University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Housing Options
There are several options if you will be attending or working at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Condominiums in various price ranges will keep you convenient to shopping and Franklin Street in Downtown Chapel Hill. Many communities will be accessible from the Chapel Hill bus line, which eliminates the need to spend money on a campus-parking permit.
- Townhomes, which generally share one or more walls with a neighbor, but no unit is above or below you, are also popular in Chapel Hill. Prices begin in a higher range than for condominiums, but vary depending on age, size and location. Garages are also found on some of the newer units priced around $200,000.00 and above.
- Houses are common in Chapel Hill. Small, older cottages, newer homes on small lots and executive homes with half to one acre of land are all available in Chapel Hill and nearby Carrboro. Prices can vary from the low $100,000.00’s to over $1,000,000.00. Most of the newer homes in Chapel Hill are priced over $250,000.00.
- Rural property is available near Chapel Hill. Most lots with more than one acre will be outside the city limits. Pittsboro in Chatham County and Hillsborough in Orange County are areas where larger lots are available within a thirty-minute drive to Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina.
Duke University Housing Options
Throughout Durham there are established neighborhoods that offer more trees and generally lots of space for your money. Durham also has many private golf course communities as well as public golf courses with housing nearby. Executive housing is available in both the established older areas and the newer communities.
- Condominiums are available close to Duke University. Old tobacco warehouses have been renovated into chic condominiums close to East Campus and Downtown Durham. Traditional condominiums are also available. Durham does not; however, offer high-rise condominium buildings yet.
- Townhouses are a popular option for Duke students, faculty and medical personnel. There are several communities within fifteen minutes to Duke Medical Center and the Duke campuses. Garages are available on some of the newer luxury townhomes, but the majority of townhomes do not have covered parking.
- Houses are available in a variety of ages and sizes. There are many older homes in downtown built between 1910 and 1950. Downtown Durham is undergoing a major renovation to the commercial are and many of the older homes are being restored. Just outside of the downtown limits there are several established communities with lovely homes. Both to the north and south of downtown, there are newer communities with amenities such as a neighborhood pool. Most of these newer communities offer sections for different builders and price ranges.
- Acreage and Rural Areas are available with a thirty to forty-five minute drive to Duke University and Medical Center. Bahama, Roxboro and Rougemont are communities in Northern Durham that offer enough acreage for horses. Some older neighborhoods will have half to one-acre lots at affordable prices.
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