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Welcome to Hillsborough

Nestled along the banks of the Eno River just north of Chapel Hill, Hillsborough is a historic suburb that's quickly becoming a new hotspot in the Triangle. Here, you can stroll along the tree-lined sidewalks of Churton Street, explore a vast selection of shops and eateries, or just relax in the serenity of nature...it's all up to you.

Eager to explore everything Hillsborough has to offer? We'd love to help you find the perfect home or piece of land to suit your needs!

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Hillsborough at a Glance

Quick Facts

Population: 7,161
County: Orange
Zip Codes: 27278
Median Home Value: $325,000

Travel & Commute

Chapel Hill: 21 minutes
Durham: 20 minutes
Greensboro: 42 minutes
Major Roads: I-40, I-85, US-15, US-70

Wondering What's Around?

Everything You'll LOVE in Hillsborough

Prime shopping

Hillsborough offers a diverse mix of big-box retailers and locally owned businesses, which makes it easy to get all of your shopping done without venturing far from home. Head to the community's bustling downtown district to explore the area's best specialty shops—favorites include A Little Something, the Hillsborough Wine Shop, and Weaver Street Market.

Looking for some everyday conveniences? Hillsborough has its own Walmart, Home Depot, various grocery stores, and a few larger shopping centers.

Delectable dining

Whether you're in the mood for Southern comfort food or international cuisine, you'll have no trouble finding something delicious right here in Hillsborough. Most of the town's local restaurants—including Antonia's, Hillsborough BBQ Company, Tacos Los Altos, Nomad, The Wooden Nickel Pub and Radius Pizzeria—are located along King and Churton Streets. Be sure to visit Yonder Southern Cocktails and Brew and Hot Tin Roof for outdoor socializing, games and delicious cocktails.

Exciting attractions

Want to live like a Hillsborough local? Try exploring some of the town's art galleries, historic sites, and parks! The Orange County Historical Museum and Ayr Mount both showcase Hillsborough's unique past, while the Occoneechee Speedway Trailhead is ideal for nature-lovers. Hillsborough is also close to Eno River State Park and the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area.

Top-rated schools

Children living in Hillsborough are served by Orange County Public Schools, a smaller, highly rated district that educates nearly 7,500 students in the county. Orange County Public Schools boasts a low 14:1 student-to-teacher ratio, as well as high test scores and an 86% graduation rate. The district has even earned a coveted "A" rating from Niche.com.

Find Your Niche in Hillsborough

If you're thinking about building or buying a home in Hillsborough, we'd love to lend you our expertise! Contact Collins Design Realty today to learn more about life in this serene Triangle suburb—we can even send you listing alerts to let you know when Hillsborough homes hit the market.

Selling a home in Hillsborough? We can definitely help you out with that, too!

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