Chapel Hill is a multicultural college town, home to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is officially a “small” town, population around 65,000,and has been named “America’s Foodiest Small Town” by Bon Appetit Magazine. Franklin Street is the social center of the university as well as the town of Chapel Hill, with more than 200 restaurants, bars, and retail shops.
While much of life in Chapel Hill is linked to the university, you’re still easily able to take advantage of many cultural, sports, and outdoor opportunities in the greater Triangle area, including Durham and Raleigh.
Many people considering a move to Chapel Hill are interested in new home construction. Let’s face it, there’s something great about being the first one to live in a home, a home tailored to you and your family!
We’ve put together a list below of some of the Chapel Hill communities that feature new construction homes, as well as the builders in those neighborhoods. Browse through for details to help you pick your new home!
Chandler Woods, a single-family home neighborhood by Lennar, is one of the few new construction communities in Chapel Hill offering both move-in ready homes and ready-to-build plans.
The community of 62 homes is near Highway 501 and I-40, located less than 10 minutes from the UNC Chapel Hill campus. Chandler Woods is also just minutes away from popular shopping and dining options on Franklin Street, the Carr Mill Mall, and Carrboro Plaza.
Chandler Woods features a variety of floor plans, offering up to 5 bedrooms, 3-4 bathrooms, with square feet ranging from 2,800-3,400 and prices starting at $564,990.<>
Families will appreciate access to the highly desirable Chapel Hill school district with three neighborhood schools, Morris Grove Elementary, Smith Middle School, and Chapel Hill High School.
Located just 8 miles south of downtown Chapel Hill, Briar Chapel is a planned community from Newland Communities that encompasses over 1,500 acres. The neighborhood features both single family homes and townhouses, priced between $230,000 to $900,000+.
With 24 miles of trails, 900 acres of preserved space, and 20 neighborhood parks, Briar Chapel is the largest green community in the Triangle. A community garden, the Briar Patch, is open to gardeners of all experience.
Briar Chapel offers an abundance of amenities, including a water park, fitness facility, saltwater resort and lap pools, and a variety of sport courts. Two fenced dog parks are available with lots of running space and a special area for smaller dogs.
The community has several schools onsite, an easy walk or bike ride from your front door. Woods Charter is a public charter school for K-12 students. Other public schools include Chatham Grove Elementary, Margaret Pollard Middle School, and a new high school, Seaford High School, opening in 2021.
Briar Chapel even has its own “front porch,” a commercial center called, appropriately enough, Veranda. There are several restaurants, O'Ya Cantina, Breakaway Cafe, Capp's Pizzeria, Town Hall Burger Beer, along with shops and other businesses.
Homes by Dickerson
David Weekley Homes
Encore by David Weekley
Winmore is a community of new homes located in Carrboro but with Chapel Hill addresses. Situated near Bolin Creek off Homestead Road, Winmore amenities include over 26 acres of green, open space, a large play field, playgrounds, an orchard, and community garden.
The neighborhood has access to over two miles of greenway walking trails through woods and along Bolin Creek, as well as paved jogging and biking trails.
Single family homes, starting around 3,000 sq. ft., are priced in the mid $370,000s to the $600,000s. Townhomes are priced from the $200,000s to the $300,000s.
Winmore has its own pre-school, Legacy Academy, and is within walking distance to some of the best schools in the area - Seawell Elementary, Smith Middle, and Chapel Hill High.
Phillips Square serves as Winmore’s town center with retail shopping and some residential condos. Main floor spaces are designed for office, retail, or studio space, and the two upper floors are designed for residential living.
Mardon Construction/MJR Homes
Legacy at Jordan Lake is a gated community located in Chatham County (Chapel Hill address), less than a mile from Jordan Lake and only a few minutes away from Fearrington Village.
Chatham County is quickly becoming an area of choice for homeowners, with great schools and new restaurants and shopping centers close by. It’s a short commute to anywhere in the Triangle, but this county has retained its rural charm, with green rolling hills, pastureland, and wineries.
New homes range in size from 2,100 to 2,900 square feet, with prices ranging from the upper $300,000s to $500,000s+. Homesites range from 0.2 to 0.75 acres.
Luxury amenities within the community include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness room, clubhouse, game room, bike paths, parks, tennis courts, short iron golf course, and walking trails. Jordan Lake has an abundance of waterfront recreation, including fishing, sailing, kayaking, camping, and more.
Westfall is a luxury custom home community set in the rolling hills just south of Chapel Hill. Located conveniently in Chatham County and near Jordan Lake, the secluded, lushly landscaped community boasts lots of amenities, including a pool and cabana, dog parks, tot lots, walking trails, and sports fields.
Westfall features mostly large homes and with new-construction homes available, so it’s a great choice for buyers seeking a more recent build. Homes are priced from the mid-$400,000s to $900,000s, and range from 2,800 to 8,000 square feet with 4 - 6 bedrooms. Homesites are all at least 1/2 an acre, with lots of room for outdoor living.
Arthur Rutenberg Homes
As you can see, Chapel Hill offers a wide range of options for new construction homes. As experienced realtors, we would welcome the opportunity to answer questions or provide more information. Please contact us at 919-696-4254 or email us, firstname.lastname@example.org
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