Nicknamed “The Southern Part of Heaven,” Chapel Hill, North Carolina is known throughout the southeastern United States as a wonderful place to live. It is comfortably nestled in the rolling Piedmont of North Carolina, and is conveniently just a few hours’ drive from both the Atlantic coast and the Blue Ridge Mountains. As one of the pillars of the Research Triangle, it’s known for it’s strong economy and quirky local flavor, so it is no surprise there is such a draw to Chapel Hill real estate.
Recently, Chapel Hill was named by Business Week in the Top 10 Cities to Raise Children, and number one by Money magazine as the best place to live in the south. With a mix of people that makes for an eclectic, friendly and diverse set of neighbors and homes for sale, Chapel Hill also snagged a spot on AmericanStyle Magazine’s Top 25 Art Destinations this year.
Located in North Carolina’s Triangle Area, nearby Research Triangle Park is home to over 130 companies that employ nearly 40,000 people, stimulating a strong economy throughout this part of the state. Those researching Chapel Hill real estate are often pleasantly surprised to see that buying a home in Chapel Hill means they will have access to one of the best public school systems in the nation, including nine elementary schools, four middle, two high schools, and the UNC Hospital School. The area is also known for its higher education, including UNC-Chapel Hill, the first state university in the nation to open its doors, nearby Duke University in Durham and North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
Chapel Hill residents also enjoy a number of annual events that include the upcoming Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 28th and The Chapel Hill – Carrboro Holiday Parade on December 11th. The combination of nearness to a city life and the community of a town makes Chapel Hill real estate highly sought after. The average price of homes in the area stands at $342,000 and is poised to continue to rise, reflecting the strength of the economy and community. Nearby Research Triangle real estate has also proven to be on the rise, due to the continued job growth in the immediate vicinity.
If you’re in the market for beautiful homes for sale, Chapel Hill’s great location and unique personality could be the perfect match. Drop us a note today and get started on your way to achieving your dream of owning a home!