Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham

Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham

Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, the largest municipality in Orange County, has been referred to as the "Southern Part of Heaven".  It can best be summarized as having the best small town living in a unique cosmopolitan environment.

Chapel Hill offers quality of life that includes small town friendliness; a sense of place and community; rich history and traditions; and the youthful exuberance and interchange of ideas fostered by the University.

Chapel Hill, the largest municipality in Orange County, has been referred to as the "Southern Part of Heaven".  It can best be summarized as having the best small town living in a unique cosmopolitan environment.

Chapel Hill offers quality of life that includes small town friendliness; a sense of place and community; rich history and traditions; and the youthful exuberance and interchange of ideas fostered by the University.

There are also a number of very tangible assets, such as good schools and neighborhoods; a healthy downtown; a beautiful natural setting with trees, green spaces and a rural buffer; and other evidence of care for the natural and the man-made environments. Chapel Hill frequently receives accolades for being a top location to live, to visit, and to do business.  


The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System is considered to be one of the best in the nation. Consistently ranking at the top of the state in student test, the System also boasts the lowest dropout rate in the state. The system consists of 16 schools: 9 elementary, 4 middle, 2 high schools and the UNC Hospital School.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to nurturing positive relationships with the local community. Their goal is to promote open communication and dialogue and foster understanding about the University, its mission and the needs and interests of its neighbors.

Shopping in Chapell Hill features many upscale restaurants and eateries, stores, boutiques, memorabilia shops, and bars, nightclubs and taverns. Numerous buildings feature murals on various subjects by local artist Michael Brown. In 1997, Sports Illustrated called Chapel Hill "the best college town in America". You have so many shopping centers to choose from so be sure to wear your comfortable shoes.

The arts abound in Chapel Hill, a community that values the ways that art and culture enriches our lives, helps define the unique and special qualities of our town, and teaches us about each other.

Chapel Hill has a multitude of restaurants, taverns, clubs and theaters. Different eating places throughout town are like hidden jewels, reflecting the different moods, cultures and flavors of our area.

Chapel Hill also offers a varity of recreational activities to be enjoyed by everyone.  From community centers to bike rides, we have it all!



 Carrboro is a cozy town with an absence of parking meters and a reputation for a terrific farmers market. The town, commonly referred to as the “Paris of the Piedmont” takes pride in being known as a community rich in cultural and economic diversity. Just click on a link to get started! 

Carrboro is also known for its well-managed growth and commitment to residential input, cultural diversity, and activities for all.



The Farmer's Market is a popular place to visit  to find beautifully produced, hand-crafted items made by local artisans are available from March until December as well as fresh produce.

Carrboro is also an economic base of locally owned small business. You will enjoy how this town has created the shopping district so that you can enjoy strolling from one business to another. 

Carrboro, settled in 1882 around a railroad spur of UNC, was first known as West End because of its geographical location west of Chapel Hill. Incorporated in 1911 as Venable, the town made its final name change two years later in honor of Julian Shakespeare Carr, owner of the local textile mill. For the first fifty years after its incorporation, Carrboro remained a small mill town with a slow, steady pace of growth. In 1960, approximately 2000 people lived in the town. By the year 2000, the town's population had grown to over 16,000 residents.



   Durham is consistently ranked in the regional and national media as one of the top places to live and do business in the United States.
Durham’s vibrant quality of life and commitment to arts and culture contribute to its ever-growing popularity.


Durham’s neighborhoods surround Duke and North Carolina Central universities and Research Triangle Park and range from historic homes on tree-canopied streets to renovated Downtown lofts to communities planned around lakes or golf courses.

Click on the following Durham area links to learn more about the areas and what they offer you.

Northern Durham real estate

Central Durham real estate

Southern Durham real estate

The community around Durham Public Schools provides vital support and partnerships. The community involves itself through volunteers, community business partnerships among others.

Durham's private schools offer a  curriculum to their students that you will find challenging and rewarding.

Of course, we also offer Duke University here in Durham.  Duke University offer a college experience like no other, but Duke University also cares about the communities.  The Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership supports community goals to improve life in 12 neighborhoods around campus and to boost achievement in seven nearby public schools. It promotes Duke student public service in Durham as a high educational priority.

And then there is of course, The Blue Devils - Enjoy all the athletic programs at Duke.  Weather it is men's or women's sports - Duke has it all.

Durham also offers a colorful and eventful history and you will find several resources to enhance your knowledge and explore all that Durham's history has to offer.  So, if your a history buff, we have it all - from The Bennett Place State Historic Office to the Historic Stagville to the Historic Downtown and Brightleaf Districts, you will sure to get a full education on Durham history right here.

More than five million people visit Durham each year to enjoy a wealth of things to see and do including art places, entertainment and events, golf, history, nature and science places, not to mention sports.  No matter what brings you to Durham, you will be glad you are here.

So, whether you're starting a new job, opening your own business, or simply settling down to start the rest of your life, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham offer something for everyone who's looking for the good life!

Life is good in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham!  A house is a home and neighbors are made up of friends.  It's warm, wonderful, friendly and a place to raise a family with peacedul Sunday's and bustling Monday's. 

So, what are you waiting for, call me today and let's get started in finding you the home of your dreams!


Public education is highly valued by the families, who have consistently supported bond referenda to build new schools. Superintendent Bill McNeal was named the National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators, and the Wake County Public School System was ranked the third-best school district in the nation by Forbes magazine.

Raleigh has it all — from golfing, to canoeing, to fishing, to taking a relaxing walk — Raleigh can accommodate it. With over 46 miles and 3,000 acres of greenways, our “city within a park” has plenty of open space for everyone.

For a complete change of pace, you can drive to the mountains in four hours, to the beach in two hours or to Pinehurst, site of the 2005 U.S. Open Golf Championship, in slightly over an hour.

Raleigh’s climate attracts many newcomers who enjoy four distinct seasons with enough moderate weather to allow golfers year-round access to the links. The area is increasingly popular with retirees, who find a variety of housing options, including amenity-rich retirement communities with homes to own or rent.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it right here in Raleigh — the award-winning Capital City of North Carolina.


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