Chatham County Real Estate

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Chatham County

Chatham County includes the town of Pittsboro and the southern part of Chapel Hill. It is one of North Carolina’s largest counties -- and its population is growing quickly as developers build thousands of new homes here.


Even though it has a rural flavor, Chatham County has an abundance of surprises. Pittsboro, the county seat, is one of the oldest towns in the country. The quaint downtown provides opportunities to “antique,” grab a soda and relax at S&T Soda Shop, an ice cream/sandwich shop with a vintage flair, discover the latest treasures at French Connections, a shop specializing in all things South African, and scout out many other one-of-a-kind local shops.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $796K
Lowest Price $600
Highest Price $13.3M
Total Listings 445
Avg. Days On Market 142
Avg. Price/SQFT $268

Property Types (active listings)

An abundance of organic farms populate the county, providing wonderful food for Chatham and the surrounding area. In recent years, wineries have become more prevalent, among them Silk Hope Winery.

Fearrington Village, midway between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro is another surprise. In addition to a wide variety of residential housing, Fearrington boasts Fearrington House, an AAA Five Diamond restaurant, an inn, spa, upscale retail shops and McIntyre Books, an interesting way to spend the afternoon and meet local authors. Gardens, walking paths, and the opportunity to observe belted cows and goats make Fearrington an experience.

Nearby Briar Chapel, a newer community of more than 2,000 homes with many still under construction, has become a popular suburban enclave just 7 miles south of downtown Chapel Hill. 

Jordan Lake, owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, has approximately 180 miles of shoreline. There is a wide variety of facilities for recreation and many scenic panoramas. The Haw River, a primary overflow for Jordan Lake, is a popular river for canoeing. Carolina Tiger Rescue, a private nonprofit wildlife sanctuary for rescuing big cats, provides education, conservation methods, and the chance to see these beautiful animals up close.

Chatham County and nearby Randolph County boasts some of the finest clay for potters in the country. The town of Seagrove is considered the “pottery capital of the world.” Many ceramic artists live and work in Chatham and Randolph Counties. Due to its close proximity to 3 of North Carolina’s largest counties, and an attractive tax rate, Chatham County is primed for residential, commercial, and industrial development.

Chatham County Real Estate Listings

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