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Hillsborough, NC Real Estate

Hillsborough, NC real estate has a historic past.  Hillsborough, NC real estate is centrally located in Orange County, about 10 miles north of Chapel Hill.  There are some beautiful historic downtown homes with a mixture of amazing newer developments.  Hillsborough is the Orange County seat, making it the home of Orange County government.   

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Historic Home in Hillsborough Hillsborough, NC real estate has a historic past.  Hillsborough, NC real estate is centrally located in Orange County, about 10 miles north of Chapel Hill.  There are some beautiful historic downtown homes with a mixture of amazing newer developments.  Hillsborough is the Orange County seat, making it the home of Orange County government.   

Hillsborough, NC Real Estate and Climate

What is there NOT to like about Central North Carolina's climate? Hillsborough, NC real estate  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 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.  To the east, North Carolina beaches are only a few hours drive.  

Public Schools

Hillsborough, NC real estate is serviced by the Orange County school system.  

Colleges and Universities

Hillsborough, NC real estate is a few miles north of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and only a 15 minutes from Duke University making it a popular home for many professors, academics and students.

Transportation

Hillsborough, NC real estate is located near the intersection of I-40 and I-85.  I-85 North from Hillsborough will take you through the northern parts of Durham and eventually towards the Virginia state line.  I-40 East will take you past Chapel Hill through Southwest Durham and into Raleigh and Eastern parts of the North Carolina coast.  Hillsborough, NC real estate is a great place to locate for anyone looking for a small town atmosphere with access to larger city amenities.  From Hillsborough, residents can easily access almost any part of the Triangle.  

Downtown Hillsborough Storefronts

Shopping

Weaver Street Market a co-op market offers fresh produce, locally grown and locally made goods.  There is also a Saturday Farmer's Market in addition to downtown antique, craft, and specialty shops, along with several locally owned restaurants.  The Hampton Pointe shopping center contains Walmart, Home Depot and some smaller stores like a hair salon and restaurants.   The shops at Daniel Boone Square offer over 20 antique stores and even a blacksmith shop.  

Recreation

Parks

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural area offers high scenic views of Hillsborough, NC real estate with 190 acres and 3 miles of trails.  Historians, hikers and joggers might enjoy the Occoneeche Speedway.  The Speedway was one of the first two NASCAR race tracks in the nation.  Today only a circular track and the remnants of the old stands still remain but still offers an interesting walk, jog or hike around the old track.      

Golf

Occoneechee Golf Club, a public course is located just to the west of Hillsborough along Route 70.  Golfers might also enjoy Cedar Grove Golf Course a few miles north of Hillsborough, NC real estate.    

Hillsborough Arts and Entertainment

There are several history museums in Hillsborough including the Burwell School and the Orange County History Museum.  The Burwell School was originally started in the early 1800s as a female academy and is now a museum that interprets and preserves the antebellum and Civil War era history of the area.  

  

Downtown Hillsborough, NC real estate also offers a number of great restaurants and pubs.


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