You’ll find equestrian properties for horse lovers of all styles in Raleigh
There’s no doubt about it: Raleigh is horse country. Equestrian properties, communities and horse farms abound, so whether you prefer to board your horse, or want to maintain several close by to ride at your leisure, the Triangle area is sure to have an equestrian home to suit the lifestyle you want.
Keeping horses at home
In general, zoning across the triangle is favorable to maintaining horses; minimum property size required is typically 1 acre per horse. While not all neighborhoods permit large animals, even with sufficient lot size, there are many that do, from informal gatherings of a few properties on a shared pond, to those offering more luxurious estate-home living.
Other factors you’ll want to consider if you plan to keep your horse at home, of course, are sufficient room for any outbuildings you’ll want, and grazing to support your horse(s) (typically 2 acres per horse per year, unless you plan to provide a supplemental feed source). Just a little planning with ensure you and your horses enjoy many happy years in your new equestrian home.
Boarding your horse
If you plan to board your horse(s), you’ll have even more options, of course. There are well regarded stables in all parts of the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas (scroll down to see a list of boarding and riding stables), so you will certainly be able to enjoy the ideal balance of close proximity to your horse, along with your North Carolina dream home.
Of course one of the great benefits of living in the Raleigh area is the ease with which you can shift from your outdoor pursuits to world-class entertainment, enjoying peaceful vistas in the morning and urban energy at night. And since we’re centrally located in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, you’re just a few hours’ drive from both coastal beaches and mountain splendor.
If you’re ready to start looking for your equestrian property and dream home, start by browsing the current listings here. But to really find the right listing explore the area with a local expert; you’ll enjoy the type of dedicated service that’s often hard to find when you call on Ken Smith to be your personal real estate adviser. As owner/broker/realtor of Goldens Realty, Ken strictly limits the number of people he will take on at a given time so that each client gets maximum attention.
Call Ken Smith at 919-606-8751 or email Ken@GoldensRealty.com today!