Pittsboro, NC - Just Outside Raleigh and Chapel Hill - Chatham County Relocation Package

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All About Pittsboro, NC - A Small Town Experience Just Outside Raleigh


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Raleigh, NC is a huge, bustling metropolitan area.  It's just been rated #1, again, by Forbes for Business and Careers. 

One of the many attractive things about the Triangle is the proximity of small towns and open countryside, close to the universities, shopping, businesses, and attractions that make the Raleigh area great!

Pittsboro, NC is one of those small towns.




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Just Minutes from Raleigh and Chapel Hill

To get to Pittsboro from Raleigh or Apex, hop on 64 West.  You'll cross Jordan Lake, one of the largest (and prettiest) lakes in North Carolina. 

Pittsboro is just 20 minutes from Apex.

Or from Chapel Hill, head south on 15/501.  Just 15 minutes, and you'll be seeing the famous Pittsboro courthouse (above). 





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History of Pittsboro, NC 

Pittsboro was founded in 1787, and established as the county seat for Chatham County

The Chatham County Governmental Center is shown. 

Pittsboro escaped devastation during the Civil War due to a convenient flooding of the Haw River. 

In 1888, the Pittsboro Railroad was completed, connecting Pittsboro to Raleigh, which contributed significantly to the growth of the town.


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Historical Buildings

There are a number of historical buildings.  Pittsboro, NC has an antique district, and some original homes now have been converted to assorted businesses.

The Chatham County Historical Association has a small museum in the Pittsboro Courthouse. 

Their activities include reconstructing log cabins and preserving the 1842 law office of Charles Manly, now available for visiting.

Total population of Pittsboro during the 2000 census was about 2300. 

 Today there are many new home communities in the area, and Pittsboro is getting larger.


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There are many proposed commercial developments, as well as developments under construction.

Pittsboro Commons is a planned 425,000 square foot shopping center that should include a grocery store, shops, and restaraunts.  Bellemont Point and Bellemont Station are under construction, and will offer mostly commercial space. 

Sixty-Four Crossing will have a proposed 310,000 square feet of retail, 130,000 square feet of offices, and a 140 room hotel. 

Pittsboro Place is the largest proposed development, and may be the longest to come to fruition - plans include 1.3 million square feet of retail/office space, a movie theatre, and a bowling alley.  Some of these have been approved, others are still in the planning stages. 


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What Kind of Shopping is Available in Pittsboro?

Actually, there's quite a bit.  Three major grocery stores, plus Chatham Marketplace, a local grocery Co-Op located in the historic Chatham Mills, a former textile plant. 

There's a new Lowe's Hardware at the corner of 15/501 and 64, and plenty of places to eat.




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These are just a few examples:

Allen & Son Pit-Cooked Bar-B-Que

Chatham Marketplace

S&T's Soda Shoppe

Elizabeth's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

Carolina Brewery & Grill

General Store Cafe

Al's Diner

Fearrington House Restaurant


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Schools, Libraries and More in Pittsboro

There are several schools, and even a local branch of the community college.  Or think about the possibility of attending UNC Chapel Hill, just 20 minutes away!




Pittsboro Elementary School (K-4)
375 Pittsboro Elementary School Road
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312
919/542-3987 | 919/542-1146 [FAX]


Pittsboro NC schools - Chatham County Relocation PackagePerry W. Harrison School
2655 Hamlet Chapel Road
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312
919/967-9925 | 919/967-5844 [FAX]

Silk Hope School
7945 Gum Springs-Silk Hope Road
Siler City, North Carolina 27344
919/742-3911 | 919/742-5032 [FAX]

For high schools, see the Chatham County School Directory.



Residents of Pittsboro often work in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, or other parts of the Triangle.   Pittsboro is an attractive place to live - it's small, lot sizes are large, and land prices are a little lower than in other areas.   There are several very popular developments, some right in Pittsboro, some in the Silk Hope area.

 Watch for more articles about Chatham County and the Pittsboro area!

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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate


Another great local feature.  Well done!

I like Hillsboro Street.  One of the quaint town main streets in the area.

Mar 20, 2008 12:15 AM #1
Chris Horton
Horton's Lawn Care L.L.C. - Burton, MI
Excellent post, great detail and I can tell you truely like Pittsboro. It sounds like a great, small growing town that is going to be even better with all the things coming to town. I have always liked North Carolina and wanted to visit, closest I have been so far is about a 15 minute layover on a flight to Florida, only had time to run and buy a Tarheels hat and run back to jump on the plane. Seeing these pictures and your description I need to go :-D.
Mar 20, 2008 12:22 AM #2
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
Hey Penny - I have NEVER been to Pittsboro!  It seems so far away from me......You did an excellent job of highlighting it and showcasing it's charm!
Mar 20, 2008 12:38 AM #3
Sunny Yu
Durham, NC

Echo on the quality and presentation of the post.  2 thumbs up here.   Chatham County has exploded in terms of growth rate, so fast that the county had to put a moratorium on development.





Mar 20, 2008 12:40 AM #4
Mary DeMare
Thanks for this lovely picture of Pittsboro!  I'm the General Manager of Chatham Marketplace and I can tell you that this town is wonderful. Beautiful scenery, great people and the coolest Co-op Grocery store around ;).  www.chathammarketplace.coop
Mar 20, 2008 03:55 AM #5
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Mike - There are definitely some more places in Pittsboro that are on my list to profile.  Thanks for stopping by!

Chris - It is a terrific town.  Folks shop here that live in a lot of surrounding areas of Chatham County, whether it's around Jordan Lake, Eli Whitney, or Silk Hope .

Leesa - It's much closer to Wake Forest than you might think!  Next time you come visit Jordan Lake, drive just a few minutes further, and enjoy lunch at The General Cafe or pick up some great food at the Chatham Marketplace and enjoy it on the veranda!

Mar 20, 2008 04:13 AM #6
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Sunny - The moratorium has limited future big subdivisions, at least for now.  But that makes this area that much more desirable.  There are homes on wooded acreage starting in the $250s, and new homes on smaller lots starting around $200K.   And there are homes well into the millions surrounding Jordan Lake.  So Chatham County really does have something for everyone!

Mary - Chatham Marketplace is terrific.  I love the sourdough bread! 

Mar 20, 2008 04:16 AM #7
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Penny, Excellent localism post. Looks as if you put a lot of time and effort in to this one. The Carolina Brewery and Grill looks like a real fun place to go.
Mar 20, 2008 08:25 PM #8
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Michael - Thanks.  If you're ever in the area, come check it out, you'll be glad you did!
Mar 21, 2008 11:31 PM #9
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