Hillsborough, North Carolina has the grace and beauty of a small town with easy access to big city conveniences. There is something for everyone in this quaint town, including a state recognized public school system, a thriving cultural district, gorgeous parks and wildlife, and plenty of boutiques.
There are a variety of homes for sale in Hillsborough NC, including some structures that date back to the late 18th and 19th century. The area prides itself on its history. The town was founded centuries ago when it was known as a stop on the Great Indian Trading Path. Neighborhoods are situated near the Eno River, so residents enjoy a variety of water sports.
The area is also home to Occoneechee Speedway, a NASCAR track that opened in 1949. The town's economy relies heavily on tourism, so there are many unique places for residents of Hillsborough to work and play. Local hikers flock to the grounds of Ayr Mount, a sprawling 17th century estate that features a mile-long trail that winds through meadows and historical ruins. The Billsborough Live Music Hall hosts a variety of acts and welcomes local musicians to bring their instruments to the weekly blues jam.
Visitors considering homes for sale in Hillsborough NC are usually excited about the area's art galleries, antique shops and boutiques. Downtown Hillsborough draws a crowd on weekends, so there are also plenty of dining options. Educational and historic tours are available throughout the year.
Orange County Schools serve the area with seven elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. The most recent state test results showed Orange County students performed at or above the state average in reading and math. Durham Technical Community College, located in nearby Durham, runs a charter school for Hillsborough high school students interested in dual credit courses.
Residents enjoy easy access to four major cities. Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Burlington are all within 40 miles of Hillsborough. People from these cities are frequently drawn to Hillsborough by its small town charm. Visit and you'll see why!
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