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Hear What Others Who are Already a Part of the McLendon Hills Community Have to Say About Their Experiences...


“Thank you for sharing your gorgeous corner of NC. We totally enjoyed meeting members of the McLendon Hills community (and) we are even more satisfied with our decision in making the purchase of our next home in your community. It seems that saying Thanks is not showing enough gratitude, but we really are looking forward to being a small part of the McLendon Hills community.”

The Simmons Family
"We spent hours researching Mclendon Hills and I couldn't find anything wrong. The POA fees were the cheapest we had found @ $650 per year. There was a world class hospital minutes away. Mclendon Hills is located in West End NC...3-4 minutes from several good food stores, 23 minutes from shopping with every store and restaurant you could ever want. West End is about 2 1/2 hours from the ocean and about 3 l/2-4 hours from the mountains. We paid Tom, Ed, and Suzanne a visit on Feb. 21 at an Ideal Living Expo in Bridgewater NJ. We asked many questions and always found the answers to our liking. Tom Carr was very polite and not at all like a salesman. It was time for a visit! We arrived at Mclendon Hills on Sat. April 4th and it was nothing short of spectacular. The entrance way with it's big beautiful gates and all the beautiful homes, each nicely spaced. We went to church with Ed and Suzanne on Easter Sunday. They are two of the most welcoming people you will ever meet. Both my wife and I felt we had found our new home, however my wife said a woman does not buy the first dress she tries on even if it's perfect. We stayed for 2 nights and then headed for South Carolina for 4 days. We looked at many communities, but none were as nice as Mclendon Hills and all were much more costly for smaller lots. We went back to West End for 2 nights and put a deposit on lake front lot #163. We went back to Mclendon Hills this past August for 5 nights. The one thing I didn't count on is how welcomed we were and how many new friends we have made in such a short time. Our original time frame was to move in 3 years when my wife retires. I suggested she retire in 2 years instead and to my surprise she quickly agreed."

~ Jeff & Patti

“Mclendon Hills is a community that cares about their residents. Friendly people, good weather...coming from Chicago we love the southern hospitality and don't miss the traffic. There are a variety of festivals and social activities. The feel of country living but close to good medical care and shopping."

~ Terri & Danette

"A few years ago we sat down at our kitchen table in Flemington New Jersey to decide where we wanted to retire. After many visits to different communities nothing really rocked our boat. On our final planned trip to Tennessee we decided to drop on by McLendon Hills to take the tour, since Suzanne, the rep we met at an Ideal Living show a couple of years earlier, was very nice and friendly. We had no plans at all to retire in North Carolina. Just a quick courtesy visit. When we drove through the main gate, we were pleasantly surprised. Suzanne gave us the grand tour of the community and also a very important tour of the nearby towns; the even more important health care facilities. Back at the motel room that night, we both looked at each other and realized we really kind of liked McLendon Hills. We called Suzanne that night and told her we wanted to come back and take a more serious look. We met Tom Carr, the developer and builder, picked out a lot and then put down a deposit. Came back a couple of months later to close on the lot. Then met Roger Worley from McLendon Construction, picked out a floor plan for a new home to be custom built. Nine months later the home is complete and we moved in the first of the new year of 2018. When you have to make that final big decision of where you want to retire, and spend the rest of your life, a lot of factors have to go into that decision. Number one. Constant prayer. What type of lifestyle do you want to enjoy. The staff at McLendon Hills and McLendon Home Construction could have not been more helpful. It can be a very stressful time; a lot of decisions have to be made. Today the end result was well worth the wait. Just a simple drive through the main gate, saying "hi there" to the horses that greet you. A drive around the lake and through the community. That's all it really took. Looking forward to our first spring and summer nights sitting by the fire pit by our dock. Ah, such is life. It is going to be fun. Feels so good to finally call McLendon Hills our home."

~ Kevin & Tamara

“Have you ever relocated and felt at home immediately? Having just moved from Connecticut, we can tell you first hand that the Mclendon Hills community has embraced us from Day 1. Call it what you want, but we are loving that good ole' 'Southern Hospitality'. We know we made the right choice with Mclendon Hills.”

~ Rheo & Faith.

“We love the lake! Sailing, swimming, fishing, kayaking all summer after a morning full or horses or golf. It doesn't get any better than this!”

~ Sandy C.

"Kathy and I want to sincerely thank you for guiding us through a complicated property transaction that not only included the basic buying and selling contractual components inherent to a property purchase, but also atypical aspects involved in merging lots and redeeding. On the people side of the transaction, you ensured that both the buyer and seller felt that they both participated in a fair buying and selling experience. In facilitating the successful completion of the contract and settlement, you knew exactly with whom to work and optimally how to work with the right government offices, companies and people necessary to ensure the transaction went smoothly. What you brought to the table to effect a smooth transaction cannot be understated and underscores the difference between working with a broker/realtor that has little experience and one that has experience second to none. Your ability and knowledge and general wisdom ensured an amazingly fast and efficient buying experience in a transaction that could have easily derailed. Kathy and I know the value you enabled and will be sure to seek your wise guidance and support in the future, and intend to refer many people your way seeking the optimal buying and/or selling experience for themselves. Thank you so much for your superb insight, enabling, and support that ensured our wonderful buying experience."

~ Craig & Kathy Curtis

"We recently moved into our dream home in McLendon Hills. It would not have been possible without the wonderful construction and competent assistance provided by McLendon Hills Construction and the entire staff working together to support us. Our new home was the culminaton of over four years of searching for the right property, planning the home layout and deciding on a builder. McLendon Hills Construction listened to our needs, provided expert advice and gave their full attention to the smallest of details during the building of our home. Their patience and support throughout our many changes was indicative of the Mclendon Hills Construction personnel. We could not be happier with our dream home and with McLendon Hills Construction for helping make "the dream" a reality."

~ Carl and Cassi Chandler

"We found our dream retirement area that had everything we were looking for in West End, NC. In our search I was wondering if this dream community existed since we weren't finding it until we called Cristy at McLendon Hills. We found our pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and then had our home and barn were built and now enjoying our new community with our horses."

~ Jeanne & Jamie

"Love our new house. Thank you and Suzanne for all your help finding this gem!!"

~ Kimberly

"McLendon Hills had us at 'Hello'!

We fell in love quickly with this beautiful community and it's residents; both human and equestrian. From the stunning stone and iron gates, to the community barns and horses that greeted us on our first visit, to the many options available in terms of lot size and topography, we just knew that this is where we wanted to enjoy our active retirement years. We built our lake front home in 2010, and traded the cold winters of upstate NY for the wonderful climate of the Sandhills of NC."

~ Michele J.

"Feels like we've lived here forever!

We are especially enjoying our new lives at McLendon Hills. In some ways it feels like we've lived here forever which is one of many affirmations we keep experiencing that reinforce our decision to make McLendon Hills home! :)"

~ Lisa K.

"As you know it is a difficult time resettling anywhere but when we discovered McLendon Hills we knew the search was over and we had foun 'the one'. We feel so very fortunate to have found this wonderful place called McLendon Hills. We look forward to some very good times with good neighbors!"

~Robert & Dianne S.