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Given its history as home to UNC, one of the major upsides to living in Chapel Hill is the culture. The downtown area still has a quaint small-town feel, but many of the buildings have unique murals painted on the side. A host of events, festivals, and fairs are held around downtown all year.

In addition, Chapel Hill has new urbanist village communities that promote walkability and eco-friendly green space. These include Southern Village and Meadowmont.

Many Chapel Hill, NC homes for sale offer home buyers a broad range of desirable options. In fact, Newsmax Magazine ranked Chapel Hill number 3 on the list of “Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns," so its appeal is definitely off the charts.

The estimated median home or condo value here is well above the state average. The median home value in Chapel Hill is $354,300, which is considerably more than the North Carolina median home value of $157,800.

Some of the area’s premier subdivisions include Briar Chapel, Gimghoul, Governors Club, Stoneycreek, and Franklin Hills.

There’s also a wide variety of communities and condominium/apartment complexes that offer more affordability. If it’s an attached, maintenance-free property you’re truly after, we recommend checking out Abernathy Place, Columbia Place, or the townhomes at Claremont.

The Chapel Hill, NC real estate market is one of the most diverse in the state. If you’re in the market for a new place to call home in Chapel Hill, contact Triangle housing expert Brandon Duncan with Duncan Prime Realty at (919) 808-2001. He'll gladly help you navigate all your real estate options!


Chapel Hill Homes For Sale July 1, 2022
123
Listed
46
Avg. DOM
$287.23
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$775,000
Med. List Price
123 Properties
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$1,200,000
Neighborhood: Stoneycreek
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
5,912
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2459294
MLS
Elegance meets tranquility with this Chapel Hill executive home. Situated on over 5 acres, this home boasts 4 bedrooms and almost 6,000 sqft of living area. A true entertainers delight with features...
$1,500,000
Neighborhood: Governors Club
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
6,041
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2459296
MLS
BRICK, classic, elegant colonial estate on spectacular 1.5 wooded acres in gated Governors Club, home to 27-hole Nicklaus, signature golf course. Kitchen includes casual dining area and large...
$200,000
Neighborhood: Kensington Trace
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,106
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2459313
MLS
Open concept condo located on a bus line. Walking distance from restaurants, grocery stores, shopping and a movie theater. Great rental property or affordable first home. Community has a pool, tennis...
$519,900
Neighborhood: Briar Chapel
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,518
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2459378
MLS
The 3-Story Wainwright experiences townhome living at its finest in its stylish & sophisticated family home plan. The spacious, sunny kitchen is perfect for entertaining guests and overlooks the...
$467,900
Neighborhood: Briar Chapel
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,964
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2459380
MLS
Come explore the best selling Oakwood Plan featuring an open-concept Kitchen and Dining room. Enjoy a private wooded view from the large picture windows in your Family Room or from your rear covered...
$464,900
Neighborhood: Briar Chapel
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,001
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2459382
MLS
Splendid style and modern comfort blend in the beautiful Roslynn home plan. Two main floor bedrooms and a full bath offer a great separation of living space. A corner pantry and full-function island...
$479,900
Neighborhood: Briar Chapel
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,141
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2459384
MLS
The Wainwright experiences townhome living at its finest in its stylish & sophisticated family home plan. The spacious & sunny kitchen is perfect for entertaining guests in the open-concept family...
$483,900
Neighborhood: Briar Chapel
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,949
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2459386
MLS
Come explore the best selling Oakwood Plan featuring an open-concept Kitchen and Dining room. Enjoy a private wooded view from your Family Room withlarge picture framed windows and a breeze outside...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,333
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2459430
MLS
Investor Special! Low HOA! New Kitchen, New Lighting, New Flooring, Freshly Painted. Ready to move in! This spacious townhouse is in a great location -- close to UNC, on the free bus route, and...
$545,000
Neighborhood: Briar Chapel
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,201
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2459433
MLS
This Briar Chapel gem shows shows like a model home! Hardwoods throughout the main floor shine as you enter from the rocking chair front porch. French doors to a main floor office for work-from-home....
$785,000
Neighborhood: Glendale
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,124
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2459477
MLS
In-town modernist gem, designed by Arthur Cogswell. This quiet retreat is tucked away, just off Franklin Street, and perfectly suited to the lot and setting. The indoor/outdoor spaces integrate...
$875,000
Neighborhood: Colonial Heights
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,691
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2459479
MLS
When the exquisite couples with the ideal, you stop and take note; as is the case here. Perched on nearly an acre & backing to the picturesque Bolin Creek Trail, this stunning, fully renovated ranch...
Open 7/2
430 Abercorn Circle Chapel Hill, NC 27516
$600,000
Neighborhood: Briar Chapel
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,168
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
3
Days on Site
2459007
MLS
Welcome to Encore, Chapel Hill's elite 55 and over community located just south of town in Chatham County. This well thought out floor plan was meant to be a 3 bedroom, but the sellers combined two...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,100
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
3
Days on Site
2459039
MLS
A beautiful custom build on over 6 acres of serene forest with a running creek in the front of the property! If you want to feel like you're on vacation when you come home everyday, then this is for...
$950,000
Neighborhood: Governors Club
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,623
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
3
Days on Site
2459047
MLS
NEW CONSTRUCTION with GOLF VIEWS of 18 and 1 of the coveted Jack Nicklaus Signature course in Governors Club. Fabulous location: near sidewalks-Join the Club and walk to Club House or walk to the...
4
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,593
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
3
Days on Site
2459089
MLS
Cozy home on 6+ acres w/approx 2 acres cleared. Conveniently located near Hillsborough, Durham and Carrboro! 4 large bdrms each w/own full bath; walk-out basement, woods, fruit trees, 2 nice size...
$215,000
Neighborhood: Rangewood
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,129
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
3
Days on Site
2459112
MLS
This single-level home, located on a cul-de-sac, is conveniently located close to Carrboro, Downtown Chapel Hill and UNC. The property is set in a rural area but has city water and sewer. Schools...
Open 7/2
28 Bonterra Way #22 Chapel Hill, NC 27516
$1,159,900
Neighborhood: Bonterra
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,384
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
2458885
MLS
2.5 Acre Homesite and room for a pool! This Whitsun plan in our popular Country Chic elevation will be ready in Dec. First floor primary suite, office with French double doors, open kitchen and...
$625,000
Neighborhood: Wolfs Pond
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,947
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
4
Days on Site
2458901
MLS
Beautifully designed and maintained one-level home on private two-acre, cul-de-sac lot. Inside you will find hardwood floors, many windows with awesome views, two fireplaces, updated kitchen and...
$320,000
Neighborhood: Colony Lake
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,331
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
4
Days on Site
2458989
MLS
Cute as a button, Colony Lake 2-story end unit townhome with tons of natural light! View of central private lake and common green space from back deck w/storage closet. 2 large bedrooms each with own...
$550,000
Neighborhood: Briar Chapel
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,249
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
4
Days on Site
2458990
MLS
Briar Chapel is known for outstanding quality of life with it s amazing resort style amenities: pools, parks, sports courts, miles of trails & open space. This home amplifies that experience....
Open 7/2
268 Hill Creek Boulevard Chapel Hill, NC 27516
$780,000
Neighborhood: Briar Chapel
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,222
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
5
Days on Site
2448782
MLS
Move-In Ready Home! NEW gorgeous flooring! Refreshed stairs, paint & trim! New cooktop! Open living concept w/ gourmet kitchen, double island great for the culinary lover & large gatherings. Formal...
$299,900
Neighborhood: Dogwood Acres
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,032
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
5
Days on Site
2458801
MLS
Adorable ranch home in the heart of Dogwood acres! Original hardwood floors throughout the home and gas log fireplace in living room. Eat In tiled kitchen. Large back deck that overlooks spacious...
$850,000
Neighborhood: Governors Club
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,027
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
9
Days on Site
2457796
MLS
Beautiful 1 of a kind home in prestigious gated Governors Club.Spacious 4 bed 3 bath home compl with at home ofc space for working remotely. 2 Mstr suites- 1st flr & 2nd flr both with jetted tub, lg...
$2,000,000
Neighborhood: Governors Club
5
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
7,224
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
9
Days on Site
2457929
MLS
BRICK estate w/Vista VIEWS in Governors Club. Luxury, livable design. Huge kitchen-"Chef s dream", cozy fireplace, dining/leisure area, pantry and "command center" office. (Plus "prep room" for...
$1,050,000
Neighborhood: The Oaks
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,455
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
9
Days on Site
2457995
MLS
Cul de sac privacy in The Oaks. Custom built by Keith Dixon; lovingly maintained by Owners. Master on main+ Office, 2 BRs up each with full bath; spacious Bonus. LR,DR,& Fam. Gorgeous kitchen- solid...
$325,000
Neighborhood: Summerfield Crossing
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,378
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
9
Days on Site
2458066
MLS
One story end-unit townhome in wooded neighborhood! 3BR 2 full bath in popular Summerfield Crossing. East Chapel Hill high school. Easy access to Booker Creek Greenway trails and Trader Joes,...
$750,000
Neighborhood: Dogwood Acres
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,419
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
9
Days on Site
2458070
MLS
Blossom on Dogwood. Spirit renewing design + craftsmanship by Carol Ann Zinn. 1+ acre of restorative nature w pond view. Clean lines; fresh hues; stylish details; quality materials + open/flexible,...
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,275
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
10
Days on Site
2457460
MLS
13.98 Acres w/ young woods, large field, horses allowed, stocked pond, 1948 "diamond in the rough" home, multiple out buildings plus pre-civil war Hatch/Smith "old house/log cabin". Sold "as is & in...
$725,000
Neighborhood: Beaver Dam
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,102
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
10
Days on Site
2457488
MLS
Looking for privacy and a property surrounded by nature? This can be the one. Oversized rooms that are light filled and on over 5 acres. Two story living room with stone fireplace great for...
$800,000
Neighborhood: Southern Village
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,064
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
10
Days on Site
2452091
MLS
Charming Southern Village 5 bed/3.5 bath, overlooking trees. New roof 2021, HVAC and water heater 2019. Updated light fixtures and kitchen. Granite countertop, SS appliances. Walk out basement also...
$735,000
Neighborhood: Montclair
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,612
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
11
Days on Site
2457171
MLS
Wow! Sunny, open living floorplan in energy efficient home, 9 minutes to UNC, 10 minutes to Duke. Small play area in the rear. Covered porch perfect for summer barbeques. HOA maintains the privacy...
$1,500,000
Neighborhood: Lake Forest
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
4,135
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
11
Days on Site
2457204
MLS
$1.5M in ADDITIONS since built! Soaring ceilings - sunroom - sauna, TWO spa BR s (jetted tubs, steam showers, towel warmers + ) - office - planter(palms)- his/her walkin closets - dressing rm -...
Open 7/1
23 Bonterra Way Chapel Hill, NC 27516
$1,160,000
Neighborhood: Bonterra
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,501
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
11
Days on Site
2457324
MLS
1.1 Acre Wooded homesite! Don't miss out on one of the 4 remaining opportunities at beautiful Bonterra! Enjoy the views from the covered front porch or the back screened porch w/stone fireplace. This...
$399,900
Neighborhood: The Trails
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,496
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
11
Days on Site
2457365
MLS
Everyone loves The Trails and you will too! Joyful 80s contemporary is bursting with warmth and charm. Soaring cathedral ceiling in the light and bright common area. Stunning hickory floors balance...
$525,000
Neighborhood: Weatherstone
6
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,828
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
11
Days on Site
2457379
MLS
Move in or Rental ready property. 4 newly furnished bedrooms used for airbnb and two other bedrooms with longer term lease residents. Perfect location of unique floor plan consisting of two townhomes...
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You'll Probably Love Chapel Hill If You're Looking For...

  • An Array of Housing Options: From urbanist villages to luxury estates, Chapel Hill has something for everyone.
  • College Sports: In the Triangle, there is a heated rivalry between NC's four ACC teams. No where is this more apparent than Chapel Hill... Tar Heel Country. Even the fire trucks here are Carolina Blue.
  • Excellent Schools: Known as the best-educated city in NC, Chapel Hill residents enjoy highly rated schools.
  • Delicious Food: Since it has many nationally noted and award winning restaurants, Chapel Hill is where Triangle foodies go when they want really good eats.
  • Coffee: Chapel Hill is known locally for its fantastic coffee shops. If you love your coffee, you'll love Chapel Hill.
  • A Vibrant College Town: Since the city grew up around the university, Chapel Hill has that college town feel.
  • Things to do: From arts to parks, it's easy to find something to do in Chapel Hill.
  • A Fantastic Place To Retire: With access to great healthcare services, it's no wonder Chapel Hill has been named as one of the best places in the South to retire.

Where is Chapel Hill, North Carolina?

Chapel Hill is located primarily in Orange County NC, but a small eastern portion is located in Durham County NC.

The cities and communities near Chapel Hill include: Cary, Durham, Hillsboro, Carrboro, and Fearrington.

Since it is part of the Triangle area, which is centrally located in NC, Chapel Hill is within driving distance of gorgeous mountains and beaches.


What's It Like In Chapel Hill, NC?

Most outsiders know Chapel Hill, North Carolina for being the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — the school’s flagship campus. While there’s certainly much more to Chapel Hill than just the university, the community was founded specifically to serve the University of North Carolina.

Since its founding, the city itself has grown around it. According to the latest population estimates, 58,424 people now call Chapel Hill home on a full-time basis. During the school year, however, the city swells with students.

Chapel Hill makes up one of the 3 corners that define the Research Triangle, with Durham and Raleigh being the other two. Although it’s one of the central cities for this renowned part of the state, Chapel Hill is still only the 16th largest municipality in North Carolina.

Your Chapel Hill School Guide

As NC's best-educated city, Chapel Hill offers phenomenal schools. Families with school-age children are served by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS).

"(This mindset believes) that all children can learn at much higher levels, that intelligence is not stagnant, and that there can be growth – significant growth – of all of our children given the right kind of instruction, with effort on the part of the students, effort on the part of our teachers, and the right amount of time to learn" ~ Dr Tom Forcella, former Superintendent of CHCCS on the Growth Mindset

Parents may also choose private education, or one of the highly-rated charter schools in the area. View Chapel Hill Schools here!


Easily Travel Anywhere

Though still considered "car-dependent" Chapel Hill is one of the highest-scoring cities in North Carolina for walkability. The most walkable neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are Downtown and Meadowmont.

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Biking is a popular transportation option in Chapel Hill, which has an extensive greenway system connecting neighborhoods and destinations.

Chapel Hill Transit offers free bus service to Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and UNC.

The main highways that connect Chapel Hill are I-40, Hwy 501, Hwy 54, and Hwy 86.

Chapel Hill is only about 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, so you can go anywhere in the world!


Working In Chapel Hill NC

A number of companies call Chapel Hill, NC home. The biggest employers are:

  • UNC
  • UNC Health Care System
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

There's also a lot of small businesses in Chapel Hill. Entrepreneur Magazine has named Chapel Hill as one of the Top 10 Places To Start A Business.


Chapel Hill NC Parks

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"Our Mission: To provide exceptional recreational and cultural opportunities in beautiful, sustainable environments." - Chapel Hill Parks & Rec

Nationally regarded for excellent quality of life, Chapel Hill's Parks department is a big part of what makes living in Chapel Hill desirable.

Not only do they maintain many parks, pools, greenways, and green spaces, but they also offer cultural activies and recreation programs for all ages.


Don't Miss These Chapel Hill Attractions

As a college town, Chapel Hill has a lot of unique and interesting things to do. Whether you're looking for something romantic or fun, there's activities for all ages to enjoy.
These three attractions regularly top "best things to do in Chapel Hill" lists. Note that they, and many things to do in Chapel Hill, are at or near the university.


Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

One of the largest and oldest planetariums in the country, the Morehead Planetarium is home to exhibits, the Science Stage, and the fulldome theater. Plus, it's on Franklin Street, which is a great place to visit on its own.
Location: UNC | 250 E. Franklin. St., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514
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Ackland Art Museum

Showcasing a permanent collection of over 17,000 works of art, the Ackland Art Museum features European masterworks, contemporary art, Asian and African art, and local pottery. There are also programs for all ages throughout the year. Best of all, admission is FREE!
Location: UNC | 101 S. Columbia Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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The Carolina Basketball Museum

Whether you're a Tar Heels fan or not, if you enjoy college basketball, you will enjoy the Carolina Basketball Museum. Even reviewers who aren't big sports fans rave about the basketball museum. Plus, it's FREE!
Location: UNC | 450 Skipper Bowles Dr. Chapel Hill NC
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Chapel Hill's Best Restaurants

Named one of "America's Foodiest Small Towns" by Bon Appetit, Chapel Hill offers an eclectic mix of delicious eateries and nationally acclaimed restaurants. People move here just for the food, so as you can imagine there are a lot of phenomenal, award-winning restaurants here. These are the most highly rated by onine reviewers:

Mediterranean Deli

You can't go to Chapel Hill and not stop at the Med Deli. It's a local favorite... for good reason. The food is fresh, healthy, and consistently delicious.
Location: 410 W. Franklin St Chapel Hill NC 27516
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Kitchen

Kitchen is a highly-rated restaurant in Chapel Hill offerring traditional French bistro fare. The dishes people rave about the most are their hanger steak and mussels.
Location: 764 MLK JR BLVD Chapel Hill NC
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Al's Burger Shack

You know it's a dive when "shack" is in the name, but some of the world's best eats can be found in dives like this one. Of course, online reviewers rave about their burgers, including the veggie burger.
Location: 516 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill 27516
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Chapel Hill: Then & Now

Founded in 1819 to serve the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill grew up around the university and maintains a small college town vibe.

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Chapel Hill Stats:

  • Population: 59,568
  • Median Age: 25.8
  • Median Family Income: $112,977
  • Average Commute: 20.2 Minutes

Chapel Hill Accolades

Chapel Hill is routinely rated as a great place to live, work, and play. Here are a few of the town's most recent accolades:

  • March 2017: Named #1 Best City For College Basketball Fans by WalletHub
  • February 2017: Named #7 Best Place to Live in the USA for 2017 by US News & World Report
  • December 2016: UNC named Top Callege Value for 2017 (for the 16th year in a row) by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
  • September 2016: Durham-Chapel Hill Named #10 on Best Place For Women Entrepreneurs by Goodcall.com
  • September 2016: UNC Named in Top 5 National Public University by US News & World Report
  • September 2016: Named #6 of Smartest Towns by Topvaluereiews.net
  • September 2016: UNC Named one of Cool Schools by Sierra Club
  • August 2016: UNC Named #9 Top Public University by Forbes
  • July 2016: Named #5 of best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live & Launch by Entrepreneur Magazine
  • July 2016: Named #4 Most Educated City by WalletHub
  • July 2016: Named #11 Best College Town by Niche.com
  • July 2016: Named #11 of Great Places in 2016 to Follow Your Passions in Retirement by Forbes.com
  • June 2016: Named One of 10 Best College Towns in Nation by Athlon Sports Experts Poll
  • March 2016: Named one of 16 Under The Radar Southern Food Destinations by Zagat

Chapel Hill News & Market Updates

15 Dec 2021
The Best Florists in Chapel Hill, NC [2022 Edition]
Flowers are for all occasions, and no one knows that better than your local flower shop. Here are some of the best florists to consider in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Chapel Hill Florist 200 W Franklin St Suite 120, Chapel ... Read More
3 Dec 2021
The Best Pizza Joints in Chapel Hill, NC [2022 Edition]
It’s hard to be a true college town without pizza, so luckily, you’ll find several great pizza joints to choose from in Chapel Hill.  Brixx Wood Fired Pizza 501 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 ... Read More
25 Nov 2021
The Best Brunch Spots in Chapel Hill, NC [2022 Edition]
If you’re searching for a great place to grab a bite to eat in Chapel Hill, you’re certainly in luck. The city is packed with some tasty eateries, including some top brunch spots.  Breakaway Café 58 ... Read More
14 Nov 2021
Top Private Schools in Chapel Hill , NC [2022 Edition]
Surrounded by top colleges and universities, Chapel Hill presents some exciting educational options. While Chapel Hill is home to the esteemed University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, it is also a top city for younger ... Read More
1 Feb 2021
3 Reasons to Buy a Home in Chapel Hill's Franklin-Rosemary Historic District
From its history to its diverse housing to its close proximity to what you need and want in Chapel Hill, there are three great reasons to buy a home in the Franklin-Rosemary Historic District.  The Early History To ... Read More