McLendon Hills is a 600-acre, gated equestrian community in the Sandhill region of central North Carolina. Here, a strip of ancient beach dunes decorates the landscape with rolling sand hills and long-leaf pines. Just west of Pinehurst (site of the 2005 US Open), McLendon Hills is close to golf, shopping and dining.
The community features custom homes, starting at around $275,000, plus cost of the lot. Residents can choose their own builder, but an architectural review committee must approve plans.
Homes can be built on one of three types of lots:
Lake Front Lots: $135,000 – $295,000
Vista Lots: $72,000 – $145,000
Mini Farm: $140,000 – $248,000
Lake Front tracts range in size from 1-2 acres and boast frontage on the 60 foot-deep, 80-acre Lake Troy Douglas. Vista lots are also 1-2 acres, with some having a lake views.
The Mini Farm tracts line the communities 6.5 miles of bridal trials and range in size from 2-5 acres. As well as a home, the mini farms can accommodate a small private stable.
Current McLendon amenities include a sandy beach with a pier and picnic tables, boat dock and volleyball court. As the community grows, more amenities, such a pool, tennis court and community center, are planned. Now, residents can plan golf or tennis at the nearby Seven Lakes Country Club, at a reduced rate.
Hands-down though, McLendon Hills is an equestrian community, featuring bridal trails and a 25-acre, state-of-the-art equestrian facility. The Hilltop arena has all-weather footing and quality show jumps. There are also run-in sheds, a lighted arena and a round pen. Residents can board their horses at the facility, which is also open for public boarding.
Lots of boomers hope to enjoy the equestrian lifestyle in a North Carolina active community. McLendon Hills just might be the ideal location for just that. [Visit website]