There is no doubt that the lifestyle on The Triangle is hard to beat. We are regularly ranked in top places to raise a family and achieve work life balance. We have great restaurants, and much more, however certain areas are not for everyone. My NC Homes have been Realtors in Chapel Hill for many years and the three of us have more than 60 years of collective experience, we have a knack for knowing what area suits what buyers. To help, we have compiled this list in particular for Chapel Hill. If you are looking for Chapel Hill Real Estate, please click here! If you are looking for Cary, Pittsboro, or Durham, we are also experts in this area, so click on the links.

Food

Bon Apetit Magazine ranked Chapel Hill as one of the foodiest small towns in…

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Apple's $1 Billion Investment in The Research Triangle is an overview of the pledged investment by tech giant Apple in North Carolina and our relocation guide for those moving to the Research Triangle. As if real estate values were not increasing fast enough with the current Chapel Hill/Durham/Cary market, this announcement from Apple will witness even more demand for the already constrained local inventory. The tech industry experienced a boom in 2020 and as North Carolina benefits from the Apple investment, home owners and developers can expect increases in property values. My NC Homes explores the implications and predicts which areas will see the most growth.

Overview of Apple's $1 Billion Investment 

In total Apple is investing $430 billion…

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EmptyNester

Congratulations!

In the next couple of months, millions of students will be graduating and moving out of their parents home. Hopefully you're celebrating; your child has graduated and is moving on into the next stage of their lives and you are about to do the same. Trust me it's good stuff, you and your partner get to spend more quality time together and making plans becomes so much easier. I know this was the case for my wife and I, it's how we ended up in North Carolina. I encourage you to be proud;think about how far you've come since they were first born.

 

Is it time to make a move?

Now may be a good time to take a look at your home and really think about is it ideally what you'd like to spend the next 10-20 years in? What…

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The Raleigh-Durham area is heaven for Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans with three of the most dominant athletic schools in the conference. Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill are also known for other distinguished academic establishments, which have propelled the area to the top 5 most educated cities in America, according to Forbes. Living in university-driven communities provides a superior experience that goes beyond enjoying some of the best historical rivalries in sports.

Endless Educational Opportunities

The ACC powerhouses of Duke, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC), and North Carolina State University (NC State) are well known across the nation for their athletic and academic prowess. Raleigh is also home to several other…

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Phillips Place homes for sale in Morrisville

Phillips Place in Morrisville is a breathtaking neighborhood rich with wildlife and natural park and conservation areas. Phillips Place homes for sale are in a prestigious, safe community that rests in a prime location when it comes to outdoor recreation, schools, and amenities. Head out fishing on Bond Lake or go for a hike on one of the many trails in the area. Or, if you need to go shopping, enjoy the numerous essential shopping and dining opportunities that the area offers.

About The Neighborhood

Homes in Phillips Place offer an incredible combination of location and peace and quiet. With easy access to Highways 55 and l-540, you’ll be able to commute to work, head to town with your friends, or go shopping with ease.

This neighborhood is…

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Community Amenities Increase Home Values

Luxurious amenities are a lure for homebuyers in new communities. New construction neighborhoods are developing all over the Triangle region, delivering dozens of new communities throughout the Raleigh-Durham area. You can find everything from lush green spaces to fun mini water parks for adults and kids alike. The journey to homeownership will force you to weigh the long-term value of not only the household, but the community amenities as well. It's important to consider that homes with nearby amenities make living there more enjoyable, which is great while you're living there and also a terrific asset when it's time to sell.

As you start narrowing down your list of “must-haves," here are a few neighborhood amenities you may want to consider.

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Downtown Cary's revitalization

Downtown Cary’s revitalization is nearly complete and has transformed what had been a relatively ho-hum town center into a vibrant cultural center with much to do for the whole family. Since the beginning of the downtown revitalization project, many unique restaurants and businesses have opened their doors and much has been done in terms of beautification.

The Beginning

One of downtown Cary’s first renovations was the 2011 transformation of the former Cary High School into the Cary Arts Center, where a variety of classes and performances now take  place. Pieces of artwork were placed around the downtown area  as well, giving it a sense of character. The Jones House, a  property originally constructed in 1896, was purchased and  renovated by the…

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About the American Tobacco Trail, Durham NC

It’s hard to live in the Triangle area without hearing about the American Tobacco Trail (ATT), but it’s more fun using it. The trail is a 22-mile recreational greenway which travels through the City of Durham, south through Durham, Chatham, and Wake counties. The northern end is a 10-foot wide paved trail, while the southern end is made of stone dust rather than asphalt.

American Tobacco Trail Access

The trail is located on an abandoned corridor of the Norfolk Southern Railroad. The original railroad took tobacco from farming communities in Wake, Chatham, and Durham counties to the American Tobacco Company in Durham for processing. Over time, trucks replaced the trains, and the trains eventually discontinued the route. The tracks were removed in…

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Mail image previewThe Town of Cary is a community of more than 155,000 residents. Located between Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, the town is conveniently located, with Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the Raleigh Durham airport all nearby. Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill are less than 20 minutes away.

Cary is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina, yet it is able to maintain a small-town feel due to the resources available from larger cities nearby. Many of the residents work in Raleigh and Research Triangle Park. Most of the residents have white-collar jobs as professionals and technology and office workers. The median income of the residents is among the highest in the state.

The town has 31 park areas, with benches and picnic tables. Many of…

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Car Town HallThe Town of Cary is a community of more than 155,000 residents. Situated between Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, the town is conveniently located, with Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the Raleigh Durham airport all nearby. Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill are less than 20 minutes away.

Cary is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina, yet it is able to maintain a small-town feel due to the resources available from larger cities nearby. Many of the residents work in Raleigh and Research Triangle Park. Most of the residents have white-collar jobs as professionals and technology and office workers. The median income of the residents is among the highest in the state.

Things To Do in Cary, NC

If you are looking for things to do in…

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