Want to know a little secret? Lake Forest Preserve in historic Weddington is one of the loveliest neighborhoods around! Developed by Orleans Homes, which has been in business since 1918, Lake Forest Preserve is just that-a preserve. The development is nestled along three small lakes, covering 130 acres of conservation area that blends seamlessly into its lush forest setting.
With just over 200 private homesites, the size is just right-not too large or too small. Although residents here embrace the tranquility and solitude of their woodsy retreats, the quiet cul-de-sacs are all minutes from I-485 and Highway 16. That means there are excellent shopping and dining choices only a few minutes away.
Hopeful homebuyers frequently ask this question: “But…how are the schools?” Answer: “Tough to beat.” Weddington Elementary takes pride in several innovative programs, including Spanish Immersion and its Five-Star Rated North Carolina State Licensed Child Care Center. The local middle school has been recognized as a “School of Excellence” for 11 years running and ranked #1 in the state in 2010 for its high EOC scores. Weddington High School is famous in these parts because it was included in last year’s Newsweek Magazines list, “America’s Best High Schools-2013”.
Although Lake Forest Preserve offers residents scores of amenities, including a pool, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds, and lakeside trails, historic Weddington truly brings small town life full circle. Settled in the 1760s, several preserved Colonial, Turn of the Century and Victorian dwellings serve as a reminder of the community’s storied past. Old-fashioned fun prevails year round at events such as the 4th of July celebration, outdoor concerts, December’s Christmas Tree lighting, and every local child’s favorite, the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Residents also join together in the Fall and Spring for the annual Keep Weddington Clean Day.
We encourage you to pay this community a visit. Chances are after a drive through charming Lake Forest Preserve, like us, you will fall in love!