The homes of Hillsborough, North Carolina, offer old-fashioned southern elegance without the expense. Houses with four and five bedrooms and gracefully sloping rooftops meet newly built town homes to create the diverse neighborhoods of Hillsborough. With a small population and plenty of space to spread out between houses and yards, Hillsborough is very appealing to small and larger households alike. Thankfully, this east coast Orange County town doesn’t come with the sticker price that you might think.
With a motto of "You’ll be a fan for life!", Hillsborough has a lot to live up to. And it does, with a quaint but busy town center, regular community events such as art openings, and a lively, engaging atmosphere. Hillsborough is truly a small town, containing only 6,000 people within its approximately four square miles. The historical district of the downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and highlights hundreds of houses, churches, hotels, and other architectural structures that originated in the 1700s and 1800s and have been beautifully preserved.
As a town with a major history of arts and culture, it is no surprise that Hillsborough remains a unifying hub for artists and writers. On the last Friday night of each month, downtown Hillsborough sponsors an arts and exhibitions event that gets the whole town involved. For those who enjoy the outdoors, the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area and Riverwalk is nearby. This recreational paradise runs along the Eno River and is part of the famed Mountains to Sea Trail that covers part of North Carolina. When it comes to big city access and amenities, you’re not far away. The central location of Hillsborough makes it a breeze to get to Triad and the Triangle cities of the area, which are havens for commerce and activity. Two interstates run through or near Hillsborough, I-85 and I-40.