Ariston Farm was built by David and China Lybrook in the early 1920′s from sketches Lybrook casually drew on paper. The house was built from stones found on the farm and the wood was cut and cured on the farm. What was once a major cattle and horse farm became a luxurious retirement community, a private country club and golf course, and the newest town in Davie County.
When Billy Satterfield, a plumber’s helper from nearby Clemmons, looked across the river in his search for reasonably priced land to build his own country club, he found a farm for sale. Price: $1,000 an acre. Armed with artists renderings of what the club would be, he sold 175 lots for $10,000 each. Buyers paid the $10,000, then their lot location was assigned by conducting a drawing. Arnold Palmer took the first lot and Bermuda Run Country Club was born.
In the 1980′s the country club was sold with the undeeded land to developers who purchased an additional 234 acres of the Lybrook farm (giving Bermuda Run a total of 900+ acres) on the Davie County side of the Yadkin River. The community underwent an expansion that added a plush retirement center, luxury condominiums and another nine holes of golf. Recently, there has been further expansion of the community when another club house and golf course were added along with additional home sites.
The Town of Bermuda Run incorporated July 1, 1999, as one of only three gated communities in the State to be designated an official municipality. Since that time, the Town has experienced steady, deliberate growth through numerous commercial annexations. Most recently, the Town completed a voluntary annexation that incorporates the Kinderton Village residential community into the Town limits.
The Town maintains nearly 22 miles of streets and provides street maintenance, street lighting, law enforcement, planning and zoning and sanitary sewer service to a portion of residents that live in the Bermuda Run Country Club gated community. Davie County Public Utilities provides water service to Town residents and businesses and the surrounding East Davie area. Sanitary Sewer service is also provided to the majority of residential and all commercial properties within the Town limits by Davie County Public Utilities.