Introducing the Area's New Private Gated Community

The Best of Privacy and Luxury

Tucked away in the rolling countryside of Northern Wake County, just 6 miles from Historic Downtown Wake Forest, and convenient to Raleigh and the surrounding Triangle Area, is the area’s new private gated community – Grand Highland Estates. This new luxury private gated community is the ideal place to live your best life in an environment of beauty, privacy, tranquility, and luxury – from the grand gated stone entrance, heavy landscaping, layout of the homesites, stunning views, and the gently winding roads that lead to your home.

A Private Gated Community

Designed with Home in Mind

Home has never mattered more. That’s why Grand Highland Estates was designed with home in mind. Grand Highland Estates was thoughtfully planned to provide the elements you need to relax and enjoy the important things in life – the simple things – time with family and friends – all in a luxury private gated community!

Impressive Stone Private Gated Entrance

Grand Highland features an impressive stone private gated entrance, with heavy landscaping and security cameras. The grand gated entrance graces the land and sets the tone for the community while providing homeowners with a feeling of privacy and comfort.

Grand Highland Estates - stone entrance to gated community

A Picturesque Setting

As you enter through the gates of the grand stone private gated entrance, you’re greeted with gentle hills and winding roads, gorgeous vistas, and spectacular meadow and wooded homesites – a picturesque setting for your home and life.

Spectacular Homesites

The homesites in Grand Highland Estates range from 0.90 acres to over 2.5 acres with plenty of room for spacious homes, pools, outdoor living spaces, and circular drives. Once a thriving dairy farm with gorgeous pastures surrounded by hardwood forests, the land that is now Grand Highland Estates was carefully sculpted to offer the best homesites possible for a variety of home plans and lifestyle opportunities.

Beautifully Crafted Custom Homes

from $1.5 Million - $3 Million+

The homes in Grand Highland Estates offer the latest designs, floorplans, features, work, recreation and entertainment spaces, outdoor living areas, and technology. These individually crafted homes, situated in a setting of unrivaled beauty, were designed to blend with today’s modern lifestyles for the best in relaxation, entertaining, work, play, and connection.

From gourmet kitchens with grand islands and designer appliances, lavish baths with free-standing soaking tubs and amazing showers, high-end finishes including trim and hardware, you’ll experience the best of luxury living in every detail.

City Convenience - Country Tranquility

Tucked away in the rolling countryside of Northern Wake County, just 6 miles from quaint, Historic Downtown Wake Forest, and convenient to Raleigh and the surrounding Triangle Area, Grand Highland Estates is just far away enough from the hustle and bustle of the city to provide a sanctuary from the busyness of life, yet it’s convenient to shopping, dining, outdoor recreation, and the area’s attractions.

Grand Highland Estates offers the best of both worlds – the ideal balance for those who appreciate the tranquility and privacy of living outside the city, and enjoy city pleasures and conveniences.

Just Down the Road – Life’s Essentials

You can find all of life’s essentials just down the road from Grand Highland Estates – Grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, home improvement stores, and other retailers (Walmart, Target, Michaels, PetSmart and more) are only a short distance away.

Discover the Charm – Historic Downtown Wake Forest

Just 6 miles from Grand Highland Estates, Historic Downtown Wake Forest features shops, restaurants, a farmer’s market, brewery, festivals, concerts in the park, and attractions and events for the entire family – the perfect place for those who love a small-town feel.

Wake Forest

For More Excitement and Entertainment – The Greater Triangle Area

Grand Highland Estates offers the backdrop of living in a country setting while maintaining a close proximity to the Triangle Area’s best recreation and entertainment venues. You’ll enjoy being just minutes away from Falls Lake, renowned golf courses, indoor and outdoor shopping malls, world-class arts, entertainment, sports, and outdoor recreation. You’ll have convenient access to the airport, I-540, Wake Forest, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park.

Downtown Wake Forest 6 miles
Downtown Raleigh 22 miles
Downtown Durham 20.9 miles
Research Triangle Park 22.1 miles
Downtown Cary 26.2 miles
Downtown Chapel Hill 33.4 miles

Shopping Malls—Indoor

Crabtree Valley Mall (17.9 miles)
4235 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612

Triangle Town Center (15 miles)
5959 Triangle Town Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27616

The Streets at Southpoint (26.2 miles)
6910 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC 27713

Shopping Malls—Outdoor

Brier Creek Commons (19.8 miles)
8161 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27617

North Hills (17.5 miles)
4321 Main St, Raleigh, NC 27609

Village District (21.5 miles)
2034 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605

Crossroads Plaza (26.9 miles)
213 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518

Arts & Entertainment


North Carolina Museum of Art (22 miles)
2110 Blue Ridge Rd. , Raleigh, NC 27607

North Carolina Museum of History (21.7 miles)
5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (22.1 miles)
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Marbles Kids Museum (21.8 miles)
201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Music Venues

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (22.8 miles)
2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

DPAC—Durham Performing Arts Center (20.8 miles)
123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701

PNC Arena (22.4 miles)
1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Red Hat Amphitheatre (22.7 miles)
500 South McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Walnut Creek Amphitheatre  (25.4 miles)
3801 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh, NC 27610

Performing Arts

Duke Energy Performing Arts Center (22.8 miles)
2 E South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

DPAC—Durham Performing Arts Center (20.8 miles)
123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701

North Carolina Symphony (18.8 miles)
2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601


College Sports

Duke University (Durham)

North Carolina State University (Raleigh)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional Sports

Carolina Hurricanes – National Hockey League (22.4 miles)
PNC Arena- 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Durham Bulls – Minor League Baseball (21.1 miles)
409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

Carolina Railhawks – North American Soccer League (26.7 miles)
Wake Med Soccer Park-101 Soccer Park Dr., Cary, NC 27511

Carolina Mudcats – Minor League Baseball (28.1 miles)
1501 NC Highway 39, Zebulon, NC 27597


Golf, Swim & Tennis

Hasentree (4.4 miles)
7014 Hasentree Club Dr, Wake Forest, NC 27587

North Ridge Country Club (15.7 miles)
6612 Falls of Neuse Rd, NC 27615

TPC Wakefield Plantation (7.8 miles)
2201 Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, NC 27614

Boating, Fishing, Hiking

Barton’s Creek Boat Ramp (7.3 miles)
12900 Six Forks Rd, Wake Forest, NC  27587

Beaver Dam Boat Ramp (13 miles)
14600 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Blue Jay Point County Park (8.3 miles)
3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Falls Lake Recreation Area (9.7 miles)
13300 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Sandling Beach Recreation Area (11.7 miles)
14601 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587

William B. Umstead Park (19.1 miles)
8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617

Raleigh Greenway System

Community Information

  • Grand Stone Gated Entrance with Security Cameras
    & Heavy Landscaping
  • Private Streets
  • 4,000 SF+
  • From $1.5 Million to $3 Million+
  • 66 Homesites from .90 to 2.5 Acres
  • 12,000 SF Maximum Impervious Surface Area
  • Wooded and Meadow Views
  • Basement, Pool & Circular Drive Opportunities
  • Prominent Estate Homesites Available
  • Wake County Taxes Only – No City Taxes
  • HOA Dues Approx. $125 per Month
  • Underground Utilities
  • Individual Well & Septic
  • Natural Gas
  • Fiber Cable/Internet

The Land

Once a thriving dairy farm in the rolling countryside of North Wake County, this special piece of land, that is now Grand Highland Estates, is steeped in history.

Award Winning Developer

The moment you drive through any of the luxury neighborhoods developed by Henry MacNair and Will MacNair, you will experience the difference. From the grand entrances with heavy landscaping, the naturally sculpted land, the layout of homesites, and the gently winding roads that lead to your home, you will find an unmatched commitment to detail.

Henry MacNair, a 40-year veteran of the custom home building and neighborhood development industry, is a familiar name to many who live in the Triangle. A lifelong resident of Raleigh, Henry enjoys building luxury communities in the area he calls home. Over the years, Henry has created some of the Triangle’s most sought-after luxury communities.

In 2013, Henry’s son, Will MacNair, joined him in the business. Together, they’ve created several successful high-end luxury communities. Their most recent successes include Bella Vista, with homes from $1.9 Million to $2.9 Million+, and Southern Hills Estates, a private gated community, with homes from $2.3 Million to $4 Million+.

“We don’t force our vision on the land, we allow the land to help define our vision. We follow the lands’ natural contours and ridges. We carefully lay out lots and roads to disturb as little as possible, while providing the best possible homesites for future buyers. Then we add a grand entrance and landscaping that complements the land and sets the tone for the community.”

The MacNair’s Newest Creation is Grand Highland Estates

A private gated community in Northern Wake County with homes from $1.5 Million to $3 Million+

“Our commitment to create a community that preserves the lands natural beauty, honors its rich history, and provides beautiful homesites for luxury estate homes – all inside a grand gated entrance – is evident at Grand Highland Estates. We invite you to come see for yourself.”