There’s no denying that Chapel Hill was built around the University of North Carolina, however, there is so much more to the community than just being a college town. Boasting a variety of restaurants, eclectic shopping, and an eco-friendly environment, the city has transformed into a historic, family-friendly hotspot. Chapel Hill consists of many remarkable neighborhoods that each bring their own character, charm, and price range to the city. While you won’t find the flashy neighborhoods that other big cities have to offer, what you will find are some of the best neighborhoods in the nation with top school districts and unique homes to fit any style. What makes Chapel Hill truly special is its ability to accommodate every budget and lifestyle. Are you looking for the perfect home in Chapel Hill for your family? Here are some of our favorite neighborhoods!
Claremont literally has everything to offer to its residents! The best schools, parks, and accessibility are just a few reasons why is it on the top of many, many lists! Being one of the more affordable communities in all of Chapel Hill, Claremont is ideal for families in all economic categories. The community is committed to keeping the small-town charm that is has come to be known for while being in the heart of everything that makes Chapel Hill such a special place to live.
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Having both an elementary school and grocery store located in the heart of the neighborhood are just two reasons why Meadowmont is an ideal location for families. There are many real estate options to choose from within the community such as condos, estates, townhomes and traditional craftsman homes. Other amenities within the neighborhood that are within walking distance are a state-of-the-art fitness center and a downtown area chalked full of shops, restaurants, and offices. This neighborhood is often a go-to for Chapel Hill and it is easy to see why.
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An upscale neighborhood that borders both the Chapel Hill and Durham County school districts, The Oaks is a golf course neighborhood that surrounds the Chapel Hill Country Club. Upscale homes with vast lots and breathtaking mature landscaping make this neighborhood one of Chapel Hill’s showstoppers. It’s hard not to envision your life when driving down the street in The Oaks.
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If Dunhill could be summed up in one word, it would be: convenient. Location is key and many would argue that it doesn’t get better than the location of Dunhill, being in the middle of Chapel Hill, Durham, Jordan Lake, and much, much more. Residents get the best of both worlds in outdoors/wildlife while also having top-rated restaurants and shops at their fingertips.
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The Preserve at Jordan Lake
Another ideal mature neighborhood is found in The Preserve at Jordan Lake. Located at the heart of one of Chapel Hill’s biggest attractions, Jordan Lake, the community is surrounded by water and amazing wildlife. Residents are also within walking distance to many businesses, restaurants, and shops. This neighborhood undoubtedly provides everything that makes both Chapel Hill and the triangle such a special place to call home.
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Briar Chapel is a newer neighborhood in Chapel Hill and its direct access to the Briar Chapel Parkway and Chatham Park gives the neighborhood a secluded feel while being in the middle of all that Chapel Hill and the triangle have to offer. The neighborhood feeds into the Chatham County School District and is full of amenities and new development, both of which are unique to Chapel Hill.
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Southern Village is known for one thing above all else: community. With large homes built quite close to one another, neighbors are able to have evening conversations from their own front porch. Lots are smaller, making it ideal for those who wish to enjoy their time out and about and not working in the yard. With so much within walking distance within the neighborhood, residents have fantastic schools, farmer’s markets, great restaurants, a pool, a clubhouse, and much more at their fingertips.
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Westfall is located in the southern part of Chapel Hill and will be located within walking distance of the upcoming Chatham Park Development. Set in a secluded area, the residents in Westfall have the luxury of enjoying time in a peaceful and serene environment while also taking advantage of many of the best restaurants, stores, and recreational options that Chapel Hill has to offer.
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Also located with quick access to Jordan Lake, Governor’s Club is a golf community in the mountains that serves as one of the top neighborhoods in all of Chapel Hill. With an award-winning country club and a course designed by Jack Nicklaus and breathtaking backyard mountain views of the Carolina Pines, it is clear that the Governor’s Club neighborhood is one of a kind.
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Winmore is a newer community in the Northwest part of Chapel Hill that is full of homes to fit any price range. What sets this neighborhood apart is the surprisingly large homes. Builders in the neighborhood were given clustering guidelines in order to preserve the environment and keep the area green. But don’t be fooled, this is far from a cookie-cutter neighborhood!
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Regardless of what neighborhood best suits you and your family, those who live in Chapel Hill know how fortunate they are to have access to incredible school districts, entertainment, and outdoor recreation. No matter which neighborhood you choose, you can’t go wrong! When searching for your ideal home in a dream neighborhood, there is nothing more important than having the right realtor on your side. Look no further than Masha Halpern, a Top-Rated realtor with the expertise and knowledge to help you buy/sell your home in any Chapel Hill neighborhood and the surrounding communities!