Chapel Hill Real Estate
WHAT PEOPLE LOVE ABOUT CHAPEL HILL
Whether you’re eager to follow college sports, support your neighbors at the farmers’ market, soak up arts and culture, or carve your own path through well-traveled forests, you can do it all in Chapel Hill. While the University of North Carolina (UNC for short) is a prominent part of the local lifestyle, residents can also take advantage of local destinations like the Carolina North Forest, University Place mall, Cedar Falls Park, and Kidzu Children’s Museum.
Aside from its abundant amenities, Chapel Hill is known for its small-town vibe — even though 60,000 call this community their home. Residents are deeply rooted in their community, and it shows.
Thinking about buying a home in Chapel Hill? You have plenty of real estate options, from townhouses and ranch-style homes to luxury residences in Chapel Hill’s golfing communities. And because of Chapel Hill’s appeal as a great place to retire, you’ll also find plenty of homes for sale in 55+ communities.
From new construction developments to 55+ communities to golf course neighborhoods, there’s a community (and a home!) for every lifestyle in Chapel Hill.
Among the many job opportunities in the Chapel Hill area are the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, and companies at Research Triangle Park.
Because of Chapel Hill’s ideal location residents have access to world-class healthcare through local providers like Duke Health, UNC Health Care, and WakeMed.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
America’s oldest public university naturally has its fair share of intrigue. Chartered in 1789, the University of North Carolina (fondly known as Carolina or UNC) set high standards for higher education around the state and around the nation, a prestigious reputation which this school continues to maintain more than two centuries later. Today, students and Chapel Hill residents alike enjoy strolling through the scenic campus, visiting cool landmarks like the Old Well and the Davie Poplar, and attending all kinds of cultural and sporting events. (If you’re going to root for the home team, you should know that UNC’s biggest rival is Duke University down the road in Durham.)
Restaurants, bars, theaters, gyms, boutiques, apartments, and historic buildings are packed within a mile-long stretch of Franklin Street, which skirts alongside the north end of UNC’s campus. Popular with new students and longtime Chapel Hill residents alike, Franklin Street is where people go to grab a coffee or a beer, celebrate a Tar Heel victory, and enjoy a night on the town. During the year, Franklin Street shuts down to cars as pedestrians flock to the street to attend pep rallies for Carolina sports, shop for arts and crafts at the Festifall Arts Festival, and watch a parade during the holidays.
Because of all the shops, restaurants, events, and nearby homes, Southern Village looks and feels like Chapel Hill’s second downtown. The small shopping center is centered around a large grassy green and amphitheater, which hosts everything from outdoor concerts to a farmers’ market, and extends out to connect with nearby neighborhoods, parks, and public schools. Be sure to catch a movie at the independent Lumina Theatre, pick up groceries from the Weaver Street Market, order coffee from La Vita Dolce, and finish the evening with an event on the lawn.