Chapel Hill's Top Townhouse Communities For First-Time Home Buyers
From affordability to amenities, location to luxuries, some of Chapel Hill’s top townhouse communities offer everything a first time homebuyer is searching for in a new home. And for a closer look at where you might want to begin your townhouse search as a first time homebuyer, here are just a few of our top suggestions:
With a large number of townhomes and single-family homes to choose from, Downing Creek supplies generous options for new homebuyers. As many of the townhomes are priced at less than $200,000, the mostly two-bedrooms residences provide just the right amount of space for a first-time buyer.
Tucked amidst tree-lined streets and well-kept properties, the area offers plenty of space for outdoor recreation. With an active community association too, Downing Creek residents enjoy a number of planned social events throughout the year, with low association fees and a convenient location only about a mile from UNC.
Meanwhile, the diverse community of Governors Village caters to wide variety of lifestyles, with a number of different neighborhoods ranging from apartments to executive homes, as well as office space and retailers.
The boutique community makes it convenient to make a quick stop at the local grocery store or grab a meal on the go. With various options just a short stroll away from the homes, the close-knit community is ideal for young families or professionals. Other local perks include a swimming pool, tennis courts, volleyball and a basketball court.
Priced in the low $200,000s for a two-bedroom unit or the low $300,000s for a larger three-bedroom, the townhomes of Columbia Place are roomy, yet efficient. With the convenience of individual garage parking and just a short walk to UNC, the ideal location makes it easy to see the property’s broad appeal to new homebuyers.
The townhomes also include large walk-in closets and plentiful counter and storage space, as well as private decks that make the attached townhomes function more like private homes. At the same time, though, they give the sense of belonging to a larger community of residents.