Heatherstone Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Heatherstone is a subdivision southwest of downtown Raleigh in zip code 27606. Surrounded by the suburbs of Cary and Apex, it’s just southeast of U.S.-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 west, Penny Road to the north, and Tryon Road farther north.
The neighborhood is comprised of a main street, Heatherstone Drive, which is a half circle with both ends meeting Penny Road. From Heatherstone Drive, there are a number of small streets ending in cul-de-sacs. The lower part of the subdivision is heavily wooded, with large lots. The top portion has smaller lots. Homes were built in the 1990s and 2000s but are well-landscaped and surrounded by mature trees and often forest. Though there are no sidewalks, with care, this would be a nice area in which to go sightseeing, walk, and ride bikes.
Nearby parks and nature areas include Lake Wheeler Park to the southeast and Hemlock Bluffs State Natural Area to the north. Lake Wheeler Park, on Lake Wheeler Road, includes fishing, sailing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, the Waterfront Program Center, picnicking, and sand volleyball. Hemlock Bluffs, on Kildaire Farm Road in Cary, features a unique stand of Eastern Hemlock trees; three miles of trails; scenic observation platforms; bird and wildlife watching; and Stevens Nature Center, which includes a native wildflower garden, educational programs, and an exhibit hall. Lochmere Golf Club, also on Kildaire Farm Road, is a semi-private club.
Shopping, dining, and entertainment options are available at the Crossroads Plaza at I-40 and U.S.-1. Among the merchants there are Toys ‘R Us, Total Wine and More, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ruby Tuesday, and Chick-fil-A.
Schools nearest to Heatherstone are Middle Creek Elementary, West Lake Middle, and Middle Creek High. North Carolina State University is to the northeast.