If you’re moving to (or within) the Triangle area in North Carolina, Pittsboro is the place to look. This friendly small town is packed with shops and restaurants, and is growing quickly thanks to Chatham Park, which will be the biggest community in the Triangle.
In and near Pittsboro, NC 27312 you can attend arts and crafts fairs, go camping and fishing at Jordan Lake, enjoy murals and pocket parks, and be within easy reach of several major universities.
Builders are busy creating new homes for this growing town, with a range of amenities and price points to fit any family. Like a lot of NC real estate, home values are holding strong and in Pittsboro you have a good chance of finding a home with a great lot size and an expansive yard. Here are my picks for the top 10 neighborhoods in (and close to) Pittsboro.
Looking for a lot of space? In Seaforth Landing you’ll have our own personal oasis on wooded homesites of 1.4 to 5+ acres. Not only that, but Jordan Lake at Vista Point is right outside the neighborhood, offering camping, a beach, trails, access to a boating ramp, and more.
The builders—Poythress Construction Co., Medallion Construction, J.P. Swain Company, and Cotton Custom Homes—are building homes with amenities like oversized breakfast rooms and porches with fireplaces. Prices range from the $600s to $1.3 million.
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Here’s a reasonably priced, well-established, community with single family homes ranging from $225,000 to $530,000 for 1,400 to 4,800 square feet. And it’s friendly, with the community sharing wildlife sightings on its website.
You’ll enjoy features like covered porches and decks and luxury bathrooms, and will be less than five miles from a good variety of shopping options, restaurants and fitness centers—and if you’re in the mood for outdoor recreation, you’re also close to Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park, which is a 10-acre neighborhood park, and the Lower Haw River State Natural Area.
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If privacy is a priority, you’ll like the Cedar Mountain community, where each home is located on at least 1.5 acres and surrounded by forests, creeks, and hills. At the same time, you’re still a short drive to all the conveniences of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, including shopping, recreational activities, and three major universities.
Average homes here are sized from 2,750 to 5,812 square feet, and are available from the $400s. You can also buy a lot starting at $115,000 to build any home plan. The builders are two husband-and-wife teams, Tuscan Group and Lewis Building Co..
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In Chapel Ridge homes, depending on your plan you’ll be spoiled with details like coffered and tray ceilings, soft-close doors and drawers in the kitchen and master bathroom, a wet bar, and crown molding throughout. Other goodies include a Fred Couples signature golf course, a clubhouse with a restaurant, sports courts, and a fitness center. The homes, built by Capital City Homes, start in the $400s, are sized from 1804 to 3186 square feet, and are on lots of 1 to 3+ acres.
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For sophisticated country living, take a look at the brand new Sunset Grove. Your finely crafted home will be situated on a 1+ acre homesite in a tranquil setting, and the floor plans show homes sized in the high 2,000s and up at a price point ranging from the $500s to the $700s.
The community is between two major highways, giving you a quick commute to Research Triangle Park, Pittsboro, Apex, Chapel Hill, and Cary. The homes, from builders Halcyon Homes, Poythress Construction Co., Clarity Design Build, and Walker DesignBuild, are going fast, but the community’s interactive map shows a handful of new ones that are coming soon.
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If you’re an environmentalist at heart, you’ll want to take a look at Chatham Park, which bills itself as a “green, diverse, sustainable, walkable, inclusive, all-in-one, collective identity.” The community is under construction as of this writing, and will boast cottages, condos, and single-family homes. In October 2020, environmentally friendly, minimalist cottages of 828 to 1,386 square feet—all built by Fresh Paint by Garman Homes—will be available from starting at $225,000. Residents of Chatham Park will be able to enjoy a village center with restaurants and shops, a nature preserve, and close proximity to downtown Pittsboro.
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Want to be close to everything—but not have to drain your wallet for the convenience? Horizons is near Chapel Hill, but the property taxes are about half what Chapel Hill residents pay. You’ll also be close to a high quality elementary school and middle school, and a short drive from Carrboro, Pittsboro, and the rest of the Triangle. Custom-built homes by Capitol City Homes and Triple A Homes are situated on wooded 1+ acre lots. They range from craftsman to traditional style, and are sized at 3,198 to 3,526 square feet for $485,000 to $512,000.
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Fearrington Village has a rich history: In 1974, R.B. Fitch and his wife turned a dairy farm and the surrounding land into a country village. The original farmhouse and outbuildings have been converted into shops and restaurants ranging from quaint to grand, and surrounding this Village Center are a variety of neighborhoods offering townhomes and single-family homes.
The average home price is $400,000, and homes range from small and low-maintenance to large wooded estates. Fearrington Village has kept its small-town feel with walking paths and trails, community groups, and a weekly farmers market. But even though the community has a secluded feel, you’re still close to universities, museums, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
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For those who love lakeside activities like fishing and swimming, Pennington at Jordan Lake is only two minutes from Jordan Lake’s nearest boat launch. You’ll enjoy private, wooded lots, winding roads, and beautiful views—but will also have easy access to Apex, Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Got kids? Seaforth High School is slated to open in the fall of 2021 right next to the community.
Custom homes from ICG Homes, Triple A Homes, and Sage Built range from the $600s to $725,000 for 3,200 to 4,100 square feet; or you can choose your own builder and have your dream-home plan approved by Pennington at Jordan Lake.
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Indoor-outdoor living are the keywords at Stonecrest at Norwood. Heavily wooded 1 to 4 acre lots boast homes designed and built by local, hand-selected custom home builders: Blue Heron Construction, Bold Construction, Horizon Custom Builders, and Wagoner Homes.
Close to your large, open plan home are creeks and streams, a community park, and biking, running, and walking trails. The entire community was built to meld seamlessly into the environment, which includes Wilkinson Creek and its tributaries.
Learn more about Stonecrest at Norwood.
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