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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#: 1951171
MLS#: 1951171
107 Bonaparte Drive
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Year Built: 1987
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$200,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,709 SqFt
0.37 Acres
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MLS#: 1974694
MLS#: 1974694
1540 Ferrell Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1970
Franklin Street Realty Franklin Street Realty
$200,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,302 SqFt
0.44 Acres
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MLS#: 1955461
MLS#: 1955461
2516 Myrtle Lane
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Year Built: 1994, Basement
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$208,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,550 SqFt
0.35 Acres
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MLS#: 1962546
MLS#: 1962546
210 Ashwick Drive
Efland, NC  27243
Year Built: 2006, 2 Car Garage
Premier Properties Premier Properties
$218,700
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,598 SqFt
0.33 Acres
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MLS#: 1974727
MLS#: 1974727
102 Nottingham Lane
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1956, 2 Car Garage
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$218,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,365 SqFt
0.40 Acres
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MLS#: 1960136
MLS#: 1960136
1323 Stallings Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1971
Tony Hall & Associates Tony Hall & Associates
$219,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,632 SqFt
0.46 Acres
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MLS#: 1942832
MLS#: 1942832
2522 Carr Store Road
Cedar Grove, NC  27231
Year Built: 2001, 1 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$219,500
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,968 SqFt
11.01 Acres
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MLS#: 1958646
MLS#: 1958646
2610 Jefferson Choice None
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1984
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$219,900
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1,785 SqFt
1.49 Acres
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MLS#: 1971336
MLS#: 1971336
3718 Ode Turner Road
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Year Built: 1942
Churton Street Realty LLC Churton Street Realty LLC
$219,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,757 SqFt
3.37 Acres
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MLS#: 1957011
MLS#: 1957011
1111 Jacobs Trail
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Year Built: 1954, 2 Car Garage
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$220,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,637 SqFt
1.14 Acres
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MLS#: 1973854
MLS#: 1973854
29 Oakwood Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1946
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$220,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
835 SqFt
0.47 Acres
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MLS#: 1951943
MLS#: 1951943
9601 Leslie Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1979
Fathom Realty NC, LLC Fathom Realty NC, LLC
$224,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,674 SqFt
2.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1972914
MLS#: 1972914
306 S Brandywine Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1968, Basement
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$224,900
4 Bed, 2 Bath
2,193 SqFt
0.37 Acres
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MLS#: 1967441
MLS#: 1967441
2325 New Hope Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1969, 1 Car Garage
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$225,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,909 SqFt
0.72 Acres
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MLS#: 1970922
MLS#: 1970922
3215 Old Greensboro Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1997
Fonville Morisey/Chapel Hill Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Chapel Hill Sales Office
$225,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2,123 SqFt
2.64 Acres
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MLS#: 1961280
MLS#: 1961280
7703 Buckhorn Drive
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Year Built: 1975
Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint
$226,900
4 Bed, 3 Bath
3,006 SqFt
0.98 Acres
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MLS#: 1940749
MLS#: 1940749
400 Franklin Adams Road
Efland, NC  27243
Year Built: 2001
Allen Tate Company Allen Tate Company
$227,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,568 SqFt
5.50 Acres
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MLS#: 1967835
MLS#: 1967835
1021 Hillside Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1979
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$228,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,500 SqFt
0.82 Acres
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MLS#: 1952462
MLS#: 1952462
406 Tripp Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1989
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$229,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,579 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 1955576
MLS#: 1955576
605 Constitution Way
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Year Built: 2009, 2 Car Garage
Phelps Realty Phelps Realty
$229,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2,227 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 1939554
MLS#: 1939554
303 Farnswick Place
Efland, NC  27243
Year Built: 2003, 2 Car Garage
Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill
$229,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2,134 SqFt
0.34 Acres
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MLS#: 1974300
MLS#: 1974300
412 N English Hill Lane
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Year Built: 2001, 2 Car Garage
Karen Merrill Realty Karen Merrill Realty
$229,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,565 SqFt
0.58 Acres
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MLS#: 1956924
MLS#: 1956924
1408 Laurel Lane
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Year Built: 1980, 2 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$230,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,861 SqFt
2.64 Acres
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MLS#: 1956559
MLS#: 1956559
5304 Hideaway Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1977
Buz Lloyd Real Estate Broker Buz Lloyd Real Estate Broker
$234,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,664 SqFt
0.94 Acres
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MLS#: 1943244
MLS#: 1943244
44 Rogerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1957
Franklin Street Realty Franklin Street Realty
$239,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,097 SqFt
0.29 Acres
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MLS#: 1934366
MLS#: 1934366
808 Christopher Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1965, 2 Car Garage
Frank Ward, Realtors Frank Ward, Realtors
$239,900
5 Bed, 4 Bath
2,575 SqFt
1.12 Acres
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MLS#: 1912390
MLS#: 1912390
101 Northwood Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1980
Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill
$240,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,024 SqFt
0.59 Acres
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MLS#: 1973534
MLS#: 1973534
408 Ray Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1983
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$240,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,321 SqFt
1.32 Acres
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MLS#: 1942788
MLS#: 1942788
302 Stonehill Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1994, 1 Car Garage
Terra Nova Global Properties Terra Nova Global Properties
$245,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,690 SqFt
0.92 Acres
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MLS#: 1969936
MLS#: 1969936
29 N Circle Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1960
Allen Tate Company Allen Tate Company
$245,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,610 SqFt
0.39 Acres
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MLS#: 1975312
MLS#: 1975312
301 Highview Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1971
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$245,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,849 SqFt
0.43 Acres
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MLS#: 1972103
MLS#: 1972103
2205 Lansdale Road
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Year Built: 1978, Basement
Lyell Cash Properties Lyell Cash Properties
$249,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,692 SqFt
4.55 Acres
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MLS#: 1973411
MLS#: 1973411
103 Canton Court
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1977
Re/Max Winning Edge Re/Max Winning Edge
$249,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,547 SqFt
0.69 Acres
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MLS#: 1975078
MLS#: 1975078
496 Vickers Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1994, 2 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office
$249,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,748 SqFt
1.46 Acres
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MLS#: 1918965
MLS#: 1918965
3313 N NC 86 N Highway
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Year Built: 1966
Triangle Real Estate Group Triangle Real Estate Group
$249,500
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,626 SqFt
11.00 Acres
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MLS#: 1958848
MLS#: 1958848
6819 Falconbridge Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Year Built: 1981, 2 Car Garage
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$249,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,667 SqFt
0.32 Acres
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MLS#: 1952593
MLS#: 1952593
313 Brandywine Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1968, Basement
Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office
$250,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,793 SqFt
0.57 Acres
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MLS#: 1954194
MLS#: 1954194
103 Cheek Street
Carrboro, NC  27510
Year Built: 1968
Andrews & Associates Realty Andrews & Associates Realty
$250,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,512 SqFt
0.44 Acres
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MLS#: 1956849
MLS#: 1956849
1105 Valley Park Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Year Built: 1952
Franklin Street Realty Franklin Street Realty
$250,000
5 Bed, 2 Bath
1,927 SqFt
0.38 Acres
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MLS#: 1974007
MLS#: 1974007
922 Orange High School Road
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Year Built: 1978, Basement, 1 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$250,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2,279 SqFt
2.00 Acres
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MLS#: 1963397
MLS#: 1963397
14 Clover Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517-2507
Year Built: 1979, 2 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office
$255,400
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,548 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 1926082
MLS#: 1926082
7601 Wilkerson Road
Cedar Grove, NC  27231
Year Built: 1865
Re/Max Diamond Realty Re/Max Diamond Realty
$259,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
3,849 SqFt
10.00 Acres
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MLS#: 1945820
MLS#: 1945820
343 Warren Court
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1974, Basement, 2 Car Garage
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$259,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2,514 SqFt
1.00 Acres
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MLS#: 1971382
MLS#: 1971382
1924 Wildcat Creek Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1979
Re/Max Winning Edge Re/Max Winning Edge
$259,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,867 SqFt
7.43 Acres
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MLS#: 1972160
MLS#: 1972160
1600 Smith Level Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1966, Basement
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$259,000
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2,139 SqFt
0.44 Acres
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MLS#: 1970747
MLS#: 1970747
600 Yorktown Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1973
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$260,000
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2,420 SqFt
0.35 Acres
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MLS#: 1914135
MLS#: 1914135
113 Lexington Circle
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1964, Basement
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$260,400
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2,800 SqFt
0.44 Acres
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MLS#: 1949459
MLS#: 1949459
2723 New Sharon Church Road
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Year Built: 1997
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$264,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,423 SqFt
10.47 Acres
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MLS#: 1934833
MLS#: 1934833
107 Easy Street
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 2002, Basement, 2 Car Garage
Chatham Homes Realty Chatham Homes Realty
$265,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2,201 SqFt
2.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1958450
MLS#: 1958450
5317 Sweetbush Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Year Built: 1981
Lynn Hayes Properties Lynn Hayes Properties
$265,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,930 SqFt
1.60 Acres
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