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Durant Trails Neighborhood Information
Located in the Northeast section of Raleigh, North Carolina, Durant Trails is a welcoming neighborhood that combines the amenities of the city with the beauty of the country. Built in the mid 1980’s into the late 1990’s, home sizes range from 1200-3400 square feet and sales prices during 2015 ranged from $192,000 to $340,000. You will find a variety of architectural styles including traditional, transitional and contemporary 1 and 2 story single family homes, in addition to townhomes located in the Reserve section of the community.
Located just minutes from Falls of Neuse Road and Interstate 540, Durant Trails is convenient to all points of the Triangle including Downtown Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, top-notch schools, healthcare, shopping, dining and entertainment, making it a great place for commuters and young families alike.
Neighborhood Amenities and Recreational Opportunities
Community amenities within Durant Trails include a large pool, recently rebuilt clubhouse, two lighted tennis courts and a neighborhood playground. The community has easy access to the Raleigh Parks Greenway, a wonderful paved trail that runs through the community and is perfect for family walks, short runs or bike riding.
The Homeowners Association sponsors many activities including a swim team, parties, exercise classes and card games at the clubhouse. Neighbors also meet and greet each other at yard sales, book club nights, block parties and the annual Fourth of July and Halloween parades. The clubhouse is also available to residents by rental for private use. The Homeowners dues for this master association for 2016 are $70/quarter and include access to the pool, clubhouse and other neighborhood facilities.
Durant Trails also borders the City of Raleigh’s Durant Nature Park which offers over 237 acres of open space including 5 miles of walking and mountain biking trails, 2 lakes for wildlife watching and fishing, picnic shelters and a playground. All within walking distance to most homes in the community.
Other local recreation opportunities within a short bike ride or drive include the Neuse River and the 26-mile paved River Greenway Trail, Falls Lake, North Ridge Country Club and Golf Course, the City of Raleigh’s Millbrook Exchange Park and much more! Also nearby is the Wake County North Landfill Park. This property currently houses the new Abbots Creek Elementary school, an ambulance station, playground and a Raleigh Parks and Recreation Community Center that opened in December 2015. Future expansion plans include additional athletic fields, an indoor aquatic center, skate park, dog park, hiking and biking trails, public gardens and more.
The Reserve at Durant Trails
Located within Durant Trails is a small enclave of Townhomes called “The Reserve”. These red-brick and vinyl townhomes were built in the 1990’s and range from 1750-1850 square feet with 2-3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, downstairs master bedroom and a 1-car garage. The Reserve has its own sub-association that governs the property and manages and maintains the exterior of the townhomes and grounds. Dues for 2016 are $190/month. Backing up to the Greenway Trail, Reserve residents enjoy direct access to this wonderful walking and nature trail. Many homes have been updated since built and some feature fenced yards and screened-in porches. Sales Prices in the Reserve in 2015 ranged from $230,000-$255,000.
Local Wake County public schools include Durant Elementary and Middle Schools, Millbrook High School and the new Abbots Creek Elementary School that opened in 2015. Residents all have access to application based Wake County Magnet and Charter schools and several nearby private schools within a short drive such as Ravenscroft and North Raleigh Christian Academy.
Shopping and Resources
The nearby Falls River and Falls Village Shopping Centers provide access to a wonderful assortment of boutiques, restaurants, salons and shops, as well as many medical and dental practices. Some of the stores include: Harris Teeter and Food Lion grocery stores, Ace Hardware, Dollar General, Kohl’s Department Store, Massage Envy, Trek Bike Store, Starbucks Coffee, as well as multiple restaurants featuring Italian, Asian, Lebanese, American Faire and more. There are also several fitness centers and gyms located nearby and Triangle Town Center Mall is also located within a 10-minute drive.
Durant Trails Homeowners Association
The neighborhood homeowners associations are currently managed by Charleston Management. For more information and community documents please access www.charlestonmanagement.com.
Communities connected to or bordering Durant Trails including Alyson Pond, Windsor Forest, Hunters Knoll, and Durant Trace. Other nearby communities include Falls River and Bedford to the North and North Ridge to the South.
Durant Nature Park
Durant Nature Preserve was formerly known as Camp Durant, headquarters for the Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts. In 1979 the City purchased the land from the scouts and turned it into a nature park.
In 2010 the park was designated as a Nature Preserve with the goal of protecting and preserving the significant natural resources within this area and to provide natural resource based recreation and environmental education experiences. There are 5-miles of trails to explore in the park's 237-acres. You can hike along a stream, through hardwood and pine forests, past wildflowers and ferns, through wetlands and alongside 2-lakes. Mountain biking is allowed on designated trails.
Due to the rich Boy Scouting heritage, street names in the Durant Trails neighborhood are named after boy scouting terms such as Scouting Trail, Courage Court, Hiking Trail, Tenderfoot Trail, Loyal Lane, Walking Stick Lane, Eagle Trail and many, many more.