Ashton Woods Homes to Feature Six Properties in Wake County Parade of Homes

Award-Winning New Home Private Builder-Developer to Compete in Annual Local Showcase of Building Excellence

Raleigh, NC, August 29, 2012 --( Ashton Woods Homes (, an award-winning national private home builder, has announced that six of its properties will be featured in the upcoming 2012 Wake County Parade of Homes. The company’s participating homes will include the Chessington II at 2605 Branston Way in Apex ($537,900, 3,882 square feet), the Chelsea at 3836 Cottage Rose Lane in Raleigh ($660,000, 2,973 square feet), the Fairmont at 6637 Rest Haven Drive in Raleigh ($782,500, 4,950 square feet), the Duncan at 764 Wickham Ridge Road in Apex ($177,900, 1,361 square feet), the Hudson at 826 Wickham Ridge Road in Apex ($367,900, 3,234 square feet) and the Kinsley at 761 Wickham Ridge Road in Apex ($234,900, 1,892 square feet).

The 47th Annual Parade of Homes will be held from noon to 5 p.m. for three consecutive weekends – Saturday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Sept. 30, Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 7, and Friday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct.14 – allowing the public to tour new properties with unique design features crafted by area builders. Participating homes will be judged prior to the first open house weekend based on criteria such as quality workmanship, floor plan and curb appeal. Winners of the gold, silver and bronze awards will be announced during the parade at an evening awards gala, which will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9.

“We are excited to participate in the annual Wake County Parade of Homes, as it is an opportune time to be able to bring finishes and one-of-a kind features to the Raleigh market that have not been present in years past,” said Rebecca McAdoo, director of sales and marketing at Ashton Woods Homes in Raleigh. “Our unique amenities, floor plans and Power House Green program, which can cut utility costs nearly in half, allow buyers the best in livability while saving costs on energy expenses.”

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About Ashton Woods Homes:
Ashton Woods Homes is an award-winning national private home builder that has served the public since 1992. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ashton Woods builds high-performance new homes in growth communities in Georgia, Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston, Killeen and San Antonio), Florida (Orlando and Tampa), Arizona (Phoenix) and North Carolina (Raleigh). Close to jobs, schools, shopping and transportation, Ashton Woods effectively balances healthy-house features with energy efficiency in their Power House Green homes – which can save families as much as 45 percent per year on utility bills.

A premier choice for new home buyers, the firm has received numerous industry honors, including the 2012 Marketing and Advertising Excellence Award from the Home Builders Association, the 2012, 2011 and 2009 ENERGY STAR for Homes Leadership in Housing Award, the 2011 Builder 100 Private Top 10 List, the 2009 J.D. Power and Associates New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction, the 2009 Environments for Living Diamond Award for a commitment to energy efficiency, the 2008 Residential Warranty Company (RWC) Keystone Award, and the 2007 Professional Results in Sales and Marketing (PRISM) Award. For more information, visit

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