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Traveling 8 miles southeast of Raleigh, North Carolina on Rock Quarry Road, a right turn on Chelmshire Court provides entry to the Chelmshire Downs neighborhood. This lovely area has a rural setting with homes built on naturally wooded, half-acre lots. Schools close by are the Preeminent Charter School for K to 8th grades, East Garner Middle School, and Southeast Raleigh High School. The Food Lion Grocery store is a short distance south of Chelmshire Downs on Rock Quarry Road. Golf is available at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club, an 18 hole public course 20 minutes south of the community.

Residents will be interested in Historic Oak View County Park, located on Carya Drive, 3 miles from the community. The park is a 19th-century historic farmstead. The purpose of the park is to provide educational programs and events to teach and display the agricultural history of the North Carolina area. The Williams family built the Greek Revival Style Farm house in 1855. They were cotton farmers who worked the farm with ten slaves. Five of the original buildings are preserved at the park including the Plank Kitchen, Main Farmhouse, Carriage House, Livestock Barn, and the Cotton Gin House, all open to visitors. The visitor’s center rotates temporary exhibits throughout the year drawing from an extensive collection of photos and artifacts from North Carolina’s past. The park boasts free admission and is open all year, 7 days a week except on major holidays.

Another great site near Chelmshire Downs is the Thieves Market Mall on Maitland Drive. This is a great place to browse on a rainy afternoon. There are antiques dealers and gift and decorating shops with a wide range of selections and prices.

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