Chatham County is located to the south of Chapel Hill and will likely be one of the fastest growing areas in the Triangle in the coming years. This is due to the Chatham Park development, which will add roughly 22,000 residences starting in 2018.
Chatham County is the home of Pittsboro, the county seat. It is a small town with population of roughly 4,000 people. The downtown has a variety of shops, a delicious bakery (Phoenix Bakery), a couple of coffee shops (Café Diem and Blue Dot Coffee), and great restaurants (Virlie's Grill and Elizabeth's Pizza and Italian Restaurant).
Real estate in Chatham county is desirable due to the location, as it is about 30 minutes away from most of the Triangle, including Raleigh, the Research Triangle Park, and Chapel Hill. Property in Chatham county is also taxed at a lower rate, roughly 0.75% if the property is outside of city limits and roughly 1.05% if inside Pittsboro city limits.
If outside city limits, Chatham county homes typically feature large lots of an acre or more. Even many of the new construction homes are built in large lots. If you are seeking privacy and don't mind a short drive, Chatham county is definitely worth considering!
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