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December 23, 2020

The Triangle is Hot: Chapel Hill Neighborhood Guide

Chapel Hill, Durham and the state capital, Raleigh, make up the corners of the Research Triangle (the Triangle), which is home to prestigious universities and research facilities and offers beautiful, luxury living for people of all ages. The Triangle is one of the fastest-growing areas in the U.S. and consistently ranks nationally as one of the best places to live. With great weather, close proximity to the mountains and ocean and a diverse population, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the area.

Fast Facts

Population: 1.3M

Median home value: $191,161

Average annual salary: $66,000

Average age: 33.2

Education level: 57% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher

Where to Live

Briar Chapel – With resort-style amenities, thoughtfully-designed and well-built homes, community events, miles of trails, and more, Briar Chapel feels like a year-round staycation. The Briar Chapel Clubhouse is a resort-style complex with a water park, fitness center, indoor party space, outdoor cabana, playground, event lawn, and more. You’ll feel like you’re on vacation every day!

Governors Club – Governors Club, a nationally-recognized private club community located in Chapel Hill, is built around a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and a member-owned country club. As the Triangle’s only gated golf community and private club, it is ranked among the top 5% of clubs worldwide. Governors Club is home to more than 900 families, ranging from young couples with children to retirees. Its varied topography, country club golf course and exquisite architecture make it a true community, not just a subdivision.

Southern Village – Southern Village is a walkable community with cozy restaurants and year-round events. The neighborhood is modeled after an older neighborhood from the 1920s, a period when homes were close together with front porches, garages behind the home and alley entrances. Here, you will always find the pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, and soccer fields busy,  as they are a great meeting place for friends and family.

The Preserve at Jordan Lake – Escape to lakeside luxury living in the Triangle in one of 127 new construction homes. The Preserve at Jordan Lake features an exceptional golf course noted for its gorgeous scenery, along with a luxurious clubhouse and pool. The pristine outdoor setting around the neighborhood also offers a walking trail to escape from your busy lives and enjoy nature. Also, for the residents who enjoy tennis, the clubhouse area offers tennis courts to all homeowners.

Westfall – Tree-lined streets. Rolling hills. A resort-style pool and cabana. Turf sports field. Dog park. Play area. Walking trails. Shopping, dining and more within a short drive. It’s all part of living in beautiful Westfall. This new neighborhood offers luxury homes in a quiet neighborhood, while being close to everything you love.

Winmore – Winmore is a community of new homes in Chapel Hill. Located near Bolin Creek off Homestead Road, Winmore offers a quality of life and sense of community unique to Chapel Hill.

Enjoy access to many community amenities, including a pool and cabana, playground, green space, and walking trails. This family-friendly neighborhood is also within walking distance to some of the most prestigious schools in the area and is less than five miles from downtown Chapel Hill.


Whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities or a night out on the town, Raleigh has something for everyone. Kids love Pullen Park, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world, and adults can wine and dine at one of the many first-class restaurants and bars. For the history buff, there are museums galore, and Raleigh’s scenery is always perfect for a run, bike or hike in one of its many parks.


Raleigh is a shopper’s paradise with small local boutiques, flea markets and some of the largest malls in the state. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re bound to find it here. Be sure to stop by Crabtree Valley Mall, Cameron Village and the Historic City Market – you’ll find just what you’re looking for or find something you didn’t know you needed.


One of North Carolina’s most visited state parks, William B. Umstead State Park is a peaceful getaway thanks to its size (5,000+ acres of forest, trails and lakes). With 13 miles of multi-use trails that follow a series of rolling hills and 22 miles of dedicated hiking trails, this is a must hit destination for outdoor enthusiasts.


Local school systems operate dozens of elementary, middle and high schools. Several schools are on a year-round calendar, operating throughout the year with three-week breaks after every nine-week term. The Triangle area is also known for its prestigious research universities, community colleges and liberal arts colleges, including the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University  and several others.


In addition to world-class restaurants, Raleigh is known for its food festivals and events. The food scene is also very eclectic with places like Brewery Bhavana, which includes a brewery, bookstore, flower shop, and dim sum restaurant, all in one space. You can also dine at Zweli’s Kitchen, what is said to be the only Zimbabwean restaurant in the U.S., located on a busy street just west of downtown Durham.

If you are looking for more information about moving to Raleigh, contact Armstrong Relocation – Raleigh today!

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