Chapel Hill, NC is home to the University of North Carolina, the oldest state-supported university in the United States. The university is a big draw for homeowners who want to buy in Chapel Hill, as are the great public schools, fabulous restaurants, and closeness to Research Triangle Park.
Chapel Hill, once named “Foodiest Small Town in America” by Bon Appetit continues to grow restaurants that encompass worldwide cuisine, a focus on local purveyors, and chefs who have gained national attention for their unique flavors.
While it’s true that the undergraduate and graduate students make up a large part of the nightlife in Chapel Hill, the town itself is home to art galleries, movie theaters, and coffee shops.
The real estate market in Chapel Hill is diverse - the area ranks third in the nation for the number of modernist homes, and other styles are popular throughout. Chapel Hill is known in the Triangle for having the largest percentage of high-end homes per capita. Price also varies, with many homes worth over a million, very unusual for such a small town.
And yes, there are lots on more than 1 acre in Chapel Hill! These properties can be found in many Chapel Hill neighborhoods, from the historic districts to new builds, from golf communities to lakeside locations.
One such neighborhood is Dogwood Acres, which is less than a five-minute drive from the UNC campus and downtown Chapel Hill, with quick access to all the main highways. Dogwood Acres is also close to Southern Village and Jordan Lake, so although small, it is a popular neighborhood for homeowners.
Residents appreciate private yards and wooded lots and what I find interesting about Dogwood Acres is that there are smaller homes - 2-3 bedrooms, with square footage under 1500 that have the 1+ acre lots. There are ranch homes, detached townhomes, and multi-story homes in this neighborhood. There are also homes in the neighborhood that are larger, with 3-4 bedrooms, 2k+ sq. ft, priced starting in the mid-300s; these homes may feature private decks overlooking large backyards.
See below for the most recent homes for sale on lots over 1 acre in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Lovely home surrounded by mature hardwoods in beautiful setting...2.5 acres with great space for a garden...Updated interior featuring laminate flooring, ceramic tile, gr...
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