2016 is just about over. Recently, one of my clients told me that my videos don’t do Briar Chapel justice. I agree! It’s been 3 years since I have done a Briar Chapel video and the neighborhood is maturing in a great way. It’s definitely one of the best neighborhoods in the Triangle because of the location, close to the Town of Chapel Hill, amenities, great builders and the commercial center with medical, preschool, restaurants. The schools are excellent with a new high school and elementary school coming in 2020.
Not a Cookie Cutter Neighborhood
People are surprised when I point out the big street trees were planted just a few years ago. Trees grow fast in NC. That combined with the many different builders, parks and price ranges keep the neighborhood from having a cookie cutter look. When I did my first video only 100 families lived in Briar Chapel Now there are over 1000. Still, it’s less than half finished. I decided to video the neighborhood in a systematic way starting with the new commercial area at the entrance of the neighborhood. Then, a visit to the information center. With a neighborhood this large you need a plan and focus for a tour. Then a drive through while I tell you about the builders, parks and neighborhoods. Finally a visit with each builder to see the price ranges and features.
This will take a while so I’ll be adding to this page into 2017.
Briar Chapel Commercial
The streetscape on 15-501 is really changing with new phases of Briar Chapel commercial under construction now. I can’t wait to see what will be there!
Briar Chapel Information Center
Here is a transcript of this video:
Marianne: Hi, I’m Marianne Howell Wright with Triangle Area Real Estate. Today we’re going to stop by the Briar Chapel Information Center. It’s a good place to start our tour of the neighborhood. It’s run by the developer, not the builders. And it’s where we can pick up a packet, learn about the neighborhood. We’ll also learn about the Residents for a Day program. Let’s run in and take a quick look and then go look at houses.
Homes by Dickerson built the Information Center and it’s a real single family house. The entrance is on the side. The interior is really up to date. Gray cabinets have sort of taken over from white. This is an aerial map that I really like. It shows the relationships of Briar Chapel to the rest of the Triangle. We’re going to talk to Samantha and she’s going to tell us about the Resident for a Day program.
Samantha: So Resident for a Day is a program we have here at Briar Chapel. You can come and rent out the bikes. We have two adult mountain bikes and two kid bikes and hit our 14 miles of trails. During the summer we can also give you pool passes and you can explore all that Briar Chapel has to offer.
Marianne: So do they rent those bikes?
Samantha: They are free so you can just come in, sign up online or give us a call and we can sign you up for a certain day that works best for you and you can take them out.
Marianne: That would be good for somebody to plan it if they are coming to visit.
Samantha: Yep, exactly.
Marianne: Good. The interactive display is a new feature that can help you understand the neighborhood before you actually go out and look. You also get a packet of information with a map of the neighborhood, an inventory list, a list of the builders, a map of the trails, a newsletter about the events going on in the neighborhood, and school information.
So now that we have checked out the Information Center let’s go look at some of the homes. This is Marianne Howell Wright with Triangle Area Real Estate in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.