Graham, NC is a small town (population just over 14,000) in 10 square miles, centrally located between the Triad and the Triangle. With Durham 30 miles east, Greensboro 20 miles west, and Burlington right next door, Graham is well-positioned to be a location for those who want all the amenities of bigger cities, including employment and entertainment, while enjoying a small-town feel.
Graham’s downtown area features a series of murals, a collaboration between the business community and local artists designed to increase art in public spaces and transform the walls of downtown. Anchored by the Historic Alamance County Courthouse, downtown is also home to the Children’s Museum of Alamance County, Alamance Arts, and the Graham Historical Museum.
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Downtown also features a wide range of community events, such as the Annual Court Square BBQ, an Ice Skating Rink (November-December), as well as the parades and various holiday events that make up the fabric of a small community. From May to September (4th Thursday of each month), visitors and locals alike enjoy the Thursdays at Seven Concert Series.
There are several downtown restaurants near the Courthouse. Verdict on the Square offers elevated Southern cuisine and homemade desserts, and a fun menu that features seafood entrees as “Maritime Law” and the kids’ menu as Juvenile Court.
Suttons at the Wrike is another downtown favorite, occupying an old drug store and serving breakfast, lunch, and early dinner (closes at 7). Smokehouse at Steve’s focuses on fresh, local ingredients in a “from scratch” southern kitchen that strives for “delicious comfortable food in a comfortable environment.”
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And if you’re a fan of the great outdoors, Graham has seven local parks, offering tennis courts, basketball courts, children’s play areas, and hiking trails. About 10 minutes away in Mebane is the Graham-Mebane Lake, a 65-acre reservoir offering sport fishing, boating, skiing, paddle sports, bank fishing, and picnicking.
Graham is part of the Alamance-Burlington School System, with 10 public schools and one public charter school. There are also 17 private schools. Elon College, UNCG, and Duke University are all within driving distance of Graham.
Graham offers well-maintained established neighborhoods, ranging from historic to new construction. Home styles vary, although traditional, transitional, and Colonial are well represented. The most popular neighborhoods in Graham are located south of downtown and I40-/85, with great options on both sides of NC 87, a commercial corridor that connects downtown with the interstate and areas to the south.
Overall, while the median price for homes in Graham is reasonable, there are higher-priced homes with more square footage and more land. You can, in fact, easily find homes 1+ acre lots, multiple bedrooms, and all the modern conveniences under $500k, and that would be rare in Durham. Homes within walking distance of downtown, when available, are likely to be priced near $500k.
Riverwalk, a newer townhome community located right off the Haw River to the southeast of Graham. Prices in the 300s.
Quarry Hills, a newer community with homes by D.R. Horton with prices in the high 300s. Located off of Highway 54 in southeast Graham.
Shakori Hills, with homes by Glenwood Homes, is located not far from Graham Regional Park. Homes were mostly built in 2021 with prices in the high 300s.
Evansfield by Windsor Homes features large lots around 0.75 - 1 acre to the south of Graham. Prices in the 400s
Stonehaven, with homes in the high 400s and 500s is a nice high end community with large homes around 3000 square feet on large lots. The homes were mostly built in the 1990s.
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The median real estate price in this area is $220k for medium-sized (3-4 bedrooms) to large (4-5 bedrooms) single-family homes. Many of the homes here were built between 1970 and 2000. Housing supply is tight in this part of Graham, but the prices are great for the size. Neighborhoods to investigate include Quail Hollow, Woodshire Estates, Forest Hills, and Broad Acres.
Although the median price is $220k, there are homes $300-$400k and above, and these have more room, usually 2000 to 3000 sq. ft., and bedrooms from 3-6. Many of the lots are upward of ½ acre as well.
This area is also very affordable, with a median real estate price of around $235k for single family homes with 3-5 bedrooms. Demand is not quite as high as for the Graham Southwest, although still above average. Neighborhoods in this area include Maple Grove Acres and The Farm. This area also features homes in the $400-500k range that sit on 1-3 acres with 3,000-4000+ square feet.
As is the case with much of North Carolina, there is new construction in Graham, primarily for single-family homes with more square footage and higher prices than much of the Graham area. You can find primary bedrooms on the first floor, multi-car garages, flex/bonus/home office rooms, and floor plans up to 3,000 square feet. There are some attached and detached townhomes available as well. For the newest homes in the area, visit Shamrock Village from Concept Builders and Rogers Spring by Shugart.
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