A short 15-minute drive to the area's major city centers, buyers flock to Hillsborough as a bedroom community for both Durham and Chapel Hill. The Eno River runs through this Revolutionary-period town, famous for its charming downtown district.

Key Features

Historic District: Step back in time to the Hillsborough Historic District. Serving as the county seat of Orange County, Downtown Hillsborough is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features notable 18th and 19th century architecture. If you're in the downtown area, make sure you stop by the Wooden Nickel Pub for a Bison Burger.

Easy Access to Durham and Chapel Hill: Pop onto Interstate 85 for a quick drive to Duke University or the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. A typical commute is approximately 20 minutes.

Agent Picks

Hog Day

Recognized as one of the top festivals in America, Hillsborough Hog Day is an annual festival that celebrates music, crafts, and, of course, barbecue!

River Walk

A 1.8-mile urban walking path and greenway that runs along the Eno River and connects to Golden Park, River Walk is popular with walkers, bikers, joggers, and dog walkers alike.

Weaver Street Market

A co-op, Weaver Street Market is locally owned by the community. Pick up a prepared meal for dinner before shopping for your weekly groceries.

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