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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.
1 Unit Available
93 Intuition Circle
93 Intuition Circle
Durham, NC | American Village
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1195 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Two bed room Townhome near Duke University, Duke Medical School.
1 Unit Available
346 Wesley Drive
346 Wesley Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
4 Bedrooms
$2,369
1813 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Short Term! Split level, hardwoods on 1st. Separate living room. Dining room has fireplace. Updated kitchen: granite counters, stainless appliances. 3 bedrooms up -hardwoods.
1 Unit Available
308 McGregor
308 Mcgregor Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1370 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Sun-filled 3 bed, 2 bath duplex on quiet cul-de-sac. Main floor with hardwood floors & master suite w/ walk in closet. Large open living and dining room w/ vaulted ceilings. Laundry room w/ storage. Kitchen w/ lots of counter space & a large pantry.
1 Unit Available
125 Chaucer Court
125 Chaucer Court
Carrboro, NC
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
1050 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Short-term / Long-term Rental. Home Fully Furnished! Move In Ready! All Utilities Included! Great location - 5 min drive to UNC. 20 min to Duke. Quiet, yet close to everything. Next to 3 bus lines. (minimum 1 months rental)
1 Unit Available
209 Hill Street
209 Hill Street
Chapel Hill, NC
4 Bedrooms
$3,100
1800 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Davie Woods ranch. Each bedroom has bathroom; 3 en suite, 1 across from 4th bedroom! Hardwood floors in common areas, tile in bathrooms. Living room has decorative fireplace (not for use), open to dining, kitchen.
1 Unit Available
402 Fairoaks Circle
402 Fairoaks Circle
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1542 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
2 level townhome with covered front porch. Combined living/dining area, open floor plan. Living area has fireplace, carpet, slider to deck with storage closet. Kitchen has breakfast nook, pantry closet, appliances included. Half bathroom on 1st.
1 Unit Available
117 Creel Street
117 Creel Street
Chapel Hill, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1020 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 04:04 AM
Renovated, near to UNC, 1 level. Updates include bamboo wood flooring in living room, kitchen and bedrooms, tile in bathroom. Updated kitchen cabinets & counter tops. Kitchen appliances & stack washer/dryer included.
1 Unit Available
28 Davie Circle
28 Davie Circle
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
Last updated January 21 at 04:03 AM
Close to campus. Wooded private backyard with beautiful patio overlooking the creek. Spacious 2bedroom Apt.
1 Unit Available
217 Greene Street
217 Greene Street
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
5 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 04:03 AM
Spacious 2bedroom townhouse with amole parking lot at the back.
1 Unit Available
306 McMasters Street
306 Mcmasters Street
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
5 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated January 21 at 04:03 AM
close to UNC campus! Newly installed tile throughout the house. Fresh paint
1 Unit Available
105 Piano St
105 Piano Street
Carrboro, NC | Winmore
4 Bedrooms
$3,100
2800 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 01:12 PM
Available 03/01/21 Single Family Home - Property Id: 476796 Gorgeous new custom home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Open floor plan with 10Ft. Ceilings and hardwood floor downstairs.
1 Unit Available
103 Tamworth Creek
103 Tamworth Crk
Durham, NC | Farrington
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
1978 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 01:12 PM
BRAND NEW Townhome- Available January 15th - Available January 15th! Brand new townhome close to everything bordering both Durham and Chapel Hill.
1 Unit Available
120 Brook Ln
120 Brook Lane
Durham County, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
2200 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 01:12 PM
Large North Durham Home. Very Convenient - Property Id: 466797 Large One Story Executive home near lake number one on Willowhaven Golf Course. Located in Durham in the very convenient 27712 area code. Easy for commuting or working from home.
1 Unit Available
1 Pilatus Dr.
1 Pilatus Drive
Durham, NC | American Village
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1500 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 01:12 PM
Beautiful 3 bed, 2.5 bath end unit townhome close to Duke, shopping and Downtown! - Beautiful 3 bed, 2.
1 Unit Available
24 Sunrise Pl
24 Sunrise Place
Durham, NC
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
2290 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 01:12 PM
Gorgeous 3br/2ba Two-Story Home Next to Duke Forest! - Gorgeous 3br/2ba Two-Story Home Next to Duke Forest! Located in a great neighborhood directly at the end of a cul-de-sac, this home's backyard is Duke Forest itself! It's only 2 miles from Duke
1 Unit Available
1902 Meeting Street
1902 Meeting Street
Durham, NC | Watts Hospital-Hillandale
3 Bedrooms
$2,250
1755 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 01:12 PM
3br/2 ba 10 Minutes from Downtown Durham/ Fenced in Yard - 3br/2 ba 10 Minutes from Downtown Durham Beautiful 3br/2 ba home 10 minutes from downtown Durham! This home is perfectly situated off the highway for easy access to Durham or nearby cities.
1 Unit Available
104 Friar Lane
104 Friar Lane
Carrboro, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
1010 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 01:12 PM
104 Friar Lane Available 01/29/21 Carrboro/Canterbury Town House--Partially Furnished - Canterbury Townhome--partially furnished updated town home overlooks meadow & woods/very private. Two bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms, wood/carpet/tile flooring.
1 Unit Available
105 Jones Ferry Rd Unit K
105 Jones Ferry Road
Carrboro, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
1438 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 20 at 01:12 PM
105 Jones Ferry Rd Unit K Available 02/01/21 Awesome end-unit townhome in Carrboro!!! - Don't wait to see this 2 bed, 2.5 bath end-unit townhome in Carrboro.
1 Unit Available
11 Georgetown Court
11 Georgetown Court
Durham, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
Last updated January 20 at 01:11 PM
11 Georgetown Court - Great Walden Pond townhome! The home features 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, laminate floors on the first level carpet elsewhere and living room with a fireplace.
1 Unit Available
107 Scott Lane
107 Scott Lane
Chapel Hill, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1167 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 01:11 PM
107 Scott Lane Available 01/22/21 107 Scott Lane - Two Bedroom, 2 Bath 1167 Sq Ft Condo located in the Kensington Trace community. Tennis Court, Pool and conveniently located near I-40 and down town Chapel Hill. Pets are negotiable.
1 Unit Available
14 Alamo Ct Unit A
14 Alamo Ct
Durham, NC | American Village
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
952 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 01:11 PM
Available NOW! Freshly painted 2 bed, 1.5 bath duplex in American Village! - Do you want to feel tucked away, and be close to everything? This 2 bed/1.
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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
+

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
+

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.