Preston: Luxury Living in a Grand Community
Preston is a prestigious Cary, NC neighborhood in a premier golf community. Preston is centrally located in the heart of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill community with close proximity to Raleigh, Research Triangle Park and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. You will experience luxury living in Preston. The neighborhood surrounds the Prestonwood Country Club. Prestonwood is one of the premium private golf clubs in the nation.
Preston's Rich History and Growth
A history of the Preston neighborhood must start with Prestonwood Country Club which was started by Murray Savings and Loans, a company based in Cary, North Carolina. The club opened in 1988 with a basic pool and fitness center. That summer the club debuted three 9-hole courses for their members. The club ran into a standstill for a short period of time as Murray Savings and Loans went under during the savings and loan crisis of 1989-1990. Prestonwood Country Club was eventually bought by James Goodnight and three co-owners of SAS in 1991. The owners decided to expand Prestonwood's residential status by building more houses and roads. Preston has since developed into a full residential community. Since 1991 Preston has grown to include 1625 homes encompassing approximately 1950 acres of land. Other luxuries added to the community include 2 additional 18-hole golf courses, a new pro shop, new fitness and swim center, new tennis facilities, new maintenance area and replacement of split rail fencing around the course to the current brick and metal fencing.
Subdivisions of Preston
Preston neighborhoods offer traditional, transitional and contemporary homes in a distinctive golf course setting. A wide range of home prices are available from $250,000 to $2,000,000+ for condos, town homes, single family homes and estate homes. Homes range in size from 2,000 - 6,000 Sq Ft. The luxury neighborhoods comprising Preston include: Arbor, Bluffs, Chase, Courtyards, Crabtree Crossing Estates, Crossings, Deerwood Apartments, Estates, Fairwoods, Forest, Grande, Grande II, Grande Villas, Hamptons, Highlands Ridge, Kelton Square, Lakestone, Links, Meadows, Meadow view, Oaks, Peninsula, Petra, Plantation, Ponds, Trails, Villas, Vistas, Woods and Wynds.
Prestonwood Country Club
Prestonwood Country Club provides it’s members and guests with three terrific eighteen hole courses. These scenic courses are well manicured. The Meadows Course was built on flat terrain and is easy to walk. The Highlands Course features many elevation changes, and its fairways afford generous landing areas. Water hazards (lakes, creeks, streams, and ponds) come into play on all three courses. Prestonwood Country Club Amenities include 54 holes of championship golf, a Georgian style clubhouse offering a variety of culinary delights, six composition and nine all weather tennis courts, a state of the art fitness center, steam rooms, three pools, a water slide, and snack bar.
Local Shopping & Amenities Near Preston
Living in Cary offers numerous conveniences, shopping, diverse entertainment and dining opportunities. Preston Corners Shopping Center, The Shops at Preston, and Bradford Shops are just a few of the choices. You will find a variety of grocery stores, hair salons, dry cleaning and other services nearby.
There are three institutes of higher learning located close to Preston including The University of North Carolina, N.C. State University and Duke University. In addition to the many Wake County public school choices, there are a number of private Pre-K-12 choices as well, including Cary Academy, Cary Christian School, and Thales Academy.
There are numerous recreational opportunities and many nearby parks including The William B. Umstead State Park, Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Thomas Brooks Park and the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. The Town of Cary offers more than 30 public parks and natural areas. You will also find a variety of grocery stores, the YMCA, roller skating, ice skating, movie theatres and much more.