Welcome to Chapel Hill: A Charming Hometown
Some view Chapel Hill as a spirited college community, while others see it as a charming small town spilling over with opportunities—all we know is that from our vantage point, Chapel Hill is the perfect place to call home. Anchored by its rich history and strong sense of community, this town certainly holds its own among the surrounding cities. With the quaint community of Carrboro right down the road, and Pittsboro's miles of green pastures just 30 minutes to the south, Chapel Hill has friendly neighbors both inside and out of its town limits. With Chapel Hill having racked up almost every "Best Places" award you can imagine, there's no wonder its resident rave about living here!
Thinking about making Chapel Hill your new hometown? Let’s go exploring!
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Selling Your Chapel Hill Home?
Selling a home in the Chapel Hill area requires the skill of an expert real estate team. Here at Debbie VanHorn & Co., we excel at getting our sellers the best possible price for their home. Get in touch with us to learn more about our unrivaled real estate dexterity and how we can help you successfully sell your home—we can even give you an estimate of your home's current market value!
Live, Work, and Play in Chapel Hill
Check out Chapel Hill
Home of splurge-worthy retail destinations, the prestigious campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, and enough culinary options to craft your own month-long food tour, Chapel Hill truly has a little something for everyone. Affectionately known as a college town, Chapel Hill is centered around UNC-Chapel Hill's campus, where you can find illustrious landmarks, such as the Bell Tower and Old Well. If you really want to immerse yourself in the college-town culture, then you have to rush Franklin Street with the masses to celebrate a Tar Heels basketball win!
While you're on Franklin Street, take some time to explore all that downtown Chapel Hill has to offer, including more than 200 restaurants, bars, and shops. Plus, you can head south to experience the outdoor concerts and movie nights at Southern Village. Blue's on Franklin and Top of the Hill, along with a host of other eateries, easily explain why Chapel Hill was dubbed "America's Foodiest Small Town" by Bon Appetit magazine.
Come explore Carrboro
Let us start by saying, you can find most of Carrboro's most cherished gems along its Main Street thoroughfare. Home to Carrboro's historic downtown district, East Main Street is a reflection of both the town's prized past and how far it has to come since then. When strolling along Main Street, make sure to pop in Honeysuckle Café & Bar for a quick energy boost and the Carrboro Farmers Market for the freshest produce around.
Art loves rejoice in Carrboro, where the town holds art walks on the second Friday of each month. Pretty much your personal art trail, you can attend the art walks to explore the town's many museums and art galleries. And if you really want to get a taste of this funky town, you can traverse the two-mile Cider Trail of the area's six most distinct craft breweries.
Play in Pittsboro
Encompassing more than 700 square miles of breathtaking nature trails and rolling farmlands, Pittsboro is essentially a playground in and of itself. Here, there are rows of crops farther than the eye can see and plenty of farmers to thank. There are about 1,100 farms in Chatham County, which distribute their fresh products to Pittsboro's farm-to-table restaurants and weekly farmers markets.
To fill any day with adventure, Pittsboro locals love to make the short drive to Jordan Lake State Park. The state park features seven swim beaches, plus there are nearly 14 miles of hiking trails wrapped around the lakeshore. And if you want to extend your day adventure into the night, you can pitch a tent at one of the recreation area's 1,000-plus campsites.
Wondering What's Around?
Our Favorite Local Picks
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Operated by UNC-Chapel Hill, this conservation garden is the dreamiest place to stop and smell the roses.Explore the Gardens »
Carolina Coffee Shop
Take part in a Chapel Hill tradition and grab a strong cup of joe from the longest-running restaurant in all of North Carolina.Try the Tradition »
Carolina Tiger Rescue
This wildlife sanctuary is home to almost 50 animals spanning 10 different species—and believe us, there's nothing sweeter than hearing the sanctuary's wild cat rescue stories.Visit the Rescue »
In need of some adrenaline? Tackling the mountain bike trails at this Chapel Hill nature preserve will surely get your blood pumping!Bike the Trails »
Charmed by Chapel Hill?
We'd be willing to bet the small-town atmosphere, friendly neighborhoods, and unique vibe of Chapel Hill have you ready to call this place home. If you’re interested in this sweet town, or one of its surrounding communities, we’d love to help you find your dream home around here! Just give us a call at 919-303-6003 for more information—we’d be happy to schedule a tour of your favorite listings.
Want to sell your Chapel Hill home for top dollar? We can certainly help with that, too!
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