Dutchman Downs Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Dutchman Downs is a subdivision located southwest of Downtown Raleigh in ZIP code 27606. Surrounded by the suburbs of Cary and Apex, it’s just southeast of US-1/Knightsdale Bypass and southwest of I-40/US-64/Tom Bradshaw Freeway. Other major thoroughfares nearby are Ten-Ten Road to the south, Holly Springs Road to the east, Penny Road to the north, and Tryon Road farther north.
There are quite a few entrances to the subdivision from Penny, Ten-Ten and Holly Springs Roads via streets with names including Dutchman Drive, The Dyke Drive, The Hague, Hollander Place, Belgium Drive, Leiden Lane, and Windmill Lane. This neighborhood’s amenities include a lake with beach, club house for rent, a playground, and a community pool. Most of the homes were built in the late 1970s and 1980s on large wooded lots. This is a nice area to sight-see, walk, and ride a bike.
Nearby parks and nature areas include Lake Wheeler Park to the southeast and Hemlock Bluffs State Natural Area to the north. Lake Wheeler Park, 6404 Lake Wheeler Road, includes fishing, sailing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, the Waterfront Program Center, picnicking, and sand volleyball. Hemlock Bluffs, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, features a unique stand of Eastern Hemlock trees, three miles of trails, scenic observation platforms, bird and wildlife watching, and the Stevens Nature Center. The nature center includes a native wildflower garden, educational programs, and an exhibit hall. Lochmere Golf Club, 2511 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, is north of Dutchman Downs and is a semi-private club.
Shopping, dining, and entertainment areas include Crossroads Plaza at I-40 and US-1. Merchants include Toys ‘R Us, Total Wine and More, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ruby Tuesday, Chick-fil-A, and more.
Schools nearest to Dutchman Downs are Oak Grove Elementary School, Lufkin Road Middle School, and Middle Creek High School. North Carolina State University is northeast.