Meritage Homes Pays Homage to Raleigh’s Rich History with Grand Opening of Brickyard

New Community Celebrates Cary’s Future While Honoring Its Past as the Nation’s Former Brick Capital

CARY, N.C., May 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Homes, the seventh-largest public homebuilder in the U.S., today announced the grand opening of its new community, Brickyard, which pays tribute to North Carolina’s deep history as the nation’s former brick capital. Named to honor the hardworking men and women bricklayers, that have built the flourishing state, Brickyard offers historic appeal without sacrificing on modern features and energy-efficient design.

Brickyard Townhome
Drysdale and WhitacreTownhomes at Brickyard by Meritage Homes

Brickyard Single-Family Home
Calhoun Single-Family Home at Brickyard by Meritage Homes

Community Quick Facts

  • Name: Brickyard
  • Address: 1786 Petty Farm Road, Cary, NC 27519
  • Price Range:  Starting in the low $300,000s
  • Home Sizes: Approximately 1,700 to 2,800 square feet
  • Models Available to Tour: 3
  • Home Designs: 12
  • School District: Wake County
  • Sales Center Hours:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 1:00 to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: 12:00 to 6 p.m.
  • Sales Center Phone: (877) 275-6374

With demand for new homes increasing among buyers who want to avoid rocketing rents, Meritage Homes designed this line of homes to include many features typical in more expensive homes such as expansive kitchens with large islands and granite countertops as well as upgraded cabinets, laundry rooms, plumbing fixtures and high-performing, energy-efficient appliances. Located on an old brick manufacturing site right off the I-540 freeway, Brickyard is in close proximity to great parks, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Consisting of 401 new home sites, the community offers 12 floorplans with three- and four-bedroom options that range from approximately 1,700 to 2,800 square feet, with prices starting in the low $300,000s. Many of the homes are available for quick move-in and are expertly designed to appeal to a variety of homebuyers from first-timers to families with children as well as move-down buyers. Homes are currently available for sale and community highlights include:

  • Ample Planned Amenities: The feeling of home extends beyond its four walls; residents can enjoy many planned amenities including outdoor workout stations, the covered pavilion and gazebos, a swimming pool with cabanas, playgrounds, a dog park and scenic trails.
  • Top Notch Education: Located in the desirable and top-rated Wake County school district, Brickyard is great community in which to raise a family.
  • Nearby Entertainment: Whether it's a place to spend time with the family, a special date night spot, or a go-to hair salon, there’s no shortage of things to do. Check out what’s around the neighborhood here.

“We wanted to build a community that would preserve this rich history of Cary’s bricklayer past, while offering the latest in energy-efficiency and innovative design, all at an affordable price,” said Trish Hanchette, Raleigh Division President at Meritage Homes. “As you drive by Brickyard, you can see the entrance monument of workers building, brick-by-brick. That’s how this state flourished, and we wanted to honor this community by incorporating these artistic elements throughout the development. We’re excited to give homeowners an opportunity to live in this unique community.”

The public is invited to the grand opening event on May 4 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will be able to tour the single-family and townhome model homes and explore the amenities while learning about the community’s energy-efficient features while enjoying food trucks and have the chance to win a raffle from Whole Foods.

For more information about Brickyard or to RSVP for the grand opening event, please visit or call (855) 588-6374.

About Meritage Homes 

Meritage Homes is the seventh-largest public homebuilder in the United States, based on homes closed in 2018. Meritage offers a variety of homes that are designed with a focus on first-time and first move-up buyers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The Company has designed and built over 120,000 homes in its 33-year history, and has a reputation for its distinctive style, quality construction, and positive customer experience. Meritage is the industry leader in energy-efficient homebuilding and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award every year since 2013 for innovation and industry leadership in energy efficient homebuilding.  

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Inquiries Contacts
Analyst or National Media Inquiry Brent Anderson
Office: (972) 580-6360
Local Media Shannon Robinson
Office: (919) 926-2624

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Source: Meritage Homes Corporation