Saturday, July 27, 2013

Homes By Dickerson Named 2013 NGBS Green Partner in Excellence

Homes By Dickerson, one of the builders in Briar Chapel, has been recognized as a 2013 Green Partner in Excellence by NGBS for its leadership, innovation and excellence in building high-performance green homes.

Michelle Desiderio, Vice President of Innovation Services at Home Innovation Research Labs, will be in town on August 1st to recognize the builder along with four other local organizations: Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, Southern Energy Management, Green Home Builders of the Triangle and Habitat for Humanity of Durham. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Chapel Hill Makes List of Best N.C. Towns for Young Families

Chapel Hill, where Briar Chapel is located, was recently ranked as one of the best places to raise a young family in North Carolina.

The analysis, conducted by Mike Anderson and published on NerdWallet, a personal finance website, considered five factors:
  • Quality of public schools
  • Median home values
  • Ongoing cost of home ownership
  • Average income
  • Economic growth
Here is what Mike had to say...

"Chapel Hill is a quintessential university town. It is home to 30,000 students, and benefits from all the cultural facets of college life: concert venues, plenty of fine-dining options and great shopping destinations are scattered around the city. While life may center around the university, jobs here are nevertheless diverse..."

When considering Chapel Hill's close proximity to the Research Triangle Park and other parts of the Triangle, with its excellent job market and ample entertainment opportunities, it's easy to see why so many families (and retirees!) are now calling this town home.

Come see for yourself what a great area we live in!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

"Swim For Smiles" Youth Triathlon Coming To Briar Chapel

It has finally been announced that Briar Chapel will host the 2013 Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon on September 8th!

Swim for Smiles is the country's second largest children's triathlon, with proceeds benefitting the nearby North Carolina Children's Hospital. This annual event has drawn as many as 850 participants in the past. As such, the event's planners are excited to partner with Briar Chapel, which boasts ample open space needed for the competition's running and biking portions, as well as a Junior-Olympic saltwater pool to accommodate the swim races. 

Open to participants ages 5-18, Swim for Smiles is a USA-Triathlon sanctioned event that includes both a short and long course. To register for the event, go here. There are also a number of other ways you can help support this worthwhile event.

To learn more about Swim for Smiles, check out this video documentary: