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Story Time with 12 Oaks!

As we find ourselves at home in each of our neighborhoods and communities, Landeavor (developer of 12 Oaks) would like to share messages, videos, and activities for you and your family to enjoy! Each week, we will post new content from around your community – as well as from other Landeavor communities around the country – showcasing fun and creative ways to keep active with your loved ones from home.

Today’s post comes from our friend Jordan, Lifestyle Director at MillBridge; Landeavor’s community in Waxhaw, North Carolina. she has a story to share with all of us… let’s all enjoy “Bunny’s Book Club”!

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Kids Craft From Home!

As we find ourselves at home in each of our neighborhoods and communities, Landeavor (developer of 12 Oaks) would like to share messages, videos, and activities for you and your family to enjoy! Each week, we will post new content from around your community – as well as from other Landeavor communities around the country – showcasing fun and creative ways to keep active with your loved ones from home.

Today’s post comes from our friend Jordan, Lifestyle Director at MillBridge; Landeavor’s community in Waxhaw, North Carolina. She’s sharing a fun and easy Easter-themed craft to enjoy with your kids! Check out the video, give it a try, and share with us what you make!

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Tips for Staying Healthy at Home

As our community adjusts to unusual times amidst the Corona Virus outbreak, we would like to take a moment to share a few tips from the CDC on how to best take care of yourself and your families around your home.

Continue practicing everyday preventive actions.

Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol. Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily using a regular household detergent and water.

Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy.

Identify a separate bathroom for the sick person to use, if possible. Plan to clean these rooms, as needed, when someone is sick. 

Stay in touch with others by phone or email. 

If you live alone and become sick during a COVID-19 outbreak, you may need help. Ask family, friends, and health care providers to check on you during an outbreak. Stay in touch with family and friends with chronic medical conditions.

Take care of the emotional health of your household members.

Outbreaks can be stressful for adults and children. Talk with your children about the outbreak, try to stay calm, and reassure them that they are safe. Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories about COVID-19. Connect with family and friends. Share your concerns and how you are feeling with others.

For more information and tips on how to, check out Get Your Home Ready published by the CDC.

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Neighborhood Date Night Ideas

Valentine’s Day is here… and love is in the air! Looking for a great way to spend some time with the special person in your life? Look no further than just outside your front door! 12 Oaks offers many unique ways to have fun together right in your own neighborhood. Here are just a few date ideas to get you started!

Enjoy a Relaxing Evening at The Club

The elegant colonial-style 12 Oaks Clubhouse is designed to entertain members of all ages. Enjoy dinner or a drink together at the bar, members-only dining room, or large patio overlooking the greens.


Take in the Great Outdoors

Explore the wonderland (hand in hand) right outside your door. There are over 20 miles of trails through the rolling hills and plains that connect streets, golf course cart ways and trails that thread past ponds and creeks.


Break a Sweat

Looking to stay fit with your significant other? There’s no shortage of classes to choose from to do just that! From yoga to cardio and strength, the Fitness Center always has a class on deck to keep you and your loved ones energized.


It’s as easy 1, 2, 3! What are some of your favorite date night ideas around the neighborhood? Let us know!

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10 Reasons to Love 12 Oaks

A new decade is here, which means we have 10 exciting years to look forward to in the 2020’s… why not start things off with a list of the top 10 reasons to love life at 12 Oaks!

Our Homes (and Builders)

Beautiful homes brought to you by award-winning homebuilders… explore our streets and see for yourself!


Our Town

Holly Springs has become one of the most attractive communities in the Research Triangle region. Holly Springs remains a family-centered community while being home to small businesses and multi-national firms.


Our Pool(s)

Spring and summer are right around the corner… we’ll be jumping back in the water in no time!


Our Club

The elegant colonial-style 12 Oaks Clubhouse is designed to entertain members of all ages, offers world-class golf, tennis, swimming, workout facilities, classes and a full schedule of social events.


Our Events

From Zumba, yoga and tennis to craft beer and Ladies Night, the calendar is packed with interesting and fun choices for adults, toddlers, teens and grandparents.


Our Golf

12 Oaks is anchored around an epic 7,000+ yard Nicklaus design course that is a scenic beauty.



Our Trails

12 Oaks residents enjoy over 20 miles of trails through the rolling hills and plains that connect streets, golf course cart ways and trails that thread past ponds and creeks.


Our Schools

12 Oaks is served by the largest district in North Carolina, regularly outperforming school districts both in-state and nationally in end-of-course tests, SAT scores and other measurement criteria.


Our Courts

We offer two lighted tennis courts for all-season play. The pickleball sport is fun for all ages and one that is rapidly growing.


Our Neighbors

In a world of cookie-cutter everything, the people of 12 Oaks set this community apart. Smart, caring folks with small-town values.




Make 2020 the year you experience for yourself why residents love life at 12 Oaks!

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New Year, New Home: The Many Benefits of Buying New in 2020

A new year is here… what a wonderful time to start thinking about what life could look like in your new home! Maybe your family is growing and you’re looking for some much-needed extra space, or maybe it’s time to downsize into a home that fits your life today. No matter the reason, you’ll likely find yourself asking “what are the benefits to buying a brand-new home?” We’re so glad you asked!

When you buy a new home… you won’t get caught up in “the hunt”.

Homebuyers looking at available inventory on the market find themselves in the inevitable “hunt”… finding resale homes that seem to be a good fit for their needs, only to learn that multiple offers have already been submitted before they even have a chance to take a tour. This often leads to settling on the location of the place you’ll call home, or even feeling pressured into making an offer too soon. When you decide to build a brand-new home, you’ll never feel rushed through the process. Select the perfect lot for you and your family, and rest assured knowing you’ve made the best choice!

When you buy a new home… reputable and award-winning builders await.

A home purchase is one of the most important investments you’ll make in your life, so you’ll want to be sure you’re investing in a quality house built by a name you can trust. New home communities rely on reputable home builders to create an aesthetic of quality and class at each and every front door.  You’ll know that the home you purchase – as well as each home around it – is built to last with integrity and intentionality from the ground up.

When you buy a new home… everything is ready for you on day one.

With construction complete and keys in hand, you’ll be amazed as you walk through the home that meets your family’s every want and need. You worked side by side with your home builder to choose your features, fixtures, and finishes… and now, what once was a dream has come to life in the form of your brand new home. No need to make a list of updates and renovations the moment you move in… it’s time to sit back and relax in a home built just for you!

Take a look at our full list of available lots and new homes today!

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The Great Indoors: Explore Your New Home at 12 Oaks

There’s no place like home… and there’s no home like yours. The rooms and areas where you’ll spend so much of your time deserve intentional design and attention to detail. A new home’s interior offers many ways to develop spaces for you and your family to enjoy for years to come!

Inviting Interiors, Customized Finishes

One of the many benefits of buying a new home is the opportunity to select the finishes that will define the interior spaces throughout your home! From the flooring to the countertops, buyers in 12 Oaks know that everything will look and feel just the way they want it to the day they receive the keys. Customizable finishes create a special touch that makes each room of your new home distinctly yours.


Room for the Whole Family (no matter the size)

Whether you’re in need of a kid-friendly layout or are empty-nesters looking for the right space for your next chapter, customizable floorplans allow you to create the space that’s “just right.” Add some extra space for games in the bonus room, or arrange the layout for entertaining with friends in the kitchen and living room. Make it cozy, make it practical, make it yours!


Spaces Crafted by Highly Acclaimed Homebuilders

You have the vision… we have the builders. A collection of reputable and award-winning homebuilders awaits you at 12 Oaks, ready to meet your own personal tastes and practical needs:

Cityscape Builders


Meritage Homes

M/I Homes

Reward Builders

Saussy Burbank

Upright Builders

Explore the great indoors that await inside one of our many floorplans or newly built homes today at

12 Oaks!

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Live (and Love) the Cottage Lifestyle at 12 Oaks

Do you love the many comforts of your home, but are ready to kick up your feet? Do you find yourself with more space then you need these days? Are you searching for a home that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations? Then look no further than our variety of beautiful golf cottage homes found at 12 Oaks in Holly Springs. From the unparalleled craftsmanship to the unrivaled amenities… there are countless reasons to live and love the cottage lifestyle at 12 Oaks!

Quality in Every Corner.

From the foundation to the finishes, you can expect your cottage to possess top quality materials and craftsmanship everywhere you look. Cottages at 12 Oaks boast real hardwoods, exquisite millwork, and all the superior attributes you would expect from a home crafted by a local custom builder.



Low Maintenance Living… the Way it Should Be.

Cottage living is all about kicking back and relaxing… and that’s exactly what you’ll experience at 12 Oaks. These functional floorplans feature first-floor master bedrooms, meaning no stairs and less hassle. Oh, and did we mention that your cottage’s yard is maintained by the Homeowner’s Association?


World Class Golf… Just Outside Your Door.

12 Oaks is anchored around an epic 7,000+ yard Nicklaus-designed course that is a scenic beauty, and it’s only a chip shot away from many of our beautiful golf cottages. Residents enjoy golf course vistas from their back patios and porches, taking in the beautiful sights of a challenging and dynamic course.



Amenities and Activities Galore.

As a member of The Club at 12 Oaks, you will enjoy numerous resort-style amenities including a fully equipped fitness center, a beautiful swimming pool and pavilion, clubhouse, tennis courts, casual dining and more. You’ll also find a calendar full of social events including sports and fitness activities, cooking and craft classes, and wine tastings.



When you move to 12 Oaks, you’re not just buying a house – you’re joining a thriving, lively community with amazing activities and opportunities… right outside your cottage door. Ready to find your new home? Visit 12oaksnc.com today!

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Community Spotlight: Charlie Dean

In honor of Memorial Day – and in gratitude to all the men and women who have served our country past and present – we would like to introduce you to one very special member of the 12 Oaks community: Charlie Dean. We asked Charlie to share a little background on his over two decades of service in the U.S. Navy, as well as his life today.

First of all, thank you very much for your service to our country. Where were you stationed during your time in service?

I served in the U.S. Navy for a total of 21 years. Five of those were on active duty, sixteen in the ready reserve. My active duty consisted of flight training related to the Grumman A-6 Intruder, a twin-engine jet aircraft designed to deliver ordnance on designated targets in all kinds of weather. The aircraft operated with a crew of two, a pilot and a bombardier-navigator (B/N). I was the B/N, and as such, I was responsible for delivering our payload on time, on target. Our squadron was deployed aboard the USS America during the conflict in Vietnam. I’m happy to report that my 130 (+/-) launches equaled my traps.

I chose not to augment from the reserves to the regular Navy, but continued my service in the airborne ready reserves, and transitioned from the attack Navy to the patrol Navy. Our patrol squadron flew the Lockheed P-3 Orion conducted anti-submarine missions, tracking the Soviet submarine threat. Our two-week active duty cruises took us to Rota, Spain, Lajes, Azores, Bermuda, and Iceland. I ended my Navy career as a war games umpire specializing in battle damage assessment at the Naval War College in Newport, RI.

How has your military service impacted your life today?

I realized very early on that my military service has given me a grounding experience that cannot be easily explained to those who have none.  Not many people can say that they have pulled SAM missile shrapnel out of the empennage of their aircraft, completed their mission, and brought the beast back to a pitching and rolling carrier, in the middle of the night. Life and death experiences involved with combat aviation (and flying in general) depend on your ability and skill to make intelligent decisions in a heartbeat, if you ever want to survive those moments of sheer terror while in harm’s way. It also helps to be lucky, but you can never depend on luck. Preparation improves the odds.

And so, I feel the impact of my stint in the military has made me realize how important it is to be prepared for future situations. You have to perform a thorough analysis defining and dealing with problems big and small. All possible outcomes, upside and downside, depend how well you plan for them.

Tell us a little bit about your life today, how do you enjoy spending your free time?

I am retired, so there is a lot of free time, they tell me. I’m trying to delay the decay that tends to accompany us as we age. So, I find myself playing squash as best I can, walking the golf course here at 12 Oaks, and augmenting bike rides with at least an hour’s worth of elliptical training and once a week lifting weights (with a trainer). I also am taking Short Game lessons from Ian Renas, hoping that this will save me a few strokes on this challenging golf course we have here.

We love this community and have developed many friendships that naturally occur among those who love the game of golf. Our son and daughter-in-law also live in the 12 Oaks neighborhood, and thus we relish the visits from our twin (two boys) grandchildren. My wife, Deb, has retired. But I think she is even busier than ever… busy writing novels, as well as researching the genealogy of her Irish and Scottish forebears. Oh, I forgot quilting. I’m not much help with that, but she has allowed me to edit her literary works and I really enjoy helping in the publishing process.

We are travelers. Deb and I have played golf in all fifty states, several provinces in Canada, as well as Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Our big trip this year will focus on Ireland. We will be doing some genealogical research, visiting friends, and attending The Open held at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland.

What is one of your favorite things about living in 12 Oaks?

We moved here ten years ago from the Boston area.  We reasoned that it would be hard to pass up a community that boasted of a Nicholas-designed golf course. We thought that when the market rebounded, 12 Oaks would be a prime location. That has come to fruition! The proximity to I-540, the new shops in the Grand Hill Place, and of course, the Club at 12 Oaks all contribute to a very satisfying living experience.

Keep an out for Charlie around the golf course… and be sure to thank him (and all of our veterans and active-duty military residents) for their service.

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Five Must-Do Outdoor Experiences in 12 Oaks

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to enjoy the many outdoor experiences that our community has to offer. Whether you’re looking to get some exercise or just bask in the sunshine and warm weather, 12 Oaks residents are never far from their next outdoor adventure! Ready to get started? Here’s five simple ideas to get you started:



Chase birdies… on the golf course.

For those looking to get outside and hit the links, it doesn’t get much better. 12 Oaks is anchored around an epic 7,000+ yard Nicklaus design course that is a scenic beauty. Water comes into play on several holes, challenging the more skillful player with a “go for broke” shot while at the same time offering the more risk-averse player a bail-out area.




Slide over to the pool for a dip.

When it’s time to cool off under the warm Carolina sunshine, look no further than the pool. Residents of all ages can enjoy two pools within 12 Oaks. Toddlers will love the zero-entry and splash tower, and the kids will never tire of the two-story waterslide. The pools offer junior Olympic lap lanes, ample chaise lounges and sun umbrellas. Hungry? Stick around for lunch or dinner at the Poolside Grille!




Take a walk, run, or ride along the trails.

If it’s nature (and a little bit of exercise) you seek, then explore the wonderland right outside your door. Over 20 miles of trails wait to greet you through rolling hills and plains that connect streets, cart paths and trails while threading past ponds and creeks. Grab a bike, or lace up your running shoes, and hit the trail!





Grow and grab some fresh veggies at the Community Garden.

Spring recipes call for spring ingredients! The 12 Oaks garden offers community plots that service both The Club and residents alike. On any given day, you may see the chef from The Club gathering fresh ingredients or young children learning the tricks of the trade from our Garden Director.




Hit the courts.

We offer six lighted tennis courts for all-season play, four Har-Tru® hydro clay courts and two hard courts featuring QuickStart lines for juniors. Our tennis camps, clinics, training, round robins, and social events feature expert instruction by elite tennis professionals. Ready to try your hand at a new sport? Check out our complex of three lighted hydro clay pickleball courts open year around!




12 Oaks offers neighbors and residents numerous ways to enjoy the great outdoors.

So get up… get out… and explore all there is to enjoy just outside your door!

Come Visit

Discover your dream home. 12 Oaks is a quiet neighborhood with available new homes that are perfect for your family. Come, let us show you around.

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