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Pickleball is Hot

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Carolina Arbors by Del Webb has introduced pickleball, the hottest sports craze sweeping the country, and its residents love it. Using the size of a badminton court, the look and feel of a ping-pong paddle and the nostalgic pop of a wiffle ball, pickleball’s appeal is unmistakable as it has become one of the newest sports clubs at Carolina Arbors.

Pickleball courts are just one of the amenities that officially broke ground on August 20. Others to be “unveiled” include a fitness center, tennis and bocce courts, an outdoor saline pool, a dog park, community garden, and numerous pocket parks.

“Pickleball is just one example of how Del Webb makes health and fitness the cornerstone of its community, serving up new ways to challenge the mind and stir the sense of adventure for its active residents,” says Jennifer Brown, Carolina Arbors by Del Webb’s Lifestyle Director.

Pickleball, the game of the underhand serve, is a sport not only for active adults but for the entire family. “Pickleball’s main attraction is the socialization aspect,” added Brown. “Getting out and doing something with friends is a great way to beat boredom and stress and a good way to keep active.”

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The Residents Center, Piedmont Hall, is a two-story, 37,000 square foot building featuring a commons lounge, fitness center, indoor pool and spa, arts and crafts rooms, a ballroom with multi-use space, a demonstration kitchen, media and conference rooms, a varsity room with lounge, billiards and bar, ceramics room with separate kiln room, and an aerobics studio.

Carolina Arbors Piedmont Hall - 1st Floor

The outdoor amenities will include an outdoor social pool with cabanas, three pickleball courts, three tennis courts, four bocce courts, a botanical garden, croquet lawn, and outdoor event patio. All amenities for Piedmont Hall are scheduled for completion in late summer 2015.

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Carolina Arbors by Del Webb

Targeting residents age 55 and older, Carolina Arbors opened for sales in July 2013, with nearly 2,500 baby boomers visiting the new community during its Grand Opening weekend. More than 250 homes have been sold, and over 150 homeowners are already living in the community. When built out, Carolina Arbors will have approximately 1,275 single-family ranch homes across 460 acres with 28 acres of wooded stream buffers.

In the heart of the Triangle, Carolina Arbors is close to the Brier Creek area, Durhams’ premier outdoor shopping mall, and convenient to Duke, UNC and Wake Med hospitals, as well as the Raleigh-Durham (RDU) International Airport. Boating, biking, hiking, and fishing are nearby with multiple opportunities for continuing education, cultural events, plays, shows, collegiate sports, and the NHL.

For more information about Carolina Arbors and the active adult lifestyle it fosters, visit or call toll free at 877-266-0297.