The Triangle region of North Carolina may be referred to as one entity, but we know that each community has its own character, perks and vibe. We love where we live and work, and we are passionate about helping buyers discover which community is right for them. It may not seem like a huge decision - how different can adjacent communities be? But once you’ve walked into a room once and been asked “Duke, UNC or NC State?” you’ll understand that the Triangle is anything but a monolith.
Fiercely independent, steeped in history and well-established as a leading hub of the tech community and arts scene, it’s no surprise that Durham residents take pride in their city. Durham is home to an enviable restaurant scene, two universities, and the infamous can opener bridge. Add in a leading minor league baseball team that plays in the center of downtown and as soon as you set foot in the city you’ll understand why Durham residents are quite certain that they live in the best city in the Triangle.
If a small college town is more your speed then look no further than Chapel Hill. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sits at the center of town, surrounded by quaint residential neighborhoods, gourmet restaurants, and independent shops. It’s a small town vibe with big city perks; what’s not to love?
The state capital of NC, Raleigh’s also the Big City of the Triangle (but don’t tell Durham that!). Downtown you'll find state museums, food halls, beer gardens and breweries alongside corporate headquarters and government buildings. Ringing the city center are dozens of distinct neighborhoods, many of which have their own locally owned restaurants, cafes, bakeries and shops.
The funkier, hipper end of Chapel Hill is actually its own town, and the people of Carrboro will make sure that you know that at every turn. Carrboro is known for its tight-knit, activist community and rich local culture, all within 6 easily walkable square miles (and surrounded entirely by Chapel Hill).
One of the most bucolic and historic communities in the Triangle, Hillsborough is steeped in old-town charm and surrounded by miles of farmland. Located on the Eno River and encompassing the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, this quiet town is a great place for nature lovers. But don’t let that sleepy town fool you; Hillsborough is also packed full of fantastic restaurants and has a wide variety of housing options, from historic homes to newly built neighborhoods.
At the southwest corner of the Triangle you’ll find Pittsboro. Once the sleepiest town in the area, Pittsboro is seeing a boom these days, with shopping centers and new communities aplenty. But don’t worry - the quaint downtown remains unchanged, and the Pittsboro residents remain unruffled by the new growth. If you’re looking for a quiet spot with easy access to everything then Pittsboro may be the place for you!
At RED, we feel it is important to stay engaged with our community. That is why we are committed to prioritizing volunteer opportunities and also offer a portion of our annual sales income to local nonprofits in the Triangle. Please contact us to learn more.