SouthLakes opened with the promise “Small town. Big plans.” Fuquay-Varina’s first master planned community quickly became one of the Triangle’s most popular new lifestyle communities.Those big plans have been realized. In 2009, the North Carolina Home Builders Association honored SouthLakes as NC’s Master Planned Community of the Year. Now, more than 350 families have selected SouthLakes as home.
Homebuyers appreciated the natural setting, preserved open space, extensive greenway and boardwalk trails, and views of the lake. They liked the way of life SouthLakes offers: small town charm with all of the amenities of today’s active lifestyle. As residents, they’ve enjoyed the junior Olympic pool, water features, cabana, and playground. They like the neighborhood feel South Lakes provides for their families. With initial plans completed, Preston Development Company didn’t rest on South Lakes’ successes. Bigger plans have been made for the future—and those plans are now being implemented. The final phases of South Lakes are now open. Expansion of the recreation center is complete with a new second pool, grills, and a larger playground for even more fun.
The biggest expansion has taken place across the lake with the opening of the North Lakes neighborhood. Accessible on Jones Lake Road and by entrances on Old Honeycutt Road, North Lakes will offer 400+ homes when complete. A big focus of North Lakes is expanded recreational opportunities that allow residents to really enjoy life on the lake. Features inlude an open-air shelter, t-pier, and kayak launch. Further expansion plans include a Town of Fuquay-Varina park located adjacent to North Lakes. Wake County Public Schools will open Willow Spring High School in Fall 2019 with construction on the elementary school starting in 2018. Bigger plans are being made and fulfilled. Make your plans to be a part of SouthLakes—or North Lakes now!