Location: 10 miles south of Chapel Hill
Size: 1,200 acres
# Residences: 500 single family homes
Age: 1997 – 2020
Price Range: $250k – $1Mk
Elementary School: North Chatham
High School: Northwood
Walk Score*: 5 / 100
Transit Score*: None
Bicycle Score*: 23 / 100
The luxury community of Fearrington Village began in 1974 when R.B Fitch purchased the old dairy farm from Jesse Fearrington. Fearrington had inherited the farm from his great-great grandfather who had staked a claim on the land in 1786. The land was rich in history and cared for through generations. In order to honor this tradition, Fitch named the community after Jesse Fearrington and his forefathers.
Today, Fearrington Village is home to almost 2,000 residents that include a mix of retirees, families, and working professionals. The diverse neighborhood blends into the wooded backdrop of North Carolina, and effortlessly creates a friendly, Southern persona. Walkable neighborhoods grant residents easy access to the Village Center and its amenities.
When Fitch first bought the land in 1974, he dreamed of creating the perfect community. As Fearrington’s exclusive builder and developer, Fitch had the opportunity to create custom homes that fit the home site, community and surrounding land. If you’re looking for a custom luxury home in the Triangle Area, consider a Fitch Creations custom home in Fearrington Village.
Located in between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, residents live in an area nationally ranked as the best in the country. Residents of Fearrington Village enjoy close proximity to Chapel Hill and it’s university as well as the Research Triangle Park. This allows residents to enjoy the best of urban amenities, but still have the opportunity to live in and enjoy a tranquil, rural setting removed from all of the noise.
In Fearrington Village, residents have been enjoying fine dining, relaxing, shopping, and living for over 30 years. During its construction, Fitch aimed to recreate the small villages of England with the Fearrington Village center. Designed as a place for residents to come together, it’s a great place to meet friends for lunch or relax by the garden. The village is known for its iconic mascot, the belted Galloway cows, which were added to the farm during the 1980s.
Residents enjoy a multitude of high-end shops, a variety of interesting restaurants, gorgeous gardens and never-ending supply of events. There is also a cafe, bar, chocolate and wine shop, and an independent bookstore. In addition, Fearrington Village is known for its award-winning country inn and restaurant, the Fearrington House.
The Fearrington House Country Inn is one of only two AAA five-diamond facilities in North Carolina. The Inn has won this award 15 years in a row, more than anywhere else in the Carolinas. A member of the presitigious Relais & Chateaux, Fearrington House offers pure luxury in dining, overnight stays, weddings and retreats. The Inn also serves as North Carolina’s only five-star hotel.