Raleigh is a highly desirable capital city in a region that has much to offer. The continued growth attracts new residents who love the Raleigh area lifestyle. But what if you’d like something less urban, maybe small-town living is more appealing, but you don’t want to live too far from the energy of the city. What if you are looking for a more affordable housing option that is still close to downtown Raleigh and still offers many of the same conveniences? The answer is waiting for you just 30 minutes from Downtown Raleigh. New Home Inc invites you to discover our new home communities in Selma, NC, and the lifestyle that makes them even more enticing.
Cozy, casual, and caring
Selma is a hidden jewel of the Raleigh NC area, with more people discovering (and moving) here every year. Selma is still a small town of about 6,300 people. However, it’s growing at a fast pace, a reflection of the atmosphere here. The people of Selma welcome newcomers into the friendly town, a place where you can stroll the main street and walk into any business and feel welcomed.
Selma’s historic business district, called Uptown Selma, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There’s more than 150 years’ worth of history represented in the buildings that still stand in the commercial center. Originally a railroad town, Selma has one of the oldest surviving train depots in North Carolina, the Mitchener Station, which dates back to the Civil War.
The beautiful buildings in Uptown Selma have been lovingly preserved, a gesture of community pride. These days, you can walk down the streets here and visit your favorite boutiques, antique shops, and restaurants, along with an old-fashioned soda fountain at the local drug store!
Things to do in Selma, NC
When you choose to live in one of the new home communities in Selma, NC, you have more than a friendly neighborhood. The town offers a variety of offerings for leisure diversions.
A regional attraction, Live@TheRudy brings live performances to Selma all year. Broadway-quality musical theater, concerts, and comedy entertain all ages in one of the area’s most popular entertainment venues.
Living in Selma, NC connects you with both the local and regional culture embedded here. Explore the agricultural roots when you visit the Ashlan Meadows Family Farm and Hinnant Family Vineyards. As you can tell, “Family” is the heart of Selma living. Dig even deeper into the local history at the Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum, which shares stories and artifacts from the town’s interesting past and contributions to North Carolina’s heritage.
Ready for outdoor recreation? Selma’s parks present many ways to get out and enjoy the temperate climate in North Carolina. The local Parks Department manages facilities that include a town pool, gym, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball field, sports fields, and walking trails. The town offers local leagues for children and adults, sports camps and clinics.
You can also take advantage of the community events and activities that celebrate local heritage, seasonal fun, and the many reasons to love living in Selma—like the Selma Soul Food Fest, Antique Wine Train, Latino Festival, Summer Concert Series, Movie Night, Trunk or Treat, Polar Bear Run, and Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting. The kitschy and ever-popular 301 Endless Yard Sale, which runs through Selma, was inspired by HGTV’s “Flea Market Flip”, and turns 100 miles along US Highway 301 into a massive treasure hunt for thrift shoppers.
Throughout the year, you can support your local artists, artisans, crafters, and specialty food producers at the Selma Saturdays Arts & Crafts Market, a monthly gathering that shows everyone how much talent thrives in this area.
Getting around: Planes, trains, and automobiles
When you live in Selma, you might feel like you’re far from the pace of the city. The quaintness of the small town gives you that comfort. And our new home communities in Selma are situated just right so you get the best of this friendly, casual environment.
But you don’t give up convenience to get the benefit of this lifestyle. You can hop on US-70 and be in Downtown Raleigh in just half an hour! And the new I-540 Outer Loop will take you right to the Research Triangle Park missing all the traffic of I-40, giving you an even faster trip to points in the Greater Raleigh area.
Local residents also welcome the ease of taking a train from Selma’s Mitchener Station to Raleigh and points beyond. You can sit back and enjoy the scenery along the 33-minute ride, and maybe keep going to Charlotte NC, Richmond VA, or Washington DC and beyond. Save the gas and forget about parking fees!
Raleigh-Durham International Airport is less than an hour from Selma, so when you have further to travel, the trip to the airport is an easy drive to get you on your way.
Very affordable cost of living
Besides location and things to do, another major draw to Selma is the reasonable cost of living. You can live comfortably here for almost 30% less than in Raleigh. The affordable cost of housing is a major factor. With new single-family homes and townhomes, you can blend the quality of living in this friendly small town with the quality of contemporary design and construction in new home communities in Selma, NC.
Looking for a single-family home in a neighborhood that’s located in a great area? Come home to Cross Creek. Become part of a new and growing neighborhood with New Home Inc.’s visionary approach to home design and construction. We’re creating homes that fit with today’s lifestyle and feature the flexibility to grow along with you. That’s what we call our “Future-Proof” homes.
How about the easy living that’s built into a townhome? New Home Inc. is building new townhomes in Woodberry Forest in Selma, just two miles from US 70 and I-95. Take your pick of 2- to 4-bedroom townhomes, fully appointed with the comforts and conveniences that add value to your home.