Location: Chapel Hill
Size: 312 acres
# Residences: 550 family homes, 375 town homes and condos, 250 apartments
Age: 1994 – 2008
Price Range: $400k – $1M
Elementary School: Scroggs
Middle School: Culbreth
High School: Carrboro
Walk Score*: 66 / 100
Transit Score*: 33 / 100
Bicycle Score*: 68 / 100
Pool & Tennis Club
Just two miles from downtown Chapel Hill, Southern Village provides a small-town feel and a familiar Southern vibe. An experiment in smart design, the community was constructed using the concept of new urbanism, in which the layout of the community supports the needs of pedestrians and cyclists. Tree-lined streets are supported by the natural surroundings and provide gorgeous walks to corner grocery stores.
This beautiful community continues to be nationally recognized, and is the top-selling community in The Triangle. As the premier community in the Chapel Hill region, Southern Village has access to some of the best resources in the region. With proximity to the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill School System, and the Research Triangle Park, top educational and employment opportunities are bountiful. The Park and Ride System provides residents with transportation to downtown and the UNC-CH campus.
If you’re interested in Southern Village luxury homes and apartments, be prepared for friendly neighbors, porch hang-outs, and community cookouts. As part of the Southern Village community, you’ll have access to a variety of fun events. Possibly the most popular of the events is Southern Village’s own farmers market, which opens every Thursday throughout the year.
There are also weekly music series, outdoor movies, a food truck rodeo, and a yearly North Carolina Symphony concert which make for a never ending list of things to do.
There are many fine dining and shopping opportunities on Market Street, as well as a movie theater, banks, organic grocery stores and several doctor’s offices all within walking and cycling distance. The urban design of the community allows a small town feel with easy access to all of the necessary amenities.
The community is located right next to the southern part of the Fan Branch Trail greenway. This trail is part of a larger planned bike trail system that will serve the entire Chapel Hill area.
Southern Village is also home to several parks, giving residents access to soccer fields, swim clubs, tennis courts, a dog-walking park, a playground, barbecue area, and a roller hockey rink. The Village Club provides many of these amenities, as well as yoga, fitness and martial arts classes for all ages and levels.
The shopping and gathering hub of the community is Village Green. This central lawn provides room for a variety of activities, such as free outdoor movies. The North Carolina Symphony plays a free outdoor concert on the Green every year, that attracts everyone in the community with a variety of classical and pop music selections.