Oakdale at Mordecai Named 2017 National Community of the Year

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Downtown Raleigh Neighborhood Receives Top Honor for Innovative Design

Downtown Raleigh neighborhood, Oakdale at Mordecai, has been named the 2017 National Community of the Year from the Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). As part of the BALA awards Oakdale was also named the Best of the Mid-Atlantic Region and received a platinum award for best infill community.

“We are thrilled to be recognized on a national level for our work on Oakdale,” said developer Jack Morisey with Community Properties. “Building an infill community between two existing historic neighborhoods in downtown Raleigh meant paying close attention to planning and design. This recognition is testament to our meticulous attention to detail and the discipline to hold true to our plans throughout the project.”

Nestled between Historic Mordecai and Historic Oakwood near downtown, Oakdale’s architecture was designed to fit the aesthetic of the surrounding area while also including popular modern features. Since opening in early 2016 on 7.5 acres, the community had 56 opportunities, with an average sales pace of 2.09 per month and an average sales price of $624,124. There are few remaining opportunities.

“Building in Oakdale gave us the opportunity to align with a developer we trust, and had the same goal of building something positively impactful for the city of Raleigh,” said builder Chip Bishop with Robuck Homes. “One of our biggest successes with this community is streetscape diversity. It was a challenge we took seriously and it resulted in a unique look for each home, creating a custom neighborhood feel.”

Oakdale was led by Community Properties and Robuck Homes and was supported by a winning team including Fonville Morisey Barefoot New Home Sales & Marketing, Architect/Designer Scott Gardner, Robuck Homes Interior Design, Terri Kemp Interiors, land planner CE Group and landscape architect Liggett Design Group.

“Oakdale feels like a community,” said Tom Kopf, NAHB 2017 judging chair and 2017 Best in American Living Awards subcommittee chair. “It looks like it’s been there forever, has lots of charm and makes you see yourself walking its sidewalks.”

In its 34th year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry. Award winners were announced at the annual NAHB International Builder’s Show in Orlando.

About NAHB
The National Association of Homebuilders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.

Community Properties creates successful residential communities throughout Raleigh, NC and the greater Triangle area. Led by Jack Morisey the company is known for honesty and integrity. The success of the organization stems from a reputation for dependability, responsibility, fairness and a continual pursuit of excellence. For more information about Community Properties, please visit http://www.CommunityProperties.com.

Robuck Homes is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company. For nearly a century, they have built new homes in over 58 communities in the Raleigh and Coastal North Carolina areas. A self-funded company, with a diverse portfolio of residential, commercial and non-profit, speaks to their financial strength and stability, to ensure you that the Robuck Homes legacy will be preserved for future generations. They understand buying a home is a major investment and that is why, when you purchase a Robuck home, you are treated as extended family. For more information, visit http://www.RobuckHomes.com.

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