About Southern Village
Southern Village seems to have it all – beautiful houses, townhomes, condominiums, apartments, a Hyatt hotel, stores, restaurants, office space, movie theater, farmer’s market, a church, the pool and tennis center, a large village green and an elementary school. This 312-acre community is what’s known as a “New Urbanism” neighborhood and has been highlighted in prominent publications including Time, Better Homes & Gardens and Builder. With sidewalks throughout and all its offerings close at hand, the walkability factor in Southern Village is extremely high.
Established in 1994, Southern Village has 550 single-family homes ranging in price from $400,000 to over $1,000,000. There are 375 condominiums and townhomes, many of them surrounding the commercial area, with prices from the mid $100,000s to the mid $400,000s.
The attractive and popular commercial area, centrally located, is also referred to as Southern Village. This shopping stretch is several blocks long, with a large village green anchoring its middle. It’s a busy place and the “Village Green” has a robust list of program offerings, including an annual outdoor performance by the North Carolina Symphony. The Village Green also hosts “Movies by Moonlight" during the warm weather months.
Mary Scroggs Elementary School is part of Southern Village, so children are able to walk or ride their bikes to school. Culbreth Middle School is also very close and many kids ride their bikes there as well. Carrboro High School is nearby and the newest of Chapel Hill’s high schools. In addition to the pool and tennis courts, this community is connected to Chapel Hill’s Fan Branch Trail, part of the city’s greenway system.
Adjacent to Southern Village is the Southern Community Park, a large park with soccer fields, a dog park, playground, and roller hockey rink. Southern Village is located off of US Highway 15-501 North, a few miles south of UNC’s campus. Driving time to downtown Chapel Hill is 10 minutes, to Duke University is 25 minutes, to downtown Durham is 30 minutes, and to Raleigh/Durham International Airport is 30 minutes.