PulteGroup's Del Webb announced plans Thursday for Del Webb Carolina Gardens, its fourth Del Webb community developed in the Triangle area and its first in Southwest Wake County.

Carolina Gardens, which will span almost 400 acres, will feature 800 single-family ranch homes and an amenity center exceeding 20,000 square feet. The community is slated to open for sales in Summer 2020.

The planned amenity center at Carolina Gardens.
The planned amenity center at Carolina Gardens.

“Building on our record of success here in the Triangle, we are excited to bring the renowned Del Webb lifestyle to an area of Wake County that is poised for continued growth and development,” said David Carrier, Raleigh division president for PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM). “We believe that Carolina Gardens will be uniquely positioned to serve 55+ consumers currently living and/or working in Southwest Wake and Eastern Chatham counties, as well as those moving into the Triangle area to be close to children and grandchildren, to benefit from the moderate North Carolina climate or take advantage of the region’s world-class healthcare.”

"The town of Fuquay-Varina is proud and excited to be the home of the next Del Webb community in the Triangle area," said Fuquay-Varina Mayor John W. Byrne. "The Del Webb brand is synonymous with quality and excellence, providing the 55+ active adult a unique opportunity in Fuquay-Varina. The lifestyle that Carolina Gardens is sure to offer current and new residents nearing or at the retirement phase in life, is – like Fuquay-Varina – ‘A Dash More’!"

Over the past 12 years, Del Webb has served active adult buyers with three communities across the area, including the closed-out Carolina Preserve in Cary, the nearly sold out Carolina Arbors in Durham, each with almost 1,300 homes, and the newest community Del Webb at Traditions in Wake Forest, which will include roughly 450 homes at build-out.

Carolina Gardens will feature 10 brand new consumer-inspired home designs marking their local debut at this community. The new plans offer the latest features and technologies important to the 55+ buyer, with a focus on livability, safety and comfort.

Consistent with Del Webb communities across the country, the focus at Carolina Gardens will be on the active lifestyle, featuring the activities and amenities that appeal to today’s baby boomers. The planned 20,000 square foot amenity center will include a fitness room with state of the art equipment, group fitness studios for classes, an indoor pool, lifestyle spaces and craft rooms. Outdoor recreation will include an outdoor pool and sundeck, pickleball, tennis, and bocce courts, dog park, party plaza, event lawn, community garden, and shaded pocket parks. A full-time lifestyle director will plan activities, outings, organize new clubs and more.