This village is where Briar Chapel started back in 2008. At the heart of the historic district stands the Clubhouse and Pool Complex, serving as a hub for community gatherings and social activities. The Clubhouse Playground offers a convenient and shaded play area and Picnic Pavillion for our youngest residents and their families.
At the center of the community, five large Earth Castings by renowned artist Thomas Sayre, welcome visitors and residents alike. These captivating sculptures serve as a reminder of our community’s connection with nature and the arts.
The Briar Patch, which was the original community garden in Briar Chapel, is located on Heather Glenn. This garden is worked and shared by the members of the Briar Chapel Garden Club. In this park you will also find a custom sculpture, Metamorphosis, depicting a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly. Triangle Park, located at the intersection of Hill Creek Blvd and Harlow Bend, serves as a delightful gathering spot for friends and neighbors. Lastly, there is the Dog Park on Great Ridge Parkway offering an opportunity to play and get off leash for our furry friends.
Briar Chapel’s Historic District is more than just a residential area. With its inviting streets, central amenities, and captivating artistic elements, this village creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere that residents are proud to call home.
Photos by Kianta Morrison
Bennett Mountain View
Nestled at the main entrance to Briar Chapel. As visitors traverse the winding Briar Chapel Parkway, referred to by many as the “decompression zone”, and slowly descend to cross over the Pokeberry Creek Bridge, they are greeted by the Bennett Mountain View neighborhood.
As the name suggests, Bennett Mountain View offers breathtaking views of nearby Bennett Mountain, providing a stunning backdrop to daily life. At the base of the mountain, Pokeberry Creek winds under the Briar Chapel Parkway bridge and offers glimpses of a diverse array of wildlife.
For those seeking adventure, this area provides easy access to a hilly trail system that winds through the rolling terrain of Bennett Mountain and skirts the wetlands. Whether you’re an avid hiker, cyclist, or casual walker these trails offer the perfect opportunity to explore the natural wonders that surround you.
A shared appreciation for nature makes living in this area of Briar Chapel a delightful experience. Whether you’re here to bask in the beauty of nature, embark on outdoor adventures, or simply unwind amidst tranquil surroundings, this area has something extraordinary to offer everyone who calls it home.
Photos by Kianta Morrison
Briar Commons is a charming and vibrant neighborhood located northwest of the Historic District between Serenity Hill Circle and Briar Chapel Parkway This area is named after a delightful 1.5-acre village green that lies at its heart off Tobacco Farm Way. This park offers an expansive lawn providing ample room for recreational activities, a picnic pavillion, and a unique mini amphitheater for impromptu performances. This central gathering space hosted our recent Octoberfest/Chili Cook-off and provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for families and friends to come together.
Another hidden treasure of this area is Adventure Park, tucked away behind Serenity Hill on Wilburn Avenue this park offers a quiet area for residents to relax and play. There is a sand pit for the kids to play in, lots of space to run around and an interesting landscape feature known as the swirl.
There are also multiple access points from Grovewood Lane and N Serenity Hill Circle onto Briar Chapel’s extensive trail system.
We hope that you’ll take the time to explore Briar Commons and discover all that it has to offer.
Photos by Kianta Morrison
Boulder Park Is a close knit and vibrant neighborhood located west of Briar Commons on both the north and south side of Briar Chapel Parkway (between N Serenity Hill Circle and Tobacco Farm Way to the north and between Wildwind Drive to the south). This area is named after Boulder Park located between Treywood Lane and Sagebrush Road. This park is named after a large boulder that sits in the middle of the park and provides the neighborhood kids a natural climbing feature. A picnic pavilion, bocce ballcourts and horseshoe pitches offers families an attractive green space to come together and have fun. This park is also home to the largest of two Community Gardens run by the Briar Chapel Garden Club, offering fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers to members of the club.
Another hidden gem is Discovery Park (also known as Hammock Park) located between Briar Chapel Parkway and Cliffdale Road. This park was not part of our developer’s original plan, but during surveying before construction began the developer discovered that a large house had burned to the ground at this site creating a time capsule. Ceramic shards and remnants of prehistoric stone tools have been found at this site. To preserve this history, this site was placed on the National Register and made into a park. Today, the part features a collection of hammock swings that provide residents a quiet, peaceful spot to relax.
There is also a trail head and parking at the NW corner of Briar Chapel Parkway and Tobacco Farm Way that provides access to our extensive trail system, as well as, trail access points from the western side of Wildwind connecting Boulder Park to Old Piedmont and the Great Meadow area. These trails are an adventure in the making and serve to bring the villages closer to one another.
We hope that you’ll take the time to explore Boulder Park and discover all the treasures this area has to offer.
More Village descriptions will be available soon.