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974 Apartments for rent in Hillsborough, NC

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18 Units Available
Patriots Pointe
100 Patriots Pointe Dr
Hillsborough, NC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$925
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
1111 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Large apartments near historic Hillsborough with sunrooms, walk-in closets and secure access. Four unique floorplans available. Community features on-site maintenance and garage parking. Short-term leases are allowed.
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6 Units Available
Heritage Apartments
405 Thomas Burke Dr
Hillsborough, NC
1 Bedroom
$941
814 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,055
1042 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 01:46 AM
Large floor plans showcase amenities such as ceiling fans, energy-efficient appliances, security alarms and walk-in closets. Neighborhood features include a playground and picnic area equipped with grills.
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3 Units Available
Bellevue Mill Apartments
206 South Nash Street
Hillsborough, NC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,449
1051 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,769
1163 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:23 AM
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Ardmore Cates Creek
100 Waterstone Park Circle
Hillsborough, NC
1 Bedroom
$950
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,175
1103 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
1509 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:07 PM
We’ve carefully crafted Ardmore Cates Creek to offer Hillsborough a fresh apartment experience. Explore our apartments and amenities to see what makes us unique, then submit your application in just a few easy steps.
1 Unit Available
337 Rubrum Drive
337 Rubrum Drive
Hillsborough, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
1741 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:44 AM
Nearly new rental. Spacious and contemporary townhouse. easy access to I-40/85 and only minutes from historic Hillsborough. Open floor plan. Elegant kitchen with quartz countertops. SS appliances. Large master suite w/ large tile shower.
1 Unit Available
318 Rubrum Drive
318 Rubrum Drive
Hillsborough, NC
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
2196 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:44 AM
Luxurious end unit townhouse with MASTER DOWN! Only end unit that has ever been available for rent! Loads of upgrades; such as stainless appliances, nest thermostat, huge walk in closet, nice sized guest bedrooms, soaring ceiling in dining area,
1 Unit Available
111 Rainey Ave
111 Rainey Avenue
Hillsborough, NC
4 Bedrooms
$1,950
2190 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:18 AM
Come see this gorgeous home with hardwood floors throughout the main floor. Gas log fireplace in living room. The finished basement is a nice surprise with a large bedroom. Large private lot with a shed that has power and lights in the backyard.
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1 Unit Available
1509 Park Lane
1509 Park Lane
Orange County, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1189 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:44 AM
Renovated top to bottom! Newer roof, gutters, windows, exterior doors, upscale kitchen & bathrooms w/granite, newer HVAC, 100% newer plumbing & septic, upgraded electrical, hardwoods throughout.
1 Unit Available
2300 Redbird Lane
2300 Redbird Lane
Orange County, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
945 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
2300 Redbird Lane Available 12/21/20 Three Bedroom House in Hillsborough - Available Late December - It’s time to move to Hillsborough! You can’t miss this nice three bedroom house with hardwood floors, brand new carpet, and fresh paint throughout!
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29 Units Available
Carraway Village
600 Carraway Crossing
Chapel Hill, NC
Studio
$1,064
619 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,293
887 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,739
1208 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:33 AM
Experience Chapel Hill, NC, in a brand new way. Raising the bar of mixed-use developments, Carraway Village is Chapel Hill's next level for live, work, and play.
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6 Units Available
The Townhomes at Chapel Watch Village
100 Ginkgo Trl
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,630
1543 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 01:33 AM
Townhome-style apartments with 9-foot ceilings, track lighting and hardwood flooring. Enjoy a fitness center, picnic area and garages on site. Easy access to Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.
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207 Units Available
Link Apartments® Linden
411 Flemington Road
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,169
599 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,773
1062 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:48 AM
A Distinctive New Community Located Within the New Glen Lennox Neighborhood Link Apartments(R) Linden is a new, modern building design, offering contemporary, efficient, and sustainable studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartment homes featuring
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113 Units Available
The Elliott
1300 Fordham Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC
Studio
$1,225
597 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,375
809 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,015
1139 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:48 AM
Life at The Elliott blurs the line between indoors and out, with an opportunity to spend every free moment soaking up the nature and the neighborhood. Gather at the outdoor lounge or chill by the resort-style pool.
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16 Units Available
Chapel View
2701 Homestead Road
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$999
697 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
465 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:48 AM
Chapel View Apartments brings a refreshing take to modern apartment living. Our spacious 1- and 2-bedroom apartments near UNC-Chapel Hill, offers options to live the way that’s convenient for you.
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20 Units Available
The Flats Exchange on Erwin
2610 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
Studio
$1,302
655 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,411
776 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,934
1117 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:48 AM
If you are looking for the ultimate living space, in a prime location, with ample amenity spaces designed with both activity and relaxation in mind, look no further! Your home, the center of your life.
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18 Units Available
501 Estates
240 Ivy Meadow Ln
Durham, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,171
828 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,148
1251 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,713
1494 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Located just about 4 miles from Duke University, Century Trinity Estates features a selection of comfortable one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Each apartment offers crown molding, 9-foot ceilings, walk-in closets and private patios.
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21 Units Available
Lenox at Patterson Place
100 Rose Garden Ln
Durham, NC | Hope Valley
1 Bedroom
$838
604 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,070
909 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,641
1160 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Pet-friendly homes with 9-foot ceilings, breakfast bars, gourmet kitchens, and private patios. Residents have access to a business center, a fitness center, tennis courts, and a clubhouse. 15 minutes from Duke University.
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2 Units Available
Azalea Park
2105 Bogarde St
Durham, NC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$960
944 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
VIRTUAL TOUR! - CLICK HERE! Welcome home to Azalea Park Apartments! Our selection of spacious one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans, amenities, and beautiful landscaping are a few of the things that make our community a great place to settle down.
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7 Units Available
Bridges at Chapel Hill
142 BPW Club Rd
Carrboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$930
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
985 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Modern apartments near walking trails and Chapel Hill Tennis Club. Recently renovated with air conditioning and walk-in closets. Community pool and clubhouse. Dogs and cats allowed.
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12 Units Available
Haven at Patterson Place
5110 Old Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC
1 Bedroom
$979
669 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,169
962 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,289
1262 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
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1 Unit Available
1701 North Apartments
1701 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,100
584 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Welcome home to 1701 North Apartments, Chapel Hill's brand new luxury community. Here at 1701, we offer a unique concept for an urban community that combines the excitement of downtown living with easy access to shopping and entertainment.
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19 Units Available
Notting Hill
100 Drew Hill Ln
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,060
786 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,380
1144 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Beautiful community near Highway 14 and 501. Fabulous amenities in units include fireplace, stainless steel appliances and washer/dryer hookup. A tennis court, car wash area, dog park and full playground are on site.
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9 Units Available
Glen Lennox Apartments
5 Hamilton Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$809
643 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$868
799 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,081
1143 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:46 AM
Convenient to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cottage-style apartments with private entrances, retro-inspired gourmet kitchens and ceramic tile bathrooms. On-site laundry room, fitness center, playground, business center and dog park. Parking available.
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1 Unit Available
The Wilson
1104 North Greensboro Street
Carrboro, NC | Lebet
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1005 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:46 AM
The Wilson apartments, a unique living experience located in the rolling tree-lined streets of Chapel Hill/Carrboro, are just minutes away to the Weaver Street Market – one of the best whole foods markets in the East to experience and enjoy, Carmill
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Apartment Rentals in Hillsborough start at $900/month.
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Apartment Rentals in Hillsborough start at $900/month.
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While some Hillsborough properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Hillsborough properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Hillsborough. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Meredith College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Duke University, and Shaw University.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Hillsborough. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Meredith College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Duke University, and Shaw University.

City Guide

Hillsborough
Hillsborough restaurants are well known for using locally grown ingredients, all the way down to refreshing local brews.
Hillsborough restaurants are well known for using locally grown ingredients, all the way down to refreshing local brews.

Hillsborough is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan area, but it feels more like a hip small town that popped up in the middle of nowhere. Residents take great pride not only in the history of the area -- the historic district is in the National Register of Historic Places and boasts more than 100 late eighteenth and nineteenth century buildings -- but also in a thriving art community and a collective environmental concern. The population of this 5.33 square mile community was 6,087 during the 2010 census, and it continues to grow. With a little something for everyone, from the urban foodie and art connoisseur to the environmentally conscious individual who desires a lot of green space, it is easy to see why.

Moving to Hillsborough

From the historic district, which runs from the banks of the Eno River up to Corbin Street, to the bustling shopping and dining along Churton Street and the area's many parks and greenways, it won't be difficult to find the neighborhood which is right for you in Hillsborough. There are a few things to consider when moving to the area, but don't worry, as none of them are troublesome.

The Housing Menu

Just as the town has amenities to suit nearly every taste, housing options are varied to suit nearly every need. Your search for apartments in Hillsborough will turn up several full-service communities, with on-site pools and fitness centers, playgrounds and laundry facilities being the norm. Some even have private dog parks and fishing lakes on the property. The majority of rentals in these complexes are two bedroom apartments, but if you're looking for something smaller or larger, they have those, too. Home rentals are not as common, but they are available. You're as likely to find a mobile home as you are a standard construction, but many of these properties are newer, having been built after 2000, so you're not going to run into a lot of problem rentals. According to 2010 census data, 21.4 percent of the housing in Hillsborough are in multi-unit structures, so in addition to apartments, you'll find town homes, but not many duplexes for rent.

Renter Rewards

Apartment listings often come with incentives for renters in Hillsborough, so keep an eye out for deals. You may come across deals offering a discount on the first month's rent if you lease the same day you look, so if you have several places you want to see, visit those with these kinds of deals later in the day, after you've seen the other properties.

The Rental Application Process

If you've rented before, there aren't going to be any real surprises here. Just be prepared with references and be able to pass a criminal background check and a credit check, as well as provide proof of income. Many properties are pet friendly (and provide a dog park for your canine companion's enjoyment), but there are breed restrictions to be aware of when considering apartment complexes.

Moving to Hillsborough
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From the historic district, which runs from the banks of the Eno River up to Corbin Street, to the bustling shopping and dining along Churton Street and the area's many parks and greenways, it won't be difficult to find the neighborhood which is right for you in Hillsborough. There are a few things to consider when moving to the area, but don't worry, as none of them are troublesome.

The Housing Menu

Just as the town has amenities to suit nearly every taste, housing options are varied to suit nearly every need. Your search for apartments in Hillsborough will turn up several full-service communities, with on-site pools and fitness centers, playgrounds and laundry facilities being the norm. Some even have private dog parks and fishing lakes on the property. The majority of rentals in these complexes are two bedroom apartments, but if you're looking for something smaller or larger, they have those, too. Home rentals are not as common, but they are available. You're as likely to find a mobile home as you are a standard construction, but many of these properties are newer, having been built after 2000, so you're not going to run into a lot of problem rentals. According to 2010 census data, 21.4 percent of the housing in Hillsborough are in multi-unit structures, so in addition to apartments, you'll find town homes, but not many duplexes for rent.

Renter Rewards

Apartment listings often come with incentives for renters in Hillsborough, so keep an eye out for deals. You may come across deals offering a discount on the first month's rent if you lease the same day you look, so if you have several places you want to see, visit those with these kinds of deals later in the day, after you've seen the other properties.

The Rental Application Process

If you've rented before, there aren't going to be any real surprises here. Just be prepared with references and be able to pass a criminal background check and a credit check, as well as provide proof of income. Many properties are pet friendly (and provide a dog park for your canine companion's enjoyment), but there are breed restrictions to be aware of when considering apartment complexes.

Hillsborough Neighborhoods

The neighborhoods in Hillsborough are roughly divided into three separate areas, with each having their own advantages and appeals. Be sure to see as many different properties in different areas to get a true feel for the best fit before you move in and sign on the dotted line.

Eno/Cabes Ford: This is the least densely populated area of Hillsborough, and runs from I-85 to the south up to around Old Mary's Road to the north. Eno River State Park takes up a lot of the land space, but also provides a lot of recreation like hiking, camping, canoeing and fishing.

City Center: This includes the historic district and the northern part of the main dining and shopping lane along Churton Street/Bus. 70. With restaurants like Panciuto (Italian for "pot-bellied") serving dishes which are a fusion of Southern traditional and Italian cuisine, along with many galleries and poetry readings at the local chocolate shop, this is the happening hot spot in town.

Orange Grove Road: Just to the south of Eno River and the historic district, the Orange Grove area boasts the continuation of great shopping and food on the south end of Churton Street, as well as being home to many of the area's apartment complexes including the popular Patriot's Point and Ashford Lakes communities. This area also puts you closest to I-85 and I-40 if you plan to commute out of Hillsborough to work. Gold Park and Occoneechee Mountain State Park are in this area, as well.

Hillsborough Neighborhoods
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The neighborhoods in Hillsborough are roughly divided into three separate areas, with each having their own advantages and appeals. Be sure to see as many different properties in different areas to get a true feel for the best fit before you move in and sign on the dotted line.

Eno/Cabes Ford: This is the least densely populated area of Hillsborough, and runs from I-85 to the south up to around Old Mary's Road to the north. Eno River State Park takes up a lot of the land space, but also provides a lot of recreation like hiking, camping, canoeing and fishing.

City Center: This includes the historic district and the northern part of the main dining and shopping lane along Churton Street/Bus. 70. With restaurants like Panciuto (Italian for "pot-bellied") serving dishes which are a fusion of Southern traditional and Italian cuisine, along with many galleries and poetry readings at the local chocolate shop, this is the happening hot spot in town.

Orange Grove Road: Just to the south of Eno River and the historic district, the Orange Grove area boasts the continuation of great shopping and food on the south end of Churton Street, as well as being home to many of the area's apartment complexes including the popular Patriot's Point and Ashford Lakes communities. This area also puts you closest to I-85 and I-40 if you plan to commute out of Hillsborough to work. Gold Park and Occoneechee Mountain State Park are in this area, as well.

Living in Hillsborough

It might be easier to list the things you can't do in Hillsborough, as it is a very short list. About the only thing you won't find yourself doing is wishing there was some activity to participate in. The town celebrates on the last Friday of every month with a free concert series and an art walk, and there are regular Farm to Fork public picnic events during the season. To learn more about the town's history, take a guided walking tour through the historic district, or check out the recreated Occoneechee Indian Village along the Eno River. Or wander on your own down Churton Street, where you'll find Matthew's Chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth, as well as tons of specialty shops selling everything from yarn to jewelry.

For gourmet dining, Hillsborough can't be beat. Panciuto is the top-rated restaurant on Yelp, but it's followed closely by the Hillsborough BBQ Company on Nash Street. Radius Pizzeria and Pub is also a popular spot, but don't let the name fool you; besides the great pizza, they have signature paninis and homemade ravioli, as well as a special late-night menu and a weekend brunch including such unique items as the Cuban Pork Benedict.

After all that food, you'll probably want to get some exercise, and Hillsborough is built for the active resident. Miles of biking and walking trails snake through the area, with more in the works. The city received a Walk Score of 61, making it a somewhat walkable area, with some neighborhoods, especially those around the historic district, more walk-friendly than others. Hillsborough is on the cusp of being rated "highly bikeable" with a bike score of 68.

Getting out of town is easy, too, with Interstates 85 and 40 practically running right through town, and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport a quick 30 minute drive away. But you won't want to get out of town once you settle into your new home and experience all that Hillsborough has to offer.

Living in Hillsborough
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It might be easier to list the things you can't do in Hillsborough, as it is a very short list. About the only thing you won't find yourself doing is wishing there was some activity to participate in. The town celebrates on the last Friday of every month with a free concert series and an art walk, and there are regular Farm to Fork public picnic events during the season. To learn more about the town's history, take a guided walking tour through the historic district, or check out the recreated Occoneechee Indian Village along the Eno River. Or wander on your own down Churton Street, where you'll find Matthew's Chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth, as well as tons of specialty shops selling everything from yarn to jewelry.

For gourmet dining, Hillsborough can't be beat. Panciuto is the top-rated restaurant on Yelp, but it's followed closely by the Hillsborough BBQ Company on Nash Street. Radius Pizzeria and Pub is also a popular spot, but don't let the name fool you; besides the great pizza, they have signature paninis and homemade ravioli, as well as a special late-night menu and a weekend brunch including such unique items as the Cuban Pork Benedict.

After all that food, you'll probably want to get some exercise, and Hillsborough is built for the active resident. Miles of biking and walking trails snake through the area, with more in the works. The city received a Walk Score of 61, making it a somewhat walkable area, with some neighborhoods, especially those around the historic district, more walk-friendly than others. Hillsborough is on the cusp of being rated "highly bikeable" with a bike score of 68.

Getting out of town is easy, too, with Interstates 85 and 40 practically running right through town, and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport a quick 30 minute drive away. But you won't want to get out of town once you settle into your new home and experience all that Hillsborough has to offer.

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City Guide

Hillsborough
Hillsborough restaurants are well known for using locally grown ingredients, all the way down to refreshing local brews.
Hillsborough restaurants are well known for using locally grown ingredients, all the way down to refreshing local brews.

Hillsborough is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan area, but it feels more like a hip small town that popped up in the middle of nowhere. Residents take great pride not only in the history of the area -- the historic district is in the National Register of Historic Places and boasts more than 100 late eighteenth and nineteenth century buildings -- but also in a thriving art community and a collective environmental concern. The population of this 5.33 square mile community was 6,087 during the 2010 census, and it continues to grow. With a little something for everyone, from the urban foodie and art connoisseur to the environmentally conscious individual who desires a lot of green space, it is easy to see why.

Moving to Hillsborough

From the historic district, which runs from the banks of the Eno River up to Corbin Street, to the bustling shopping and dining along Churton Street and the area's many parks and greenways, it won't be difficult to find the neighborhood which is right for you in Hillsborough. There are a few things to consider when moving to the area, but don't worry, as none of them are troublesome.

The Housing Menu

Just as the town has amenities to suit nearly every taste, housing options are varied to suit nearly every need. Your search for apartments in Hillsborough will turn up several full-service communities, with on-site pools and fitness centers, playgrounds and laundry facilities being the norm. Some even have private dog parks and fishing lakes on the property. The majority of rentals in these complexes are two bedroom apartments, but if you're looking for something smaller or larger, they have those, too. Home rentals are not as common, but they are available. You're as likely to find a mobile home as you are a standard construction, but many of these properties are newer, having been built after 2000, so you're not going to run into a lot of problem rentals. According to 2010 census data, 21.4 percent of the housing in Hillsborough are in multi-unit structures, so in addition to apartments, you'll find town homes, but not many duplexes for rent.

Renter Rewards

Apartment listings often come with incentives for renters in Hillsborough, so keep an eye out for deals. You may come across deals offering a discount on the first month's rent if you lease the same day you look, so if you have several places you want to see, visit those with these kinds of deals later in the day, after you've seen the other properties.

The Rental Application Process

If you've rented before, there aren't going to be any real surprises here. Just be prepared with references and be able to pass a criminal background check and a credit check, as well as provide proof of income. Many properties are pet friendly (and provide a dog park for your canine companion's enjoyment), but there are breed restrictions to be aware of when considering apartment complexes.

Moving to Hillsborough
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From the historic district, which runs from the banks of the Eno River up to Corbin Street, to the bustling shopping and dining along Churton Street and the area's many parks and greenways, it won't be difficult to find the neighborhood which is right for you in Hillsborough. There are a few things to consider when moving to the area, but don't worry, as none of them are troublesome.

The Housing Menu

Just as the town has amenities to suit nearly every taste, housing options are varied to suit nearly every need. Your search for apartments in Hillsborough will turn up several full-service communities, with on-site pools and fitness centers, playgrounds and laundry facilities being the norm. Some even have private dog parks and fishing lakes on the property. The majority of rentals in these complexes are two bedroom apartments, but if you're looking for something smaller or larger, they have those, too. Home rentals are not as common, but they are available. You're as likely to find a mobile home as you are a standard construction, but many of these properties are newer, having been built after 2000, so you're not going to run into a lot of problem rentals. According to 2010 census data, 21.4 percent of the housing in Hillsborough are in multi-unit structures, so in addition to apartments, you'll find town homes, but not many duplexes for rent.

Renter Rewards

Apartment listings often come with incentives for renters in Hillsborough, so keep an eye out for deals. You may come across deals offering a discount on the first month's rent if you lease the same day you look, so if you have several places you want to see, visit those with these kinds of deals later in the day, after you've seen the other properties.

The Rental Application Process

If you've rented before, there aren't going to be any real surprises here. Just be prepared with references and be able to pass a criminal background check and a credit check, as well as provide proof of income. Many properties are pet friendly (and provide a dog park for your canine companion's enjoyment), but there are breed restrictions to be aware of when considering apartment complexes.

Hillsborough Neighborhoods

The neighborhoods in Hillsborough are roughly divided into three separate areas, with each having their own advantages and appeals. Be sure to see as many different properties in different areas to get a true feel for the best fit before you move in and sign on the dotted line.

Eno/Cabes Ford: This is the least densely populated area of Hillsborough, and runs from I-85 to the south up to around Old Mary's Road to the north. Eno River State Park takes up a lot of the land space, but also provides a lot of recreation like hiking, camping, canoeing and fishing.

City Center: This includes the historic district and the northern part of the main dining and shopping lane along Churton Street/Bus. 70. With restaurants like Panciuto (Italian for "pot-bellied") serving dishes which are a fusion of Southern traditional and Italian cuisine, along with many galleries and poetry readings at the local chocolate shop, this is the happening hot spot in town.

Orange Grove Road: Just to the south of Eno River and the historic district, the Orange Grove area boasts the continuation of great shopping and food on the south end of Churton Street, as well as being home to many of the area's apartment complexes including the popular Patriot's Point and Ashford Lakes communities. This area also puts you closest to I-85 and I-40 if you plan to commute out of Hillsborough to work. Gold Park and Occoneechee Mountain State Park are in this area, as well.

Hillsborough Neighborhoods
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The neighborhoods in Hillsborough are roughly divided into three separate areas, with each having their own advantages and appeals. Be sure to see as many different properties in different areas to get a true feel for the best fit before you move in and sign on the dotted line.

Eno/Cabes Ford: This is the least densely populated area of Hillsborough, and runs from I-85 to the south up to around Old Mary's Road to the north. Eno River State Park takes up a lot of the land space, but also provides a lot of recreation like hiking, camping, canoeing and fishing.

City Center: This includes the historic district and the northern part of the main dining and shopping lane along Churton Street/Bus. 70. With restaurants like Panciuto (Italian for "pot-bellied") serving dishes which are a fusion of Southern traditional and Italian cuisine, along with many galleries and poetry readings at the local chocolate shop, this is the happening hot spot in town.

Orange Grove Road: Just to the south of Eno River and the historic district, the Orange Grove area boasts the continuation of great shopping and food on the south end of Churton Street, as well as being home to many of the area's apartment complexes including the popular Patriot's Point and Ashford Lakes communities. This area also puts you closest to I-85 and I-40 if you plan to commute out of Hillsborough to work. Gold Park and Occoneechee Mountain State Park are in this area, as well.

Living in Hillsborough

It might be easier to list the things you can't do in Hillsborough, as it is a very short list. About the only thing you won't find yourself doing is wishing there was some activity to participate in. The town celebrates on the last Friday of every month with a free concert series and an art walk, and there are regular Farm to Fork public picnic events during the season. To learn more about the town's history, take a guided walking tour through the historic district, or check out the recreated Occoneechee Indian Village along the Eno River. Or wander on your own down Churton Street, where you'll find Matthew's Chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth, as well as tons of specialty shops selling everything from yarn to jewelry.

For gourmet dining, Hillsborough can't be beat. Panciuto is the top-rated restaurant on Yelp, but it's followed closely by the Hillsborough BBQ Company on Nash Street. Radius Pizzeria and Pub is also a popular spot, but don't let the name fool you; besides the great pizza, they have signature paninis and homemade ravioli, as well as a special late-night menu and a weekend brunch including such unique items as the Cuban Pork Benedict.

After all that food, you'll probably want to get some exercise, and Hillsborough is built for the active resident. Miles of biking and walking trails snake through the area, with more in the works. The city received a Walk Score of 61, making it a somewhat walkable area, with some neighborhoods, especially those around the historic district, more walk-friendly than others. Hillsborough is on the cusp of being rated "highly bikeable" with a bike score of 68.

Getting out of town is easy, too, with Interstates 85 and 40 practically running right through town, and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport a quick 30 minute drive away. But you won't want to get out of town once you settle into your new home and experience all that Hillsborough has to offer.

Living in Hillsborough
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It might be easier to list the things you can't do in Hillsborough, as it is a very short list. About the only thing you won't find yourself doing is wishing there was some activity to participate in. The town celebrates on the last Friday of every month with a free concert series and an art walk, and there are regular Farm to Fork public picnic events during the season. To learn more about the town's history, take a guided walking tour through the historic district, or check out the recreated Occoneechee Indian Village along the Eno River. Or wander on your own down Churton Street, where you'll find Matthew's Chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth, as well as tons of specialty shops selling everything from yarn to jewelry.

For gourmet dining, Hillsborough can't be beat. Panciuto is the top-rated restaurant on Yelp, but it's followed closely by the Hillsborough BBQ Company on Nash Street. Radius Pizzeria and Pub is also a popular spot, but don't let the name fool you; besides the great pizza, they have signature paninis and homemade ravioli, as well as a special late-night menu and a weekend brunch including such unique items as the Cuban Pork Benedict.

After all that food, you'll probably want to get some exercise, and Hillsborough is built for the active resident. Miles of biking and walking trails snake through the area, with more in the works. The city received a Walk Score of 61, making it a somewhat walkable area, with some neighborhoods, especially those around the historic district, more walk-friendly than others. Hillsborough is on the cusp of being rated "highly bikeable" with a bike score of 68.

Getting out of town is easy, too, with Interstates 85 and 40 practically running right through town, and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport a quick 30 minute drive away. But you won't want to get out of town once you settle into your new home and experience all that Hillsborough has to offer.