Started in 2005, Jessup Ridge continues to grow as Phase 7 construction is complete and new homes are underway! Stay tuned for more information!
To help Jessup Ridge residents experience the community’s natural beauty and tranquility, an extensive network of walking trails is planned to open next year.
The planned trails will give you the chance to make personal acquaintance with some of Jessup Ridge’s original residents, including the native deer, wild turkey, and other wildlife that make their homes here. Current plans are for the Jessup Ridge trail system to course along stream banks and common areas throughout the community. The trail network will enter the Haw River State Park, which is adjacent to the northeast boundary of Jessup Ridge, and will connect to connect with North Carolina’s Mountains to Sea Trail, which is now being developed to traverse the state.
Haw River State Park
Jessup Ridge adjoins one of North Carolina’s newest state parks, the Haw River State Park. Located along the banks and wetlands of the Haw River, the park is situated on nearly 300 acres of piedmont forest, fields, wetlands, and uplands. The Jessup family provided about 48 acres to the State to help enable the park expansion and land conservation to continue west of Church Street.
The HRSP is in the early stages of development for future public use. Activities at the park center around the Summit Center, a retreat and conference center now operated as a residential environmental education center. As land acquisition continues and HRSP grows and develops, the park will be able to provide additional recreational opportunities—initial plans include picnicking, camping, and hiking opportunities.
Families in Jessup Ridge will never be at a loss for a place to go to relax and interact with neighbors.
The community plan for Jessup Ridge includes an outdoor activity area located in the space bordered by J. Carroll Jessup Parkway. The activity area includes a swimming pool, picnic area, and community clubhouse.