Check out this great blog below by the Newland team in Briar Chapel! What a great reminder that the homes we build and the neighborhoods we build them in are all about families-whatever family may mean or look like to you! Homes By Dickerson is proud to be a part of this fantastic community focused on offering homes and spaces where those families can reunite! Thanks Peter Winkler for your thoughtful insight and participation in this project!
Reuniting Families (Part 1): Moving Your Children to the Area
Children inevitably spread their wings and leave the nest as they get older. Whether they move for school, jobs or new opportunities, sometimes families end up spread out across the country.
At Briar Chapel, we’ve seen several families reunite within our community: grandparents on one block with the children and grandkids nestled in a spacious home just a few streets around the corner.
Relocating your kids and their families to the area can be exciting, but it isn’t always an easy decision. Peter Winkler, a broker/REALTOR for one of our builders, Homes by Dickerson, gave us a few tips to successfully help your kids (and grandkids!) relocate to a new area near you!
Experience the Community.
Next time your family and the grandbabies come to visit, take them to one of the events that the community you’re considering offers. This is one of the best ways for your kids and grandkids to get a feel firsthand if the community is a fit. At Briar Chapel, it can be as simple as a walk to one of our many parks to see a concert, a holiday-themed pool party at the Briar Clubhouse or lunch at the Veranda. Every grassy picnic and barbecue they attend at Briar Chapel will soon have them envisioning their own lives in the community.
Make Introduction, Make Friends.
Many young families are hesitant to move into their parents’ neighborhood, because they view these areas as retirement communities. Briar Chapel, in contrast, caters to a diverse range of families of all ages. Introduce them to the broad variety of their interest groups, whether it’s a golfing club or Fit4Mom, a Chapel Hill prenatal and postnatal fitness group that provides a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. While your kids want to be close to you, they will also want support from friends their own age. Everyone yearns to know they aren’t alone in making the decision to move miles from their stomping ground, and Briar Chapel is home to families who have gone through the exact same process.
Share Research: Local Schools, Home Plans and Job Opportunities.
Before your kids come visit for the next holiday, do some of the legwork for them. What are the best elementary schools and daycares in the area? What about the type of homes available in Briar Chapel? If you prepare some of the initial research on local jobs and schools, the decision becomes even easier for your kids! For example, Briar Chapel hosts two schools on-site. Chatham County is home to Schools of Distinction, top SAT scores, “Teacher of the Year” awards and leading rankings from the US News & World Reportand The Washington Post.
Support Their Decision.
As Peter says, one of the most important tips is making sure that your kids feel like it is ultimately their decision to move here. Be strategic in introducing them to the community, but allow them to explore and weigh the options on their own. The good news is that once you’ve shown them the rich plethora of opportunities Briar Chapel has to offer, the community speaks for itself.!
Stay tuned for the second part of our blog post next week, as Peter Winkler gives us more advice on how to help your parents move closer to you.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, finding time to wrap presents can be challenging. Imagine a quiet retreat where you can get into the holiday spirit and check one more thing off your growing to do list! Homes By Dickerson is providing that peaceful oasis at our Briar Chapel model home on Tuesday, December 2nd from 4-8pm. Come join us for our Holiday Shopping Retreat where you can wrap your Black Friday purchases away from curious little ones and other distractions.
Tour our beautiful Franklin floor plan, enjoy delicious treats and beverages, and utilize our gift wrapping station complete with paper, tags, bags, bows and more!
House address is 307 Dark Forest Drive, Chapel Hill in the Briar Chapel Community.
RSVP to Julia at 919-260-7225 or JReinert@HomesByDickerson.com by December 1st. Feel free to bring family members or friends. We looking forward to seeing you there!
Beautiful weather and throngs of people made for a great first weekend of the 49th annual Parade of Homes! Over 1400 people came through our 8 stunning Parade Homes this past Saturday and Sunday. The homes had been polished and shined and received rave reviews from Realtors, Builders and the General Public.
These are just a few of the comments we received on these great homes.
“Gorgeous floor plan!”
“Love the attention to detail!”
“Amazing tile work!”
“Beautiful designs and great use of space!”
“Most beautiful front porch ever!”
“Nice wooded back yard with screen porch and fire pit, perfect for entertaining and roasting marshmallows!”
Congratulations to our 1st Parade to the Home of Your Life Winner, Jon Carter. Jon and his family have won a $50 VISA gift card.
If you have not had a chance to join The Parade, put it on your calendar to venture out October 10-12 or October 17-19, 12noon to 5pm. Only 2 more weekends remain to be a part of this experience!
Here is our line-up of homes:
- The Franklin at Briar Chapel, 307 Dark Forest, Chapel Hill, $597,900
- The Chamborde at Briar Chapel, 183 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill, $614,900
- The Lakeview Manor at Croasdaile Farms, 3402 Trail Wood Drive, Raleigh, $910,000
- The Sullivan II at Traditions, 1301 Reservoir Lane, Wake Forest, $617,900
- The Walden Pond at Barton’s Grove, 1025 Margaret’s Lane, Raleigh, $761,900
- The Arramore at Sunset Bluffs, 114 Sunset Bluffs Lane, Fuquay-Varina, $439,900
- The Oakmont at Heritage Wake Forest, 5721 Massey Branch Drive, Rolesville, $594,900
- The St. James II at Traditions, 1225 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest, $675,900
Not available on the weekends? Contact us at 919-917-3132 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your private tour of any of these 8 beautiful homes today!