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Choosing to relocate to the championship NC golf community, Belmont Lake Preserve, was a choice to experience “Lifestyle Redefined.” Rocky Mount Area Entertainment puts you in close proximity to many options in seeing the area’s professional sports teams, which would include for the hockey fan under your roof, an NHL franchise that awaits under an hour away, with the 2006 Stanley Cup Champion, Carolina Hurricanes.

The fastest and most physical of the sports teams in Rocky Mount Area Entertainment, the Hurricanes play their home games in the heart of North Carolina’s capital city, Raleigh, at the PNC Arena. All the excitement and the top stars of the NHL sit under 70 miles from your front door at Belmont Lake Preserve. The Hurricanes’ franchise has become the driving force in the rise in popularity of ice hockey in North Carolina since relocating to Greensboro from Hartford, Connecticut prior to the 1997-98 season. Just two years later the team moved up the road to Raleigh into the PNC Arena (then called the RBC Center) where they have built one of the league’s most loyal fan followings over the course of their 15-plus seasons in the city.

In only the team’s third season after the move to Raleigh, they reached the pinnacle of all professional hockey, winning the 2001-02 NHL Eastern Conference Championship and earning the franchise’s first ever birth in the Stanley Cup Finals. Despite dropping that best-of-seven series to the Detroit Red Wings, the Hurricanes would remain an NHL powerhouse over the course of the next several seasons, returning to hockey’s “promised land” and battling their way back to the cup finals again just four years later at the end of the 2004-05 season. This time, Carolina would refuse to be denied however, as they won a thrilling seven game series to bring the prestigious Stanley Cup home to Raleigh as world champions.

With very affordable ticket prices for individual games, as well as multiple game packages, and season ticket options, the most competitive hockey on the earth is one of the most exciting Rocky Mount Area Entertainment choices you can make and is only about an hour up the road from Belmont Lake Preserve in Raleigh. To learn more about the Hurricanes including a full schedule and detailed ticket information visit and see why when you opt for “Lifestyle Redefined” here at Belmont Lake Preserve, you’re never too far from the fast-paced, on ice action of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Coming off their second ever trip to the Super Bowl and the best season in franchise history, it is an exciting time for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers Football team. Luckily for the fan of the gridiron under your roof at your new home at the Belmont Lake Preserve NC golf community, “you are never too far away from Charlotte and Bank of America Stadium, as the final installment of our three part series on football in NC takes a look at the upcoming 2017-18 schedule and season for last year’s NFC Champions.

Recording one of the all time greatest regular season records in the rich history of the National Football League (NFL) just two seasons ago by winning 15 games, while only losing one, the Carolina Panthers Football team made it all the way to the Super Bowl, before losing a hotly contested contest in their bid for the championship against the Denver Broncos. Despite the loss, the core of the NFC conference champion Carolina Panthers Football team, led by recipient of the 2015 league Most Valuable Player award, Cam Newton at quarterback and the 2013 and 2015 NFL Coach of the Year, Ron Rivera, will be back and hopes are high for a return to the Super Bowl this season.

With the home games for the Carolina Panthers Football team being played under 200 miles from your new home in Rocky Mount at Belmont Lake Preserve, the road back to the Super Bowl has started already as the Panthers are out to a hot four wins and one loss start in league play, putting them firmly in first place.

With the defending NFC Champion, Carolina Panthers Football team in Charlotte vying for a return to the Super Bowl, or as detailed in the first two blog posts in our three part series, the ECU Pirates shooting for an AAC title, and all of the exciting ACC football action heating up this fall, your choice of “Lifestyle Redefined” you’re your location at Belmont Lake Preserve without question puts you “never too far away,” from some of the most exciting action on the gridiron anywhere in the entire country.

For more information on 2016-17 Carolina Panthers Football including directions to Bank of America Stadium and ticket prices and availability, visit

4th of July in Rocky Mount

On Friday, July 3, PNC Bank presents the most anticipated summer event for over four decades, as just up the road from your home at Belmont Lake Preserve Golf and Retirement Community, the 44th annual Independence Celebration combines music, family fun, and fireworks to honor America and celebrate the 4th of July in Rocky Mount.

With a 6:00 p.m. start, the Independence Celebration is a free event that will be held at Bishop Stadium in the Rocky Mount Sports Complex at 600 Independence Drive. The event celebrating the 4th of July in Rocky Mount will start with the city’s Fire Department Honor Guard giving a presentation of the colors to accompany the singing of our national anthem. Getting the festivities started will be the beach music sounds of one of the area’s most popular bands, East Coast Rhythm and Blues. Always sure to get a crowd out of their seats for a dancing good time, East Coast Rhythm and Blues proclaims on their website that they have “all the talent and experience you will ever need to get your guests (and even you) out of their Seats and onto the dance floor!”

After the opening 75 minute set of music and a short break where families can enjoy some of the great food and beverages offered by a wide variety of vendors at the 4th of July in Rock Mount event, The Main Event Band will take centerstage at 7:45- 9:15 p.m. Known across the state of north Carolina for their great blend of all genres and eras of feel good rock-n-roll music, The Main Event Band will surely have the Independence Celebration crowd grooving to the beats and ready to ring in the 4th of July in Rocky Mount as a lead-in to the fireworks.

Following the final act, the Independence Celebration will conclude with the traditional fireworks show, which is scheduled to begin at 9:15 p.m. For all the details on the Independence Celebration go to



Retire in NC

where-to-retire-50-marron“The Authority on Retirement Relocation,” Where to Retire Magazine has named Rocky Mount NC’s Belmont Lake Preserve as one of the 50 Best Master Planned Communities in the U.S.

In a letter from Karen Northridge, the Publisher of “Where to Retire,” Warren Halle, President of the Halle Companies who developed Belmont Lake Preserve, was informed of the NC golf and retirement community being honored among the 50 Best Master Planned Communities in the U.S. following a nine month selection process. After a thorough analysis of several hundred master planned communities, Northridge explained the Rocky Mount community’s inclusion to the list in her congratulatory letter, stating that Belmont Lake Preserve “is among an elite group of developments that offer today’s retirees a well-rounded, active lifestyle.”

Best Master Planned Communities in the U.S.In further complimenting Belmont Lake Preserve and the positive growth to Rocky Mount and the surrounding area that the golf and retirement community has brought about Northridge concluded, “Where to Retire applauds the positive impact that each of our 50 Best is making on the economic health of the towns and cities in which they are located.” She added, “all of the communities are leaders in providing a high quality of life to those who are embarking on new adventures in retirement.”

Since the Halle Companies purchased Belmont Lake Preserve in late 2011, they have embarked on a complete renovation process, starting with the preservation and upkeep of the championship 18-hole David Johnson Golf Design Belmont Lake Golf Club. The spectacular Community Clubhouse finished construction in 2014 and features both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a state of the art gym and training facility, full catering and dining facilities, and a billiards room. The Belmont Lake Golf Clubhouse also opened in 2014, with a full golf pro shop and availability for one on one instruction from PGA professional, Tim Wilke. In addition, the “Main Course at Belmont” restaurant opened its doors in the Golf Clubhouse facility and in under a year has rose to the number one ranked and reviewed Rocky Mount restaurant on

To see the model homes and floor plans available at Belmont Lake Preserve and all of the great amenities at the Rocky Mount neighborhood honored among the 50 Best Master Planned Communities in the U.S., visit here.”

North Carolina golf community

With the fairways greening up beautifully and the crisp summer air already having you itching to get out on the course, now is the perfect time to look for your new home in Rocky Mount at Belmont Lake Preserve and take advantage of the membership perks at the North Carolina golf community.

North Carolina golf community

The Belmont Lake Preserve Golf Clubhouse

Offering many home sites either right on the course, or with in walking distance, looking for your dream house at Belmont Lake Preserve will not only bring you into a friendly new community, but also will have you ready to “tee off” as a member of the championship North Carolina golf community as well. With several club events already scheduled for the upcoming months, your membership is a great way to interact and meet new friends at the course as well. On June 26 at 1 p.m., Belmont Lake Golf Club will play host to a “Four Man Captain’s Choice Tournament,” while on July 18 and 19, their will be a “Member Handicap Tournament” with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. The prestigious “Club Championship” tournament is scheduled to take place over the weekend of August 15 and 16.

North Carolina golf community

The bar at the Main Course at Belmont

In addition to “hitting the links,” moving into the Belmont Lake Preserve North Carolina golf community also gives you full access to their resort-style amenities. The new Golf Clubhouse finished construction in 2014 and in addition to a full pro golf shop and availability for personal one-on-one instruction with onsite PGA pro, Tim Wilke, there also is the “Main Course at Belmont” restaurant, which serves a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu daily in addition to offering refreshments and spirits at the bar.

To take a closer look at some of the fantastic amenities offered up at the Belmont Lake Preserve North Carolina golf community visit their website at belmont To see a full schedule of golf course events or book a tee time at Belmont Lake Golf Club, see the course’s site at

Rocky Mount NC Summer EventsJust minutes away from your new dream home at Belmont Lake Preserve golf and retirement community, the schedule of Rocky Mount NC Summer Events is “heating up,” offering sounds that all ages can come out and dance to as a part of the “Downtown Live!” annual concert series.

Held every other Thursday night and running through until October 1, Downtown Live! Has become one of the community’s most anticipated Rocky Mount NC Summer Events each and every year. The concerts, are held on the lawn at the Imperial Centre for the Arts, right downtown, at 270 Gay Street in Rocky Mount. The shows begin every other Thursday evening at 6 p.m. and residents and concert goers are invited to arrive around 5 p.m., to set up a blanket or lawn chairs for seating and to enjoy the great atmosphere and community spirit in the air at these Rocky Mount NC Summer Events. In the case of rain, Downtown Live! Is moved indoors to the Booker T. Theatre at 170 East Thomas Street in Rocky Mount.

This years’ Downtown Live! Series has been extended to lead into October as a precursor to the annual BBQ Throw Down and Festival which will be held on the weekend of October 9-10. City of Rocky Mount Special Events Coordinator, Susan Ball spoke of the series continuing into October and the lineup set to play this year at “Downtown Live!” saying, “We have 11 dates this summer, and we will start it off with a bang… We have all returning bands this summer, and everyone is excited about coming back to Rocky Mount.” She continued, “We’re ending in October to really carry it up to our big event, the BBQ Throw Down and Festival. The longer season for Downtown Live! will also give residents and visitors something fun to do. Carrying it into the fall will be a perfect setting at the Imperial Centre.” Ball concluded enthusiastically, “It doesn’t get much better than summer in Rocky Mount at Downtown Live!”

The schedule for the remainder of the “Downtown Live! “series is as follows, with The Band of Oz returning on May 28. Following them, appearing every other Thursday will be Jim Quick & Coastline (June 11), Hip Pocket (June 25), North Tower (July 9), Steve Owen & Summertime (July 23), The Holiday Band (Aug.6), Legacy Motown Revue (Aug. 20), The Fantastic Shakers (Sept. 3), Fantasy (Sept. 17) and The Embers featuring Craig Woolard (Oct. 1).

For further details on this and all upcoming Rocky Mount NC Summer Events, visit Downtown Rocky Mount events and activities page on their website at www.downtown