Welcome to Chapel Hill Neighborhoods!
by Marianne Howell Wright Triangle Area Real Estate
Featured Video~ Fearrington Village
Fearrington Village is a neighborhood about 8 miles from Chapel Hill. Fearrington is special because the lifestyle of the Village is more important to many than the houses. There are cute shops, 3 restaurants, beautiful gardens and hundreds of homes and townhomes.
About Chapel Hill Neighborhoods
Thanks for visiting Chapel Hill Neighborhoods. Let me help you learn all about about the best places to live in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Take a look at my neighborhood videos and keep in touch, I’m adding more weekly. I also have a section on new construction because I really think it’s a different business than resale homes and must be approached in a different way. Real estate is local so what is common in the Chapel Hill NC area may not be the same in your area of the country. View Chapel Hill Neighborhoods in a larger map This is a map I made of Chapel Hill neighborhoods way before the sophisticated lifestyle maps I use now but I’m keeping it because it shows the most common, popular neighborhoods and is a piece of internet history. Click on the map and notice the location of the star. If you were to put the point of a compass on the star and draw a 4 mile circle around the town you would have an approximate area of the school district and what many people consider the Town, although some of these areas are outside of the city limits or in Carrboro. Franklin Street crosses Historic Airport Rd. (MLK Blvd) to the north and South Columbia to the South. We think of this as the center of town. Many people define Chapel Hill by the area within the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City School District.
Downtown Chapel Hill Neighborhoods
Westwood Franklin-Rosemary Historic Laurel Hills Gimghoul Historic Tenney Circle Cameron-McCauley Historic Franklin Hills Greenwood The area around the star on the map is the University and downtown historic area. Chapel Hill is a university town and while we have some beautiful older homes most of the historic area homes are fairly simple compared to those in Southern towns that were formed because of business and manufacturing. Chapel Hill has three historic areas Franklin-Rosemary, Gimghoul, and Cameron-McCauley. Franklin Street generally has the highest priced homes in the historic areas ranging from the $800,000’s and up. Above is a home on Franklin Street on the market now for $1,900,000. Westwood is a campus area located off South Columbia Street near the UNC Hospital. It has winding streets and wooded lots with an eclectic collection of homes built from the 1920’s to an occasional home on an infill lot today. Prices start at around $400,000 but sometimes a little rental cottage will come on the market for less. Greenwood is bordered by 15-501 and hwy 54 and is just down the hill from UNC. The playwright Paul Green developed the neighborhood in the 1930’s as a special place with affordable homes for artists and intellectuals. The beautiful lots are at least an acre and wooded. Home prices have varied from the $300’s up to around $800,000. Recently a developer tore down an existing home and built a large new home that sold for over 1.8 million. This was a wake up call to the neighbors who had the town designate the area as a Neighborhood Conservation District to protect the neighborhood from mega sized homes and preserve the harmonious look of Greenwood. South of Downtown Southern Village Hundred Oaks The Reserve and Hunts Reserve These are the only neighborhoods in Chapel Hill with OWSA water and sewer and lots of about an acre in size. Other large lot neighborhoods are in the county with well and septic. Hunters Ridge Sun Forest Beechridge Laurel Hills If you start at the center of town and continue down South Columbia Street past UNC you’ll cross Fordham Blvd. (some call it The Bypass) and the road name will change to 15-501 south. Southern Village will be just ahead on your right. Development started in the mid 90’s and has just finished so there are only resale homes for sale now. It’s a planned, new-old neighborhood with a combination of apartments, condos, town homes, single family homes priced from the $400’s and a retail area including restaurants, a movie theater, elementary school, church, day care and other retail and service businesses. It’s one of the most popular neighborhoods in town with one of the highest appreciation rates-about 12% a year. East of Downtown Chapel Hill Neighborhoods Meadowmont Presque Isle-condo Colony Woods Colony Lake The Oaks Provendence Glen-condo The Oaks Finley Forest Pickard Oaks-town house In today’s competitive real estate market, timing is everything. Many good homes are sold before they are ever advertised. Beat other homebuyers to the hottest new homes for sale in Chapel Hill with my New Listings Notification. If you own real estate that you’re thinking of selling, I would be happy to provide you with a FREE Home Evaluation. Please browse my website for listings, reports and important local real estate information. Sincerely,
Marianne Howell Wright, owner and broker with Triangle Area Real Estate and member of the Greater Chapel Hill Association of Realtors.