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Orange County NC Real Estate

Orange County real estate is home to one of the most history rich areas in North Carolina and is one of the main counties that makes up the Triangle area. Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Carrboro and outlying areas offer residents a combination of mild climate, rich history, and a wide array of amenities shopping and entertainment. Orange County real estate has more than 250 restaurants, eating places, bars, nightclubs and taverns.

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Orange County real estate is home to one of the most history rich areas in North Carolina and is one of the main counties that makes up the Triangle area. Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Carrboro and outlying areas offer residents a combination of mild climate, rich history, and a wide array of amenities shopping and entertainment. Orange County real estate has more than 250 restaurants, eating places, bars, nightclubs and taverns.

Community options range from the cosmopolitan, yet small-town, lifestyle of Chapel Hill and Carrboro to many rural communities in the country-side. Almost anywhere in Orange County offers a reasonable commute to just about any part of the Triangle area of North Carolina.

Orange County Real Estate's Climate

It's hard not to like the mild climate of Central North Carolina. Although mild, residents still receive a taste of every season. Winter brings the occasional snow and ice but it never lasts long, usually melting within a few hours (or sometimes days). If you're looking for more snow, the mountains in the western part of the state offer plenty of opportunities for snow sports and luckily are only a few short hours from Orange County.

Orange County Real Estate and Public Schools

Orange County real estate is serviced by two districts, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City district and the Orange County 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.

Colleges and Universities in Orange County Real Estate

Orange County real estate is the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC Chapel Hill is the nation's first state-supported university. UNC has been highly ranked by publications such as U.S. News, World Report and BusinessWeek as a top research and teaching institution.

Orange County Real Estate and Sports

College sports dominate the area especially due to the fact that the area is home to only one professional team, the Carolina Hurricanes (Raleigh). With 3 major universities in the area (Duke, UNC and NC State) college rivalries are strong. UNC Chapel Hill has a strong athletic program and is noted particularly for their basketball and soccer programs, winning a number of championships and awards over the years.

Transportation

Interstate highways I-40 and I-85 run through and converge in Orange County real estate. Due to easy access from the majority of the county, many parts of the region are an easy commute. Due to Orange County real estate's central location in the state, combined with the East-West highways, Atlantic Coast beaches are only a few short hours away. If sand between your toes isn't your cup of tea, hiking, fishing or even winter snow skiing are just a few hours to the West in the Blue Ridge mountains, part of the larger Appalachian Mountain range.

Plane

If you have out-of-town business or looking for a long distance getaway, the Raleigh-Durham International airport (RDU) provides daily flights for Orange County real estate owners.

Mass Transit

Orange County real estate is serviced by Chapel Hill Transit and is connected to other area mass transit systems by Triangle Transit.

Orange County Real Estate Commerce

Employment

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the largest employer of Orange County real estate owners, followed by the UNC Hospitals. Many Orange County real estate residents commute to Raleigh, Durham or the Research Triangle Park and are employed by one of the major employers like IBM, GlaxoSmithKline or Cisco Systems.

Shopping

You can find UNC memorabilia on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill or browse the shops in downtown Hillsborough or Carrboro for arts, crafts and antiques. If you're looking for something bigger, you can visit Chapel Hill's University Mall for over 60 stores, including the famous Southern Season. Started as a coffee shop, Southern Season is now a 60,000 square foot retailer of culinary equipment and gourmet food.

Orange County Real Estate and Recreation

If you enjoy hiking, take a walk on the Western trails of the Eno River State Park in the Eastern part of the county. If you prefer a bit of NASCAR history with your walk or run, head over to the Occoneechee Speedway just outside of Hillsborough. The speedway was one of the two original NASCAR tracks in the country. The lights are gone and the track is no longer in service but many joggers and walkers enjoy circling the track and viewing what remains of the concrete stands that once held bystanders. You can even catch the occasional car show or special event at the track. Don't forget to stop by the Southeast's largest natural botanical garden at the North Carolina Botanical garden in Chapel Hill. The nearly 800 acres of preserved land, nature trails, plants and gardens will amaze you.

Arts and Entertainment in Orange County Real Estate

Despite the small size of Orange County real estate compared to other areas, Orange County still sports a number of museums and theatrical attractions. If you're interested in the performing arts, check out Memorial Hall in the heart of UNC Chapel Hill's historic campus. The permanent exhibits at the Ackland Art Museum (Chapel Hill) houses over 15,000 objects from across the globe from ancient times to the present. If you're up for a laugh, head over to the DSI Comedy Theater. The Carrboro comedy theater is known particularly for their improvisational comedy.

Orange County real estate owners can also take advantage of one of the many other cultural opportunities in the greater Triangle. Catch a broadway show at Durham's newly constructed Peforming Arts Center or head to the RBC Center to watch a Carolina Hurricane's (hockey) game. Most of these venues are less than an hour from most parts of Orange County real estate.


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MLS#: 1955231
MLS#: 1955231
147 Kingsbury Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1984
Re/Max Winning Edge Re/Max Winning Edge
$101,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,167 SqFt
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MLS#: 1948764
MLS#: 1948764
146 Kingsbury Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1985
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$104,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,167 SqFt
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MLS#: 1974322
MLS#: 1974322
127 Scott Lane
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1984
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$104,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,168 SqFt
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MLS#: 1973784
MLS#: 1973784
140 W Barbee Chapel Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 2003
Community Home Trust Community Home Trust
$107,000
1 Bed, 2 Bath
770 SqFt
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MLS#: 1949233
MLS#: 1949233
220 Elizabeth Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1966
Terra Nova Global Properties Terra Nova Global Properties
$109,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,154 SqFt
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MLS#: 1968563
MLS#: 1968563
1004 Kingswood Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1991
Re/Max Winning Edge Re/Max Winning Edge
$109,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
751 SqFt
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MLS#: 1940533
MLS#: 1940533
220 Elizabeth Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1965
Re/Max Winning Edge Re/Max Winning Edge
$109,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,154 SqFt
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MLS#: 1974068
MLS#: 1974068
343 Summerwalk Circle
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1989
Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill
$110,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
980 SqFt
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MLS#: 1967016
MLS#: 1967016
220 Elizabeth Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1966
Premier Properties Premier Properties
$112,500
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,154 SqFt
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MLS#: 1933719
MLS#: 1933719
121 Westview Drive
Carrboro, NC  27510
Year Built: 1983
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$114,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
840 SqFt
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MLS#: 1963486
MLS#: 1963486
103 Scott Lane
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1984
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$114,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,168 SqFt
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MLS#: 1931777
MLS#: 1931777
268 Summerwalk Circle
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1984
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$115,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
975 SqFt
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MLS#: 1970568
MLS#: 1970568
281 Summerwalk Circle
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1985
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$118,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
975 SqFt
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MLS#: 1933171
MLS#: 1933171
400 W Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 2004
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$125,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
740 SqFt
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MLS#: 1971781
MLS#: 1971781
400 W rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 2004
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$125,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
740 SqFt
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MLS#: 1971219
MLS#: 1971219
213 Summerwalk Circle
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1985
Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office
$127,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
974 SqFt
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MLS#: 1971719
MLS#: 1971719
104 New Cooper Square Square
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1986
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$134,600
2 Bed, 2 Bath
938 SqFt
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MLS#: 1931796
MLS#: 1931796
704 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1987
Mill House Properties Mill House Properties
$134,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
856 SqFt
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MLS#: 1943790
MLS#: 1943790
704 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1974
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$134,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,150 SqFt
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MLS#: 1949166
MLS#: 1949166
702 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1987
Mill House Properties Mill House Properties
$134,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
850 SqFt
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MLS#: 1971218
MLS#: 1971218
704 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1987
Re/Max Winning Edge Re/Max Winning Edge
$137,500
2 Bed, 2 Bath
840 SqFt
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MLS#: 1926823
MLS#: 1926823
108 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1974
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$137,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,135 SqFt
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MLS#: 1962653
MLS#: 1962653
303 Smith Level Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1999
Carolina Preferred Realty Carolina Preferred Realty
$138,000
4 Bed, 4 Bath
1,248 SqFt
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MLS#: 1965636
MLS#: 1965636
400 Davie Road
Carrboro, NC  27510
Year Built: 1969
Phyllis Brown & Associates Phyllis Brown & Associates
$139,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,024 SqFt
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MLS#: 1959779
MLS#: 1959779
129 Finley Forest Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1982
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$139,500
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,260 SqFt
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MLS#: 1962613
MLS#: 1962613
303 Smith Level Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1997
Carolina Preferred Realty Carolina Preferred Realty
$139,950
4 Bed, 4 Bath
1,248 SqFt
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MLS#: 1962616
MLS#: 1962616
303 Smith Level Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1997
Carolina Preferred Realty Carolina Preferred Realty
$139,950
4 Bed, 4 Bath
1,248 SqFt
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MLS#: 1970369
MLS#: 1970369
702 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1986
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$140,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
900 SqFt
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MLS#: 1957435
MLS#: 1957435
1513 Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1983
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$141,899
2 Bed, 1 Bath
850 SqFt
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MLS#: 1935718
MLS#: 1935718
702 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1986
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$142,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
840 SqFt
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MLS#: 1939249
MLS#: 1939249
603 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1974
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$142,500
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,236 SqFt
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MLS#: 1905557
MLS#: 1905557
1001 Kingswood Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1991
Fonville Morisey/Lochmere Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Lochmere Sales Office
$142,900
1 Bed, 1 Bath
771 SqFt
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MLS#: 1942571
MLS#: 1942571
1001 Kingswood Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1991
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$142,900
1 Bed, 1 Bath
755 SqFt
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MLS#: 1945087
MLS#: 1945087
1513 E Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1983
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$145,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
850 SqFt
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MLS#: 1976257
MLS#: 1976257
201 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27157
Year Built: 1974, Pool
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$145,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,135 SqFt
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MLS#: 1974314
MLS#: 1974314
105 Fidelity Street
Carrboro, NC  27510
Year Built: 1983
Weaver Street Realty Weaver Street Realty
$148,800
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,070 SqFt
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MLS#: 1963119
MLS#: 1963119
159 Springberry Lane
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1982
Weaver Street Realty Weaver Street Realty
$155,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,232 SqFt
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MLS#: 1972484
MLS#: 1972484
140 Springberry Lane
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1982
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$155,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,304 SqFt
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MLS#: 1948616
MLS#: 1948616
322 Summerwalk Circle
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1989
Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty
$156,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,423 SqFt
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MLS#: 1969151
MLS#: 1969151
383 Summerwalk Circle
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1982, 2 Car Garage
501 Realty 501 Realty
$158,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,456 SqFt
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MLS#: 1935109
MLS#: 1935109
701 Copperline Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1998
Tony Hall & Associates Tony Hall & Associates
$158,900
1 Bed, 2 Bath
763 SqFt
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MLS#: 1961205
MLS#: 1961205
250 Brookberry Circle
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1987
Terra Nova Global Properties Terra Nova Global Properties
$159,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,560 SqFt
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MLS#: 1943602
MLS#: 1943602
1005 Kingswood Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1991
Re/Max Winning Edge Re/Max Winning Edge
$162,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,026 SqFt
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MLS#: 1954333
MLS#: 1954333
703 Copperline Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1998
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$162,900
1 Bed, 2 Bath
760 SqFt
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MLS#: 1954662
MLS#: 1954662
252 Brookberry Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1984
Neighborhood Sales and Marketing Neighborhood Sales and Marketing
$164,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,450 SqFt
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MLS#: 1933141
MLS#: 1933141
400 W Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 2004, 1 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$165,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,268 SqFt
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MLS#: 1971776
MLS#: 1971776
400 W rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 2004, 1 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$165,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,268 SqFt
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MLS#: 1967021
MLS#: 1967021
1003 Kingswood Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1991
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$167,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
941 SqFt
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MLS#: 1967567
MLS#: 1967567
1002 Kingswood Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517-9489
Year Built: 1991, Pool
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$172,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,017 SqFt
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MLS#: 1967342
MLS#: 1967342
513 Ives Court
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 2004
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$185,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,304 SqFt
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