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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 October 19, 2021
96
Listed
106
Avg. DOM
$279.58
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$712,500
Med. List Price
96 Properties
Page 1 of 8
$260,000
Subdivision: Falconbridge
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,640
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
1
Day on Site
2414496
MLS
Wonderfully updated home in Falconbridge * SS appliances in kitchen * Leathered granite countertops * Hardwood and concrete flooring * Fireplace in family room * Front terrace and back patio *...
$395,000
Subdivision: Greenbridge Condominium
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,135
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2405356
MLS
Clean contemporary lines come together with sustainable green design & central location for the best in Chapel Hill living. Sixth floor of highly desired West tower, easy access to sky lounge,...
$685,000
Subdivision: Briar Chapel
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,108
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
3
Days on Site
2414123
MLS
Impressive & stunning home in desirable Briar Chapel. Quality built w/many upgrades including: whole house generator; studio/office addition; plantation shutters throughout; custom bookcases; 8...
$409,000
Subdivision: Arcadia
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,433
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
4
Days on Site
2413998
MLS
Imagine yourself in this MAGICAL space! Privacy and connection! Detached home, cypress siding, passive solar, casement windows & poured concrete 1st floor w/radiant heat. Study w/build-in maple desk,...
$537,000
Subdivision: Kentfield
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,047
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
5
Days on Site
2413832
MLS
The Bayford in Kentifeld will be ready for June 2022 Move-in! Study and full bath on 1st floor, mudroom with benches, tankless water heater, sealed crawl space, hardwood flooring, Quartz...
$658,000
Subdivision: Briar Chapel
3
Beds
3
Baths
3,450
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
6
Days on Site
2413483
MLS
Exciting opportunity to own a Homes by Dickerson home in the desirable Briar Chapel community! Upgrades throughout that include added windows that overlook spectacular views of Pokeberry Creek and a...
$595,000
Subdivision: Briar Chapel
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,984
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
6
Days on Site
2413751
MLS
This beautiful, well-maintained "Millington" plan by David Weekley in Briar Chapel has so much to offer - including owner's suite & study on main floor! 1st floor also features open kitchen w/...
$355,000
Subdivision: Governors Village Townhomes
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,110
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
7
Days on Site
2413299
MLS
Like-new Charleston-style Town Home w/open plan & stylish details! Two BR, 2.5 BA with all-new: HVAC, hot water htr, SS appliances, carpet, & paint. Finished third floor. Hand-scraped wood floors,...
$700,000
Subdivision: Laurel Hill
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,844
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
7
Days on Site
2413365
MLS
One level acre! In Chapel Hill Schools! Your own PRIVATE oasis. Classic traditional. Light and bright. Living room, Den and Office on Main-space to enjoy time at home. Versatile room on 3rd:...
$290,000
Subdivision: Colony Lake
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,348
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
8
Days on Site
2413107
MLS
This Chapel Hill two-story home offers a deck. This home has been virtually staged to illustrate its potential.
$625,000
Subdivision: Governors Club
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,778
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
8
Days on Site
2413149
MLS
Incredible Ranch home located within the private gates of The Governor's Club. Custom Built Home w/ 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, Separate office/study, and a 2 car garage. This home is in immaculate...
$889,500
Subdivision: Westwood
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,100
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
10
Days on Site
2412818
MLS
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Gorgeous Completely Renovated Home in cozy downtown Historic District. Steps from UNC. Hardwoods throughout. Spacious kitchen with all new cabinets, granite and SS...

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

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
20 Jan 2021
Chapel Hill’s Top Neighborhoods For Searching Historic Homes
Historic homes have endless appeal and always seem to be in demand. And even though buying new construction has its upside, there's nothing quite like the charm and character of a historic home in Chapel Hill. If you're a ... Read More
8 Jan 2021
3 Reasons Why You'll Want to Buy a Home in Chapel Hill's New Gallant Reserve Community
From its location to its exclusivity, there are plenty of great reasons to buy a modern home in Chapel Hill's new Gallant Reserve community. To begin with, the community offers just five private lots.  Large Lot ... Read More
10 Dec 2020
Chapel Hill's Top Downtown Condo Buildings
Looking for a Chapel Hill condo with a downtown setting that's walkable and close to shopping, dining, and more? Here are your two best options to consider... 140 West Franklin Home to 140 luxury condos and ground level ... Read More
20 Oct 2020
Where to Buy a Luxury Townhouse in Chapel Hill Right Now
A townhome can be a great way to enjoy the space of a single-family home without the extra stress of on-going maintenance and upkeep. And if you're looking for a Chapel Hill townhome with high-end finishes and luxury ... Read More