Chapel Hill and Durham, along with Raleigh, the state capital are often referred to as the Triangle. This nickname comes from the Research Triangle Park or RTP, a large, high-tech oriented office and industrial park located between Durham and Raleigh. Raleigh-Durham International Airport adjoins RTP also.

From a real estate/neighborhood perspective, Chapel Hill has expanded beyond its political/school district boundaries into western Durham County and northern Chatham County. On the left side of this page, Chapel Hill Downtown, Greenwood and Southern Village are totally within the town of Chapel Hill while Meadowmont and the Oaks extend into Durham County. Governors Club has a Chapel Hill mailing address and is only ten minutes from Franklin Street but is in Chatham County. The Preserve and Chapel Ridge are also in Chatham County, further removed from Chapel Hill.

Hillsborough, the county seat of Orange County, is twenty minutes north of Chapel Hill and northwest of Durham. Its proximity to I-85 and US70 brings Durham even closer. The Hillsborough offers two types of  fine home: restored older homes in the downtown National Register of Historic Places historic district and newer homes on larger parcels in its more rural surroundings.

Hope Valley and Forest Hills are Durham's established premier neighborhoods, located near Duke University and downtown. The Hills of Rosemont is a newer development in a more rural setting, south of Durham in Chatham County.  Two other country club communities are north of Durham: Croasdaile near I-85 and Treyburn further north. Both Chapel Hill and Durham are still relatively compact. Large parcels, up to small farm size, are still available within a thirty minute drive of downtown, mostly to the north and west.

To learn more about our featured neighborhoods, including a link to listings, please click on the neighborhood name to the left or scroll over the stars on map to the right.

Due to space limitations on the map, the star for Hillsborough is a little south of its actual location. It should be a little north and west of the intersection of I-85 and NC 86.