- While the Steel Bridge community has already sold out, JSJ Builders is still offering floorplans in the Oak Hill neighborhood. These spacious new homes start at nearly 2500 square feet!
Fayetteville is the heart of Cumberland County and a top outdoor destination in central North Carolina. Located just north of Hope Mills, residents of three JSJ neighborhoods love exploring the area!
- The landscape is in full bloom at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden with over 80 acres of gorgeous plants and flowers. Trails wander in several directions, giving visitors plenty of space to quietly enjoy several peaceful ponds.
- Lake Rim Park is ideal for the more adventurous! Boating, fishing, and paddleboarding are favorites for those who prefer water-based activities. And, for those who like to keep their feet dry, there are hiking trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas.
- Just northwest of Fayetteville is Carvers Creek State Park, a 4500-acre wooded wonderland. This diverse habitat is home to the endangered red-cockade woodpecker and the Pine Barrens tree frog.
- JSJ Builders has built beautiful homes in Cypress Pointe, Sheffield Farms, and Braxton Village. These affordable, low-maintenance homes are selling quickly due to their prime location near Fayetteville.
Love a small town with big adventures? Lillington has it all!
- As noted above, Raven Rock State Park spreads 4800 acres across the banks of the Cape Fear River.
- Nearby Raven Rock Canoe Trail presents a unique “trail” experience for all modes of paddle travel including canoes and kayaks.
- JSJ Builders homes in the Williams Farm community have easy access to Lillington and endless outdoor attractions. Tray ceilings and granite countertops are two of the stars of these newly built homes.
Smithfield combines recreation and retail by offering the best of both worlds.
- While many would not consider shopping an outdoor activity, residents of Smithfield would disagree! The Carolina Premium Outlets is an open-air shopping center with the trendiest stores prepping for summer savings.
- Two years ago, Johnston County partnered with both OutdoorNC and Leave No Trace to reinvigorate the area's love for the outdoors. In conjunction with promoting natural spaces, the county encourages residents to leave these areas pristine for future visitors.
- Many residents of Smithfield look north to Raleigh for use of the city’s extensive greenway system. With 180 miles of picturesque trails, there are endless opportunities to explore all within a short distance from home.
- The JC Raulston Arboretum is a popular spot for a quick cay trip. Host to over 10 acres of plants from around the world and tranquil gardens, this garden is an absolute local favorite.
- The NC 210 community still has new homes available, built by JSJ Builders. Schedule a tour before they sell out!
Wendell sits in eastern Wake County and is filled with wonders just waiting to be explored.
- Lake Myra Park boasts a beautiful lake beckoning paddleboards, kayaks, and fishing poles. Picnic areas are sprinkled throughout this former grist mill property.
- Robertson Millpond Reserve was identified by the NC Natural Heritage Program as a significant natural area in part because of its blackwater cypress-gum swamp. A habitation that is typically much further southeast, it offers natural housing to endless plants and animals.
- JSJ Builders has new builds available in Wendell’s Andrews Landing neighborhood. While high ceilings and open sightlines are certainly reasons to visit Andrews Landing, it may be the community’s proximity to the historical downtown area that draws most residents.
Central North Carolina is packed with a variety of outdoor activities for every level of nature enthusiast. Scenic trails, watersports, and historical sites sit just around every corner providing endless options for new homebuyers. JSJ Builders is constructing new homes in nearly a dozen communities within this outdoor wonderland, but they do sell quickly! Reach out to the team today to select a home that meets all your needs, including that need to explore the great outdoors!