Renowned for its superlative educational institutions and over 170 companies with offices located in the area, The Triangle (comprised of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) is a major place of interest when it comes to looking for a great place to live.

If you are in the market to buy a new home, you may not want the big city environment of the state capital and a commute that goes with it. Chapel Hill, a fantastic college town and known by locals as the “southern part of heaven,” may be more your speed and with good reason

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill makes its home here and so should you, especially if quality of life is what you are looking for.

Higher Learning

Known for its excellent academics, phenomenal basketball program and fantastic art museum, UNC-Chapel Hill is the keystone for the public university system in North Carolina. Of course, the other sides of the Research Triangle feature NC State and Duke University, so you know that this area values a good education. In fact, over 74% of adults in Chapel Hill have a four-year degree or higher.

A Cooler Culture

Not all college towns provide an enriching experience for all of their residents. However, in Chapel Hill, even homeowners can benefit from the academic environment. The creativity spills off campus into the surrounding community, with plenty of live music, great local restaurants and even convenient public transportation - which you may not expect in a town this size. Chapel Hill real estate is in demand because so many people, from students and working families, to retirees, want to immerse themselves in all that Chapel Hill has to offer.

Very Neighborly

Chapel Hill real estate brokers know all about the exceptional variety of neighborhoods, both near UNC and farther away from the center of town. Close to the college are historic areas, including Cameron-McCauley, Franklin-Rosemary and Gimghoul. For a more traditional neighborhood, you may want to visit Westwood or Greenwood.

Chapel Hill also has the exceptional charm, very much like a village - there are local shops, restaurants and schools all within walking distance from most of the homes. Some of the popular developments you may want to consider are Briar Chapel, Meadowmont and Southern Village. Lake Hogan Farms is another neighborhood that features a variety of home styles and amenities.

Time to Go Home

Chapel Hill homes for sale can go quickly, but if you work with Chapel Hill Realty Group, you can find the perfect home for you and your family. Visit us online to see what’s new in the area or to schedule an appointment, call our Chapel Hill Realty experts at (919) 942-4149.