Real Estate

Heritage Wake Forest celebrates its 10th anniversary


With a tip of the hat to the past, and a gaze to the future, Heritage is celebrating a huge milestone . . . 10 remarkable years of welcoming new residents home. And while the mood is upbeat and festive, don’t expect the minds behind the master plan to revel in celebration mode for long. Heritage always sees the future as being right at its doorstep, so sleeves are already rolling up to make the next ten years even better.

Developer Andy Ammons is undeniably proud of the community that he has nurtured from its infancy, but he lavishes praise and gratitude on his sales and marketing team, his custom builder group, buyers who have made Heritage their home and the Wake Forest community that has embraced them all.

When asked what accounts for the enormous success of this master-planned community, now numbering over 20 distinct neighborhoods, Ammons invokes a principle he instilled in his teen-aged children when they were learning to drive: “Know what’s in your mirrors, but keep your eyes on the road in front of you.” In that spirit, his GPS is always tuned in to the tastes and needs of homebuyers, so he can continually make adjustments, as they take new directions.

Just look at the metamorphosis of Heritage from a classic golf and swim club community to one that now also offers miles of walking trails, a fishing pond, parks and playgrounds. Add to that a second swimming pool complex and remodeling of the golf clubhouse and restaurant, 1250 Heritage, where spectacular sunset dining on the deck is a local favorite!

Today’s buyers are looking for value. Heritage delivers, as reflected by how strong its home sales have stayed through an economy that has left its mark on so many communities. Folks on the move desire a home not just a house, and that means providing comforts and conveniences . . . close-by schools; shops, restaurants, and services; seasonal events that foster a feeling of community; sidewalks filled with friendly neighbors. All found here, in abundance.

Homebuyers want choices — “Your life. Your way.” is the Heritage mantra. So the young professional who’d rather hit the links than do yard work can find a low-maintenance townhome starting under $200,000. Single-family plans from the $200,000s to over $600,000 suit families looking for room to grow, in homes that suit their lifestyles and their budgets. The retired couple wishing to downsize in square footage but not style has options from golf course villas to patio homes to ranches on wooded lots.

The custom builder team is always breaking new ground and incorporating 21st-century technology, while offering homes ready to move in right now or allowing buyers to design the home of their dreams.

What’s on the road ahead? Ammons may not give away all the details of what he will be wishing as he blows out the 10 candles on Heritage’s birthday cake, but he doesn’t mind sharing his pledge to continue going the extra mile to keep Heritage the stand-out community that it is, where quality of life and good stewardship of the land matter. In his words, “I’ll never stop listening and learning, because just growing bigger isn’t the goal, it’s growing better.”

Heritage is located near the historic downtown district of Wake Forest. This master- planned community comprises 26 individual neighborhoods and offers townhomes and single-family homes priced from the $160,000s to the $600,000s. This exceptional community was twice named Master Planned Community of the Home Builder’s Association and the golf course was given an outstanding 4-1/2 Star rating by Golf Digest Magazine.