Clayton East Village Walk Pocket

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  1. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    I've been following this fairly large neighborhood that is popping up in Clayton. The Arbors at East Village was the first along Front Street near the post office. They build 192 units, 8 buildings. They are adding Phase II right now which will add another 3 buildings and 72 more units.

    Next on the schedule is "Clayton East Village Walk Pocket" which will add 300 houses next to the Arbors. Here's a nice composite I put together to show where it will be. It should be a 55+ age restricted neighborhood. It goes to the Clayton Town Council on Jan 4th, already approved by the planning department.

    Clayton East Village Walk Pocket.jpg

    And as mentioned in previous threads, there's been renewed talk about the old Mill next to the post office, and the surrounding area getting a boost of redevelopment.
  2. DWK

    DWK Well-Known Member

    Do you have any idea what those houses will be selling for?
  3. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    I didn't see prices anywhere, but if I had to guess, I would say starting around $160-180k
  4. Webmaster

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    Clayton, North Carolina – April 4, 2017 – The Walk at East Village, a new construction 55+ age-qualified active living community in Clayton, is celebrating its grand opening with a public event Saturday, April 22, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Prospective homebuyers and the entire community are invited to the family-friendly event to enjoy live music, free food and drinks including a neighborhood pig pickin’, model home and site tours, raffles, helicopter rides for homebuyers and more.

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  5. lgb0250

    lgb0250 Well-Known Member

    At a $290K+ starting price for a home less than 1700sf they are mighty proud of that development.
  6. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    I wonder if they would allow pets.
  7. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    If you own a house, how can they deny you having a pet in your own house?
  8. barney726

    barney726 Well-Known Member

  9. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    Covenants just like the age restrictions for residents.
  10. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    So does that mean if they can restrict what dogs you have in your house, then they could also restrict what you do inside a house? What if the covenants said something like, you can only wear blue clothes? Or can only have people over your house once a week? And only 2 people? Can they state how many kids you can have? HOAs are horrible, one reason I would never live in one.
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  11. cynadon

    cynadon Well-Known Member

    I love HOAs. I make about a third of a salary per year off them and it takes about 40 hours a year. It's almost as good as selling to governments but they pay quicker.
  12. Sherry A.

    Sherry A. Well-Known Member

    Yes, read the covenants closely because some even have an age on who can live with a person in these communities and for how long.
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  13. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    Yes, if so written the HOA can restrict a lot about your property and its use, but it has to be balanced enough for sales if they want to sell any property.

    It would be hard to enforce, but yes, the covenants can say just about anything because it is a private contract. Normally an age restriction on sales of property would be discrimination, but in the case of age targeted housing such as this 55+ they can get around it.

    Again, very hard to enforce, but anything is possible.

    They do have an advantage for keeping property values higher. I have seen neighbors who trashed the property values because of the state of their property and neighbors who would have done the same had there not been a legal covenant to prevent them from doing so. Everything is a balance and before buying any property check to see what the covenants are before doing so. Our current HOA had a couple of odd covenants but things I could live with. The problem arose when the board took the covenants from another area and created a quasi-covenant list through the architectural review committee. They tried to claim they had the authority to do so until I requested they bring in either their attorney or the management company to one of the meetings to explain things from a legal perspective since the covenants on file required a majority vote of the homeowners to make any changes. That new list has not been mentioned for a few years now and I still have a couple of cards to play if we ever have another disagreement in the future. The previous HOA was much simpler as they consulted their attorney before the meeting and just admitted they were wrong at the first meeting.
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  14. Auxie

    Auxie Well-Known Member

    My HOA only lets Members know when and where the yearly meeting is taking place.
  15. siameselover

    siameselover Well-Known Member

    I wish there was an over 55 housing starting at 150 so people who arent rich can live at one. I would even live in a mobile home development for over 55. Only thing in this price range is younger families and sad to say people who trash their yards and homes
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  16. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    This was not a yearly meeting but a private meeting where the HOA was informed that it was trying to do something for which it had no authority.
  17. Craig Mathews

    Craig Mathews New Member

    This is not a traditional neighborhood, which is why the pricing is a little higher. It's a 55+ active living neighborhood with a 12,000 square foot clubhouse with coffee cafe, BYOB wine bar, demonstration kitchen, heated saltwater pool, pickleball courts, and much more. There's also an activities director to help people connect and stay active. If you look at other similar 55+ active living communities in the Triangle, you'll find that The Walk at East Village is quite a bit less per square foot than they are.

    And it doesn't have the bait-and-switch pricing that other communities are known for. This means that the price you see is the price you pay. Three different price levels for each home and that's it. Even at the base/Classic level, the homes include granite counters, premium appliances, soft-close cabinets, crown molding, ceiling fans, built-in bookshelves, and more.

    Disclaimer: I am in charge of marketing for The Walk at East Village. Go to to find out more.
  18. Craig Mathews

    Craig Mathews New Member

    Yes! The Walk at East Village not only allows pets, but has a Bark Park to help socialize your furry friends.

    Disclaimer: I am in charge of marketing for The Walk at East Village. Go to to find out more.
  19. DWK

    DWK Well-Known Member

    Not sure if I missed this somewhere, but are there additional HOA fees for this development?
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  20. Craig Mathews

    Craig Mathews New Member

    Yes, there are HOA dues of $245 per month. This includes lots of socials, activities, grounds maintenance, staff, etc.

    Disclaimer: I am in charge of marketing for The Walk at East Village. Go to to find out more.

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