DestinationFAY: Home Sweet Home
BY KIM HASTY
NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT than the feeling of finding that perfect neighborhood for you and your family to feel comfortable and right at home. Whether you’re looking for a 1930s Craftsman-style home, a Southern colonial or brand-new construction, Fayetteville has a wide variety of neighborhoods from which to choose. Here we offer a snapshot list of places to give you a start, whether you’re in the market for a new home or a home that’s new to you.
Part of the charm of the wide swath of homes that comprise Haymount is the variety. Here, you will find everything from small, 1950s Cape Cod homes to sprawling new construction. Most homes are either a short drive or within walking distance of “Haymount Hill,” a historic area that includes Cape Fear Regional Theatre, shops, a post office and restaurants.
DOWNTOWN FAYETTEVILLE= People who live in one of the townhouses, penthouses or condominiums overlooking downtown Fayetteville will tell you there is nothing like the view. Stand on your balcony and check out the parties at Festival Park, the parades down Hay Street or Segra Stadium, home of the minor-league Fayetteville Woodpeckers. They also say there is a strong sense of community and a convenience that can’t be beat. Time was when few people lived downtown, but now it’s a popular place that puts you in the middle of restaurants, shopping and museums with plenty of greenspaces along adjacent Linear Park.
Located about 20 minutes from downtown Fayetteville and in the heart of the Jack Britt School District, Gates Four is a gated c Candlelight Loft Tour of the Cool Spring Downtown District community with homes and townhomes built around an 18-hole golf course and expansive ponds and lakes. The community features a swimming pool and clubhouse, as well as a pavilion that serves as a venue for summer concerts.
A neighborhood in the heart of Fayetteville, Forest Lakes is built around a scenic lake and features a variety of architectural styles, townhomes on the Highland
Country Club golf course, as well as new construction.
Located in central Fayetteville, Vanstory Hills youngsters can walk to the elementary school located in the heart of the neighborhood. The neighborhood features a variety of construction, from ranch-style homes to new construction, all punctuated by the neighborhoods large lake and walkable streets.
Another neighborhood built around n 18-hole golf course, King’s Grant is located on the rapidly growing north side of Fayetteville. With large and mid-sized homes and patio homes off the fairways, King’s Grant is convenient to shopping and restaurants and has Methodist University as a neighbor. The community is known for its closeknit feel and neighborhood gettogethers.
CYPRESS LAKES Located in east Fayetteville, Cypress Lakes became known as the “Home of the Floyds” for the family after Cypress Lakes co-founder and noted golf instructor L.B. Floyd’s children became famous golfers. Raymond Floyd had a Hall of Fame career on the PGA Tour and Marlene Floyd had a career on the LPGA Tour. Like Gates Four and King’s Grant, Cypress Lakes has a variety of homes to offer.