Saturday, September 27, 2014

Kids Movie Night at Briar Chapel

Since she was 4 years old, one of our daughter's favorite monthly events in Briar Chapel is Kids Movie Night.

Last night was no different. She got to throw on her PJs, grab a sleeping bag, and head up to the Briar Club to watch Mr. Peabody and Sherman with 30 of her friends from the neighborhood.

The cost is only $12/child (plus $8/sibling), which includes pizza for dinner and an intermission halfway through the movie to play some fun games and have dessert.

Best of all, Kids Movie Night gives parents a chance to reconnect and be adults. We like to use the time to go out on a fun date together, host a dinner party at the house, or get together with a group of our friends at a nearby restaurant or beer garden.

Just another example of the great lifestyle residents enjoy!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Chapel Hill Ranks Among "Best Places to Live in America" from Money Magazine

Chapel Hill earned accolades in Money magazine's recent annual rankings of the “Best Places to Live in America” in the following categories:
  • No. 36 for "Best Places to Live"
  • No. 8 for "Youngest Places to Live"
This year, Money Magazine set out to find the nation's top small cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000.

Starting with a pool of 781 cities, they used data from
Onboard Informatics and other sources to comb through everything from the local economy and housing market to schools and healthcare—more than 50 factors in all. Then, they sent reporters to visit the top scoring places, looking for a sense of community and other intangibles.

If you are considering Chapel Hill for your next home, please reach out to Jen Winkler at 919-593-3662 to setup a private tour of the community and homes for sale.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Briar Chapel's 4-Legged Residents Enjoy Annual "Pups at the Pool" Event

As the pool season comes to a close each year, it's a tradition for Briar Chapel residents to bring their 4-legged family members for a swim in the saltwater pools. This year's event was the best one yet with perfect weather and happy pups.

Brittany (our activities coordinator) arranged some new features for this year's event, including paw-painting and a microchip scanning station to make sure everyone's information was up-to-date. She also hosted some fun "best trick" and "longest jump" contests with prizes awarded. Here are a few highlights from the festivities...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Briar Chapel Builders Leading the Way

Briar Chapel's builder team is leading the way for certifying homes to the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), the only ANSI-approved consensus standard on green building. Check out the NC rankings and latest numbers below from Home Innovation Research Labs:

  • #1 Homes By Dickerson: 301 Certified Homes w/ 39 in Process
  • #3 M/I Homes of Raleigh: 223 Certified Homes w/ 26 in Process 
  • #4 Saussy Burbank: 169 Certified Homes w/ 25 in Process 
  • #6 David Weekley Homes: 85 Certified Homes w/ 14 in Process 
  • #10 ForeverHome: 16 Certified Homes w/ 22 in Process 
  • #11 Garman Homes: 13 Certified Homes w/ 7 Home in Process 
  • #17 Morningstar Homes: 8 Certified Homes 
  • #28 Drees: 4 Certified Homes w/ 5 in Process
Congratulations everyone!!!