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Check out 866 verified apartments for rent in Hillsborough, NC with rents starting as low as $900. Some apartments for rent in Hillsborough might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Crystal Village Apartments
2610 Camellia Dr
Durham, NC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$943
940 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 10:40 AM
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The Apartments at Midtown 501
545 Ashley Ct
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,150
925 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,299
1150 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,599
1150 sqft
Last updated January 14 at 10:24 PM
The Apartments at Midtown 501 feature new floor plans and construction. Units offer stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, patios or balconies, ovens and ranges. The community features Internet access and a volleyball court.
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The Pointe at Chapel Hill
100 Saluda Ct
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,249
803 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,449
1287 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,949
1662 sqft
Last updated September 17 at 09:05 PM
Gourmet kitchens, private terraces, and spacious walk-in closets. Amenities include a fully equipped business center, a pet park, and a 24-hour gym. University of North Carolina and Research Triangle Park within a 10-mile radius.
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Timber Hollow
101 Timber Hollow Ct
Chapel Hill, NC
1 Bedroom
$900
601 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,255
1000 sqft
Last updated January 14 at 10:23 PM
Recently renovated one- and two-bedroom homes, with updated cabinetry, granite countertops and black appliances. Easy commute to UNC or downtown Chapel Hill via a free transit system with a stop in front of the community.
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Berkshire 54
112 NC Highway 54
Carrboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$929
814 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$899
965 sqft
Last updated October 15 at 09:54 PM
A smaller community with several floor plan options. Located minutes from area parks. In-home washers and dryers, screened-in patios and balconies, and modern kitchens. On-site pools and fitness center.
1 Unit Available
Chambers Ridge
201 Westbrook Drive
Carrboro, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,040
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 04:47 AM
SECIALS!!!! **Washer & Dryer rental FREE for one year **All pet fees waived for one year **Reduced Admin & application fee *Open living space with wood plank flooring * Stainless steel appliances with granite counter tops * Lots of natural light
1 Unit Available
303 W Poplar Avenue
303 East Poplar Avenue
Carrboro, NC | Old Carrboro
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1350 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
2 story duplex in Carrboro. Combined living and dining areas with ceiling fan & hardwood style laminate floors, open to kitchen with included appliances. 1bedroom & 1 bathroom on main. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom up. Bathroom has dual vanity.
1 Unit Available
4128 Pin Oak Drive
4128 Pin Oak Drive
Durham, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,475
1050 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
ONE of the BEST locations in Five Oaks! *1-LEVEL END-UNIT w/ over sized garage *Bright & sunny *Spacious LR w/ vaulted ceiling, wood-toned laminate floors & fireplace* Enclosed patio off LR w/ storage *Kitchen w/ breakfast area overlooking peaceful
1 Unit Available
1424 Arborgate Circle
1424 Arborgate Circle
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1371 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
2nd floor condo in secured building in Providence Glen. Elevator in building. Tile floors in entry, kitchen, baths. Carpet in the living room, bedrooms. Stainless appliances, tile backsplash in kitchen. Washer/dryer included.
1 Unit Available
101 Rock Haven Road
101 Rock Haven Road
Carrboro, NC
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$1,450
1448 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Ridgehaven Townhomes, walk to Carrboro High. Living and dining areas combine. This room has a ceiling fan. Kitchen features a skylight. Kitchen appliances are included.
1 Unit Available
108 Panamint Drive
108 Panamint Drive
Durham, NC | American Village
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
1464 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
2BR/2.5 BA Townhome featuring an open floor plan w/9ft ceilings and hardwood on main. Kitchen has granite countertops, tile backsplash and SS appliances. Second floor master has trey ceiling, walk in shower w builtin bench.
1 Unit Available
8722 Rollingwood Road
8722 Rollingwood Road
Orange County, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1000 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Top level of duplex, minutes to Carrboro & Chapel Hill. Living room has vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, hardwood style laminate flooring in Living room & bedrooms. dining area and kitchen all open. kitchen & dining area has tile flooring.
1 Unit Available
221 Chateau Place
221 Chateau Place
Chapel Hill, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,925
1927 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Fantastic Drahmohr 3 bed 2 car garage townhome with fireplace in exceptionally convenient location to UNC, Duke or RTP. Walk to Homestead Aquatic Center & Park. Right by the bus line.
1 Unit Available
705 E Brown Street
705 East Brown Street
Orange County, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1467 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Great 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home for rent, freshly painted, refinished hardwood floors, new vinyl flooring, new roof, new hvac unit, just a great place to call home, schedule your viewing today and get your application in before its to late.
1 Unit Available
706 Sykes Street
706 Sykes Street
Chapel Hill, NC
4 Bedrooms
$1,450
1300 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Bike to campus and downtown! Open floor plan includes kitchen, and combined living and dining areas. Ceiling fan in living room. Exit to the area behind the house. Carpet in living room and bedrooms. Kitchen appliances & washer and dryer included.
1 Unit Available
5 Intuition Circle
5 Intuition Circle
Durham, NC | American Village
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1905 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
2 miles from Duke! 1st flr Master, Spa Shower and 2bedrooms plus large flex space upstairs.
1 Unit Available
714 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
714 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
1220 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Mill Creek garden style 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Living and dining areas combine with a pass-through window to kitchen. Kitchen appliances and a stack washer and dryer are included. Bedrooms each have a vanity area with a sink.
1 Unit Available
310 Davie Road
310 Davie Road
Carrboro, NC | Sparrow
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
1650 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
2 story house in Carrboro. Living room has ceiling fan, hardwood style laminate floors, open to kitchen. Kitchen has ample cabinets, serving bar, laminate floors open to dining area w hardwood style laminate floors.
1 Unit Available
702 Sykes Street
702 Sykes Street
Chapel Hill, NC
4 Bedrooms
$1,400
1300 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Bike to UNC & downtown! Open floor plan; kitchen, living/dining area, w/breakfast bar to kitchen. Ceiling fan in living room. Carpet in living room & bedrooms. Kitchen appliances & washer/dryer included. 2 bedrooms on main, 2 bedrooms up.
1 Unit Available
101 Sheffield Circle
101 Sheffield Circle
Chapel Hill, NC | The Oaks
4 Bedrooms
$5,500
3626 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Stunning one level all brick home with beautiful golf course views. Mostly hardwoods throughout. Formal living room with built-ins & fireplace. Large family room with coffered ceiling, wet bar & French doors to outdoor living spaces.
1 Unit Available
30 Oakwood Drive
30 Oakwood Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
4 Bedrooms
$3,995
2292 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Cozy Cottage in desirable Oakwood neighborhood! Lovely yard with loads of privacy, walk to tennis court restaurants and playground. Top notch Chapel Hill Schools. Updated kitchen and bathroom and two car detached garage with loft for tons of storage.
1 Unit Available
512 N Greensboro Street
512 North Greensboro Street
Carrboro, NC
Studio
$1,195
360 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Completely renovated efficiency cottage. Walk to downtown Carrboro. Unique one room home, versatile floorplan with 3 spaces; kitchen, open main area, nook. Hardwoods in central space, nook; tile in kitchen. Ceiling fan in nook.
1 Unit Available
712 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
712 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
1227 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Mill Creek Townhouse style condo with traditional floor plan. Hardwood style plank in combined living and dining area, kitchen, entry foyer. Pass through between dining and kitchen. Kitchen has granite counter tops, appliances included.
1 Unit Available
523 Ives Court
523 Ives Court
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1371 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Second floor Luxurious condo (2 bedrooms and 2 baths) in secured building with elevator and/or stairwell access in Providence Glen. Keypad entrance with intercom system for your guests.
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How much is rent in Hillsborough?
Apartment Rentals in Hillsborough start at $900/month.
How much is rent in Hillsborough?
Apartment Rentals in Hillsborough start at $900/month.
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You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Hillsborough.
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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
+

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.