8 Jul

Abingdon: Embracing Selma’s Beauty

JSJ Builders

The JSJ Builders’ family is growing again! We are so excited to break ground on our newest neighborhood, Abingdon, located in beautiful and charming Selma, North Carolina! This gorgeous community will feature 25 large, wooded lots with spacious single-family homes. Selma offers the best of so many worlds: a small-town feel, loads of history, and convenience to all you desire. 

Why should you choose Selma’s Abingdon community for your new home? There are so many reasons!

Lifestyle: Selma is known for its friendly residents and welcoming nature. With several community events throughout the year, neighbors find getting to know one another easy and quickly form close-knit relationships. 

  • From April to September, Downtown Selma hosts Rockin’ on the Raiford, a monthly concert series gaining popularity every year. 
  • Selma is home to the 301 Endless Yard Sale! This annual garage sale spans over 100 miles for two days of bargain shopping.
  • Each October, the Annual Railroad Days Festival brings food, music, arts, crafts, and a huge parade to Downtown Selma.
  • Selma has several recreational facilities, such as Harrison or Vick Parks, with meandering trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds. North Carolina’s favorable climate means that these parks are popular among residents year-round! Fun Fact: Vick Park is named after Dr. Joshua Vick of Vick’s VapoRub fame.

 Things to Do: From locally owned restaurants to artisan shopping, much of Selma’s charm can be traced to the talents of local business owners.

  • The Ruby Theatre might be the biggest gem in Selma’s cultural crown as it hosts live jubilees all year long. A perfect day in Selma might begin with a gallery visit showcasing local artists, a bite to eat at one of the many downtown restaurants, and end with an unforgettable performance at The Ruby Theatre.
  • Selma residents have access to a variety of cuisines whether comfort food, international delights, or delectable desserts. A few favorites? Sherry’s Signature Cheesecakes is not to be missed and The Diner is famous for serving a nostalgic feel to its patrons. 
  • Selma’s Antique Wine and Design Center sits among an array of charming downtown stores and provides a unique blend of antiques and fine wines.
  • North Carolina’s role in the Civil War can be explored via a short drive from Selma at the Bentonville Battlefield historic site.
  • The Clemmons Educational State Forest is a terrific, local resource for those seeking education about the area’s ecosystem. Combine learning with lunch by bringing along a picnic to enjoy among its beautiful trails!
  • Raleigh sits just thirty minutes from Selma. From professional sports to a thriving music scene to magnificent museums, there is always something to explore in North Carolina’s capital city.

Economics: One of the top reasons Selma is so attractive to those relocating is its affordability and accessibility. With a low cost of living and access to a variety of industries, residents typically find more value in this area. 

  • Located near the I-95 corridor, Selma has seen an uptick in new businesses for the last decade plus. From manufacturing to retail to technology, this influx has created a wide range of job opportunities for residents. 
  • Selma is also convenient to Raleigh and Durham, opening the door to further employment opportunities as the famed Research Triangle Park is under an hour from this quaint town. Over 300 businesses are thriving in RTP, making it a favorite for many career paths. 
  • There are forty higher education institutions located within a fifty-mile radius of Selma, enrolling 200,000 students annually. No matter your educational goals, there is a local school that will be the perfect match. The closest? Johnston Community College sits three miles from Selma. In Raleigh, the area’s largest college, North Carolina State University awaits future Wolfpackers. Fayetteville State University’s low tuition appeals to many, and, in Durham, Duke University is consistently listed among the top five best universities in the country.
  • The real estate market in Selma is terrific with housing options in all sizes and price points. JSJ Builders’ Abingdon community will soon be the star of the area and local agents are thrilled to see it come to life. The newly built homes in Abingdon will have 9’ smooth ceilings throughout the 1st floor, designer kitchens, decorative lighting, covered porches, and so much more!

Steeped in History: Founded in 1867, Selma has preserved its rich history while embracing its future. The Selma Historic District represents beautiful buildings that date back to the nineteenth century.

  • The Selma Union Depot, built in 1924, is a must-see former train station that now serves as a museum. Selma served as a pivotal stop along the development of the East Coast’s railroad industry.
  • Atkinson’s Mill has been producing cornmeal since 1757 and now offers tours for visitors. The grist mill sources corn locally to produce all kinds of must-use ingredients for true Southern cooking. Hushpuppies, pancakes, seafood breading, and more reach excellence when prepared with Atkinson’s Mills products. 

Are you ready to make Selma, NC your new hometown? JSJ Builders’ is delighted to offer its new Abingdon neighborhood to new homebuyers. With six floorplans spanning over 2400 SF, these newly built homes will be as spacious as they are sensational. The Abingdon community, which sits minutes from the award-winning Flowers Plantation area, will fill quickly with just 25 lots available. Reach out to the team at JSJ Builders to reserve your homesite 



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