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CHAPEL HILL NC Neighborhoods
Favorite Neighborhoods for Families/Kids

Planning a move to the Chapel Hill/Carrboro, NC area?  Featured below are some favorite local family neighborhoods to help with your search.
Wexford Neighborhood, Chapel Hill/Carrboro NC Old Chapel Hill - Historic District (bordering Franklin St. and UNC-Chapel Hill area)
Cate's Farm Neighborhood, Chapel Hill/Carrboro NC Parkside, in Chapel Hill, NC GREAT LOCATION off MLK Jr Blvd.
Creekwood, Chapel Hill, NC Southern Village, Chapel Hill, NC
Lake Hogan Farms, Chapel Hill, NC Timberlyne, Chapel Hill, NC
Larkspur, Chapel Hill, NC Winmore Neighborhood & Claremont Neighborhood, Chapel Hill / Carrboro, NC
Meadowmont, Chapel Hill, NC  
 

Wexford, Chapel Hill/Carrboro, NC Neighborhood
Carrboro, NC with a Chapel Hill, NC mailing address; Chapel Hill schools!
(approx. 5 min. to Carrboro, 7 min. to downtown Chapel Hill)

About WEXFORD (Neighborhood in Chapel Hill / Carrboro NC)

Wexford is a beautiful, classic Chapel Hill established neighborhood with lots of hard wood, old growth trees and spacious lots, and wide boulevard-like streets with paved sidewalks.  (The houses in Wexford have spacious gardens/yards and lots of space between homes.)

Beautiful setting conveniently located off Homestead approx. 5 min. from MLK/Airport Rd. (7 minutes from downtown Chapel Hill) ; and 5 min. to Carrboro via Greensboro St.

The Wexford neighborhood was thoughtfully designed with spacious yards/gardens and WIDE streets & SIDEWALKS. Perfect for long walks with strollers, running, bike-riding, walking dogs.

Friendly neighbors and wonderful child-friendly neighborhood.

Wexford neighborhood children can walk to school or ride their bikes to Chapel Hill schools McDougle Elementary and McDougle Middle School.  Chapel Hill High School is only a few minutes drive away.  There are also many great private school options in relatively easy driving distance.  (Anecdotally, in recent years some neighborhood children have attended the Duke School for Children, Trinity School, Carolina Friends, Durham Academy, Emerson Waldorf, St. Thomas More, Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, and others.  Several of these private schools are located within an easy 5-15 min. drive from Wexford.) The Chapel Hill schools (McDougle and Chapel Hill High School are within walking distance; Chapel Hill Highschool is a 2-3 minute drive.)

Pretty Wexford Pond with Gazebo grace the entryway of the Wexford neighborhood, with a wooden plank walkway across the middle of the pond (fun for visiting the resident geese and fish), and paved pathway around the entire pond.  Lots of fun for bike rides and walks around the pond with the kids.

Playground, Swimming Pool Tennis Courts -- Great low-key community swimming pool (friends often say it feels like a quiet, private resort!); beautiful well-maintained tennis courts;

The wide boulevard Wexford neighborhood streets are great for bicycle riding all through the neighborhood and adjoining neighborhoods (Cate's Farm; Arcadia).  The neighborhood has abundant trees and beautiful hardwood, old growth trees -- maple trees, oak trees, pear trees.

Wexford Neighborhood Celebrations -- Wexford Neighborhood families get together at the Pool House for Holiday gatherings The Halloween party is always a huge hit with the kids (pool house transformed into a Haunted House, with older neighborhood kids dressing up to delight the younger children). Quite often Halloween crafts festivities are followed by a Halloween costume parade around the pond path.  The Pool House also is the setting for Fourth of July bicycle parades and (in some prior years) firework displays; Easter Egg hunts for the Wexford neighborhood children organized among neighbors.

Wexford neighborhood is only 5 minutes from Mapleview Ice Cream and dairy -- enjoy ice cream as you relax on rocking chairs on the front porch and watch the sunset over the dairy farm and fields spread out before you.  Lovely and always a great treat!

Superlative Location - Minutes to Chapel Hill & Carrboro -- Wexford is just minutes from downtown Chapel Hill and less than 5 minutes from Carrboro, affectionately known as "Paris of the Piedmont": Farmer's Market; Weaver Street live outdoor music and brunch outside on Sundays; Open Eye cafe and lots of great restaurants for parents' night out plus family-friendly restaurants.

It is rare to find a family neighborhood like Wexford these days! Wexford is a jewel of a neighborhood with its beautiful homes each unique and distinct in their classic design (not cookie cutter!),  large gardens/yards, lots of space, wide boulevard-style streets with paved sidewalks, and many beautiful old-growth hard wood trees as well as gorgeous flowering trees in the Spring time. Just minutes from Chapel Hill and Carrboro; 7-8 minutes to I-40 (and then your'e on your way to Durham and Raleigh - within an easy drive); 15 minutes to historic Hillsborough; 15-20 minutes to Fearrington/Chatham County ... fantastic location.

"WHY I LOVE MY NEIGHBORHOOD":  Please email us your Top 5 Reasons Why you LOVE your Chapel Hill / Carrboro Neighborhood!  Please let us know the name of your neighborhood and how long you have lived there.  You can sign off with your first name and last initial, or just first name, or just initials.  With the inside scoop from our readers, this will be a great resource for prospective new families to the Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Triangle area to help them find the best fit for their families!

MORE Chapel Hill area Neighborhood Reviews: Coming Soon!

 

 

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