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Chapel Hill, NC Real Estate

One could say Chapel Hill real estate is anything but typical Southern stereotype. Much of the culture and activities revolve around the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, attracting a wide variety of residents. Professors, students, business people and retirees from around the globe choose to invest in Chapel Hill real estate. Many say Chapel Hill has the amenities of a big city, with a small town charm.

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Bungalow Home in Chapel HillOne could say Chapel Hill real estate is anything but  typical Southern stereotype. Much of the culture and activities revolve around the University of  North Carolina at Chapel Hill, attracting a wide variety of residents.  Professors, students, business people and retirees from around the globe choose to invest in Chapel Hill real estate.  Many say Chapel Hill has the amenities of a big city, with a small town charm.  

Climate & Chapel Hill Real Estate

What is there NOT to like about Central North Carolinas climate? Chapel Hill real estate is appealing for many reasons. First, Chapel Hill has a great year round weather. Fall and winter are certainly mild compared to more Northern climates yet residents still get a taste of every season. There is an occasional snowfall but is usually gone within a few hours (or sometimes days). If you are a fan of snow and winter sports, the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the larger Appalachian range, in the western part of the state offer great skiing and snowboarding opportunities and are only a short drive away, making for a great weekend getaway.  With the ocean only a few hours drive away, Chapel Hill real estate is certainly beautiful and accessible.

Chapel Hill Public Schools

Unlike most of the state which is run by county based schools, Chapel Hill is serviced by their own Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District. East Chapel Hill High School and Chapel Hill High School have been ranked as two of the best schools in the nation by Newsweek and have been ranked as the best in the state. This in turns means that Chapel Hill real estate increases in value, especially with it's proximity to UNC.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Colleges and Universities

Chapel Hill real estate typically surrounds the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC Chapel Hill is the nation's first state-supported university and generally considered the flagship of the State University system. UNC has been highly ranked by publications such as U.S. News & World Report and BusinessWeek as a top research and teaching institution. UNC and Chapel Hill makes up one of the three corners of the Triangle with Raleigh (NC State) and Durham (Duke) making up the other two.

Transportation at Chapel Hill

Interstate highway I-40 runs adjacent to Chapel Hill and provides the main thoroughfare to other parts of the Triangle and state. I-40 provides easy east-west travel for Chapel Hill real estate residents to reach the State Capitol in Raleigh. It also provides for a short trip to the local Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Commerce

Old Well at UNC Chapel HillChapel Hill is dominated by the University, with UNC being the major local employer of Chapel Hill real estate owners.  Many residents also work at Duke University in neighboring Durham or in the Research Triangle Park at one of the national companies like IBM, DuPont, Microsoft, GlaxoSmithKline or Cisco Systems (to name a few). With the intellectual nature of the surrounding neighborhoods, Chapel Hill real estate appeals to these similar minded people.

Chapel Hill Real Estate and Shopping

Residents have a variety of shopping options. Local shops and boutiques dominate the downtown area while residents also have a choice of larger chain stores at the University Mall. Chapel Hill real estate is extremely appealing to people who support local and handmade markets. One of the main attractions of the University Mall is Southern Seasons. Originally a coffee shop, Southern Season is now a 60,000 square foot retailer of culinary equipment, gourmet gift baskets and gourmet food.

Recreation in Chapel Hill

If you enjoy walking, hiking, jogging, skateboarding or rollerskating you'll want to check out the Chapel Hill greenways. Currently about 10 miles of an eventual 40 mile system of paved and natural trails are available throughout Chapel Hill.  Owners of Chapel Hill real estate are typically very active, and have access to a number of community and neighborhood parks offering swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, climbing walls, trails, gardens and much more.  

Chapel Hill Arts and Entertainment

Brick Home in Chapel HillDespite the small size compared to other major cities in the area, Chapel Hill still offers over 30 art galleries and concerts and plays on the campus of UNC at Memorial Hall or the PlayMakers Repertory Company theatre.  Owners of Chapel Hill real estate also have close access to  the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center which offers star shows, interactive science exhibits and a variety of classes and lectures.


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Chapel Hill, NC Single Family Homes for Sale $100K-$199K (23) 

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MLS#: 1931015
MLS#: 1931015
5314 Farrington Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1937
Kairos Homes Incorporated Kairos Homes Incorporated
$112,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,634 SqFt
1.26 Acres
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MLS#: 1904203
MLS#: 1904203
2018 Lystra Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1963
Fonville Morisey/Chapel Hill Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Chapel Hill Sales Office
$114,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,130 SqFt
0.51 Acres
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MLS#: 1930813
MLS#: 1930813
210 Scarlett Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1952
Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill
$135,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
768 SqFt
0.26 Acres
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MLS#: 1928267
MLS#: 1928267
9921 Leslie Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1982
Carolina Preferred Realty Carolina Preferred Realty
$139,500
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,148 SqFt
1.75 Acres
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MLS#: 1930479
MLS#: 1930479
9406 Coachway None
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1982
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$142,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
939 SqFt
1.30 Acres
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MLS#: 1928070
MLS#: 1928070
1306 Pineview Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1980
Allen Tate Company Allen Tate Company
$144,500
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,152 SqFt
1.01 Acres
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MLS#: 1899674
MLS#: 1899674
109 cole Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1954
Dunlap and Lilley Properties Dunlap and Lilley Properties
$150,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
696 SqFt
0.11 Acres
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MLS#: 1934199
MLS#: 1934199
75 Jonan Court
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1972
Chatham Homes Realty Chatham Homes Realty
$153,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,063 SqFt
0.47 Acres
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MLS#: 1924649
MLS#: 1924649
2423 Overland Passage
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1985
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$159,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
940 SqFt
1.25 Acres
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MLS#: 1928672
MLS#: 1928672
347 Carlton Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1980
Allen Tate Company Allen Tate Company
$163,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,131 SqFt
0.73 Acres
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MLS#: 1943320
MLS#: 1943320
5314 NC 86 Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1977
Team Jodi Realty Team Jodi Realty
$169,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,257 SqFt
0.50 Acres
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MLS#: 1933467
MLS#: 1933467
9220 Coachway Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1980
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$174,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,001 SqFt
1.46 Acres
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MLS#: 1936615
MLS#: 1936615
450 Vickers Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1989
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$177,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,276 SqFt
1.58 Acres
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MLS#: 1934104
MLS#: 1934104
117 Creel Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1964
Louise Beck Properties, Inc. Louise Beck Properties, Inc.
$179,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,002 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 1938974
MLS#: 1938974
9125 Coach Way
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1985
Triangle Star Realty Triangle Star Realty
$179,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,082 SqFt
1.34 Acres
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MLS#: 1930580
MLS#: 1930580
9100 Greenbriar Station None
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1985
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$184,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,199 SqFt
1.86 Acres
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MLS#: 1937483
MLS#: 1937483
1207 Brookfield Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1960
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$184,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,150 SqFt
0.47 Acres
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MLS#: 1937872
MLS#: 1937872
8907 Rollingwood Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1965
Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill
$185,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,200 SqFt
0.93 Acres
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MLS#: 1928381
MLS#: 1928381
4205 Peeler Creek Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1986
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$189,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,186 SqFt
1.80 Acres
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MLS#: 1916210
MLS#: 1916210
35 S Circle Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1962
Louise Beck Properties, Inc. Louise Beck Properties, Inc.
$189,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,396 SqFt
0.29 Acres
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MLS#: 1921099
MLS#: 1921099
317 St Thomas Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1993
CHK Realty CHK Realty
$190,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,084 SqFt
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 1942509
MLS#: 1942509
107 Stones Throw None
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1975
Tony Hall & Associates Tony Hall & Associates
$190,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,404 SqFt
0.46 Acres
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MLS#: 1937421
MLS#: 1937421
106 Legion Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1939
Gates Management & Realty Gates Management & Realty
$199,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,258 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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