What County is Chapel Hill, NC in?
You would think this question should have a simple answer! The short answer is that the Town of Chapel Hill is in Orange County, NC. The long answer goes like this...
There are areas surrounding the Town of Chapel Hill ,with a Chapel Hill address, in both Chatham, Durham and Orange Counties.
There are also areas with a Chapel Hill address that are in the Carrboro municipality. It is really a matter of postal areas determining the address.
If the Chapel Hill address is in Chatham County the homes will have low Chatham County Taxes and Chatham County Schools.
If the Chapel Hill address is in Orange County the homes will have Orange County taxes and have Orange County Schools or, if applicable, combined taxes for the Town of Chapel Hill (if within town limits) and the Chapel Hill/Carrboro School District.
If the home has a Chapel Hill address and is in the Carrboro municipality it will be in Orange County. The home will be in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro School district and will have Carrboro taxes plus the Chapel Hill school tax.
When I set up searches for clients I find out what is important to them about Chapel Hill. Is it the Chapel Hill/Carrboro School District?
If that’s it I’ll set up the search by high school. Chapel Hill High, East Chapel Hill High and Carrboro High. That will give all of the elementary and middle schools in the results.
If it’s a Chapel Hill address and low taxes that are important I’ll set up the search for the North Chatham areas 305C and 305D and specify the city as Chapel Hill.
If proximity to Chapel Hill is the criteria and price is especially an issue I’ll set up the search for Chapel Hill and Durham County.
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I may set up many different variations of the searches depending upon the client and where they are in their homefinding timeline. Please let me know if I can help you with your home search!