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by | Jan 23, 2017 | The Triangle |

Pittsboro, located in northern Chatham County, was established in 1785. It’s known to many in the Triangle as the “Circle City,” a nod to the roundabout encircling Pittsboro’s iconic courthouse. Once considered as a potential site for both the state capital and the home of the University of North Carolina, Pittsboro boasts a population of just 3,764 residents. This small historic town is the home to specialty shops, entertainment, and quaint farm to table restaurants unique to the area.

In addition to its residents, Pittsboro is also home to seven different species of wild cats. Tigers, lions, cougars, and kinkajous call The Carolina Tiger Rescue home. This non-profit organization is devoted to the rescue and conservation to wild cats, with a mission of “working towards a day when wild cats are living in their native habitat and are not exploited by humans.” The Rescue provides tours to all different types of groups, allowing visitors to become educated on the animals and their rescue stories.

While exploring Pittsboro, don’t miss Fearrington Village! Located just off Highway 15-501, Fearrington Village boast two “AAA Five Diamond” properties whimsical boutique shopping, a full service spa and a locally owned bookstore.  The Fearrington House Inn, one of the Souths’ most celebrated restaurants, is a must visit for locals and visitors alike.  This self-sustained community is home to nearly 2,000 residents and offers diverse living options from wooded estates to smaller patio homes in close proximity to the Village Center. Don’t miss Fearrington Village’s famous Belted cows!

While Pittsboro has maintained its small town charm, there are big changes coming its way. Pittsboro will soon be home to 22,000 new residences. Chatham Park, a sustainable green community, will feature homes that utilize 30% less energy than existing homes in the area.  With smart technologies and 27 floor plans to choose from, Chatham Park is the future; including a smart grid and solar farm, access to high speed internet and electric car plug in stations. Chatham Park will be nestled along a nature preserve, with access to hiking, rafting, fishing and swimming.  With initial home prices ranging from $250,000-$400,000, Chatham Park is sure to offer something for everyone.

Jaime Oliver and Laurie Cahill.

Jaime Oliver and Laurie Cahill are full-time sales associates of the Next Stage Team at the Fonville Morisey Realty Brier Creek office.

They are members of the Raleigh Association of REALTORS®, the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®.

Fonville Morisey Realty has 11 sales offices, with over 850 associates and employees throughout the Greater Triangle region.  FM offers mortgage, insurance, property management, title services, real estate education courses and relocation services through its divisions and partners. For more information about Fonville Morisey Realty, visit