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What’s your favorite annual event each year and why? Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour. Close to 40 of Chatham’s most accomplished local artists, from painters to sculptors to potters to photographers, open their studios for two weekends in December. The Guild provides maps on their website, and you tour much of the county with stops to view – or buy! – fantastic local art in the studios where it was made. Even though I’ve never actually participated in it, I’ve always had the Tar Heel 10 Miler on my bucket list. I’ve run the course (except for the steep hill!), but never officially. This year is my year!






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Carrboro Music Festival is quite an amazing event because it showcases all the local talent we have here in Orange County and throughout the state. You can spend the whole weekend discovering your new favorite local bands. Looking back, I always enjoyed Festifall for the great vendors and music! A Tasteful Affair, a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House, used to be one of my favorite events, too. I look forward to getting back to both events. Although this event is relatively new, I loved the experience of The Carolina Inn’s Holiday Market. I can’t wait to go again! I love going to the Hillsborough Candlelight Tour. It’s a chance to visit historic homes and buildings while they are decorated for the holidays. It’s a warm and cozy/ relaxed way to start celebrating the Christmas season.

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Letter From The Editor


Accolades Recent acclaim for Orange & Chatham counties


Need-to-Know Numbers


Local Lingo Learn to talk like a local with this handy guide


Downtown Parking Guide


Parks & Rec 8 things to take advantage of, plus all about the bus


The Ultimate Chapel Hill Checklist Everything a local should do, plus seasonal favorites


Day Trip Take a closer look at what to do in Hillsborough, Carrboro, Durham and Chatham County


Advice for Relocators Newly arrived residents share what brought them here and how they’re working to make it feel like home


Business Resources A look at downtown Chapel Hill’s innovation district, plus a directory of business resources and stats


The Best Of Chapel Hill Awards + Chatham Readers’ Favorites


University of North Carolina Don’t miss these spots and events on UNC’s campus

80 Dining Guide A complete guide to area eateries, plus can’t miss daily deals 90

Foodie Fun Farmers markets, breweries, distilleries and more


Real Estate Starting your home search? The president of the Orange Chatham Association of Realtors offers some insights


Neighborhoods We take a closer look at seven distinct neighborhoods in Chatham and Orange counties


Lodging Hotels, motels and B&Bs


Weddings Three couples share why they tied the knot locally


Spas & Salons


Fitness Guide


Health Care


Our Top Dentists


Retirement Guide Locals share what made them move to (or stay in) the southern part of heaven for their golden years


Schools A directory of local districts and other options


A Second Look

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His commitment to patient safety protocols and surgical precision as well as

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Greetings from Chapel Hill very year, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce presents the State of the Community Report. You can think of it as a status report of where we stand compared to other towns and


counties. Like anything, there’s always room for improvement, but generally, our community is doing pretty well. (See the key findings on page 60.) Inspired by the report, here’s my own list of the top reasons I love living here: 1) The weather. We are so lucky to have Carolina blue skies most days of the year, making outdoor movies at Southern Village and eating outside enjoyable. 2) The arts. World-class musicians and ensembles stop through town frequently thanks to Carolina Performing Arts and Cat’s Cradle. And the local talent is pretty amazing, too – attend a PlayMakers Repertory Company show and you’ll see what I’m talking about. 3) The food. The cornbread at ACME. The fried peach hand pie at Lula’s. The weekly bounty at the farmers markets. Top of the Hill’s blueberry wheat beer. I could go on and on. 4) UNC. Sure, I’m biased as a UNC alumna, but you haven’t lived until you’ve lost your voice at a Carolina basketball game or looked through the telescope at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center or attended a free lecture on campus. 5) Shopping local. When I need a birthday card, I go to Cameron’s. One of my favorite purses is from Uniquities, and I have the PTA Thrift Store to thank for my coffee table. 6) The people. With every issue we put out, I learn more about my neighbors, and I know with certainty that there’s not a more giving, talented, passionate community out there. I hope you have a wonderful stay in town – or maybe you’re here for the foreseeable future – either way, welcome to the Southern part of heaven!


About This Guide

This annual publication is produced by Chapel Hill Magazine in partnership with the Chapel HillCarrboro Chamber of Commerce, an excellent source for information about starting a business, monthly networking events and more.

your go-to sources Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce 104 S. Estes Dr. 919-967-7075 carolinachamber.org Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau 501 W. Franklin St. 919-245-4320 visitchapelhill.org UNC Visitors’ Center 250 E. Franklin St. (relocating to 134 E. Franklin St. in spring 2019) 919-962-1630 unc.edu/visitors Chapel Hill Magazine 1777 Fordham Blvd., Ste. 105 919-933-1551 chapelhillmagazine.com To subscribe ($38 for 2 years/ 16 issues), call 919-933-1551

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what they’re saying Recent acclaim for Orange and Chatham counties

From its communityminded businesses and political activism to a music scene that has quietly influenced the global stage, it’s the kind of town that doesn’t need to brag about itself or inspire a Portlandia to know its worth. –Emma John for The Guardian, naming Chapel Hill as the first in its 2017 series of the coolest towns and small cities in America

Chapel Hill metro is the No. 12 best place for creatives to live and work. –SmartAsset

Chapel Hill is the No. 19 most affordable college town. –Move.org

DurhamChapel Hill area named as one of the top 10 artistically vibrant medium-sized communities. –National Center for Arts Research

Considered one of the most progressive communities in the Southeast, Carrboro holds a high concentration of single adults who are generally more active and social than the average American.

Chapel Hill is the best small city for football. –WalletHub

–Livability, naming Carrboro named #1 Best City for Singles

The town offers one other benefit to workers: a super-short commute. The average here is 18 minutes, toward the low end of all the cities MONEY analyzed, and 17% of people get to work by walking or biking. –TIME’s Money Magazine, naming Chapel Hill No. 33 of the 2018 best places to live

Chapel Hill offers residents a smalltown culture with metropolitan amenities and big-city attitude. –Livability, naming Chapel Hill one of the best 100 places to live

Orange County is the 3rd most paycheckfriendly county in North Carolina while Chatham County is close behind at 8th. –SmartAsset

Chapel Hill ranked as the 3rd best small city for sports. –WalletHub

Chapel Hill ranked in the top ten prettiest Southern cities. –Southern Living 8 2019 Visitors & Relocation Guide

Take a step toward financial confidence. Hillsborough named one of 11 most charming small towns to visit in North Carolina. –TripstoDiscover

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill named as a top 5 up-and-coming tech hotspot.

–The Center for Digital Government


Chatham County recognized as one of the top 10 counties with a population under 150,000 for innovative technology practices.

Boshamer Stadium on UNC’s campus is listed as one of the 13 must-visit college baseball stadiums in the country. –NCAA.com

Chatham County recognized and awarded as a Spotlight Award winner, one of 10 U.S. communities receiving award recognition. –Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge CHM

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One of chapel Hill’s newest employees is maurice jones, who started as town manager in september 2018.

Need-to-Know Numbers RELOCATION INFORMATION Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce:.................................919-967-7075 Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce:................................. 919-732-8156 Chatham Chamber of Commerce: ....................................................... 919-742-3333 VISITOR INFORMATION UNC Visitors’ Center:................919-962-1630 Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau: . ...................................................... 919-245-4320 Pittsboro-Siler City Convention and Visitors Bureau:........................................ 919-542-8296 POLICE INFORMATION *always dial 911 in the case of an emergency Chapel Hill PD:........................... 919-968-2760 Carrboro PD:............................... 919-918-7397 Hillsborough PD:....................... 919-296-9500 Orange County Sheriff:............ 919-245-2900

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UNC Public Safety:.................... 919-962-8100 Chatham County Sheriff:.......... 919-542-2811 FIRE SAFETY INFORMATION Chapel Hill Fire:..........................919-968-2781 Carrboro Fire-Rescue:.............. 919-918-7347 Orange Rural Fire:.......................919-732-7911 Pittsboro Fire Department:....... 919-542-4101 Chatham County Fire Marshal’s Office: ...................................................... 919-542-8259

The Family Doctor:....................919-968-1985 FastMed Urgent Care:.............. 919-913-0996 MedAccess Urgent Care:..........919-510-6679 UNC Urgent Care:..................... 984-974-7010

HEALTH CARE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES UNC Health Care/Hospitals:...984-974-1000 Orange County Health:........... 919-245-2400 Orange County Emergency Services: .......................................................919-245-6100

Chatham County Urgent Care Facilities Carolina Convenient Care:......919-590-9005 Central Piedmont Urgent Care: ....................................................... 919-663-3911 Duke Primary Care of Galloway Ridge: .......................................................919-813-2683 Med First Siler City:................... 910-389-0109 Pine Ridge Urgent Care, Primary Care and Occupational Medicine Center: .......................................................919-775-3020 Pittsboro Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine Center: ...................... 919-542-4450

Orange County Urgent Care Facilities Duke Urgent Care Hillsborough: ....................................................... 919-643-4511

TRANSPORTATION Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU): .................................................. 919-840-2123 „


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AAA (Emergency Road Service): .................................................. 1-800-222-4357 Greyhound Bus Terminal (Durham): ......................................................919-687-4800 Local Transit Chapel Hill Transit:.....................919-485-7433 GoTriangle:...................................919-485-7433 Orange Public Transit:.............. 919-245-2008 UNC Point-to-Point:.................919-962-7867 Chatham Transit Network:....... 919-542-5136 Taxis Chapel Hill Taxi & Shuttle:........919-933-9595 Destiny Transportation:............. 919-968-1139 Tar Heel Taxi:............................... 919-933-1255 Taxi Taxi of Raleigh:....................919-333-3333 * Uber and Lyft are also active in the area Train Travel Amtrak Station (Durham): .......919-956-7932 GOVERNMENT AGENCIES Orange County Chapel Hill Town Hall:...............919-968-2743 Carrboro Town Hall:..................919-942-8541 N.C. District Attorney:..............919-644-4600 Orange County Clerk of Superior Court: ......................................................919-644-4500 Orange County Government Offices: ....................................................... 919-732-8181 Orange County Register of Deeds: .......................................................919-245-2675 Driver’s License Office:............. 919-929-4161 License Plate Office:................. 919-942-4972 Orange County Board of Elections: .................. 919-245-2350 (Voter Registration) Orange County Tax Administration: .......................................................919-245-2100 Chatham County Pittsboro Town Hall:..................919-542-4621 N.C. District Attorney:...............919-545-3510 Chatham County Clerk of Superior Court: ...................................................... 919-545-3500 Chatham County Government Offices: .......................................................919-742-6074 Chatham County Register of Deeds: .......................................................919-542-8235 Siler City Driver’s License Department: .......................................................919-663-2601 Siler City License Plate Agency: ....................................................... 919-742-1307 Chatham County Board of Elections: ...................................................... 919-545-8500 Chatham County Tax Office:.. 919-542-8250 LIBRARIES Orange County Chapel Hill Public Library:........919-968-2777 Orange County Main Library:..919-245-2525 Carrboro Branch Library:.........919-969-3006 Carrboro Cybrary:...................... 919-918-7387 Chatham County Chatham Community Library: ...................................................... 919-545-8084 Goldston Library:....................... 919-898-4522 Wren Memorial Library, Siler City: ....................................................... 919-742-2016

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PARKS AND RECREATION Chapel Hill:................................. 919-968-2784 Carrboro:......................................919-918-7364 Orange County:..........................919-245-2510 Chatham County:.......................919-545-8555 SCHOOLS Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools: ....................................................... 919-967-8211 Orange County Schools:.......... 919-732-8126 Chatham County Schools:...... 919-542-3626 UNC Operator:........................... 919-962-2211 William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education:...................................919-962-3000 Durham Tech Orange County Campus: .......................................................919-536-7238 Central Carolina Community College: ....................................................... 919-775-5401 Orange County Skills Development Center: ...................................................... 919-969-3032 UTILITIES Time Warner Cable:................... 919-213-6363 OWASA:........................................919-968-4421 PSNC Energy:.......................... 1-877-776-2427 Duke Energy:.......................... 1-800-777-9898

TRASH COLLECTION & RECYCLING Town of Chapel Hill:................. 919-969-5100 Town of Carrboro:..................... 919-918-7425 Orange County Solid Waste Management: ...................................................... 919-968-2788 Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling: ....................................................... 919-542-5516 Orange County Community Recycling: ...................................................... 919-968-2788 OTHER SERVICES Orange County Department of Social Services:...................................... 919-245-2800 Chatham County Department of Social Services:.......................................919-542-2759 Orange County Animal Services: .......................................................919-942-7387 Chatham County Animal Services: .......................................................919-542-7203 U.S. Post Office: ...............................919-929-9892 (Chapel Hill) .................................. 919-968-4573 (Carrboro) ........................... 919-732-3986 (Hillsborough) ...........................919-642-0128 (Pittsboro) CHM



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Interpreting common local references

Airport Road The former name of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (or N.C. 86). Longtime Chapel Hillians still reference it when giving directions. Blue Hill District The new name for the EphesusFordham district including Chapel Hill’s older, suburban-style shopping centers like Eastgate Crossing, Village Plaza and Rams Plaza.

Chatham A few miles south of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Chatham is a more rural county that a number of relocators are finding to their taste. Chatham has both prominent developments like Briar Chapel, Fearrington Village and Governors Club, as well as cozy, smaller neighborhoods and streets.


Carrboro This former mill town has the highest density per square mile of any town in North Carolina. It’s hard to tell where Chapel Hill ends and Carrboro starts as the downtowns seamlessly connect, but it’s right around Carrburritos.

Froyo on Franklin Street is delicious no matter whether you call it YoPo or The Yogurt Pump. Chatham Park A huge development just beginning to grow outside Pittsboro. Planned to be built over the next 30 years, Chatham Park will have over 20,000 homes, schools, parks and trails over its 7,000 acres. Meadowmont A mixed-use community. The main retail village The first homes are scheduled to be finished in 2019. includes a grocery store, banks, boutiques (including one for your dog!) and restaurants for everybody – a pizza spot, a cafe, a coffee shop, a Dean Dome The Dean E. Smith Center houses the home court of the taco eatery and more. UNC men’s basketball team. Med Deli Mediterranean Deli downtown is a favorite for their Eastgate Eastgate Crossing is an outdoor shopping center located homemade pita – check out the adjoining grocery store. (Not to be right before Franklin Street and U.S. 15-501 merge heading toward confused with The Mod, a pizza and deli spot in Pittsboro!) Durham. Its tenants include casual restaurants, a Trader Joe’s and clothing and accessories stores. Pittsboro Chatham’s largest town, about 15 miles south of Chapel Hill. Pittsboro retains a true small-town feel, with an historic downtown of Fordham Boulevard As U.S. 15-501 crosses over Mt. Carmel Church shops and restaurants, its old county courthouse and various street Road just south of downtown, it becomes Fordham Boulevard. fairs and farmers markets. Once off the radar, Pittsboro has a growing Fordham continues, crosses over N.C. 54 and then merges with restaurant and arts scene. Franklin Street before entering the Durham city limits and becoming Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard. Rameses UNC’s mascot is a ram, named after the star of the 1922 football team Jack Merritt’s nickname, “the battering ram.” Franklin Street Chapel Hill’s main drag, divided into East and West by Columbia Street, is in the heart of town. The Franklin-Columbia Southern Village Another mixed-use residential and retail community intersection is where huge crowds gather to celebrate big UNC wins. with a movie theater, a community-owned cooperative grocery market and a large green space with a weekly farmers’ market and GDTBATH A favorite hashtag for Tar Heel fans, it means Good Day to frequent events. Also a good landmark when leaving Chapel Hill or Be a Tar Heel. Carrboro to head to Chatham – the Orange/Chatham county line is just one mile south. Hillsborough The county seat of Orange County was founded in 1752 and has a ton of history and the scenic Riverwalk. Tar Heels North Carolina is “The Tar Heel State,” and the nickname has two possible origins. One story is that back during the Revolutionary Jordan Lake A manmade lake in Chatham County, with boating, War, the British troops discovered their feet covered with tar and some beaches, camping and other outdoor activities. say North Carolinians dumped it in the river to slow down the army. An alternate explanation is that during the Civil War, North Carolina Kenan Kenan Memorial Stadium is the home of the UNC football soldiers threatened to stick tar on the heels of other states’ retreating team. soldiers. General Robert E. Lee reportedly praised them saying, “God bless the Tar Heel boys!”

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TOPO Pronounced “Top-O.” Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery is on the top floor on the corner of Franklin and Columbia streets. The large outdoor patio is renowned for views overlooking town. Triangle Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, and their interconnecting roads and communities. University Place Formerly known as University Mall (or U-Mall), University Place has restaurants, a movie theater and Southern Season. YoPo Franklin Street’s first frozen yogurt spot, The Yogurt Pump, is still a local favorite. CHM

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415 West Franklin Lot (next to 411 West)

• Free after 8pm • $1.50/hr (4 hour max) West Franklin Valet (400 W Franklin St) • Mon-Sat, 5pm-9pm • Free to participating restaurants; $5 for others 440 South Lot (400 W Rosemary St) • Available after 5pm & weekends

2 Graham St. Lot (108 S. Graham St.) 6 after 6 p.m. & weekends; Available Free after 8 p.m., $1.50/hr 7

3 427 West Franklin Lot (next to Lantern Restaurant) Free after 8 p.m., $1.50/hr (4-hour max)

4 Courtyard Lot (access from S. Roberson St.) Free after 8 p.m., $1.50/hr (4-hour max) 5 415 West Franklin Lot (next to 411 West) Free after 8 p.m., $1.50/hr (4-hour max) 6 West Franklin Valet (400 W. Franklin St.) Mon-Sat, 5-9 p.m., Free to participating restaurants; $5 for others 7 440 South Lot (400 W. Rosemary St.) Available after 5 p.m. & weekends

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440 North Lot (401 W Rosemary St)


UNC Development Lot (307 W Rosemary St)

• Available after 5pm (not available 9pm-6am, Fri-Sat) • Available after 5pm 10 140 West Parking Garage (access at 201 W Rosemary St) • $1.00/hr (first 15 minutes free) 11 West Rosemary Lot (104 W Rosemary St) • Free after 8pm • $1.50/hr (4 hour max)

8 440 North Lot (401 W. Rosemary St.) EAST after 5 p.m. (not available Available 9 p.m.-6 a.m., Fri-Sat) 12 PNC/Sea Turtle Lot (164 N Columbia St) • Available after 6pm 13 Rosemary/Columbia Lot (100 E Rosemary St) • $1.50/hr (first 15 minutes free)

9 UNC Development Lot (307 W. Rosemary St.) Available after 5 p.m.

10 140 West Parking Garage (access at 201 W. Rosemary St.) $1/hr (first 15 minutes free) 11 West Rosemary Lot (104 W. Rosemary St.) Free after 8 p.m., $1.50/hr (4-hour max) 12 PNC/Sea Turtle Lot (164 N. Columbia St.) Available after 6 p.m. 13 Rosemary/Columbia Lot (100 E. Rosemary St.) $1.50/hr (first 15 minutes free) 14 CVS Plaza Parking Deck (125 E. Rosemary St.) $1/hr 15 Porthole Alley Lot (access near 101 S. Columbia St.) Available after 5 p.m. & weekends

14 CVS Plaza Parking Deck (125 E Rosemary St) • $1/hr 15 Porthole Alley Lot (behind 123 E Franklin St) • Available after 5pm & weekends 16 Swain Lot (access on E Cameron Ave) • Available after 5pm & weekends 17 Wallace Parking Deck (150 E Rosemary St) • $1/hr (first 15 minutes free) 18 Morehead Planetarium Lot (250 E Franklin St) • $1.50/hr

16 Swain Lot (access on E. Cameron Ave.) Available after 5 p.m. & weekends

Metered Parking

after 6pm & all day Sunday 17•• Free Wallace Parking Deck $1.50/hr accepting cash & credit (2 hour(150 max) E. Rosemary St.) $1/hr (first 15 minutes free)

All lots are free on Sunday except the Morehead Planetarium & 140 West Garage All paid lots accept coin and card #parkonthehill

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Farmers’ Market Parking Additional Public Parking

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Center St

Oak Ave

Lindsay St

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7 Fitch Lumber

Wake St

Orange County Campus West Office Building

Free parking for customers only.

Nash & Kollock St

14 Hampton Inn

8 Carr Mill Parking

15 Rosemary Street Lot Enter off Sunset Drive.

1 Eno River Parking Deck Public parking. No time limit.

2 Link Center/Cameron Street Lot Public parking. No time limit.

3 Mayo Park Parking Lot

Rd Link Center


Public Market House

Public parking is FREE!


To I-85, I-40, NC 86S

Public Parking 3-Hour Time Limit

Public parking. 3-hour time limit.

Public Parking No Time Limit

4 King Street Parking Lot

On-Street Parking

3-hour time limit.

5 David Price Farmers’ Market Pavilion Parking Lot Public parking. No time limit.

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Hillsborough Visitors Center

Gateway Center


Parking Deck Access to deck behind Hampton Inn is off East Main Street and Boyd Street. See signage for free parking directions.

Historic Courthouse

Orange County Courthouse

13 ArtsCenter Lot

Park here when Fitch is closed – after 5 p.m. weekdays, afternoon Saturdays, and all day Sundays. Spaces for Carr Mill Mall only. Free for customers.

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6 Municipal Parking Lot


12 Municipal Parking Gravel lot across the street from the Armadillo Grill.

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W King St


5 PNC Bank Lot

Employee Lot Lot available for long-term parking on weekends.

Cameron St

Street Lot Enter off Weaver Street across from PNC Bank.

11 Carr Mill

S Churton St

4 West Weaver


Court St

Lot available to Saturday farmers market patrons.

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Hillsborough Police Station

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• Grab a bike with a basket and head to the Carrboro Farmers’ Market along the Frances Shetley Bikeway. Or gear up with your mountain bike to tackle one of the more challenging trails around Briar Chapel on a Triangle OffRoad Cyclists ride. • Pack up the kids, dogs and sports equipment and head to Cedar Falls Park, which offers athletic fields, a playground, picnic area and hiking trails. • Take a walk along the Morgan Creek Trail and end up at Merritt’s Pasture, the perfect place for a picnic or to watch a sunset. • Take an afternoon to stroll through the North Carolina Botanical Garden offering displays of North Carolinian vegetation. • Enjoy a serene walk by the creek with a four-legged friend at Umstead Park or bring them to the designated dog parks like at Southern Community Park or Carrboro’s Hank Anderson III Community Park.


Next Stop, Please Carless? Just want to go green? Chapel Hill’s bus system is a great alternative to finding your way around town and exploring. The big blue buses operated by Chapel Hill Transit go all around and in town with completely free rides no matter the distance. Catch a ride to campus on a fall Saturday to Kenan Stadium for a day full of football, or go to Franklin Street for some coffee. Head away from campus to Southern Village for a movie at The Lumina or a bite to eat. To see all possible travel options, go to townofchapelhill.org for maps, bus frequencies and the time required to get from one place to another. Bus schedules and routes vary between weekends and weekdays, and bus frequencies vary throughout the day.

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• Sneak away to 750 acres of the Carolina North Forest hidden right in the middle of town, complete with multiple trail options and a babbling brook. • Take in the beauty of the Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden at the Chapel Hill Community Center Park. • Log a few laps in the pool at the Homestead Aquatic Center or enjoy the many facilities of the neighboring Homestead Park. CHM

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THE ULTIMATE CHAPEL HILL CHECKLIST Everything a local should do, plus seasonal favorites Catch an afternoon show at Morehead Indulge in the shrimp and grits or 1 Planetarium or go stargazing at 12 Atlantic Beach Pie at Crook’s Jordan Lake Corner Cozy on up to the Lantern bar – or sit Enjoy an evening of music outside at 2 outside – for creative dishes from 13 Fridays on the Front Porch at The Andrea Reusing, who won the James Carolina Inn (April-Oct.)

Beard Award for Best Chef Southeast


Bike around town one sunny afternoon

a cut of meat from Cliff’s Meat 14 Buy Market


Grab a window seat at Talulla’s

the Beltie cows and stroll the 15 See walkable Fearrington Village


Play your favorite old-school arcade game at The Baxter

Take a step back in town history at 16 the Horace Williams House, home to Preservation Chapel Hill

View the latest exhibition at Ackland Have a picnic in the Coker 6 Art Museum or stroll through FRANK, 17 Arboretum an artist-owned gallery in University Place

7 Shop for a Carolina blue tie at Julian’s Walk around a historic neighborhood 8 like the Franklin-Rosemary Historic District or Gimghoul to admire the architecture

Franklin Street after a Carolina 9 Rush victory over Duke

in some Southern fixins at 18 Indulge Mama Dip’s and savor samples of 32 kinds of 19 Sip wine at Elements’ wine bar Swing by Al’s Burger Shack and say 20 hey to Al Bowers (and order a J-Bo ice-cream sandwich!)

21 Eat al fresco on the patio at Kipos

in the 2nd Friday 10 Participate ArtWalk in Carrboro and Chapel Hill your favorite band perform at 22 Watch Cat’s Cradle „ to The Crunkleton for a 11 Head cocktail

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Annual Must-Dos SPRING • Experience cultures from around the globe during Near & Far • Hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny during the Community Egg Hunt at Southern Community Park • Throw it back with old school field games, make arts and crafts and more on the lawn in front of St. Joseph C.M.E. Church during Northside Festival • Run through town during the Tar Heel 10 Miler in April • Sip local brews during NC Beer Month in April • Check out the local farm scene on the annual Piedmont Farm Tour in April • Take advantage of free cone day at Ben & Jerry’s in April • Bike, climb, dance and do activities in the streets during Carrboro Open Streets in April • Have your first Blue Ridge Blueberry Wheat of the season at Top of the Hill in April • Take your pick from a dozen food trucks parked downtown during Rodeo on Rosemary in April • Head to Carrboro Day the first Sunday in May • Taste local produce during Strawberry Jamboree at Carrboro Farmers’ Market in May • Enjoy free outdoor concerts during the Freight Train Blues Music Series in May and June

#2 Neighbors mark and erin carey (foreground) and José Fernandes Junior and Jeanne Løvmo on Lantern’s patio.


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#15 In 1982, R.B. Fitch brought six Belted Galloway cows from Virginia to Fearrington Village, and now there are over 30 grazing the pastures.

Get a book signed by an author at Attend a Carolina Performing Arts’ 23 Purple Crow Books, Flyleaf Books, 29 CURRENT show McIntyre’s Books or Circle City Books

on the lawn of Weaver Street 24 Relax Market in Carrboro Tour Top of the Hill Distillery 25 downtown and taste their line of spirits


Sip a pint next to Layla the pug and other dogs at Beer Study


Pose in front of a Michael Brown mural

along the banks of the Eno 28 Walk River on the Riverwalk

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up a six-pack at Carrboro 30 Pick Beverage Company Take a tour of the Civil War-era 31 Burwell School, one of the first schools in the area to educate women

trivia at Steel String Brewery 32 Play with a pint of Picklemania Dill Gose Grab a cone at Whit’s Frozen 33 Custard and head to Gold Park with a blanket and ball a dip in the Hargraves 34 Take Community Center pool

Annual Must-Dos SUMMER • Watch a summer movie on top of the Wallace Parking Deck • Try different brews during Cardinal Directions Beer Festival in June • Get to Kenan Stadium early for a good spot at the Fourth of July fireworks • Celebrate the Fourth of July during the parade in Carrboro • Savor tomatoes, the star food, at the annual ACME Tomato Festival in July • Enjoy peak tomato season during Tomato Day at Carrboro Farmers’ Market in July


friends to a round of pool brunch under the sun in the 35 Challenge at Zog’s Art Bar & Pool Hall 42 Have Rosé Garden at Oakleaf


Celebrate the Chinese New Year 49 during the annual LIGHTUP lantern festival at the Friday Center

your sweetheart below the Grab a milkshake at Sutton’s Drug 36 Kiss Davie Poplar tree on UNC’s campus 43 Store a spell at University Baptist 50 SitChurch‘s Memorial Garden a pottery or drawing class at Shop local produce from the 37 Take The ArtsCenter 44 Carrboro Farmers’ Market, Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market and the Eno 51 Finish a blue cup at He’s Not Here


Pick out new game-day gear at Chapel Hill Sportswear


Get your geek on at the monthly Nerd Nite Chapel Hill


Shop for trendy pieces at Uniquities, Monkee’s and Whilden

River Farmers Market

El Gigante Burrito at 45 Conquer Bandido’s


Cross the street through one of the colorful crosswalks

47 out for a cause on Tuesdays 48 Dine and Wednesdays at Glasshalfull Find great gifts at This & That

Be wowed by Patrick Dougherty’s 52 stickwork sculpture on the Riverwalk and in front of the

Ackland while they last

out live, local bands at Nash 53 Check Street Tavern or Hot Tin Roof the sidewalks and gallery hop 54 Stroll during Last Fridays in Hillsborough the vendors at the food hall, 55 Explore Blue Dogwood Market „ PHOTO COURTESY ACKLAND ART MUSEUM


Get late-night cheese fries or loaded sweet potato tots at Linda’s

#52 be wowed by Patrick Dougherty’s stickwork sculpture on the Riverwalk and in front of the Ackland (ABOVE) while they last.

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a UNC game at Four 56 Watch Corners vegetarian-friendly dishes at 57 Find Vimala’s and The Spotted Dog through vintage finds at 58 Dig Rumors

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Ride the Sky Blue Express to home 59 football games after a beer at Carolina Brewery Shop for unique jewelry at Melissa 60 Designer Jewelry, 108 Churton, Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelry or Spiral Studios

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Annual Must-Dos FALL • Listen to bluegrass, jazz and country bands performing each Sunday in September, October and the first Sunday in November during Sundays In Hillsborough • Rock out to dozens of bands during the Carrboro Music Festival in September • Eat cheese until your heart’s content during the Curds & Crafts Festival at the Cloth Mill at Eno River in September • Listen to music and sip beer and wine during the Bluegrass Festival at Moorefields in September • Experience local bands, contests and games and an original barbecue cook-off contest at Hog Day in September • Immerse yourself in all things Orange County during LocalFest that celebrates all things local – brews, business, food, art and more – in September • Join chefs and market farmers for Harvest Dinner, a locally sourced meal at Town Commons in September • Browse more than 100 artists’ booths along West Franklin Street during Festifall in October • Sip and sample your way around the North Carolina food scene during the sustainable TerraVita Food and Drink Festival in September • Enjoy a day of family-friendly music and community featuring local food and beer during River Park Concert in October • Be dazzled by the Hillsborough Handmade Parade, a biannual Mardi Gras-style parade created by the community with wild costumes and giants puppets that will return in October 2020 • Attend readings, workshops and panels during the West End Poetry Festival in October • Celebrate Halloween in a big way on Franklin Street • Watch films of every length and genre during the Carrboro Film Festival in November • Tour artist studios during the Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour in November


See a show performed by the See a movie at the Varsity Theatre 62 Bouncing Bulldogs, a youth jump 65 rope team of international acclaim


Explore the historic Alexander Dickson House which also serves as Hillsborough’s Visitors Center

music, food and dance at the 64 Enjoy annual Latin American Festival

on a burger tour with stops at 66 Go Hops Burger Bar and Buns your pick from all the different 67 Take salsas at Carrburritos „


501 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 PHOTO BY BETH MANN

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for a nature walk at the North 68 Go Carolina Botanical Garden

a cooking class at Southern 71 Take Season

74 Tour the old Chapel Hill Cemetery

and explore with the kids at 69 Learn Kidzu Children’s Museum

Walk on one of our many beautiful Order a Single, Double, or, if you 72 greenways, such as Bolin Creek 75 dare, a Triple BLT at Merritt’s Store Trail and enjoy the new art & Grill

Spend an afternoon exploring Tar Celebrate the Triangle’s vibrant Take a relaxing turn down Poet’s 70 Heel hoops history at the Carolina 73 culinary scene at Taste the Event in 76 Walk at Ayr Mount in Hillsborough Basketball Museum June

Welcome to Orange County! We’re excited to welcome you to town. Habitat for Humanity is welcoming some of our own new neighbors to Hillsborough. Crescent Magnolia, a senior specific housing community, is under construction conveniently located off of NC 86 near the Hillsborough campuses of Durham Tech and UNC Hospitals. We are looking for volunteers to help us build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter for our future homebuyers. Join a community of your own while building one for someone else. For information on volunteering visit orangehabitat.org/volunteer. PHOTO BY SARAH ARNESON

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a cone high with Carolina 77 Pile Crunch from Maple View Farm


Head to Chapel Hill’s most perfect sunset-viewing spot – Merritt’s Pasture the words to James 79 Memorize Taylor’s “Carolina in My Mind”


Grab some ‘cue at Hillsborough 80 BBQ Company or CrossTies Barbecue

Wait in line on a weekend morning 83 at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen or have a late-night chicken biscuit at

the hottest food and drink 81 Tour spots with a Taste Carolina guide

a round of golf at UNC’s Finley 84 Play Golf Course


the trails in the Occoneechee Use your Italian dinnerware 82 Hike Mountain State Natural Area 85 purchased at the VIETRI outlet store in Hillsborough „

#80 Chef Andrew Moore of CrossTies Barbecue makes everything from the sides to the sauces in house – fans of eastern and western North Carolina will be happy to find their favorite tableside.

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Watch great sporting events at 86 Chapel Hill High School, East Chapel Hill High School and

Carrboro High School

Eat a hot dog at the UNC baseball 87 season opener at Boshamer Stadium

Feel like family as you’re greeted by Drink from the Old Well 88 Vincenzo and Angelo Marrone at 91 Italian Pizzeria III


Pick out a unique piece for your home from Whitehall Antiques or SOUTH

90 Attend a UNC basketball game

See Paperhand Puppet 92 Intervention perform an outdoor show in the historic Forest Theatre (Aug.-Sept.)

a book by a local author or 93 Read one that takes place in Chapel Hill Watch an outdoor movie in the 94 summer on the Southern Village Green a great sandwich at The Root 95 Have Cellar Start the day off right with breakfast 96 at Breadmen’s, Elmo’s Diner or Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe. Enjoy the pick of the season like 97 apples, peaches or blueberries in a fried hand pie at Lula’s

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Make an afternoon out of exploring 98 Timberlyne Shopping Center: catch an independent film at The Chelsea

Theater, shop at The Crystal Garden, get a latte at Joe Van Gogh

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WINTER • Stroll the downtowns to check out the decorated shop windows • Grab a seat for the Light Up The Night Holiday Parade in December in downtown Hillsborough • Ring in the Christmas season with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade in December • Deck the halls with festive meals, breakfast with Santa, cookie decorating, holiday tea and markets during the Twelve Days of Christmas at The Carolina Inn in December • Tour homes decorated for the holidays during the annual Hillsborough Candlelight Home Tour • Experience local history during Revolutionary War Living History Day in February CHM








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Worth the Drive Take a closer look at what to do in Hillsborough, Carrboro, Durham and Chatham County PHOTO BY BETH MANN

HILLSBOROUGH We spent an afternoon in the historic downtown, asking locals where to go next 12:07 p.m. – The Wooden Nickel Pub

All the outdoor tables at The Wooden Nickel Pub are occupied on this sunny spring day in Hillsborough, so I take a seat at the bar. Matt Novik, communications and visitors services coordinator at The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough, is finishing up a patty melt and tater tots and points to the daily specials on the wall, saying the sandwiches are not to be missed. I order a Nickel-Fil-a, a pickle-brined chicken breast sandwich, and make a mental note to come back for a pint, given the It’s hard to find a more perfect paring than a nickel-fil-a sandwich and a pint at the wooden nickel pub. extensive beer list. Matt suggests going to Purple Crow Books. “During my Randy knows that Allan Gurganus is working on something new lunch breaks, I often wander around town and pop in to look at and that Lee Smith comes in while walking her dog. (Another fun new titles,” Matt tells me. “They’ve got a section on North Carolina fact I learn that day – Purple Crow Books welcomes well-behaved authors.” When Matt leaves, I tell the bartender what I’m up to pups!) Randy works two days a week at the bookstore that Sharon and how much I enjoyed my first visit. He says, “You’ve been to Wheeler opened nearly a decade ago and says he moved to town Hillsborough but haven’t been to the Nickel before today? This is after living in Durham. We chat about the Riverwalk and the Hillsborough’s living room.” Mountains-to-Sea Trail. He tells me to check out Dual Supply Co. and some of the art galleries in town – so off I go. 12:58 p.m. – Purple Crow Books Randy Campbell welcomes me to the bookstore as I look for the

1:22 p.m. – Dual Supply Co.

local section. Given that Hillsborough is home to dozens of writers and authors, I ask whether he ever spots them. “They are very interactive with this community,” he says. “They are very good about stopping by. They aren’t hidden away.” That might explain how

Whether you’re looking for firestarter, cords or a broom, you’ll find it here. “It’s not easy to browse, but they know where everything is,” Randy says of the family-owned hardware store. A customer walks in and owner Jeff Woods greets her, asking, “Are you here for the

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“I didn’t actually choose Hillsborough – Hillsborough chose me! It felt like a small town where I could make my mark as a real member of the community.” –Lindsley Bowen

wheelbarrow?” Lost among the long aisles of things I’m not in the market for and with all the customers waiting for help, I head outside. The shop’s Carolina blue rocking chair makes for a good people-watching spot as I figure out which of the many art galleries to visit. Across the street, a couple sips iced coffee at Cup A Joe while two guys peer into King Street Bar as the lanterns flicker. A radio is humming with a WHUP broadcast. 1:34 p.m. – Margaret Lane Gallery

It’s quiet in the gallery space that Mary Knox and her husband, David (above right), opened in January 2017. But come Last Fridays in Hillsborough, the atmosphere on those evenings is truly festive, something that still delights the couple a year and a half into their recent venture. “We both retired and decided that it was time for a new adventure,” Mary says. “We had never owned a gallery, never done anything with retail.” She also says the art in the main room changes the Wednesday before a Last Friday but to stop by anytime to see paintings and sculpture from local artists, including David’s photography upstairs. “It’s amazing in this area the number of talented people,” she tells me. “We have had people find us and ask to be included.” Mary advises me to take the short walk to Volume, a record store and bar, to visit Tony Lopez. “He is obviously doing the things he loves and it shows in the atmosphere,” she says. 2:18 p.m. – Volume

Grammy-winning band The Stereotypes is playing on the record player as I grab a stool. Tony, who grew up in Durham, says it was an easy decision to open. “To the best of my knowledge, there’s never been a record store in Hillsborough,” Tony tells me. “I fell in love with the building.” Customers have been extremely welcoming since he and co-owner Nathan Andrews opened in October 2017, bringing their favorite records and enjoying throwbacks. “People have come in and shared stories about vinyl that has meant a lot to them,” Tony says. He suggests I head over to Mystery Brewing Public House (now closed) for their fantastic seasonal menu.


2:47 p.m. – Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelry

While I would love to be sipping a Letter 23, Mystery’s limited release Strawberry Lavender Saison, I have more exploring to do. I walk up to Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelry, which would celebrate its fourth birthday that weekend. As I look through the selection of one-of-a-kind pieces culled from all over the country, owner Lindsley Bowen stops in with shop dog, Tucker. She tells me how she ended up moving to town: “I didn’t actually choose Hillsborough – Hillsborough chose me! It felt like a small town where I could make my mark as a real member of the community.” Lindsley says the widening of the sidewalks in downtown is not the only improvement to make a difference to locals and visitors. “I hear griping about lack of parking, but that is few and far between – and a complete myth. We have a huge parking deck that is easy to access and right downtown. Plus, there is parking all along King Street,” she tells me. “One just has to be willing to walk a bit more than they’re used to – but it’s pretty here, so a walk should be appreciated!” Having walked all over town myself, I happen to agree. I left Hillsborough that afternoon armed with an even longer to-do list since I know I barely scratched the surface – Pasta at Panciuto! Pizza at Radius! Vintage cowboy boots at Uniquitiques! – thanks to some very helpful locals. –Jessica Stringer „ chapelhillmagazine.com 43



CARRBORO Two locals share a few must-visits “Here at Cameron’s, we love everything Carrboro, and since we’re located right next to the Hampton Inn we get to share our love with lots of out-of-town guests. For folks looking for gifts or souvenirs created locally, we suggest WomanCraft Gifts and the North Carolina Crafts Gallery. Fleet Feet Sports nurtures a great running community by organizing running groups while sharing the latest trends in athletic wear. If you are more of an “off-road” exerciser, Townsend Bertram & Company will get you outfitted. Every town needs a beautiful boutique and for Carrboro, Sofia’s Boutique is just that. Owner Chrystina has honed in on the Carrboro vibe with her fashion-forward but comfortable clothing lines. And perhaps because Carrboro is so environmentally conscious, the town boasts two thrift stores: the PTA Thrift Shop and Club Nova Thrift Shop.” –Bridget Pemberton-Smith, chair of the Carrboro Business Alliance and co-owner of Cameron’s gift gallery

“Art penetrates everything in Carrboro, from the beautiful public architecture of the Carrboro Farmers’ Market to the Michael Brown mural gracing the facade of Weaver Street Realty. Check out Leo Gaev, a metalworker on Lloyd Street whose sculptural work includes staircases, lighting and furniture, or the extraordinary Mike Roig, whose large kinetic sculptures undulate and spin from the yard of his studio on Hillsborough Road. The ArtsCenter is one of the linchpins of our regional art scene, featuring classes, galleries and performance space. Then there’s The Clay Centre on Lloyd Street and LIGHT Art + Design, a unique contemporary gallery off Rosemary Street and on the Carrboro/Chapel Hill line. Carrboro sponsors a lively 2nd Friday ArtWalk, hangs art on the walls of the Carrboro Town Hall and sports several coffeehouses with galleries, including Open Eye and Looking Glass Cafe. I think it’s also right to point out Glenn’s Tattoo Service on Rosemary, which has over 3,000 Instagram followers, and Adam Phillips, who has a beautiful little dance studio in the Peck and Artisans building across from the PTA Thrift Shop. It’s all art, all over town.” –Gary Phillips, Carrboro’s 2016-2018 poet laureate and owner of Weaver Street Realty „ PHOTO BY BETH MANN

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The relocators newly arrived residents share what brought them here and how they’re working to make it feel like home ichard and Lois Sobel


moved into Encore at Briar Chapel in June 2018. “We moved to North Carolina

The Sobels’ advice for folks 55 or over who are moving to the area is to consider a community meant for their age group. “It is much easier making friends who share similar interests and have time to share. We love the warmth, friendliness and help our neighbors have

and specifically the Chapel given us,” they say. “This area of North Carolina will stimulate your Hill area to be closer to interests and afford you an opportunity to grow. Visit different areas family and to become a part and, if given the chance, meet some of the neighbors. You need to of our grandchildren’s lives,” feel comfortable in purchasing a new home and a little extra time the couple says. “Our real spent doing your research will make your choice easier.” estate agent had taken us aney Gioiosa chose Carrboro upon moving to many of the over-55 communities in the area and to the area for work. “We knew we wanted to Encore was the last one we had seen before heading be walking distance to shops, and Carrboro home. It just felt like home.” had that feel that hit all the marks!” she Dick and Lois say they appreciate the vicinity of says. “It had a small town vibe, but there was always their neighborhood to walking and biking trails and something to do, great shops and the music scene.” an amenities center with a pool and small gym. A As manager at pūrvelo Chapel Hill, an indoor cycle car drive away are art museums and favorites like studio in downtown Chapel Hill, Janey can get to Duke Gardens. “We like the fact that we can enjoy work on foot, which is how she’s been getting to Richard Sobel any type of entertainment within a 15- to 20-minute know her new stomping grounds. “Each time I walk ride from Encore and soak in the culture and food to work or certain areas I always discover something opportunities in the area,” the couple says. “There I would have never noticed if I was driving,” she says. are also opportunities to go to take college courses It’s advice she’d give to anyone new in town – “Just at UNC, Duke, the community college and in areas take the time to slow down and discover something near you.” new!” Lois says she became involved with the book club One thing she has discovered is the sense of and library in the community and that they both enjoy community between local businesses. “I have been Lois Sobel going out with neighbors to the local restaurants. “We getting to know other fitness studios and am loving are planning on volunteering at a local school in the how supportive and helpful everyone is,” she says. library and helping the teachers with their students,” When Janey’s not working, she says she loves that she says. “We also joined a synagogue in the Durham there is always something new to do. “We try to go area and will be volunteering there also.” She even says to a different restaurant a week to try and find our they might volunteer for Meals on Wheels Chapel spot,” she says. “Music at Weaver Street Market has Hill-Carrboro (daughter Rachel Bearman is executive been a favorite thing to do. Also the music janey gioiosa director). on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn has been so fun!” „


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ver the summer, Kathleen they wanted to live close to everything yet enjoy the quietness their Fitzgerald and Anthony Ladd neighborhood provides. “It is a peaceful drive with no traffic to our picked in Carrboro in order to office, Leigh Brain & Spine, in the middle of Chapel Hill,” she says. be close to their new jobs. She’s Trish says her neighborhood has activities from spring egg hunts to a in the sociology department at UNC Halloween parade to adult game nights. “We have already made many while he’s in the sociology department friends and enjoy our community pool, neighborhood events and at UNC-Greensboro. It also didn’t golfing on the neighborhood course,” she says. “Our kids have made kathleen fitzgerald hurt that friends who are UNC grads lots of friends and are often at the neighborhood park or cruise the raved about living in Carrboro. For his neighborhood for friends to hang out with.” part, Anthony was familiar with the Another reason the Leighs love the area – activities all year long. “My town’s music scene. “When I was on hubbie is an avid golfer so we joined the Chapel Hill Country Club this a sabbatical at Duke some 20 years ago, I used to come over to hear music at Cat’s Cradle and anthony ladd thought the town was cool and off the beaten path,” he says. Their agent, Jaye Kreller, showed them a house in Spring Valley that they fell in love with and bought. “We love everything about Carrboro – the farmers market, the Weaver Street Market co-op, the proximity to good restaurants, the trees, the deer and all the nice people in our neighborhood,” Anthony says. “Kathleen especially fell in love with the Forest Theatre when we saw a puppet show there this summer and loves working and walking on the Chapel Hill campus.” To get to know the area, the couple joined Orange County Social Club, regularly visited the farmers market The Leigh family at a unc football game: Dr. Cosmas Leigh, Aoife, Fiona, Saoirse, and attended a political fundraiser. They also attended Dr. Trish Leigh, Seamus and Declan. cultural and academic events on the UNC campus, in addition to ones in Durham and Raleigh. “It’a a hot real estate market here for sure and finding a house is both difficult past spring. We are able to meet many new people with families who and expensive, but if you can swing it, the chances are good that love to golf and play tennis. We like to go to the NC Zoo, Southpoint you will fall in love with the area and never want to move away,” mall and biking on the Tobacco Trail. We have six children. Our they say. oldest will be in a computer coding program at UNC in fall 2018. ver since Dr. Trish Leigh was a child in chilly Buffalo, New Our school-age kids are into singing, theatre, Boy Scouts, soccer, York, she’s wanted to move to Chapel Hill. “I kept bugging my skateboarding, horses and more. This area has allowed us to get husband, Dr. Cosmas Leigh, to move here year after year to no our children involved in many local organizations that cater to their avail,” she says. “I even had the weather for Chapel Hill on our interests: Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts, Pittsboro Youth cell phones.” Attracted to the area not just for the weather, Trish also Theater, Boy Scout Troop 820 in Chapel Hill, area Ultimate knew she wanted to be with and serve like-minded people as a holistic Frisbee, TRIumph Gymnastics, Blue Moon Stables, etc. We love health practitioner. “This area is highly educated which makes people all the awesome people and organizations in this area that help our value their health wellness more which was a huge appeal,” she says. children grow and develop their interests. We are so grateful to be She and her family landed at The Preserve at Jordan Lake because here for that.” CHM


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Exciting Changes Coming Soon We’re pleased to announce that Europa Center, Chapel Hill’s premier office destination is getting even better. Europa Center is under renovation with all common areas including the lobby, atrium, patio, corridors and restrooms being fully remodeled. These improvements will continue Europa Center’s legacy as one of the Triangle’s finest Class A office buildings. Visit europacenterchapelhill.com for details.

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business-minded Our area is home to impressive retailers, forward-looking startups and a host of social enterprises. Here, a look at downtown Chapel Hill’s innovation district, plus a directory of business resources and stats. ick Ghitelman’s route

to entrepreneurship has followed a distinctly Chapel Hill path. A UNC graduate, Nick left a stint at Cary-based SAS early in the decade for a job as an executive at Southern Season, the venerable food and cooking emporium that has long evoked a quintessential Chapel Hill business spirit: proudly local, a bit eccentric and grounded in onlyfind-it-here retail. Then when he and two friends from SAS founded Quantworks, a data analysis firm, they quickly ran into a reality that tech-savvy startups have faced for years: Downtown Chapel Hill has long had more opportunity for retail and restaurants than small businesses. That’s when they landed at Launch Chapel Hill, the accelerator

Launch is one of the centerpieces of a new attitude in downtown real estate that local leaders hope will draw in more small businesses like Quantworks. The story of Quantworks, says Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger, and the other Launch startups is exactly what town officials had in mind when they envisioned Launch as anchoring an ‘innovation’ zone in the heart of downtown. The area town officials point to is the stretch between West Franklin and Rosemary streets near Launch and tech behemoth Google. Though traditional retail remains on the block, much of the off-street space is now focused on tech office space.

space off Rosemary Street. Founded as a joint project between the town, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, county officials and private backers, Launch offers 7,000 square feet of workspace to entrepreneur teams in startup-size slices. The organization picks between eight and twelve teams of entrepreneurs every year and offers low rents on workspaces as small as single desks. The facility offers entrepreneurs like Nick and his partners the chance to work and share tips and ideas with other teams, each trying to launch their own business. “It was very much connecting the dots,” says Nick. “Everything around Launch is an ecosystem built for small business.” Since leaving Launch for space in a former yoga studio on Rosemary Street, Quantworks has ballooned to 25 employees, plus interns who are mostly UNC and Duke students.

“Launch is the cohesive space,” says Pam. “What it provides is an innovation ecosystem to grow this network with the availability of office space and finding resources you need to make your business grow.” Pam says the town, the downtown partnership and UNC hope to soon establish Launch as its own nonprofit, formalizing its downtown role. According to Launch, alumni companies had raised over $20 million by the end of 2016 and created 250 jobs in Orange County. And word is starting to spread in the tech world about Chapel Hill. The program recently received 25 applications for its 12 spots in the next class. Launch expects the round after that to bring in four applicants for every spot. „


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The winners of the fourth annual Business Excellence Awards (the BEAs) were announced by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce in mid-2018.

State Farm’s Pam Herndon, business woman of the year Hampton Inn & Suites’ Donald Strickland, young professional of the year Kalisher, large business of the year Fitch Lumber & Hardware, mid-size business of the year Big Frog Custom T-Shirt of Durham, micro-enterprise business of the year

Krave, new business of the year Seal the Seasons, innovation award PHE, Inc., university born business of the year Kidzu Children’s Museum, community impact award Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, nonprofit of the year

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NCWorks Career Center Orange County 503 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 919-245-4335 ncworks.gov Can manage the entire advertising, application, screening and interviewing process for companies, or may be used as an off-site, central location for receiving applications. Also gathers workforce data, provides additional information on laborrelated issues and hosts job and resource fairs. Launch Chapel Hill 321 W. Rosemary St. and 306 W. Franklin St., Ste. F, Chapel Hill 919-903-8462 launchchapelhill.com Twice a year, the international awardwinning startup accelerator located in downtown Chapel Hill accepts applications to their accelerator program from entrepreneurs who are committed to building their early stage businesses into a self-sustaining enterprise. Their goal is to provide the tools and knowledge needed to decrease risks, reduce go-to-market time and accelerate the growth of your startup. Launch Chapel Hill is now leasing office space of all sizes and conference rooms. Midway Business Center 109 N. Graham St., Ste. 200, Chapel Hill 919-967-8779 empowermentinc-nc.org A place for new and emerging businesses to develop into strong local employers while promoting the redevelopment of the Midway Business District. The center targets low- to moderate-income women, minority-owned businesses and other new startup companies with growth potential. Orange County Environmental Health Division 131 W. Margaret Ln., Ste. 100, Hillsborough 919-245-2360 orangecountync.gov/641/EnvironmentalHealth Permits for environmental health issues including food (restaurants, food stands, meat markets), lodging establishments and institutions, public pools, tattoo parlors, childhood lead investigations, wells, water samples and septic systems. Orange County Register of Deeds 228 S. Churton St., Ste. 300, Hillsborough 919-245-2675 orangecountync.gov/729/Register-of-Deeds The recording of legal documents and maps, issuance of marriage licenses, and certified copies of birth and death certificates.

Piedmont Food Processing Center 500 Valley Forge Rd., Hillsborough 919-241-4212 pfapnc.org Serves food entrepreneurs by providing kitchen space, equipment and support services for food-based startup businesses. SCORE Chapel Hill Durham 104 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill 919-240-7765 chapelhilldurham.score.org Professional, free and confidential business mentoring by active and retired business volunteers for startups and existing businesses. Free and low-cost workshops on entrepreneurship, business planning and other business-related subjects. Small Business and Technology Development Center 1700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ste. 115, Chapel Hill 919-962-0389 sbtdc.org/unc Complimentary, confidential, one-on-one business counseling on issues including helping review business plans, researching markets and locating funding as well as increasing revenues for existing firms. Small Business Center at Durham Technical Community College 400 W. Main St., 3rd Floor, Durham 919-536-7241 durhamtech.edu Provides business owners with the information they need for success, including – but not limited to – advice on marketing, sales, bookkeeping and financial management. The SBC offers the following services at little or no cost: Training and technical assistance in starting a business; business skill seminars, workshops, and courses; confidential counseling to help you develop your business plan or address your business needs; resource and referral services and a resource center with small business publications and literature. Small Business Centers at Central Carolina Community College 764 West St., Building 2 (Room 103B), Pittsboro 919-545-8013 chathamsbc.com and cccc.edu/sbc The three CCCC Small Business Centers focus on the needs of our particular area, working with businesses individually, as well as advocating and building alliances for local business development. The SBC provides training in business plan development and programs designed to assist entrepreneurs in developing successful and thriving businesses. We also offer free business counseling, a library of professional resources, access to a powerful business alliance network, as well as educational seminars and workshops. The goal of the CCCC Small Business Centers is to help develop the local economy “one business at a time.” „







36% of Orange County residents live and work here, while 64% live here and work somewhere else

(Source: 2018 State of the Community Report/Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce)

Working from Home 7.8% of Chatham County workers work from home as do 8.2% in Orange County

Minority Business Ownership Rates 11.8% in Chatham County and 14.0% in Orange County

Female Business Ownership Rates 35.5% in Chatham County and 36.3% in Orange County

$197.99 million spent by tourists in Orange County in 2017, up from 192.63 million in 2016


Orange County Major Employers 1 UNC 2 UNC Health Care System 3 Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools 4 Orange County Schools 5 UNC Physicians Network LLC, Education & Health Services 6 Local government 7 Town of Chapel Hill Inc. 8 Eurosport 9 General Electric Company 10 Wal-Mart

Key Findings from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Community Report Income - Household income in Orange County is growing faster than surrounding counties and outpacing inflation. Sales - Orange County leads in per capita income (#1 in the state), but lags in per capita sales tax (#48). The retail gap remains wide with additional retail opportunity on the horizon.

OFFERING THESE AREAS OF EXPERTISE Primary Care Gynecology Adolescent health Weight-inclusive care Transgender care Menopausal care IUD insertion Eating disorders

Our compassionate team of providers and staff offer innovative and collaborative medical care in a welcoming environment. We partner with our patients to provide high-quality care tailored to each unique individual. East 54 - 1240 Environ Way, Chapel Hill P: 919-240-7269 • F: 919-240-7816 • mosaiccarenc.com

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Housing - Housing prices are increasing, though the rate of growth in Orange is slowest. Jobs/Workers - Job growth is keeping up with worker growth in Orange County. Young People - More young people (under 29) are living and working in Orange County, and more who live outside the county are commuting into Orange for work. Rent/Wages - Rent is getting more expensive in Orange County, but wage growth is outpacing it. The percent of people spending more than 30% of their income on rent in Orange County is declining. Growth - This decade (“the teens”) is on pace to be one of the slowest growing decades in the history of Orange County (1% or less). We are less dense than peer communities. Education - Chapel HillCarrboro City Schools continue to outperform peers and minority student achievement is on the rise. Poverty - Poverty and children in poverty is declining. Crime - Crime is down.



COWORKING OPPORTUNITIES IN CHAPEL HILL CAROLINA COWORKING, LLC 206 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill carolinacoworking.com Amenities Break room with free coffee, shower and changing room, private call rooms, locking storage and laser printing, conference center with digital projection and 24-foot whiteboard, coworking desks with standup meeting areas, private offices for two with motorized sit/stand desks and large mobile whiteboards. Cost Coworking monthly subscriptions $249. Private office monthly subscriptions $400. Conference center $100 per hour for nonmembers. Coworking day passes $25.

with Google and Amazon for Google Spark and AWS credit, pizza on Fridays and monthly happy hours. Cost Launch is a business accelerator first so our main customer is our current and alumni companies. After that, we are happy to help anyone who wants to be part of a startup community. Flexible desks for $125/month and offices ranging from $350-$1,000.

PERCH COWORKING 106 S. Greensboro St., Suite E, Carrboro perch-coworking.com Amenities Carrboro Coffee Roasters, fast, reliable WiFi, conference room, phone booth, office suites, personal desks, and communal table, plus many events such as yoga, mindfulness, and business seminars. Cost $150-$450. CHM

SPACES 1011 Hamilton Rd., Chapel Hill spacesworks.com Amenities Featuring floor-to-ceiling views of Finley Golf Course, the Spaces location in Chapel Hill includes modern coworking spaces to inspire creativity, private offices and an expansive business club. The location is outfitted with ultra-fast, secure WiFi, coffee bar, concierge-level services and an attentive staff to assist with ongoing needs. Additionally, business and networking events will be hosted onsite to help further foster a community between members. Cost $119/month for co-working space BLUEDOOR STUDIO 405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill bluedoor.us The Studio houses the Bluedoor team who runs a full-service digital health agency, and shares its space with other impactful startups, like DHIT, whose mission is to drive healthcare transformation across the ecosystem through its next-gen operating platform; and Kruted, whose mission is to smooth the transition from high-school to college by facilitating meaningful connections for students. Amenities Rentable space for health and wellness-related workshops, events and companies with high-speed broadband, full-service bar and AV equipment.

FAMILY OWNED INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM SINCE 1982 Mary Lynn Cox, Jennifer Cox, Margo McKinney-Kane and Ami Wells

Design Team

Creating comfortable homes to enjoy is what we do.

M. L. DESIGNS, INC. Furniture | Window Treatments Decorative Lighting | Art and Accessories

LAUNCH CHAPEL HILL 306 W. Franklin St., Suite F, Chapel Hill launchchapelhill.com Amenities Free coffee, shared and private office spaces, open coworking areas, WiFi, access to three parking lots, partnerships

919.644.0400 www.mldesignsinc.com

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The Best of Chapel Hill Awards Chapel Hill Magazine readers voted for town favorites in categories ranging from burgers and fries to art galleries and florists All winners listed in alphabetical order

DINING Restaurant ACME Food & Beverage Co. elements Kitchen Lantern Chef Dick Barrows of Kitchen Michael Chuong of elements Bill Smith of Crook’s Corner Upscale Restaurant ACME Food & Beverage Co. Crossroads Chapel Hill elements Lantern Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill New Restaurant Al’s Burger Shack - Southern Village Babalu Tapas & Tacos bartaco Flair Restaurant & Wine Bar Place for a Date Night bartaco Elaine’s on Franklin Glasshalfull Kitchen Lantern

Business Lunch City Kitchen Crossroads Chapel Hill elements Glasshalfull

Burger Al’s Burger Shack Buns Kitchen Town Hall Grill

Overall Service Bin 54 Governors Club Kitchen Tandem

Fries Al’s Burger Shack Buns Glasshalfull Kitchen Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom

Hostess / Server Sue Barrows of Kitchen Danny Fischbeck of elements Jessica Smith of Governors Club Barbecue Allen & Son Barbecue CrossTies Barbecue Hillsborough BBQ Company The Pig Sandwich Merritt’s Store & Grill Neal’s Deli The Root Cellar Asian Food elements Jujube Lantern Lucha Tigre

Vegetarian/Healthy Food Mediterranean Deli, Bakery and Catering The Root Cellar Vimala’s Curryblossom Café Weaver Street Market

Sushi Akai Hana elements Oishii Spicy 9 Sushi Bar & Asian Restaurant

Place to Watch the Game Four Corners Hickory Tavern Tobacco Road Sports Cafe Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery Town Hall Grill

Indian Food Cholanad Mint Raaga Vimala’s Curryblossom Café

Breakfast/Brunch ACME Food & Beverage Co. Carolina Coffee Shop Elmo’s Diner The Root Cellar Kid-Friendly Restaurant Al’s Burger Shack Breakaway Cafe Elmo’s Diner The Root Cellar

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Pizza Capp’s Pizzeria Italian Pizzeria III Mellow Mushroom Pizzeria Mercato Italian 411 West Il Palio Pizzeria Mercato Tarantini

Steakhouse Bin 54 Farm House Restaurant Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill Mexican Food Babalu Tapas & Tacos bartaco Carrburritos Fiesta Grill Monterrey Mexican Restaurant French Food Kitchen La Residence Provence Seafood elements Glasshalfull LaPlace Louisiana Cookery Squid’s Comfort Food/Southern Food ACME Food & Beverage Co. Crook’s Corner Mama Dip’s Merritt’s Store & Grill Mediterranean City Kitchen Kipos Mediterranean Deli, Bakery and Catering Talulla’s Coffee Shop Breakaway Cafe Caffe Driade Coco Bean Coffee Shop & Cafe Gray Squirrel Coffee Co. Open Eye Cafe Desserts/Pastries Guglhupf Bake Shop The Root Cellar Weaver Street Market „




party of two

Five walkable date nights Date #1 5:30 p.m. bartaco On a nice night, grab one of the tables outside. Order a half-dozen tacos to split and a fun drink or two – the Paloma Fresca features grapefruit and tequila. 6:30 p.m. Silverspot Cinema No one will call you a cheap date if you go to the movies on a Tuesday – $8 tickets are pretty hard to pass up. But, would your date prefer a throwback movie or even taped opera or theatre offering?


9:30 p.m. City Kitchen After your movie, stroll over to another pretty patio for a half-price bottles of wine (Tuesdays) or $5 glasses of wine (Wednesdays). Date #2 6 p.m. Weaver Street Market The live music series on the lawn runs most Thursday evenings in the summer from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carrboro location and best of all, they’re free and make for good people-watching! 7:30 p.m. Glasshalfull Take a seat at the cozy bar with a glass of wine and charcuterie plate. You’ll have a hard time choosing from all the different options for the rest of your meal – mini lobster & shrimp rolls and a light beet salad were on the early summer menu.

Jared “Jay” Rayfield-Bates and Stephen Rayfield-Bates say the diversity of amazing restaurants is one of the many reasons why they chose to live here.

9 p.m. Steel String Brewery Wind down with a pint of Tenderness Honeysuckle Ale. Or maybe Neutral Milk Porter is more your speed. Either way, you and your date will find a beer to love. Date #3 6:30 p.m. SallyMack Stop in and meet the “mayor of Midtown Market,” Sally Stollmack, and she’ll help you pick out a meaningful gift. From handbags to vases and candles, her store specializes in delightful finds. 7 p.m. Flyleaf Books Authors stop by this charming bookstore all the time – listen to one discuss the inspiration behind their latest release and you may just be tempted to buy a signed copy. 8:30 p.m. Kitchen With dinner so late, you’ll have room at the charming bistro for the wild mushroom goat cheese tart, and you can’t skip the mussels and fries. Maybe you saved room for the honey lavender cheesecake with fresh berries? Date #4 5:30 p.m. Elaine’s on Franklin Get in early for the special threecourse $35 prix fixe dinner. It’s a great opportunity to try a few things on the menu like green tomato-avocado gazpacho with roasted chiles and three cheese soufflé.

7 p.m. The Baxter With pinball machines and old school games, your competitive side will come out at this barcade. Impress your date with your skills on the Elvira Scared Stiff pinball machine or Mario Bros. and remember to bring your quarters. 9 p.m. Beer Study End the night with a pint on the patio. The guys behind the bar can make a great recommendation, and you may see a pup or two. They’ve got a good selection of North Carolina canned beer, so pick out a six-pack to go. Date #5 6 p.m. Lantern Enjoy dinner out on the hidden-from-the-street Lantern Garden where these days, spicy lemongrass tofu and Korean BBQ’d local pork chop grace the menu. 7 p.m. Nerd Nite Chapel Hill You don’t have to be a geek to appreciate these TED Talk-like chats held once a month at different Chapel Hill locations. Three speakers will wax on about topics as varied as the whys and hows of board games to United States coins you probably never knew existed. 9 p.m. Local 506 The doors for a show might open at 8 p.m., but you’ve got time to get to the music venue which has been hosting acts from far and wide since 1992.

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All winners listed in alphabetical order

bartaco – Favorite New Restaurant, Place for a Date Night and Mexican Food

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Ben & Jerry’s La Vita Dolce Maple View Farm Country Store Yogurt Pump (YoPo) Brewery Carolina Brewery Steel String Brewery Top of the Hill Brewery Place for a Cocktail B-Side Lounge The Crunkleton Glasshalfull Lantern Wine, Beer and/or Spirits Shop Beer Study Bottle Rev Chapel Hill Chapel Hill Wine Company Southern Season

McPherson Cleaners Family-Owned for 3 Generations Serving Orange County and Alamance County since 1953 Quality Workmanship and Customer Service Dry Cleaning • Wedding Dress • Dress Shirts Cleaning & Preservation • Monthly Billing Leather and Fur • Christening Gowns Wet Cleaning • Smoke & Water Damage Off-Season Storage Drapery Take-down & Re-hang Visit us online at


Farmers Market Carrboro Farmers’ Market Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market Fearrington Farmers’ Market Hillsborough Farmers Market Local Food Product Blue Sky Oil & Vinegar Chapel Hill Creamery cheese Chapel Hill Toffee Maple View Farm Milk TOPO Organic Spirits Food Truck Chirba Chirba Dumpling Monterrey Express Food Truck Napoli Gourmet Pizza

arts & entertainment Art Gallery Ackland Art Museum FRANK Gallery Hillsborough Gallery of Arts North Carolina Crafts Gallery Museum Ackland Art Museum Carolina Basketball Museum Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Kidzu Children’s Museum

Visit w e our n l Hill e p a h C ation loc tgate s at Ea ssing! o r C

We are your local cleaning experts! Winners of the Award of Excellence in Quality Garment Care & Customer Service since 2005

1800 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill

100 Millstead Drive Mebane

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Catering Company The Catering Company of Chapel Hill Chapel Hill Restaurant Group Mediterranean Deli Mel’s Commissary & Catering The Root Cellar

Movie Theater The Chelsea Theater The Lumina Theater Silverspot Cinema Varsity Theatre Live Music Venue Cat’s Cradle The Kraken Memorial Hall/Carolina Performing Arts Southern Village Performing Arts Venue The ArtsCenter Memorial Hall/Carolina Performing Arts The PIT Chapel Hill PlayMakers Repertory Company „

Sparrow and Sons plumbing & heating

ALL IN THE FAMILY Jonathan, Michael and Seth Sparrow

World’s Greatest Plumbers!

CALL US FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS! • Water treatment of wells and city/county water • Full servicing of all electric, gas and tankless water heaters








919.942.5171 •sparrowplumbingnc.com

Serving the Area for More Than 60 Years



• Complete Family Eye Care • Diabetic Eye Exams • Glaucoma Exams • Macular Degeneration Exams

• LASIK Surgery • Cataract Surgery • Corneal Transplants • Full Optical Shop

See what you’ve been missing! We’re Accepting New Patients! Dr. James A. Bryan III

Dr. Mark W. Scroggs

Dr. Dale D. Stewart

55 Vilcom Center Drive, Suite 140 • Chapel Hill, NC • 919.967.4836

Introducing Dr. Nicole A. Penke

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All winners listed in alphabetical order

Place for a Family Outing 1870 Farm Fridays on the Front Porch Maple View Farm North Carolina Botanical Garden Southern Village Place to Host a Children’s Birthday Party 1870 Farm Kidzu Children’s Museum Maple View Farm Silverspot Cinema


Southern Season This & That

New Business barre3 Guglhupf Bake Shop Holman Family Dental Care TITLE Boxing Club winestore

Fine Jewelry Creative Metalsmiths Goldworks Wentworth & Sloan Jewelers William Travis Jewelry

Gift Store Cameron’s SallyMack SOUTH

Fashion Jewelry Cameron’s Light Years SallyMack Whilden Women’s Boutique Dina Porter Sofia’s Boutique Uniquities Whilden Menswear Chapel Hill Sportswear Gentlemen’s Corner Julian’s Townsend Bertram & Company Children’s Store Cameron’s Glee Kids Puddle Baby Boutique Home Furnishings and Accessories SallyMack SOUTH Southern Season WomanCraft Gifts Book Store Flyleaf Books McIntyre’s Books Purple Crow Books


for voting us Best of Chapel Hill year after year! • •


John H. Wood, MD & David R. Haas, MD


Comprehensive Eye Care • Dropless Cataract Surgery Bladeless Laser and Premium Lens Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Treatment and Surgery Lasik / Refractive Surgery • Full-service Optical Shop with Contact Lenses

110 Connor Dr. | Suite 2, Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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Place for Glasses 20/20 Eyeworks Carrboro Family Vision Chapel Hill Eyecare Chapel Hill Ophthalmology UNC Optical Shop at Kittner Eye Center Place for Beauty Products Aveda Institute Chapel Hill Be Pure Beauty The Fragrance Shop Ulta Beauty Consignment and/or Resale Store Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties PTA Thrift Shop Rumors The Stock Exchange Pet Store Petco Phydeaux Wild Bird Center of Chapel Hill Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Picture Framing Services Framemakers Framer’s Market and Gallery The Frame & Print Shop of Chapel Hill The Framers Corner „

fine gifts, custom stationery, furnishings & interior design

SOUTHCHAPELHILL.COM 1 0 7 M E A D O W M O N T V I L L A G E C I RC L E C H A P E L H I L L , N O RT H C A R O L I N A 919.240.5475

“The Service You Deserve from the Neighbors You Trust” Call today to transfer your prescription to one of our friendly neighborhood pharmacies.



Voted Favorite

OF CHAPEL HILL Local Pharmacy

Han Su

Tiffany Graham Barber

Alison McWilliams


98 Chapelton Court, Suite 300 Chapel Hill, NC 27516


110 Boone Square St. Hillsborough, NC 27278


(984) 999-0501 501rx.com

(919) 245-1212 hillsboroughpharmacync.com

(919) 542-7283 pittsbororx.com

Each Pharmacy is conveniently located next to an urgent care clinic. • Compounding for hormone replacement therapy, pain creams and veterinary medications • Free Delivery (within limits) • Adherence Packaging • Clinical Pharmacist on staff • Diabetic classes and education

628 East St. Pittsboro, NC 27312-9474

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All winners listed in alphabetical order

Shopping Experience Carr Mill Mall Downtown Franklin Street Eastgate Crossing University Place

Kitchen/Bath Designer emma delon kitchen & bath Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Kitchen & Bath Galleries Will Johnson Building Company

home & garden

Architect Arielle Condoret Schechter Shaw Design Associates Sophie Piesse Architect Szostak Design

Interior Designer Ashley Clarke Designs M.L. Designs Peacock Alley Gifts SOUTH

Construction Business/Builder Bold Construction David Weekley Homes Homes by Dickerson Will Johnson Building Company Landscaper Apostrophe Gardens Garden Gate O’Mara Landscaping & Lawn Care Wright Brothers’ Landscaping & Tree Service Garden Store Fifth Season Gardening Company Fitch Lumber & Hardware Southern States Town & Country Hardware Neighborhood Briar Chapel Franklin/Rosemary Historic District Governors Club Southern Village


Florist Chapel Hill Florist Purple Puddle Gifts & Flowers University Florist Victoria Park Florist Home Maintenance & Repair Bud Matthews Services Chief Roofing Sparrow & Sons Plumbing Stone Services Walker Brown Roofing Home Painter CertaPro Painters of Durham-Chapel Hill Fresh Coat Painters of Chapel Hill Juarez Painting Tar Heel Painters


legendary Best Salon


Waxing Studio

JANE IREDALE | SURFACE | L’OREAL | BUMBLE & BUMBLE | SKINCEUTICALS Make-up | Facials | Manicures & Pedicures | Microblading | Bride & Groom Hair | and More!

The Galleria | 400 S. Elliott Rd. | Suite K | Chapel Hill

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Salon Ceremony Salon + Apothecary Citrine Salon Mina’s Studio Salon Breeze Spa Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa Hillsborough Spa and Day Retreat Massage Envy Chapel Hill Medical Day Spa of Chapel Hill The Spa at Fearrington Waxing Salon Aveda Institute Chapel Hill Mina’s Studio Waxing the City Chapel Hill Wax Poetic Fitness Facility Chapel Hill Training CrossFit Chapel Hill Duke Center for Living at Fearrington UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont Sports Club Chapel Hill Country Club Duke Center for Living at Fearrington The Farm Governors Club



Pilates/Yoga Studio barre3 Carrboro Yoga Company Chapel Hill Pilates and Yoga Franklin Street Yoga Center

Event Space The Carolina Inn Fearrington Village Governors Club The Parlour at Manns Chapel

Hotel The Carolina Inn The Fearrington House Inn The Franklin Hotel The Siena Hotel

Pharmacy 501 Pharmacy CVS Southern Village Pharmacy Walgreens

Event Planner Lisa Johnson, Governors Club Cheryl-Anne Kast, Kast Events & Co. Gilda McDaniel, Fearrington Village

B&B The Inn At Teardrops Ruby’s Place „

Mechanic Al’s Garage Auto Logic Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center Yeargan’s Top Notch Automotive Bank Bank of America BB&T State Employees’ Credit Union Wells Fargo Dermatologist Central Dermatology Center Chapel Hill Dermatology Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill UNC Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon Aesthetic Solutions Finn Facial Plastics Greg Ruff, MD UNC Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Veterinarian Carrboro Plaza Veterinary Clinic Cole Park Veterinary Hospital Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort Meadowmont Animal Hospital Pet Boarding Chapel Hill Pet Resort Doggie Spa & Day Care Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort Green Beagle Lodge

Success is all about location. And so are we.

Optometrist/Ophthalmologist Carolina Ophthalmology Carrboro Family Vision Chapel Hill Eyecare Chapel Hill Ophthalmology Kittner Eye Center Pediatrician/Family Medicine Carrboro Pediatrics and Internal Medicine Chapel Hill Children and Adolescents’ Clinic Chapel Hill Pediatrics & Adolescents North Chatham Pediatrics and Internal Medicine Cleaners A Cleaner World McPherson Cleaners Medlin-Davis Cleaners Perfect Image Cleaners Realtor or Realty Team Martha Bick Erika Buchholtz Jill Ehrenfeld Jennifer Winkler


Historic Carr Mill Mall


follow us  CarrMillMall  @carrmillmall




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Burritos, Tacos, Nachos, Margaritas &

S A L S A!


Chatham Magazine’s inaugural readers’ favorites Where our readers go for the best Chatham has to offer We got hundreds of votes for our first-ever Chatham Readers’ Favorites poll. And our readers know what they like!

711 W Rosemary St. Carrboro carrburritos.com 919.933.8226

Monday - Saturday 11 am - 10 pm Closed Sunday

95 years and cooking!

FAVORITE BREAKFAST SPOT Breakaway Cafe The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering Small B&B Cafe Virlie’s Grill FAVORITE COFFEE PLACE The Belted Goat at Fearrington Village Blue Dot Coffee Breakaway Cafe Root Cellar Cafe & Catering FAVORITE DESSERT The Phoenix Bakery Postal Fish Company The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering S&T’s Soda Shoppe FAVORITE DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT The Fearrington House Restaurant Pittsboro Roadhouse Postal Fish Company The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering FAVORITE DATE NIGHT PLACE/EXPERIENCE The City Tap Fearrington Village House of Hops Jordan Lake FAVORITE BURGER Al’s Diner Carolina Brewery The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering Town Hall Burger and Beer



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114 N. Main St., Graham, NC


FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT WITH KIDS Capp’s Pizzeria & Trattoria Carolina Brewery The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering S&T’s Soda Shoppe FAVORITE COCKTAIL The City Tap The Fearrington House Restaurant The Modern Life Deli and Drinks Pittsboro Roadhouse Postal Fish Company


FAVORITE BEER SELECTION 580 Craft Beer Carolina Brewery House of Hops The Modern Life Deli and Drinks The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering FAVORITE PLACE TO GET IN SHAPE Chatham YMCA Duke Center for Living Ladies’ Fitness Center of Pittsboro Yoga Garden Pittsboro FAVORITE JEWELRY STORE JG McLaurin Goldsmith The Joyful Jewel Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts New Horizons Downtown/ New Horizons West Rick’s Jewelers FAVORITE FARM OR GREENHOUSE Celebrity Dairy Howard’s Farm Lilly Den Farm Paz Farm Screech Owl Greenhouses

FAVORITE NONPROFIT Abundance NC CORA Food Pantry Farm Friends Rescue Habitat for Humanity FAVORITE YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE Chatham Parks & Recreation Basketball Chatham Soccer League Chatham YMCA leagues East Chatham Baseball East Chatham Chargers Youth Football and Cheerleading


FAVORITE PLAYGROUND, POOL OR KIDS’ SPACE Bray Park Aquatic Facility Briar Chapel pool Kiwanis Park Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park Rock Ridge Park FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOW OFF CHATHAM Bynum Downtown Pittsboro Fearrington Jordan Lake S&T’s Soda Shoppe CHM

The Place to Be!

FAVORITE RESTAURANT THAT FEATURES INGREDIENTS FROM LOCAL FARMS Angelina’s Kitchen Pickle Jar Cafe The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering Small B&B Cafe FAVORITE CLOTHING STORE M2 Graphics New Horizons Downtown/ New Horizons West PTA Thrift Shop Second Bloom Thrift Boutique FAVORITE HOME AND DÉCOR STORE Deep River Mercantile Habitat for Humanity ReStore H&B Furniture Legacy Co. Reclamation Home Furnishings FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD Briar Chapel Fearrington Village Governors Club Powell Place FAVORITE SPOT FOR LIVE MUSIC Bynum Front Porch The City Tap House of Hops Pittsboro Roadhouse Roost Beer Garden FAVORITE HOMETOWN BAND BigTime Party Band Chatham Rabbits The Unmentionables ZamBamBooGee FAVORITE TOUR Carolina Tiger Rescue Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour Fair Game Beverage Co. distillery tour Jordan Lake FAVORITE ANNUAL EVENT Christmas Parade Pittsboro Fall Street Fair Pumpkinfest at Fearrington Pumpkins on Bynum Bridge Summer Fest




919 968 4671 • italianpizzeria3.com 

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Tar Heel Tour

Don’t miss these spots and events on UNC’s campus


ith all due respect to Mr. Kuralt, maybe it is the well a little, as the beautiful landmark in the heart of campus is equal parts artifact,

OLD EAST UNC is America’s first state university and Old East was the first building constructed to house it. The cornerstone was laid on Oct. 12, 1793 – nearly a century later, Oct. 12 was declared Carolina’s birthday, or, as folks on campus refer to it, University Day. In 1966, Old East became a national historic landmark. Today, the renovated building serves as a residence hall housing male and female students.

symbol and gateway. This is from The Carolina Story historical exhibit: “On January 21, 1795, the MOREHEAD-PATTERSON BELL TOWER Board of Trustees of the Since 1931, the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower has stood watching University of North Carolina resolved ‘that the Commissionary for over Carolina’s campus. It used to contain 12 bells that were manually carrying on the buildings of the University be authorized to cause a operated by the master bell ringer, who was said to have the “key to Well to be sunk, and erect such necessary buildings as they conceive the city.” Now there are 14 mechanically operated bells that chime useful for the Institution.’ Soon after, a well was dug and covered every 15 minutes. Although the tower is seldom open to the general with a wooden shelter. For most of the next century, students, faculty public, it’s a UNC tradition that seniors are allowed to climb to the and staff of the university relied on this well for their drinking and top just before graduation. bathing water. In 1897, University President Edwin Alderman, concerned about campus aesthetic appearance, proposed the building of a new structure over the Old Well, based What is it that binds us to this place as to no other? It is not the on the Temple of Love at Versailles.” well, or the bell, or the stone walls, or the crisp October nights, A pump was installed in 1900, replaced or the memory of dogwoods blooming. by a drinking fountain in 1925. The original – Charles Kuralt structure was razed in 1954 and replaced DAVIE POPLAR with a sturdier replica, complete with the familiar wooden pillars with Legend has it that Revolutionary War General William R. Davie marble bases and the copper dome. selected the site for the university at this large tulip poplar tree at For decades, it has been the most recognizable emblem of the the heart of McCorkle Place (UNC’s upper quad). In actuality, a university, found on everything from letterhead to Twitter profiles. six-man committee from the university’s first governing board chose Countless freshmen have lined up to take a sip on the first day of the site in 1792. The tree has been struck by lightning and survived classes, hoping the legend that this will bring luck to their student several hurricanes. Look for Davie Poplar Jr., grown from a cutting, experience holds true. Many of these same students return some years and Davie Poplar III, grown from the eldest tree’s seed, planted later, donning caps and gowns, to take photographs before leaving the nearby. Two more legends are associated with the Davie Poplar: confines of campus to make their way in the world. First, that as long as it remains standing, the university will thrive, And when they return over the years, they’ll almost have to come and, second, that if a couple kisses on the stone bench beneath the back for another gaze, perhaps another symbolic sip from the waters tree, they will get married. that forged their lives. 72 2019 Visitors & Relocation Guide




Countless freshmen have lined up to take a sip from The Old Well on the first day of classes, hoping the legend that this will bring luck holds true.



You might guess that the sunken courtyard beside the Student Union is more commonly called “The Pit.” It’s the No. 1 spot for action on campus, as it is a popular gathering place and the site of many speeches and performances. The Pit’s south side steps lead to Student Stores in the Daniels Building. The north side steps lead to Lenoir Hall, the main dining hall on campus. It’s said that if you sit in The Pit between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., you will see every Carolina student pass through.

At the corner of Cameron Avenue and Raleigh Road is a quiet haven for nature walks and picnics. The Coker Arboretum was established in 1903 by Dr. William Chambers Coker, the university’s first professor of botany, as an outdoor classroom for botany students. Today, it is managed by the North Carolina Botanical Garden and includes a collection of both native N.C. plants and foreign trees and shrubs. „

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Take Advantage

One of the best parts of living in a college town is all the opportunities it affords In 2018, Ackland Art Museum celebrated 60 years of serving as an important cultural resource to Chapel Hill and the broader community. The permanent collection consists of more than 18,000

works of art including the state’s premier collection of Asian art and works of art on paper, plus European masterworks, contemporary art and North Carolina pottery. Admission is always free. ackland.org Carolina Performing Arts brings arts

experiences from dance ensembles and classical music to jazz and world music to Chapel Hill. In addition, CPA hosts activities for students and residents alike to directly connect with the artists through masterclasses, pre- and postperformance discussions and artist talks. In 2018, CPA opened a second space, CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio, on Franklin Street for more immersive experiences. The season runs September to May. carolinaperformingarts.org PlayMakers Repertory Company is a

professional theatre company in residence at UNC that strives to produce entertaining and relevant work that tells stories from and for a multiplicity of perspectives. The season runs August to April. playmakersrep.org WINNER


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HOW TO GET TICKETS TO A UNC GAME 1 Call the UNC Athletic Ticket Office at 919-962-2296 or visit goheels.com. For most Carolina events, getting a ticket is as easy as showing up when the game is about to begin. Admission for all regular season events is free for the following UNC sports: cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, rowing, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball and wrestling. Boshamer Stadium (baseball) and Carmichael Arena CONTRIBUTE (women’s basketball and volleyball) are both

It’s true that UNC teams have produced their fair share of champions over the years – many people associate the university with sports as much as anything else. There are a ton of opportunities to watch athletics at this Division I school that’s won 44 NCAA championships between its 28 varsity programs. Here’s how you can get that chance:

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2 Show up early on game day. If you missed the dates for ticket sales and the game you want to attend is sold out, try getting to the venue a few hours early. Occasionally, if you’re lucky, the ticket office will be selling a few remaining seats. If there’s inclement weather during basketball season, season ticket holders who live far away might not be able to make it into town and will turn their tickets in. That’s one of the best times to try to get tickets in addition to the early-in-theseason games when students are on winter break in December and January.

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fantastic places to watch a game. The field hockey team now has a new on-campus facility while a new soccer complex built was scheduled to be finished in January 2019. For football and men’s basketball, tickets go on sale months in advance of the season, with in-conference and rivalry games selling out in a matter of days.

3 Join the Rams Club. This group of UNC boosters gets first priority for season tickets in football and for individual game tickets and mini-season packages in basketball. After a certain gift level, members are guaranteed season tickets. Hey, it’s not cheap, but there’s a certain peace of mind knowing you’ll be there when UNC beats Duke.

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Chapel Hill Transit provides Tar Heel Express shuttle service from the park and rides located at Friday Center, Southern Village, Airport Drive (103 Airport Drive, Chapel Hill) and Jones Ferry. Shuttles will also be available from the Carolina Coffee Shop located at 138 East Franklin Street (no parking provided). The shuttles provide continuous and fully accessible service, running every 10 to 15 minutes between the park and rides and the Dean E. Smith Center or Kenan Stadium. The shuttles will operate for approximately 45 minutes following the game. Shuttle rides are $5 for a round-trip or $3 for a one-way trip.

GOOD TO KNOW The UNC Department of Athletics has implemented a clear bag policy at Kenan Stadium and the Dean E. Smith Center designed to reduce wait times for fans. Fans are encouraged to leave all bags at home, but the following items will be allowed into Kenan Stadium and the Smith Center: • Any clear plastic or vinyl bag no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”, including gallon freezer bags. • Small clutch purses no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”. • Necessary medical items following inspection at entry gates. CHM

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Chapel Hill East Franklin Street [B]SKI’S Specialty wraps. 147 E. Franklin St.; 919-969-9727; bskis.com Bandido’s Mexican Cafe Burritos, salads, quesadillas, tacos. 159-1/2 E. Franklin St.; 919-967-5048; bandidoscafe.com Benny Cappella’s Pizza, by the slice or whole pie. 122 E. Franklin St.; 919-240-5286; bennysva.com/BennyCappellas BUNS Serves gourmet burgers, fries and shakes made from fresh ingredients. 107 N. Columbia St.; 919-240-4746; bunsofchapelhill.com Carolina Coffee Shop The mainstay serves casual American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 138 E. Franklin St.; 919-942-6875; carolinacoffeeshop.com Cosmic Cantina Burritos, salads, quesadillas, tacos. 128 E. Franklin St.; 919-960-3955 Four Corners American fare, nachos, wings, pasta. 175 E. Franklin St.; 919-537-8230; fourcornersgrille.com Hibachi & Company Japanese fast-casual spot serving healthy hibachi- and teriyaki-style dishes. 153 E. Franklin St.; 919-903-8428; hibachicompany.com Imbibe Bottle shop and restaurant featuring pizza, salads and appetizers. 108 Henderson St.; 919-636-6469; imbibenc.com Kurama Sushi & Noodle Express Dumplings, salads, noodle dishes. 105 N. Columbia St.; 919-968-4747; kuramasushinoodle.com Linda’s Bar & Grill Local beer, sweet potato tots, cheese fries, burgers. 203 E. Franklin St.; 919-933-6663; lindas-bar.com LULA’S “Simple food made the hard way,” like fried chicken, homemade biscuits, farm-totable veggies and more. Go upstairs for meals served family-style. 101 E. Franklin St.; 919-967-2678; lulaschapelhill.com

West Franklin Street MIDICI Authentic Neapolitan pizza made with all-natural ingredients, plus appetizers, salads, desserts, craft beer and wine. 100 E. Franklin St., Ste. 100; 919-240-7454; mymidici.com

411 WEST TheREAL menu – LOCAL including fresh REAL pasta, FRESHseafood GOOD and pizzas – is REAL inspired by the flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean, with a healthy California twist; outdoor dining; all ABC permits. 411 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-2782; 411west.com BURGER BEST WINNER

Ms. Mong Mongolian BBQ, banh mi, fusion burritos. 163 E. Franklin St.; 919-933-5277 Roots Bakery, Bistro & Bar Farm-to-table American and Central American fusion. 161 E. Franklin St.; 919-240-7160; rootschapelhill.com Sawasdee Thai Restaurant Thai cuisine such as red curry and pad thai. 110 N. Columbia St.; 919-960-0440; sawasdeechapelhill.com Shanghai Dumpling Dumplings, pork buns, hotpots. 143 E. Franklin St.; 919-914-6737; shanghaidumplingnc.com Sup Dogs Creative hot dogs and sides like jalapeño popper tots and funnel cake sticks. 107 E. Franklin St.; 919-903-9566; supdogs.com SUTTON’S DRUG STORE Burgers, sandwiches, breakfast and milkshakes at the classic spot that just celebrated 95 years. 159 E. Franklin St.; 919-942-5161; suttonsdrugstore.com Tama Café Tea beverages plus smoothies, coffee, desserts, salad bowls and sandwiches. 105 E. Franklin St.; 919-391-3706; tamatea.com Time-Out Southern comfort food 24 hours a day. 201 E. Franklin St.; 919-929-2425; timeout247.com Top of the Hill A Chapel Hill brewery that also offers American food, like burgers and flatbreads. 100 E. Franklin St.; 919-929-8676; thetopofthehill.com TRU Deli & Wine Sandwiches and wine. 114 Henderson St.; 919-240-7755; trudeli.com





AL’S BURGER SHACK Gourmet burgers and fries with local ingredients. 516 W. Franklin St.; 919-904-7659; alsburgershack.com COMING SOON! 708 MARKET STREET, SOUTHERN VILLAGE, CHAPEL HILL

B. GOOD Seasonal, sustainably sourced burgers, salads and bowls that rotate with local harvests. Carolina Square, 133 W. Franklin St.; 984-255-1455; bgood.com Beer Study Bottle shop with in-store drafts and growlers to go. 106 N. Graham St.; 919-240-5423; beerstudy.com Blue Dogwood Public Market Food hall with a variety of locally owned restaurants and small food businesses. Permanent vendors include The Bar at Blue Dogwood, Chocolatay Confections, Left Bank Butchery, Pizzelle Bakery, Rumi Persian Cafe, Soul Cocina and Vegan Flava Cafe. 306 W. Franklin St.; 919-717-0404; bluedogwood.com Bread & Butter Bread, cinnamon rolls, scones, desserts. 503 W. Rosemary St.; 919-960-5998; chapelhillbakery.com BREADMEN’S A variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads and grilled meat, with daily soup and specials. All-day breakfast; vegetarian options. Catering available. 324 W. Rosemary St.; 919-967-7110; breadmens.com

Yaya Tea Japanese cafe with a variety of bubble teas, onigiri (rice balls) and imported Japanese snacks. 157 E. Franklin St.; 919-914-6302; yayatea.com/nc

Carolina Brewery The fifth-oldest brewery in the state featuring Carolina cuisine. 460 W. Franklin St.; 919-942-1800; carolinabrewery.com

Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe Waffles, pancakes, eggs. 173 E. Franklin St.; 919-929-9192; yeoldewaffleshoppe.com

Cholanad Restaurant & Bar Contemporary and traditional South Indian cuisine. Catering available. 308 W. Franklin St.; 800-246-5262; cholanad.com Crook’s Corner Southern classics like shrimp and grits, Hoppin’ John and jalapeño-cheddar hushpuppies. 610 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-7643; crookscorner.com

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CROSSROADS CHAPEL HILL AT THE CAROLINA INN New American cuisine and seasonal specialties; For Special all ABC permits. 211 Pittsboro St.; Occasions... 919-918-2777; crossroadscuisine.com Cuban Revolution Express Wraps, pressed sandwiches and handmade empanadas. 401 W. Franklin St.; 919-240-5276; cubanrevolutionexpress.com

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ELAINE’S ON FRANKLIN Fine regional American cuisine, made with the freshest local ingredi454 W. FRANKLIN ST. • CHAPEL HILL 960.2770 • www.elainesonfranklin.com ents; all ABC permits. 454 W. Franklin St.; 919-960-2770; elainesonfranklin.com

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Frutta Bowls Serves bowls with bases of acai, pitaya, oatmeal and kale, in addition to smoothies. 140 W. Franklin St., Ste. 120; 984-999-4427; fruttabowls.com Guru India Restaurant Tandoori, thali, curry. 508-A W. Franklin St.; 919-942-8201; guruindianc.com Heavenly Buffaloes Chicken wings (bone-in and boneless) as well as vegan wings in more than 25 rubs and sauces. 404 W. Franklin St.; 919-914-6717; heavenlybuffaloes.com Icelab Rolled ice cream and shaved ice. 405 W. Franklin St.; 919-240-5695 ITALIAN PIZZERIA III Pizza, calzones, subs. The “place to be” in Chapel Hill for 35+ years. 508 W. Franklin St.; 919-968-4671; italianpizzeria3.com Kipos Greek cuisine in a relaxed, upscale setting; outdoor dining. 431 W. Franklin St.; 919-425-0760; kiposchapelhill.com Lantern Pan-Asian cuisine. 423 W. Franklin St.; 919-969-8846; lanternrestaurant.com


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LA RÉSIDENCE French-inspired cuisine made from fresh ingredients. 202 W. Rosemary St.; 919-967-2506; laresidencedining.com Lime & Basil Vietnamese fare. 200 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-5055; limeandbasil.com LOTSA Stone Fired Pizza Choose from a menu of signature pizzas or build your own with a variety of sauces, cheeses and toppings. 100 W. Franklin St.; 919-391-4100; lotsa.com

MAMA DIP’S Traditional Southern specialties, including a country breakfast and brunch and dinner classics like fried chicken and Brunswick stew. 408 W. Rosemary St.; 919-942-5837; mamadips.com

MEDITERRANEAN DELI Offers healthy vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as delicious meats from the grill. 410 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-2666; mediterraneandeli.com Mellow Mushroom Classic Southern pizza. 310 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-1941; mellowmushroom.com/store/chapel-hill Merritt’s Store & Grill Sandwiches, breakfast biscuits, burgers. 1009 S. Columbia St.; 919-942-4897; merrittsblt.com


Trolly Stop - The Beach on Franklin Specialty hot dogs and burgers. 104 W. Franklin St.; 919240-4206; trollystophotdogs.com Vimala’s Curryblossom Café Traditional Indian tandoori and thali. 431 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-3833; curryblossom.com West End Wine Bar Pastries, light tapas, 100 wines. 450 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-7599; westendwinebar.com Windows Restaurant at the Franklin Hotel New American breakfast cuisine. 311 W. Franklin St.; 919-442-9000 YOGURT PUMP Since 1982, YoPo has served up frozen yogurt treats and shakes with unique flavors. 106 W. Franklin St.; 919-942-7867; yogurtpump.com

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Might As Well Bar & Grill Bar favorites like cheese fries plus pizza, burgers, wings, salads and more. 206 W. Franklin St.; 984-234-3333; chapelhill.mightaswellbarandgrill.com Mint North Indian subz korma and chicken jalfrezi. 504 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-6188; mintunc.com Moe’s Southwest Grill Made-to-order burritos, nachos, quesadillas and more. 110 W. Franklin St.; 919-914-6217; moes.com The Northside District Specialty cocktails and international small plates. 403 W. Rosemary St.; 919-391-7044; thenorthsidedistrict.com Perennial Coffee and pastries; 403 W. Franklin St.; 919-869-7517; perennial.cafe THE PIZZA PRESS Build your own pizza with dozens of ingredient choices or choose a predesigned signature pizza. Also enjoy salads and a large selection of craft beer. Carolina Square; 984-234-0081; thepizzapress.com The PIT Chapel Hill Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee, tea, treats and specialty drinks. 462 W. Franklin St.; thepit-chapelhill.com The Purple Bowl Acai bowls, toast, smoothies, coffee. 306-B W. Franklin St.; 919-903-8511; purplebowlch.com Spicy 9 Sushi Bar & Asian Restaurant Sushi, Thai curries, bibimbap and other Asian entrees. 140 W. Franklin St.; 919-903-9335; spicy9chapelhill.com Talulla’s Authentic Turkish cuisine; all ABC permits. 456 W. Franklin St.; 919-933-1177; talullas.com

BABALU TAPAS AND TACOS Gourmet Mexican. 1800 E. Franklin St., Ste. 16; 984-528-8030; chapelhill.eatbabalu.com

CAFFÉ DRIADE Carrboro Coffee, bowlsize lattes, local baked goods, beer and wine. 1215 E. Franklin St.; 919-942-2333; caffedriade.com CAVA Customizable Mediterranean bowls, salads, pitas and soups. 79 S. Elliott Rd.; 919-636-5828; cava.com Carolina 1663 Contemporary Southern fare at the Sheraton. 1 Europa Dr.; 919-969-2157 Cerritos Cantina Specialty dips, ceviche, street tacos, nachos, burritos and salads. 1502 E. Franklin St.; 919-929-6566; cerritoscantina.com Chopt Offers unique salads, grain, noodle and quinoa bowls. Eastgate Crossing; 919-240-7660; choptsalad.com Clean Juice Certified organic juices, smoothies, bowls and snacks. Eastgate Crossing; 919-590-5133; cleanjuice.com Dunk & Slide at Whole Foods Market All-day breakfast, sushi and more. 81 S. Elliott Rd.; 919-968-1983; wholefoodsmarket.com Guglhupf Bake Shop Bakery serving European-style breads, pastries and savory baked goods in addition to coffee. Eastgate Crossing; 919-914-6511; guglhupf.com/ chapel-hill-bake-shop

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Il Palio Ristorante at The Siena Hotel N.C.’s only AAA Four Diamond Italian restaurant. 1505 E. Franklin St.; 919-918-2545; ilpalio.com

City Kitchen Wholesome American fare with a sophisticated twist. 919-928-8200; citykitchenchapelhill.com

Farm House Restaurant Steaks, salads, potatoes. 6004 Millhouse Rd. (N.C. 86 N.); 919-929-5727; farmhousesteakhouse.com

La Hacienda Burritos, salads, quesadillas, tacos. 1813 Fordham Blvd.; 919-967-0207; lahacienda2.eat24hour.com

Maple View Mobile Ice cream outpost of the Hillsborough dairy farm. 919-244-1949; mapleviewmobile.com

Joe Van Gogh Coffee and pastries. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-967-2002; joevangogh.com

The Loop Pizza Grill Pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers. Eastgate Crossing; 919-969-7112; looppizzagrill.com

Red Bowl Sushi, bento boxes. 919-918-7888; redbowlchapelhill.com

Magone Italian Grill & Pizza Neapolitan-style pizza and Italian mains, plus wine and beer. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-904-7393

Luncheonette Salads, soups and pasta dishes house-made with local ingredients. 100 Europa Dr.; 984-234-0644; roseluncheonette.com Market Street Coffeehouse Coffee, pastries and more. 227 S. Elliott Rd.; 919-968-8993; marketstcoffee.com Min Ga Authentic Korean cuisine like bibimbap, bulgogi and variety of homemade kimchi. 1404 E. Franklin St.; 919-933-1773; min-ga.com Monterrey Traditional Mexican cuisine. 1722 Fordham Blvd., Rams Plaza; 919-969-8750; monterreychapelhill.com










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OLIO & ACETO CAFE Brunch and lunch options inspired by Blue Sky Oil and Vinegar products. 400 S. Elliott Rd.; 919-903-8958; olioandacetocafe.com

Red Pepper Chinese restaurant offering traditional Szechuan dishes. 1704 E. Franklin St.; 919-968-3488; redpepperchapelhill.com SQUID’S Fresh seafood options include woodgrilled fillets, Maine lobster, fried seafood and oysters. 1201 Fordham Blvd. (15-501); 919-942-8757; squidsrestaurant.com Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen Drive-thru biscuits, sandwiches. 1305 E. Franklin St.; 919-933-1324; sunrisebiscuits.com Tandoor Indian Restaurant Traditional Indian cuisine, vegan options. 1301 E. Franklin St.; 919-967-6622; tandoorindian.com Twisted Noodles Thai noodle soups, pan-fried noodles. Eastgate Crossing; 919-933-9933; twistednoodlesnc.com Zoës Kitchen Mediterranean soups, salads, sandwiches and kebabs. Eastgate Crossing; 919-883-9310; zoeskitchen.com University Place Alfredo’s Pizza Villa Pizzas, calzones, salads, subs, pasta, desserts. 919-968-3424; alfredospizzanc.com Bartaco Tacos of various styles like sesame ribeye and fried oyster, plus fresh-juice cocktails, poke and mole options. 910-807-8226; bartaco.com

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TRILOGY American cafe featuring innovative twists on classic dishes. Silverspot Cinema; 919-357-9888; trilogyrestaurant.com

Margaret’s Cantina Creative Mexican appetizers and entrees. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-942-4745; margaretscantina.com New Hope Market Store and grill that uses local products and features breakfast and daily specials like burgers, soups and more. 6117 N.C. Hwy. 86 S.; 919-240-7851

Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill Southern favorites like deviled eggs meet steak house mainstays like the legendary 12 oz. filet. University Place; 919-914-6688; stoneyriver.com

Oishii Specialty rolls, teriyaki, stir-fry, sushi. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-932-7002; oishiiroll.com

Village Burgers Gourmet burgers with sides like sweet potato fries and tater tots. 919-240-4008; villageburgerchapelhill.com

Pop’s Pizzeria Pizzas, calzones, stromboli, pasta. 1822 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-932-1040; pops-pizzeria.com

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WEATHERVANE • Lunch • Dinner & PATIO BreakfastRESTAURANT Brunch fries, chicken Shrimp & grits, Weekend sweet potato & waffles and other foods with a southern flair. 919-929-9466; southernseason.com/ restaurant/chapel-hill

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Contemporary cuisine with a Southern (Airport Road) flare highlighting local ingredients

Hunam Chinese Restaurant Cantonese 2012 Champions of the cuisine. 790 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-967-6133; “Got to be NC” Competition hunamchapelhill.com Dining Series 201 S. Estes Drive, University Mall, Chapel Hill 919-929-9466 | southernseason.com/weathervane

KITCHEN Bistro-style dining with a seasonal menu that always includes mussels. 764 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-537-8167; kitchenchapelhill.com Lucha Tigre Latin-Asian cuisine and sake tequila bar. 746 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-904-7326; luchatigre.com THE ROOT CELLAR Sandwiches, prepared salads, desserts and more. Beer and wine only; outdoor dining. 750 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-967-3663; rootcellarchapelhill.com

Timberlyne/Chapel Hill North Area Allen & Son Barbecue N.C. barbecue. 6203 Millhouse Rd. (N.C. 86 N.); 919-942-7576

Queen of Pho Vietnamese offerings like banh mi, stir fried egg noodles and, of course, pho beef noodle soup. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-903-8280; queenofphochapelhill.com Rasa Indi-Chinese Indian and Chinese cuisine. 1826 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-929-2199; rasachapelhill.com The Bagel Bar More than 20 homemade bagel varieties. 630 Weaver Dairy Rd., Ste. 109; 919-929-7700; bagelbarbagels.com The Pig Barbecue, fried tofu, collards. 630 Weaver Dairy Rd., Ste. 101; 919-942-1133; thepigrestaurant.com Sage Vegetarian Cafe Vegetarian fare. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-968-9266 Special Treats Gourmet chocolates, cookies and biscotti made by people with disabilities. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-883-2151; specialtreatsnc.com YOPOP Chapel Hill Frozen yogurt shop featuring 14 flavors made daily and 36 toppings including fresh fruit. Bubble tea and smoothies. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-537-8229 N.C. 54 East/Raleigh Road Amante Gourmet Pizza Create-your-own pizzas. 6209-B Falconbridge Rd.; 919-493-0904; amantepizza.com BIN 54 Steaks, seafood and other fine American food. Everything made in-house. Glen Lennox Shopping Center; 919-969-1155; bin54chapelhill.com Brenz Pizza Co. Specialty pizzas, subs, salads. 3120 Environ Way, East 54; 919-636-4636; chapelhill.brenzpizzaco.com Coco Bean Coffee Shop Locally owned coffee shop offering Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee and a variety of baked goods. 1114 Environ Way, East 54; 919-883-9003; cocobeancoffeeshop.com


ELEMENTS Cuisine combining classical and modern Asian and European cooking techniques; check out the wine bar with full menu next door. 2110 Environ Way, East 54; 919-537-8780; elementsofchapelhill.com Jujube Eclectic, modern cuisine inspired by the classic flavors of China and Vietnam. Glen Lennox Shopping Center; 919-960-0555; jujuberestaurant.com Nantucket Grill & Bar Clam chowder, lobster rolls and more. 5925 Farrington Rd.; 919-402-0077; nantucketgrill.com Raaga Authentic Indian delicacies like curry and masala. 3140 Environ Way, East 54; 919-240-7490; raagachapelhill.com Thai Palace Soup, curries, pad thai. Glenwood Square Shopping Center; 919-967-5805; thaipalacenc.com The Egg & I French toast, pancakes and specialty omelets. 1101 Environ Way, East 54; 919-537-8488; theeggandirestaurants.com Tobacco Road Sports Cafe Burgers, salads and sandwiches. 1118 Environ Way, East 54; 919-537-8404; tobaccoroadsportscafe.com/chapel-hill Meadowmont Village Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Specialty pizzas and salads. 501 Meadowmont Village Circle; 919-929-1942; brixxpizza.com Cafe Carolina & Bakery Salads, sandwiches, breakfast. 601 Meadowmont Village Circle; 919-945-8811; cafecarolina.com Chronic Tacos Mexican grill utilizing authentic recipes. 504 Meadowmont Village Circle; 984-999-4803; eatchronictacos.com Fusion Fish Eclectic menu including tapas, family-style dinners and sushi. 100 Meadowmont Village Circle; 919-903-8416; fusionfishcuisine.com

La Vita Dolce Pastries, sorbet, gelato. 610 Market St.; 919-968-1635; lavitadolcecafe.com

eat like a local Everyone’s got their favorite spot for a cheap bite to eat. We’ve put together a list of our favorite go-to deals around town for you to try it all, without having to lament the expense afterward. Remember, specials are not always advertised and are subject to change, but half-price dumplings and bottles of wine are at stake. There’s no harm in asking. Monday $10 flatbread at City Kitchen. Half-price wine bottles at Glasshalfull, 411 West and Weathervane. Tuesday $13.95 entrees at Acme. Kids 12 and under eat free at The Root Cellar for every dinner special/pizza you purchase between 5 and 8 p.m. Half-price wine bottles on anything under $60 at Tandem. $2 tacos all day at Babalu Tapas & Tacos. Wednesday Half-price dumplings at Jujube. 30% off wine, cocktails and glasses of wine at La Vita Dolce, plus free treats for the kids.

Thursday $5 house cocktails at TRU Deli & Wine starting at 5 p.m. $8 Yuengs & Wings (half-dozen wings and two Yuengling beers) at Linda’s Bar & Grill. Also available on Saturdays. Half-price oysters from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Acme. Friday Free brewery-sponsored beer tastings at Imbibe 6-9 p.m.

Quickly Hot and cold tea drinks in addition to Asian street food. 503 Meadowmont Village Circle.; 984-234-0401; quicklych.com

Saturday $16 margarita pitcher at Monterrey Chapel Hill and Carrboro on the weekends.






AL’S BURGER SHACK Gourmet burgers and fries made with local ingredients. 708 Market St.; 919-914-6694; alsburgershack.com COMING SOON! 708 MARKET STREET, SOUTHERN VILLAGE, CHAPEL HILL

Pazzo! Italian cuisine, takeout pizza. 700 Market St.; 919-929-9984; pazzo-restaurant.com Rasa Malaysia Authentic Malaysian dishes. 410 Market St.;984-234-0256; rasamalaysiach.com Town Hall Grill Sandwiches, steak, seafood. 410 Market St.; 919-960-8696; thetownhallgrill.com Weaver Street Market Hot bar and salad bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 716 Market St.; 919-929-2009; weaverstreetmarket.coop

Carrboro Downtown ACME FOOD & BEVERAGE CO. Soups, salads, seafood and entrees with a Southern touch. 110 E. Main St.; 919-929-2263; acmecarrboro.com AKAI HANA Japanese cuisine including sushi, tempura and teriyaki. 206 W. Main St.; 919-942-6848; akaihana.com Armadillo Grill Tex-Mex burritos, en­chiladas, tacos, nachos. 120 E. Main St.; 919-929-4669; armadillogrill.com

$1 off North Carolina drafts at Linda’s Bar & Grill.

REAL LOCAL Meet Fresh Taiwanese desserts and teas. REAL FRESH 407 Meadowmont Village Circle; meetfresh.us/en REAL GOOD


Sunday $15.99 for a large cheese pizza and pitcher of beer at Italian Pizzeria III. Also available on Tuesdays. $3 brewmaster’s choice pints at Top of the Hill. $5 sangria, spritzers, mimosas & Bellinis at Weathervane for Sunday brunch.

CARRBURRITOS Burritos, tacos, nachos and margaritas. 711 W. Rosemary St.; 919-933-8226; carrburritos.com

GLASSHALFULL Mediterraneaninspired food and wine; outdoor dining; all ABC permits. 106 S. Greensboro St.; 919-967-9784; glasshalfull.net Gourmet Kingdom Sichuan cuisine. 301 E. Main St.; 919-932-7222; thegourmetkingdom.com Market Street Coffee & Ice Cream Coffee, ice cream and pastries. 100 E. Weaver St.; 919-960-6776; marketstcoffee.com MEL’S COMMISSARY & LUNCHEONETTE Open for lunch, Mel’s serves up a changing menu of comfort food. 109 W. Main St.; 919-240-7700; melscarrboro.com

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Milltown Pub fare with an extensive beer list. 307 E. Main St.; 919-968-2460; dininganddrinking.com

Pizzeria Mercato Pizza, antipasto, soups and fritti. 408 W. Weaver St.; 919-967-2277; pizzeriamercatonc.com

Napoli Cafe Wood-fired pizza, espresso, artisanal gelato made from scratch, teas and local craft beer and wines. 105 E. Main St.; 919-667-8288; napolicarrboro.com

Provence Southern French cuisine. 203 W. Weaver St.; 919-967-5008; provenceofcarrboro.com

Neal’s Deli Traditional deli fare. 100-C E. Main St.; 919-967-2185; nealsdeli.com

Spotted Dog Vegetarian-friendly appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts. 111 E. Main St.; 919-933-1117; thespotteddogrestaurant.com Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom Specialty import beers on tap and traditional pub fare. 102 E. Main St.; 919-929-6881; tylerstaproom.com

One Fish Two Fish Hawaiian poke restaurant offering the traditional raw fish over rice and salad bowls, as well as poke burritos, nachos and tacos. 370 E. Main St., Ste. 140; 919-240-5532; onefishtwofishpoke.com Rise Biscuits and Donuts Carrboro Biscuits, doughnuts and coffee. 310 E. Main St., Ste. 100; 919-929-5115; risebiscuitsdonuts.com Vecino Brewing Company Dozens of craft beer choices plus dishes made with fresh, local ingredients like house-made pretzels and pickles, small plates, salads and sandwiches. 300 E. Main St., Ste. C; 919-537-9591; vecinobrewing.com

OAKLEAF The daily changing menu includes “immediate” cuisine like handmade pastas, seafood from the Carolinas and ingredients from the chef’s own garden. 310 E. Main St.; 984-234-0054; oakleafnc.com

Wings Over 18 flavors of wings. 313 E. Main St.; 919-537-8271; wingsoverchapelhill.com

OPEN EYE CAFE Locally roasted Carrboro Coffee and espresso, tea, beer, wine and baked goods. 101 S. Greensboro St.; 919-968-9410; openeyecafe.com

Esperanza Empanada y Tequila Savory and sweet empanadas, 50 kinds of tequila. 370 E. Main St.; 919-617-1674

CrossTies BBQ A variety of barbecue, sides and scratch-made desserts. 919-918-3923; crosstiesbbq.com

Gray Squirrel Coffee Co. Roastery and espresso bar. 360 E. Main St., #100; graysquirrelcoffee.com

Elmo’s Diner Homemade Southern and American classics. 919-929-2909; elmosdinercarrboro.com

Hickory Tavern Burgers, sandwiches and build-your-own salads. 370-110 E. Main St.; 919-942-7417; thehickorytavern.com

Oasis Organic coffee, tea, beer and wine. 919-904-7343; oasisincarrmill.com

East Main Square Amante Gourmet Pizza Create-your-own pizzas. 300 E. Main St.; 919-929-3330; amantepizza.com

The Place to Chill on the Hill Since 1982

Carr Mill Mall B-Side Lounge Small plates like flatbread, bacon-wrapped dates and fondue. Plus, inspired cocktails. 919-904-7160; b-sidelounge.com Carrboro Pizza Oven Pizza, calzones. 919-904-7336; carrboropizzaoven.com

Taste of the South



Porch Dining

Discover what “Best Of” is made of!

Voted Favorite Comfort/Southern Food! Meats • Chicken • BBQ/Ribs Chicken & Dumplings • Vegetables • Casserole Brunswick Stew • Gumbo


Breakfast items include Chicken & Waffles • Sweet Potato Pancakes


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Mama Dip’s Kitchen

Downtown Chapel Hill 106 W. Franklin St. 919.942.7867 www.yogurtpump.com

408 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill 919-942-5837 mamadips.com Open every day 8am-9pm Country Breakfast Served Daily M-F till 11:30am, Sun till 1pm Sat & Sun Brunch


Tandem Farm-to-table, modern American cuisine with full service bar. 919-240-7937; tandemcarrboro.com Venable Rotisserie Bistro Upscale comfort food with a heavy emphasis on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients; all ABC permits. 919-904-7160; venablebistro.com Weaver Street Market Hot bar and salad bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 919-929-0010; weaverstreetmarket.coop N.C. 54 West/Carrboro Plaza Aidan’s Pizza Pizza, wings and salads. 602-D Jones Ferry Rd.; 919-903-8622; aidanspizza.com Anna Maria’s Pizzeria Italian cuisine. Carrboro Plaza; 919-929-1877; annamariasnc.wordpress.com Fiesta Grill Burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, tacos. 3307 N.C. 54 W.; 919-928-9002; fiestagrill.us Monterrey Traditional Mexican cuisine. Carrboro Plaza; 919-903-9919; monterreychapelhill.com Wingman Wings and hot dogs. 104 N.C. 54 W.; 919-928-9200; bestwingman.net

Chatham County Governors Club AL’S PUB SHACK Classic gourmet burger and fries joint, featuring an expanded menu with sandwiches, seafood, soups and salads. 50050 Governors Dr.; 919-904-7659


Breakaway Cafe A casual cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with coffee and Maple View Farm ice cream. 58 Chapelton Ct., Ste. 100; 984-234-3010; breakawaync.co CAPP’S PIZZERIA & TRATTORIA Homemade fresh pastas, pizzas, salads, sandwiches LIFE’S TOO SHORT and more FORaFAKE PIZZAcomprehensive Trattoria menu. 79THIS Falling Springs Dr.; cappspizzeria.com IS THE

REAL DEAL Flair Restaurant & Wine Bar Frenchinfluenced food, coffee, and Sunday brunch. 50100 Governors Dr.; 919-967-9990; flairforfoodrestaurant.com Ciao Bella Pizzeria Pizzas, pastas, sandwiches. 1716 Farrington Point Rd.; 919-932-4440 Tarantini Italian cuisine. 50160 Governors Dr. (Governors Village); 919-942-4240; tarantinirestaurant.com Veranda (Briar Chapel) 501 PHARMACY Maple View Farm ice cream, plus malts and shakes. 98 Chapelton Ct., Ste. 300; 984-999-0501; 501rx.com


SADIE’S SOUTHERN Classic Southern comfort food. 72 Chapelton Ct.; 984-234-3017.


Town Hall Burger & Beer Gourmet burgers plus shared plates, tacos, wings and salads. 58 Chapelton Ct., Ste. 140; 984-234-3504; townhallburgerandbeer.com WWW.CAPPSPIZZERIA.COM

pittsboro Allen & Son Barbecue N.C. barbecue. 5650 U.S 15-501; 919-542-2294; stubbsandsonbbq.com Angelina’s Kitchen Seasonal dishes of the Greek and Southwestern variety including gyros, rice bowls and family dinners for pick up. 23 Rectory St.; 919-545-5505; angelinaskitchenonline.com

The Place to Be!

Simple food made the hard way Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Biscuits and other Southern Fare 101 E. Franklin St. 919.967.2678 lulaschapelhill.com




919 968 4671 italianpizzeria3.com 

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Bella Donna Classic Italian dishes like lasagna and spaghetti carbonara. 440 East St.; 919-545-0900; belladonnaitalianrestaurant.com THE BELTED GOAT A coffee and wine shop with paninis, cheeses and pastries. Fearrington Village Center; 919-545-5717; fearrington.com/belted-goat Carolina Brewery The fifth-oldest brewery in the state. 120 Lowes Dr., Ste. 100; 919-545-2330; carolinabrewery.com/pittsboro Chatham Marketplace Sandwiches, baked goods. 480 Hillsboro St.; 919-542-2643; chathammarketplace.coop The City Tap Classic bar food. 89 Hillsboro St.; 919-545-0562; thecitytap.com COMPADRES TEQUILA LOUNGE Mexican restaurant with a variety of classic dishes. 193 Lowes Drive; 919-663-5600; compadresnc.com

ELIZABETH’S PIZZA Pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, salads and pasta. 160 Hillsboro St.; 919-545-9292; elizabethspizzapittsboro.com

THE FEARRINGTON HOUSE RESTAURANT Contemporary fine-dining. Fearrington Village Center; 919-542-2121; fearrington.com/house

HOUSE OF HOPS Relaxed bar and bottle shop with a large craft beer selection on tap. 112 Russet Run, Ste. 110; 919-542-3435; houseofhopsnc.com

MOON ASIAN BISTRO An Asian fusion restaurant ASIAN BISTRO offering sushi, Chinese dishes like sweet-and-sour chicken, Thai curry dishes, rice and noodles. 111 Knox Way. Ste. 100; 919-869-7894; moonasianbistroch.com

THE MOD Wood-fired pizza, salads, small plates and a full bar. 46 Sanford Rd.; 919-5336883; themodernlifedeli.com The Phoenix Bakery Small-batch and seasonal baked goods and specialty cakes. 664 West St., Pittsboro; 919-542-4452; thephoenixbakerync.com PITTSBORO ROADHOUSE Hearty American entrees, burgers and salads; 39 West St.; 919-542-2432; pittsbororoadhouse.com


WITH CLASSIC LUNCH AND DINNER FARE WE CATER! Call (919) 906-0765 to discuss your upcoming event!

324 W. RosemarY St., Chapel Hill 919.967.7110 breadmens.com WINNER


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Postal Fish Company Fresh seafood from North Carolina’s coast prepared thoughtfully by chefs James Clark and Bill Hartley. 75 W. Salisbury St.; 919-704-8612; postalfishcompany.com

ROOST BEER GARDEN AT FEARRINGTON VILLAGE Wood-fired pizza, local brews and live music; 2000 Fearrington Village Center; 919-545-5717; fearrington.com/roost

THE ROOT CELLAR Sandwiches, prepared salads, desserts and more. 35 Suttles Rd.; 919-542-1062; rootcellarpbo.com S&T Soda Shoppe Soda fountain, American fare. 85 Hillsboro St.; 919-545-0007; sandtsodashoppe.com

Starrlight Mead

Heavenly Honey Wines

It’s Honey... All Grown-up!

Our internationally

STARRLIGHT MEAD Tastings of honey wines and honey. 480 Hillsboro St.; 919-533-6314; starrlightmead.com award-winning wines are expertly crafted on the

premises from fruits, herbs, and locally

sourced honey.

Come relax in our

tasting room, the perfect

place to sit, sip, savor, and learn about the art of honey wine.


Virlie’s Grill Soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches. 58 Hillsboro St.; 919-542-0376; virliesgrill.com

Hillsborough BBQ Company Barbecue plates and sandwiches, sides and desserts. 236 S. Nash St.; 919-732-4647; hillsboroughbbq.com

siler city

Hot Tin Roof Games and specialty cocktails. 115 W. Margaret Ln.; 919-296-9113; hottinroofbar.com

COMPADRES Mexican restaurant with a variety of classic dishes. 115 Siler Crossing; 919-663-5600; compadresnc.com

hillsborough Antonia’s Italian cuisine. 101 N. Churton St.; 919-643-7722; antoniashillsborough.com Bandido’s Mexican Cafe Burritos, salads, quesadillas, tacos. 122 S. Churton St.; 919-732-8662; bandidoscafe.com The Colorado Burrito Mexican grill with burritos, taco salads, chimichangas and other traditional fare. 116 Daniel Boone St.; 919-245-3335 El Restaurante Ixtapa Authentic from-scratch Mexican dishes. 162 Exchange Park Lane; 919644-6944; ixtapa.homestead.com/homepage. html

Jay’s Chicken Shack Chicken, buffalo wings, breakfast biscuits. 646 N. Churton St.; 919-732-3591; jayschickenshack.com Kimchi Yay! Korean dishes featuring kimchi jjigae, japchae and buchimgae. Sidewalk, 110 S. Churton St.; 919-732-6261; kimchiyay.com King Street Bar Beer, wine, specialty cocktails. 114 W. King St, Hillsborough LaPlace Cajun cuisine. 111 N. Churton St.; 919-245-0041; laplacehillsborough.com Maple View Farm Country Store Homemade ice cream and milk. 6900 Rocky Ridge Rd.; 919-960-5535; mapleviewfarm.com Matthew’s Chocolates Gourmet chocolates, frozen treats and baked goods. 107 N. Churton St.; 919-732-0900 Panciuto Southern Italian cuisine. 110 S. Churton St.; 919-732-6261; panciuto.com Pueblo Viejo Traditional Mexican food. 107 James J Freeland Memorial Dr.; 919-732-3480

Located in the Heart of Pittsboro at Chatham Mills Thursday - Saturday 12-6 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm StarrlightMead.com


480 Hillsboro St. - Around back, under the water tower


wood-fired pizza • housemade pastas sammies • salads • desserts


112 N. Churton Street • Hillsborough


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RADIUS Wood-fired pizzas, housemade pastas, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Outdoor dining; 112 N. Churton St.; 919-245-0601; radiuspizzeria.net Saratoga Grill New England-style cuisine; 108 S. Churton St.; 919-732-2214; saratogagrill.com Steve’s Garden Market & Butchery Local meat, produce, baked goods, plus Steve’s brand products like pimento cheese. 610 N. Churton St.; 919-732-4712; stevesgardenmarket.com

ALSO CHECK OUT THESE DURHAM AREA RESTAURANTS… Bar Virgile Artfully crafted beverages paired with an ever-changing dinner and small plates menu including selections like tandoori chicken and flat iron steak. 105 S. Magnum St.; 919-973-3000; barvirgile.com Bleu Olive High-quality comfort food with a Mediterranean flair. 1821 Hillandale Rd.; 919-383-8502; bleuolivebistro.com

Cure Delicatessen and Cafe Chef-driven breakfast and lunch eatery. 245 N.C. 54, Ste. 105; 919-797-0355; curedelinc.com DeeLuxe Chicken Fried chicken with dark and light quarters, plus a sauce bar with almost a dozen options. Other offerings include seafood platters and Velveeta macand-cheese. 1116 Broad St.; 919-294-8128; deeluxechicken.com

Village Diner Southern diner, buffet. 600 W. King St.; 919-245-8915

blu seafood and bar Upscale seafood restaurant featuring innovative regional classics and a complete oyster menu. Try the crab mac-and-cheese! 2002 Hillsborough Rd.; 919-286-9777; bluseafoodandbar.com

Weaver Street Market Hot bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 228 S. Churton St.; 919-245-5050; weaverstreetmarket.coop

Burger Bach Signature New Zealand grassfed burgers and fresh-cut fries. 737 Ninth St., Ste. 220; 919-973-4416; burgerbach.com

Whit’s Frozen Custard Ice cream and frozen treats. 240 S. Nash St.; 919-245-8123; whitscustard.com

Cucciolo Osteria Italian fare. 601 W. Main St.; 984-243-8744; cucciolodurham.com

Fairview Dining Room Washington Duke Inn’s AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant. 3001 Cameron Blvd.; 919-493-6699; washingtondukeinn.com

Wooden Nickel Pub Pub fare. 113 N. Churton St.; 919-643-2223; thewnp.com

COPA Cuban-inspired tapas and cocktails restaurant. 107 W. Main St.; 919-973-0111; copadurham.com

Geer Street Garden Simple, down-home fare in a cozy atmosphere. 644 Foster St.; 919-688-2900; geerstreetgarden.com

Denny’s Diner fare. 7021 N.C. 751, Ste. 901; 919-908-1006; dennys.com Duck Donuts Warm, made-to-order doughnuts and coffee. 5320 McFarland Road, Ste. 140; 919-973-1305; duckdonuts.com

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Mad Hatter Cafe & Bakeshop Scratch-made pastries, salads, sandwiches. 1802 W. Main St.; 919-286-1987; madhatterbakeshop.com MarketPlace JB Duke Hotel’s main restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 230 Science Dr.; 919-660-6400; jbdukehotel.com Mez Contemporary Mexican Creative Mexican dishes with a fresh twist. 5410 Page Rd.; 919-941-1630; mezdurham.com Nanasteak Offers various cuts of beef and steaks, plus other meats like salmon and tuna steaks and pastas like beef short rib ravioli. 345 Blackwell St.; 919-282-1183; nanasteak.com Nanataco Inventive taqueria that features locally produced meats and veggies. Enjoy with margarita in hand. 2512 University Dr.; 919-489-8226; nanataco.com Page Road Grill Traditional American dishes. 5416 Page Rd.; 919-908-8900; pageroadgrill.com



Primal Food & Spirits Gluten-free options featuring wood-fired local meat dishes withseasonal sides, craft cocktails. 202 W. N.C. 54; 919-248-3000; primalfoodandspirits.com Saladelia Cafe Espresso and smoothie bar, pastries, sandwiches. 2424 Erwin Rd., 406 Blackwell St. & 4201 University Dr.; 919-489-5776; saladelia.com Saltbox Seafood Joint Local seafood that is delivered fresh from the Carolina coast.  608 N. Mangum St and 2637 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd.; 919-908-8970; saltboxseafoodjoint.com Societa Sicilian-American comfort and street food with land, seam vegetarian and gluten-free offerings. Large bar serving 22 rotating craft beers, bourbon, cocktails and wine. Welcomes single diners or large groups. 5311 S. Miami Blvd.; 919-941-6380; societainfo.com The Boot Italian-American restaurant serving sandwiches, pastas and traditional Italian entrees. 2501 University Dr.; 919-294-8383; thebootdurham.com






7021 HIGHWAY 751, #901 DURHAM



OPEN 24/7! We give AARP discounts






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Just 11 miles up the road from downtown Hillsborough is Botanist & Barrel, Orange County’s first winery and cidery. Made from local and traditional cider apples, “Less is More” epitomizes their methods of spontaneous fermentation and minimal intervention. The result is a balanced and lightly effervescent cider with notes of stone and tropical fruit.

Market to Market, Brewery to Brewery There’s no shortage of opportunities to shop for farm-fresh products and try locally made beers and spirits in our area

BLUE DOGWOOD PUBLIC MARKET Located just off Franklin Street, this indoor market features permanent food vendors and other rotating pop-up vendors that are all unique to the Chapel Hill food scene. From Chocolatay Confections to Pizzelle Bakery to Vegan Flava Cafe, every vendor offers fresh food, food to-go and retail products. bluedogwood.com C’EST SI BON! COOKING SCHOOL Cooking classes, baking classes and culinary travel for individuals, families and kids both in Chapel Hill and in Europe. cestsibon.net FEARRINGTON VILLAGE Eateries include sophisticated cuisine at The Fearrington House

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Restaurant; wine, coffee, baked goods and sandwiches at The Belted Goat; and pizza at the seasonal Roost Beer Garden. Foodies

will especially love the Cooks & Books series, which has attracted big name cookbook authors. fearrington.com MIDWAY COMMUNITY KITCHEN This community/commercial kitchen offers cooking classes and hosts pop-up markets and community dinners. midwaycommunitykitchen.com SNAP PEA UNDERGROUND & CATERING Themed dinner events (featuring multiple creative courses) sourced from seasonal produce that are presented in unique settings


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around the Triangle. The locations are kept secret until just days before the event, and tickets usually sell out within hours of their release. snappeacatering.com

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon (April-Nov.), 9 a.m.-noon (Dec.March); Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m. (April-Nov.); 919-533-9496; thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com

SOUTHERN SEASON A destination for finding specialty food items, the gourmet retailer also has a restaurant (Weathervane Restaurant & Patio) and a cooking school. southernseason.com

ENO RIVER FARMERS’ MARKET 144 E. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon (April-Nov.), 10 a.m.-noon (Dec.-March); enoriverfarmersmarket.com

TASTE CAROLINA GOURMET FOOD TOURS Go behind the scenes to chat


with chefs and artisans and enjoy delicious food during these culinary walking tours hosted in Chapel Hill/ Carrboro and Hillsborough, plus cities and towns across North Carolina such as Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Wilmington. tastecarolina.net

Hospitals Hillsborough Campus Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon (April-Oct.), 10 a.m.-noon (Nov.-March); 336-891-1239; hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org SOUTHERN VILLAGE FARMERS’ MARKET Southern Village Green, Aberdeen St., Chapel Hill Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. (May 3, 2018 until seasonal weather allows); southernvillage.com



TRIANGLE FOOD TOUR A casual-yet-educational way to sample food from a cross section of locally owned restaurants throughout Chapel Hill as well as Durham, Raleigh and Cary. trianglefoodtour.com The Goolsby family usually finds something to enjoy at the Tuesday Farmers Market at fearrington village.


CARRBORO FARMERS’ MARKET 301 W. Main St., Carrboro Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon (April-Oct.), 9 a.m.-noon (Nov.March); Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. (mid-spring-fall); 919-280-3326; carrborofarmersmarket.com CHAPEL HILL FARMERS’ MARKET 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill

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CHATHAM MILLS FARMERS’ MARKET 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon (April-Oct.), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Nov.-Jan.); 919-619-7357; chathammillsfarmersmarket.com

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BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES Botanist & Barrel Just up the road from downtown Hillsborough is Orange County’s first winery and cidery. Botanist & Barrel crafts a variety of ciders, sours and dry fruit wines. Using techniques from wine-making, brewing and mixology, they are constantly blurring the lines. Made with local and traditional cider apples, their cider uses methods of spontaneous fermentation and minimal intervention. Visitors can spend the day picking blueberries (season runs July to August), tasting cider, wine, local craft beer and prepared foods, all in a scenic farm setting. 105 Persimmon Hill Ln., Cedar Grove; 919-644-7777; botanistandbarrel.com

Carolina Brewery Boasting the slogan “first in flavor,” this Chapel Hill mainstay has been brewing beer since 1995 and has expanded their distribution across North Carolina and two other states. Their Sky Blue Kolsch Ale, Oatmeal Porter, Flagship IPA and Copperline Amber Ale are all Great American Beer Festival award-winners and are amongst five beers that they serve yearround. They also have a made-from-scratch kitchen featuring North Carolina-focused foods like local burgers, house-smoked barbecue, seafood and more. 120 Lowes Dr., Ste. 100, Pittsboro and 460 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill; 919-545-2330 (Pittsboro), 919-942-1800 (Chapel Hill); carolinabrewery.com

Chatham Cider Works This Pittsboro-based small-batch hard cider company uses North Carolina apples and works with local growers to make its Highway 64, Backyard Blend and First Flight ciders. Find them in bottles and kegs throughout the Triangle, or schedule a tour at the cidery itself. 192 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro; lashleyroad@yahoo.com; chathamciderworks.com

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Fair Game Beverage Co. Fair Game’s small-batch rums, brandies and vodka make for true Southern craft spirits. As a winery and a distillery, they offer a selection of North Carolina wines at their on-site tasting room. Fair Game’s spirits are available at ABC stores across the state. 220 Lorax Ln., Ste. 15, Pittsboro; 919-245-5434; fairgamebeverage.com

Steel String Brewery Inspired by the agricultural bounty of the North Carolina Piedmont and the funky, free-spirited vibes of Carrboro, Steel String brews popular offerings such as the No Quarter Coffee Stout and Atlantic Beach Pie Gose. 106A S. Greensboro St., Carrboro; 919-240-7215; steelstringbrewery.com

Top of the Hill Brewery TOPO’s brewery, established in 1996, is the eighth oldest surviving brewery in North Carolina and the first establishment in the South to have a full-time, cask-conditioned ale program on-site. Their locally minded, awardwinning brews included the UNCthemed Frank Graham Porter, Kenan Lager and Old Well White. Also check out their famed restaurant and Back Bar.

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for sale Starting your home search? We asked Randy Cox – president of the Orange Chatham Association of Realtors – to offer some insights about our real estate market.

What would you tell folks who are thinking of moving to the area? What are the biggest surprises? First and foremost, I would tell them to orient themselves to the different cities and municipalities that make up the Triangle. Obviously, where you work, schools and children are factors. Another thing is if you are relocating back to the area. We have a lot of folks who were here 10 or 15 years ago, and there’s been a lot of change. I used to say that when people move to North Carolina, Chapel Hill was the only place to live, but that was 30 years ago. Now, outside of our four walls of Chapel Hill, Durham has a reputation as a new and great place to live. Chatham is now on the map; Hillsborough is on the map. For someone who was here 20 years ago, it’s a changed geography. If someone is moving to this market and they know they want to buy, where do they start? I say this not just as the head of our 96 2019 Visitors & Relocation Guide

association, but I truly believe there is value in someone who is local and understands the market to be a resource. I would call a reputable real estate firm or agent that has experience in the marketplace. At the end of the day, we should ask who is going to help me and represent me in what is the largest asset that I’m going to acquire in my life. Randy has been a part of the Orange and Chatham county communities for more than 35 years and now lives at The Preserve at Jordan Lake. He has been married to his wife, Tanya, for 20 years, with three children, Kennedy, 15, Sydney, 14, and Grayson, 10. Randy won national championships on the UNC lacrosse teams in 1981 and 1982 and is both the broker in charge at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston and a licensed general contractor who co-owns Horizon Custom Builders LLC.

What advice would you give to someone renting for a year versus buying immediately? Purchasing real estate is emotional. It needs to be viewed both as being personal and also as a business transaction. There are so many variables to purchasing today versus tomorrow. There’s not just the home but being able to afford what you purchase. The rising interest rates have an impact and available inventory is important. With rising prices and interest rates, the house you think might be $400,000 now might cost $425,000. Another factor is they may have a house to sell. Many times they can’t maintain a house


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in Michigan, but a lot of times you’ll have a real estate professional here working with professionals there, getting a feel for when that house might sell. Hopefully that’s real time intelligence, and we’ll create a timeline for what needs to happen here. And on the other hand, with limited inventory, some people may not be willing

to settle for a lesser house than they want, so it forces them to rent. Are you noticing any particular neighborhoods becoming more popular over time? Chatham County is a success story. Chatham Park is up and coming.

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Any predictions for the market in 2019? I wish I had a crystal ball. I am of the opinion that we’ll see much of the same. I think there will be a slight slowdown in new construction that starts in anticipation of a slowdown in the marketplace in 2020. There’ll be a stabilization, a slight drop in pricing, ever so slight, and interest rates will have an effect on the velocity of the market. I still think there is dated inventory



in many markets we operate in that need to be enhanced and improved to make it sellable. Remodels and renovation are still part of our market. So steady as she goes. How competitive is this market? How long do homes stay on the market? We’ve seen a steady decrease in days on market. It’s certainly price dependent, but anything below $500,000 is seeing 45 to 60 days on the market. In a stable market, you want five months of inventory. Below is the definition of a seller’s market. Upper price-points are not that way. Once you’ve moved here, what do you recommend to make Chapel Hill feel like home? Get involved in the community. Get involved with the downtown events. Chapel Hill is unique in that it has a university that is a big part of the environment, both academically and athletically. And Chapel Hill is a special place. The people we talk to when they are coming here want access to the downtown, to restaurants and to quality sporting events. CHM

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? We take a closer look at seven distinct neighborhoods in Chatham and Orange counties Briar Chapel tacy and Mike Thrower

moved to Chatham in 2013 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Triangle offered a great home base for Mike’s job, and they loved the public schools available for their four children. While friends encouraged them to look at Apex, they found themselves driving around Chatham and stumbled across the entrance to Briar Chapel, about three miles south of the Orange County line on 15-501. Though the entrance today is marked by a small shopping center and a traffic light, at the time it was set off by little more than stop signs. When they drove past the pool, they experienced a moment that many Briar Chapel residents say is common, and they made a snap decision to try to live in the neighborhood. Though Briar Chapel has gained a reputation for unique neighborhood amenities like its sport courts and pool, it’s also begun to distinguish itself as a place where residents like the Throwers are


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choosing to relocate within the neighborhood rather than move elsewhere. Some second-time homebuyers have married or brought in extended family members and now want a bigger place. Others have seen kids move out and now want something smaller. Still others are trading up as work-from-home professional families now need two home offices. When Briar Chapel launched in 2007, it was both controversial and innovative. Feared as Chatham’s first “mega-development,” the neighborhood debuted with plans for 2,000 homes, a huge splash in the Chatham real estate market, and was met with years of resistance in permitting. But while envisioned as a bedroom community for both Chapel Hill and the extended Triangle, the neighborhood also promised to be a subdivision built on the emerging trend of new urbanism ideas: homes on postage stamp-like lots – an eighth of an acre is common – but with numerous small green spaces meant to draw residents out of their homes and into common spaces. Briar Chapel has more than a dozen parks, from the five-acre Great Meadow to small neighborhood areas like Constellation Park, which features rock and landscape formations laid out in astronomical shapes. „




Stacy and Mike Thrower moved to Briar Chapel from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with their kids Mallory, Nicholas, Thomas and Joseph and pup Louis.

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Stephanie Minter with son Jamie and daughter Elorie.

Meadowmont On an impeccably landscaped, gently rolling expanse at the eastern end of Meadowmont, one tree stands high above the rest. Known as Momma, this 85-year-old shagbark hickory tree serves as an apt symbol for a community formed in 1999 on 435 acres at Chapel Hill’s eastern edge. It’s also fitting for a place that’s as familyoriented as Meadowmont, where one of the defining sights is the lively parade of school-bound kids, caregivers, parents and pets making their way to Rashkis Elementary on weekday mornings. “We love the feel of the neighborhood, just in terms of being family-friendly and having a ton of kids around, knowing your neighbors,” says Stephanie Minter, a Meadowmont resident and

Revivals and Cape Cods to ranch houses, with a mix of cottages and condos, brownstones and bungalows, apartments, townhomes, row houses and other options. At the center of town is Meadowmont Village, the area’s retail hub featuring more than two dozen businesses, from a nail salon and cleaners to mail services and an ABC store. With popular eateries like Cafe Carolina and Bakery, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza and Chronic Tacos, as well as newer offerings like Fusion Fish, the Village is a lively social destination for Meadowmonters. “We love waking up on weekend mornings and walking or biking to Starbucks or going to Harris Teeter and grabbing doughnuts with the family,” says Stephanie. As with all of Chapel Hill, Meadowmont tends to attract

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Elorie and son Jamie. “That I’d rank among the top three benefits

one thing unites the folks who live here, it’s an appreciation for

of living in the neighborhood: being able to walk to school,

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surrounded by neighbors. It really is a throwback to a different era.”

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had young boys. “Now we have a great big yard between the two homes,” says Sarah, who runs Club Kick Start, a local youth swimming program. “We’re finding a lot of homes are like that – original owners selling for the first time and young families moving in, which is great. There’s lots of kids.” „

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Though the Chaires are relatively new to The Oaks, the neighborhood has long been known for its estate-style homes that border the country club’s golf course, along with a mix of more traditional homes along quiet side streets, all lined by mature trees. But while offering a feeling of isolation, the neighborhood straddles two Chapel Hill arteries, US Highway 15-501 and NC Highway 54, allowing almost immediate access to most of the east side of town, Durham and I-40. Four grocery stores, two elementary schools and the Rainbow Soccer Fields are within half a mile. UNC’s campus is less than a five-minute drive. But while close to many things, the heart of The Oaks, on both a map and in spirit, is the Chapel Hill Country Club. Though the neighborhood and the club have no formal ties, club officials say about 80% of residents are members and the histories of the club and the Oaks are intertwined. The original CHCC was founded in 1922, just off UNC’s campus on Country Club Road. Members helped clear woods on the adjacent steep hills for a six-hole golf course. The club relocated to Lancaster Drive in 1976 to what was then mostly undeveloped land, giving them enough room for an 18-hole course. Drive through the neighborhood today and you’ll notice street names like Pinehurst, Burning Tree and Torrey Pines reflecting the Oaks’ golfing heritage.

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When Randy Voller laid out the plans for Chatham Forest in the late 1990s, he chose the street names carefully. The 200-plus homes would represent the first modern, pre-planned subdivision close to town, and Randy wanted the streets of the neighborhood to reflect a family feel – specifically, his family. Neighbors say that Pittsboro’s first subdivision has aged into a diverse, vibrant neighborhood, with residents spanning every part of life in Chatham. School teachers and police officers share the sidewalks with UNC professors and Raleigh professionals along with county commissioners and local business owners. “I always say it’s a purple neighborhood,” says Randy, who still lives in Chatham Forest. “It’s maintained that broad, diverse feeling of Chatham.” Michele Berger, a professor at UNC, grew up in New York while her partner, Tim Keim, was raised in San Diego. They moved into Chatham in 2003. “Neither of us thought we would be so charmed by a then-2,500 person town,” Michele says. “To some degree, the word has gotten out. The community definitely feels diverse for a subdivision, with lots of different kinds of people, by race or sexual


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When Laura and Mike Malinchock first toured a house in Lake Hogan Farms, Laura asked their realtor to keep driving to extend their tour of the neighborhood to some other streets. After many years in Philadelphia, the Malinchocks weren’t sure about moving to Chapel Hill yet, but as they took some informal tours, they immediately loved the feel of Lake Hogan Farms, a 300acre neighborhood built on rolling former pasture land just off Homestead Road near Carolina North Forest. “I love that it’s quiet, and the neighbors are so caring,” says Laura. “It’s a wonderful community of people. If we’re ever away and we need some kind of help with the house, there’s someone to jump right on that need.” Laura and Mike’s house backs up to Hogan Lake, which sits at the center of the development, one of several elements of the landscape in the neighborhood that date to

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Fearrington Most famous, perhaps, for the Belted Galloway cows that draw stares from passing cars on Highway 15-501, Fearrington is both one of Chatham’s most established neighborhoods and one of its fastest growing, with active building still underway

in several corners. Once a 640-acre dairy farm, Fearrington passed from family control to developer R.B. Fitch in 1974. In the spirit of English farm villages, which R.B. and his wife, Jenny, enjoyed visiting, he remade the farm’s homestead into Fearrington Village, with restaurants, event spaces and boutique shopping. Original

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buildings were preserved to become landmarks, like The Barn and The Fearrington House Restaurant. The earliest residential phases – which residents today affectionately call the “historic district” – include about 250 homes north of the main village. Built in the 1970s and ’80s, the earliest homes now sit in a mature forest, the lots connected by a web of creeks, trails and tree houses. Further sections followed in the 1990s as townhomes and condos sprung up around the village and its adjacent parks, all designed and built by Fitch’s development companies. Walking and bike paths snake between streets, and few homes are more than a 10-minute walk from the central village. The latest offerings, east of the village and more secluded from 15501, are the neighborhoods of Millcreek Circle, Burke Place and Richmond Close. For decades, Fearrington was the only major development between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, with residents seeing themselves as part of Chapel Hill. No longer, says Rachel Goolsby, who moved into the goolsby family takes advantage of fearrington’s green spaces on a walk with their pup, otis.


Fearrington with her husband, Brad, in 2005. “People are a lot more familiar with Chatham now,” says Rachel, a researcher at UNC. Rachel had lived in Chapel Hill since her undergraduate years at UNC, and Brad, a drummer, was active in the local music scene.


If anyone would feel attached to Chapel Hill, they were it. When their daughter, Stella, was born, they considered homes in Hillsborough before finding Fearrington. Today, with Stella, now 14, and their son, Quinn, 9, Rachel says it’s her co-workers at UNC who quiz her about the happenings in Fearrington and Chatham. „

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Governors Club On a recent Wednesday night, Trey and RamonaLisa Robertson and their daughter Emily, 10, arrived at the front door of the Governors Club main clubhouse for what’s become a weekly routine: Governors Club kids night. The community, which for years sold itself as a golf-centered neighborhood, now holds ‘kids night’ on Wednesdays at the central clubhouse with babysitting services provided while parents eat at the main restaurant. “It’s become our weekly family tradition,� says RamonaLisa. They weren’t the only family taking advantage. As the Robertsons walked up to the club’s double doors, a car pulled under the covered dropoff. Jennifer Sherwood, who owns Governors Family Chiropractic, quickly hopped out with her daughter before her husband, Kevin, pulled away to find a parking space. The two families represent an emerging trend in who is choosing to live in the gated community just outside Chapel Hill: extended, multi-generation families who, as young children are born, choose to be closer together by moving in. Governors Club opened for golf and home

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development in the late 1980s and the 42,000-square-foot clubhouse followed in 1995. As homes, many custom-built, began to pop up, the neighborhood soon gained a reputation as a destination-community not just for golf fans but also among UNC faculty and RTP workers. Today, the community is about 80% built out, with 250 homesites still available. From the neighborhood’s main gated entrance off Farrington Point Road, the development’s central street, Governors Drive, winds through precipitous hills as stately executive-style homes wink in and out of the rugged terrain. At the center of the neighborhood is Edwards Mountain, where the “Grand Estates” of the Highland Pond section sit. Homes here, with views for miles, can sell for millions of dollars, but elsewhere within the neighborhood’s 1,600 acres, properties can start as low as the mid-six figures. Property owners can opt out of membership to the golf club, which also provides access to the gym, pool and tennis courts, but 70% are members. “When we first moved here, I don’t think there was as big a focus for a younger community. I think it was a place where people who retired came to live,” says RamonaLisa. “But we’re definitely attracting younger members with families, which is wonderful.” CHM 122 2019 Visitors & Relocation GuidE

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Whether it’s a sporting event, a campus visit, a conference or family and friends that brings you to town, our lodging options have you covered. Take note that rates are subject to change due to events such as graduation and athletic events. HOTELS & MOTELS AC Hotel Chapel Hill Downtown 214 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill; 919-969-2800; achotelchapelhill.com Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Full bar and tapas-inspired menu, dinner plates, European-inspired breakfast including freshly baked and madeto-order items. Gym Yes, open 24 hours Rates Call to inquire. Aloft Chapel Hill 1001 S. Hamilton Rd., Chapel Hill; 919-932-7772; aloftchapelhill.com Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Yes, breakfast; grab-and-go options and appetizers at the bar in the evening.

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Gym Yes Rates $129-$209 (excludes certain days e.g. big sports, peak seasons, holidays) The Carolina Inn 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill; 800-962-8519; carolinainn.com Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Yes Gym Yes Rates $120-$400 (excludes certain days e.g. big sports weekends, holidays) Chapel Hill University Inn 1301 N. Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill; 919-929-2171; chapelhilluniversityinn.com Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Yes Gym Yes Rates $79-$139

Courtyard by Marriott 100 Marriott Way, Chapel Hill; 919-883-0700; marriott.com/rduch Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Yes (breakfast and dinner only, plus a bar) Gym Yes Rates $129-$189 The Fearrington House Inn 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro; 919-542-2121; fearrington.com/inn Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Yes, three Gym Yes Rates $350-$725 The Franklin Hotel 311 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill; 919-442-9000; franklinhotelnc.com „

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Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Yes, breakfast and small plates dinner only; signature cocktails at the bar Gym Yes Rates $189-$499 Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill/Carrboro 370 E. Main St., Unit 100, Carrboro; 919-969-6988; chapelhillcarrborosuites.hamptoninn.com Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Free hot continental breakfast Gym Yes and rooftop pool Rates $139-$300 Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill/Durham 6121 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill; 919-403-8700; hamptoninn3.hilton.com Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Free hot continental breakfast Gym Yes and pool Rates $119 on average Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill 6119 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill; 919-489-7555; hiexpress.com/chapelhillnc Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Yes (breakfast only) Gym Yes and pool Rates $109-$159 Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough 202 Cardinal Dr., Hillsborough; 919-644-7997; hiexpress.com/Hillsborough Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Free hot continental breakfast Gym Yes Rates $109-$189 Hyatt Place Chapel Hill/Southern Village 1090 U.S. Hwy. 15-501, Chapel Hill; 919-929-9511; chapelhill.place.hyatt.com Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Gallery CafĂŠ, 24/7 Gallery Market and Coffee to Cocktails Bar Gym Yes Rates Starting at $130 Microtel Inn & Suites 120 Old Dogwood St., Hillsborough; 919-245-3102; microtelinn.com Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Free continental breakfast Gym No Rates $65-$80 Quality Inn 1740 N. Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill; 919-968-3000; qualityinn.com Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Free continental breakfast Gym Yes Rates Call to inquire. Residence Inn by Marriott Chapel Hill 101 Erwin Rd., Chapel Hill; 919-933-4848; marriott.com/RDUHL Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Yes (breakfast Mon.-Sun.; dinner Mon.-Fri.) Gym Yes and seasonal pool Rates Call to inquire.

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Something Borrowed, Something Blue Three couples share why they tied the knot locally

ackson went to UNC and now works for the university, and I, as a UVA grad, grudgingly succumbed to the town’s charms after falling in love with him. For chapel hillians Maggie Moriarty and jackson cox knew they needed their dog bolin, named for bolin creek, at their horace williams house nuptials. our wedding, we wanted our family and friends to experience an event that was completely us, so of course that meant it had to be in Chapel Hill. We picked the Horace Williams House on Rosemary Mixtape Grab Bag, who frequently play in Carrboro and Chapel Street as our venue. It’s less than a mile from our own home, and we Hill. We closed the night out with an after party at He’s Not Here were excited to support Preservation Chapel Hill, which preserves (where we had also hosted our engagement party over the summer). historic places in town. We started the wedding weekend with a Exhausted but happy, we came home and snuggled in with our rehearsal dinner at Kipos, followed by a welcome party at Imbibe. wonderful dog Bolin, named after Bolin Creek (who has since been On the wedding day, the highlights were undeniably the food from joined by Rosie, named after Rosemary Street). We could not have Fire Watch BBQ, a local caterer and close friend, the beer from had such a perfect wedding day anywhere else. Dingo Dog Brewing Company in Carrboro and live music by – MAGGIE MORIARTY & JACKSON COX


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e had the wedding day of our dreams under clear weekend was centered on our love for Chapel Hill, including a Carolina blue skies – a Southern wedding on the golf rehearsal dinner at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe. The historic yet course at Governors Club in Chapel Hill. It was simply modern The Parlour at Manns Chapel was the perfect location exquisite, blending Southern for our wedding. The location provided charm and evening formality, providing so much charm and detail to our day. a perfect backdrop to the bourbon and The tradition of burying the bourbon bow-tie themed wedding. The ceremony at The Parlour brought us beautiful was a nod to our Southern roots, with March snow showers, highlighted by the To help you plan your perfect Chapel live bluegrass strings ceremony music, beautiful lighting on the property. The Hill wedding, don’t miss the chance to meet photographers, bakers, paired with additional ceremony music cake from Nantucket Grill was out of florists and more at the Carolina Inn provided by a classical pianist and two this world delicious; we got compliments Wedding Show on January 27, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. For more information opera sopranos. The ceremony concluded all night about it. Be Pure Beauty made about the elegant and informational with a cocktail hour on the veranda, with sure we were stunning for the event, and afternoon, go to carolinainn.com. local bluegrass band Big Fat Gap and our styles lasted late into the night as we more bourbon than has been seen in a partied at The Crunkleton in our gowns long while. Wine and bourbon barrels, and suits after the wedding. Getting Carolina blue rocking chairs, repurposed doors, white linens, married in the town where it all started was the best choice we pastels, madras bow-ties, white dinner jackets and seersucker were could have made! prevalent throughout the evening. The day culminated in the – SARAH MIXTER & BRIAN GRIBBON CHM perfect presentation of the love we have for each other, as well as the love that we have for our hometown of Chapel Hill. We used only local vendors to capture and celebrate our perfect day. Heba Salama Photography and Sugar KERASTASE Shack Films professionally and artfully SHU UEMURA captured the day’s events. The wedding L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONAL BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT had exquisite floral designs by Purple ESSIE Puddle and the formal dinner and additional day-of coordinating by Lisa EXCITING SPECIALS TO SUIT EVERYONE’S and Hannah of Governors Club was HAIR AND NAIL NEEDS! CALL US FOR MORE DETAILS. masterful and elegant. It was, truly, our perfect day. – JARED “JAY” RAYFIELD-BATES & STEPHEN RAYFIELD-BATES


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A FEW MORE FAVORITES The Apothecary at Ceremony – You’ll find top haircare, makeup and skincare brands plus small batch and local brands at the mini shop at Ceremony Salon. 370 East Main St., Carrboro; ceremonysalon.com Be Pure Beauty – Owner April Manring stocks the best in green beauty at her University Place shop, carrying highly rated makeup, skincare and products for bath and body. 201 S. Estes Dr., Ste. A7; bepurebeauty.com The Fragrance Shop – Located in Carr Mill Mall, this store sells designer fragrances, essential oils and a bath and body collection. 200 N. Greensboro St., Ste. A11, Carrboro; thefragranceshop.com


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Citrine Salon 3110 Environ Way (East 54), Chapel Hill citrinesalonnc.com 919-929-2209 Services Haircuts, styling, highlights, balayage, facials and waxing.

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Destenee Hair Salon and Day Spa Sola Salon Studios, 1728 Fordham Blvd., Ste. 101, Chapel Hill desteneesalonandspa.com 919-493-5000 Services Haircuts for men, women and children, color, highlights and Brazilian blowouts. Edge Aveda Men 58 Chapelton Ct., Ste. 130, Chapel Hill edgeavedamen.com 919-588-3343 Services Straight razor shave, men’s grooming, color, waxing, skincare treatments, kid and young adult cuts. FLAWLESS Spa, Wellness and Image 901 Willow Dr. #1, Chapel Hill flawlessdayspa.com 919-213-1772 Services Waxing, makeup, sauna, tanning, bridal services, holistic treatments, chemical peels and massages. Grace’s Hair Salon 406 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill gracehair.weebly.com 919-357-3503 Services Haircuts for men, women and children, coloring, highlights and perms. Haven Salon 121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough hillsboroughhaven.com 919-644-2836 Services Haircuts, color, texture services and waxing.

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Mina’s Studio Galleria Shopping Center, 400 S. Elliott Rd., Ste. K, Chapel Hill minasstudio.com 919-968-8548 Services Color, highlights, haircuts, balayage, makeup services, microblading, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, ear candling, Brazilian Blowout, Keratin Complex, blowouts, manicures, pedicures, facials, bridals updos on and off-site and waxing services. Monarch Brow & Facial Studio 304 W. Weaver St., Ste. 104, Carrboro monarchbrowandfacials.com 919-260-1493 Services Eyebrow waxing, skincare, facials, and eyebrow cosmetic tattooing, including microblading. Moshi Moshi 416 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill moshimoshimeanshello.com 919-933-1272 Services Haircuts, color, highlights, hair health treatments and waxing. N.C. Nails 505 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill 919-942-1955 Services Manicures, pedicures and waxing. Rishi Salon & Spa 400 Market St., Ste. 100, Chapel Hill rishisalonandspa.com 919-928-0028 Services Facials, reiki, women’s and men’s haircuts, color, full highlight, massage, pedicures, manicures and makeup.

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Salon 135 128 E. Franklin St., Ste. 110, Chapel Hill salon135.com 919-929-4119 Services Haircut, color and highlights. Salon2eleven 211 E. Main St., Carrboro salon2eleven.com 919-260-4380 Services Color, cuts, blowouts, waxing and keratin treatments. Salon Breeze 111 Knox Way., Ste. 108, Chapel Hill salonbreezechapelhill.com 919-918-1085 Services Color, cuts, blowouts, keratin treatments, hair removal and facials. The Skin Care and Laser Center of Central Dermatology in Chapel Hill 2238 Nelson Hwy., Ste. 300, Chapel Hill centraldermcenter.com 919-493-3194 Services Skin care and laser treatments.



Spa at Bell House 74 E. Salisbury St., Pittsboro spaatbellhouse.com 919-542-3000 Services Massage therapy, facials, body treatments, makeup, waxing, manicures, pedicures, haircuts, color and highlights. Style Brows University Place, Chapel Hill stylebrows.com 919-929-4566 Services Threading, facials, eyelash extensions and tinting, and waxing.

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Syd’s Hair Shop 106-B N. Graham St., Chapel Hill sydshairshop.com 919-942-7616 Services Haircuts and color. to the woods 601 W. Rosemary St., Ste. 103 (Greenbridge), Chapel Hill tothewoodssalon.com 919-903-8593 Services Haircuts, balayage, highlights, single process color, protein and moisture treatments, Japanese reconditioning, keratin treatment, perm, bridal and styling. Urban Fringe 1821 N. Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill urbanfringesalon.com 919-932-4285 Services Haircuts, hair extensions, hair color, correction color, balayage, keratin and scalp treatments.

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Wax Poetic 118 E. Main St., Ste. A, Carrboro waxpoeticnc.com 919-923-6556 Services Waxing, facials, brow tints, makeup lessons, massages, body wraps, VPL laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation, lash extensions and a sauna.



Waxing the City 1800 E. Franklin St., Ste. 27, Chapel Hill waxingthecity.com 984-528-3200 Services Facial and body waxing services for women, men and teens. Westown Salon 401 W. Weaver St., Carrboro westownsalon.com 919-960-6970 Services Women and men’s haircuts, color, styling, keratin treatments and bridal hair and makeup. Winmore Salon 230 E. Winmore Ave., Chapel Hill winmoresalon.com 919-929-9200 Services Waxing, haircuts, highlights/lowlights and styling. Wyke Ltd. The Salon 215 N. Columbia St., Chapel Hill wyke-ltd.com 919-929-0779 Services Haircuts, color, hair treatments,event styling and blowouts. CHM

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commit to be fit Want to get moving? Our active community is bolstered by a wide variety of gyms and fitness boutiques, offering everything from personal training to yoga and spin classes to Tae Kwon Do. photo by briana brough

Chapel Hill Balanced Movement Studio 304 W. Weaver St., Ste. 202, Carrboro 919-798-0555 balanced-movement.com Fees Half-hour private training for $40 or $65 for an hour. Physical therapy $90/hour. See website for online programs and classes offered along with pricing. barre3 Chapel Hill 201 S. Elliott Rd., Ste. 400, Chapel Hill 984-234-0680 barre3.com/studio-locations/chapelhill Fees New client special: 3 for $40. Register online, or email at chapelhill@barre3.com. barre.[d] studio 140 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 919-240-4411 barredstudio.com/chapelhill Fees Begins at $10 for first-time clients; See website for classes and prices. Carolina Core Pilates 200 N. Greensboro St., Ste. D1, Carrboro 919-942-1414 carolinacorepilates.com Fees Session packages and monthly memberships are available; please visit our website or email carolinacorepilates@gmail.com Carrboro Yoga Company 200 N. Greensboro St., Ste. C1, Carrboro 919-933-2921 carolinayogacompany.com Fees See website for prices. $13-$17 for drop-in class. Chapel Hill Gymnastics 7405 Rex Rd., Ste. 207, Chapel Hill 919-942-3655 chapelhillgymnastics.com Fees See website for training program prices.

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After having sons Linus and Errol, Rachel Burton finds motivation working out through FIT4MOM.

Chapel Hill Pilates 400 W. Rosemary St., Unit 1002, Chapel Hill 919-698-9447 consciousstrong.com Fees Online courses available. Call for prices. Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts 6118 Farrington Rd., Ste. J, Chapel Hill 919-489-8893 chquestcenter.com Fees $65 per month; per class prices available for cardio kickboxing and fitness program; separate martial arts school programs available. Chapel Hill Tennis Club 403 Westbrook Dr., Carrboro 919-929-5248 chapelhilltennisclub.com Fees Call or email club manager Alan Rader (arader-chtc@nc.rr.com) to inquire.

Chapel Hill Training 400 W. Rosemary St., Ste. 1003, Chapel Hill 919-636-4556 chapelhilltraining.com Fees Pay per session. Personal trainers start at $38 for half hour, $55 for 45 minutes and $68 for an hour. Small group personal training sessions start at $16 each. Club Pilates Chapel Hill 1800 E. Franklin St., Ste. 9, Chapel Hill 919-781-8089 clubpilates.com/chapelhill Fees Complimentary first class. Offering group classes and private instruction. CrossFit Chapel Hill 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd., Ste. AE1, Chapel Hill 919-391-7710 crossfitchapelhill.com Fees Memberships range from $99-$185/ month depending on the program. 15% discount for students, teachers, first


responders, active military and family members. Boot Camp program, which is a beginner level class, is $50 for the first month, then $125 for additional months after that. CrossFit Homeward 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill 919-801-4348 crossfithomeward.com Fees Call for information. CrossFit Local 7401 Rex Rd., Unit 106, Chapel Hill 919-912-9348 crossfitlocal.com Fees Call for information. FIT on Main 207 E. Main St., Carrboro 919-590-0892 fitonmain.com Fees Contact the studio to set up a free initial consultation and complimentary session. Fitness Together Personal Training 605 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill 919-932-7303 fitnesstogether.com/chapelhill Fees Call for information about personal training packages. Fleet Feet Sports 310 E. Main St., Ste. 120, Carrboro 919-968-3338 fleetfeetcarrboro.com Fees See website for training program prices. Beginner to advanced available. Franklin Street Yoga Center 431 W. Franklin St., Ste. 410, Chapel Hill 919-929-0414 franklinstyoga.com Fees First class is free; single class for drop-in student is $15 and nonstudent is $20; newcomer’s special is one month for $35 and first class free; recently added barre and bootcamp classes, see website for more prices. Hillsborough Yoga Company 1812 Beckett’s Ridge Dr., Hillsborough 919-766-2108 carolinayogacompany.com Fees See website for prices. $13-$17 for drop-in class. Jazzercise of Chapel Hill 630 Weaver Dairy Rd., Ste. 103, Chapel Hill 919-260-3058 or cottencarter@yahoo.com jcls.jazzercise.com/facility/jazzercise-ofchapel-hill Fees $59 or $79 per month memberships of unlimited class pass (offering 30+ classes 7 days a week). $20 walk-in fee. Jyotishmati Yoga Shala Carrboro 309 W. Weaver St., Ste. 300, Carrboro 919-704-5365 or lyndsaybahn@gmail.com jyotishmatiyoga.com Fees No enrollment fee. $10-$15 drop-in/$120 monthly unlimited. New Millennium Fitness The Pit 121 Boone Square St., Hillsborough 919-644-2639 newmillfitthepit.com Fees $35 monthly fee with no contract.

O2 Fitness 257 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill; 919-932-7115 6118-F Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill; 919-354-3402 503-C W. Main St., Carrboro; 919-960-9910 o2fitnessclubs.com Fees Enrollment $1-$99; monthly fee $49-$59


Snap Fitness Chapel Hill - Southern Village 300 Market St., Ste. 110 (Southern Village), Chapel Hill 919-942-7700 snapfitness.com/southernvillage Fees $49/$44.95.

OC Gymnastics 501 Cornerstone Ct., Hillsborough 919-245-3547 ocgnc.com Fees See website for classes and prices.

Snap Fitness Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill North 1848 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill 919-960-6688 snapfitness.com/chapelhillnc Fees $49/$39.95.

Orange County Sportsplex 101 Meadowlands Dr., Hillsborough 919-644-0339 oc-sportsplex.com Fees Enrollment $50; monthly fee $25-$94.99

TITLE Boxing Club Chapel Hill 2140 Environ Way, Chapel Hill 919-903-8238 titleboxingclub.com/chapel-hill-nc Fees Call for pricing; first class is free!

Orangetheory Fitness Chapel Hill 104 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill 919-883-9424 chapel-hill.orangetheoryfitness.com Fees First class is free. Call for prices.

The Tumble Gym 610 Market St., Chapel Hill 919-942-7687 thetumblegym.com/chapelhill.php Fees Check website for classes and prices.

Orangetheory Fitness Chapel Hill North 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd., Ste. AA, Chapel Hill 919-636-7761 chapelhillnorth.orangetheoryfitness.com Fees First class free; memberships vary.

Train for Life Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Fitness/Kickboxing 1728 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill 919-265-4255 or info@chapelhilljiujitsu.com trainforlifenc.com Fees Memberships starting at $29.95.

Planet Fitness 201 S. Estes Dr., Ste. 200A, Chapel Hill 888-237-9005 planetfitness.com Fees See website. Planet Fitness Hillsborough 151 Mayo St., Hillsborough 888-237-9005 planetfitness.com Fees See website. Progression Climbing 1713 Legion Rd., Chapel Hill 919-904-7217 climbprogression.com Fees $39 (student/youth) or $49 (adult) per month memberships. $10 student/youth day pass and $13 adult day pass. Pure Barre 608 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill 919-537-8305 or chapelhill@purebarre.com purebarre.com/nc-chapelhill Fees See website for prices. New client special is first week free and then $99 for four weeks of classes. pūrvelo 143 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 919-886-3603 or info@purvelochapelhill.com purvelocycle.com Fees See website for pricing. Santosha Space Yoga & Massage 200 N. Churton St. (upstairs), Hillsborough 919.590.9494 santoshaspace.com Fees Drop-in yoga classes are $15/75 minutes, see website for schedule and descriptions. Massage therapy by appointment, $85/60 minutes, $100/75 minutes, $115/90 minutes.

Triangle Yoga 930 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill 919-933-9642 triangleyoga.com Fees Check website for classes and prices. UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont 100 Sprunt St., Chapel Hill 919-966-5500 uncwellness.com/meadowmont Fees Monthly Dues $56-$145 (special $56 for any UNC employee). Short-term monthly memberships are also available for students ($76) and non-student adults ($115). No enrollment fee. United Tae Kwon Do Academy 102 Brewer Ln., Carrboro 919-933-7778 unitedtkd.com Fees Call for information. YMCA Chapel Hill-Carrboro 980 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill 919-442-9622 ymcatriangle.org Fees $35/month (14-28), $38/month (29-64), $35/month (65+)

North Chatham CrossFit 15-501 11552 US Hwy. 15-501 N., Ste. 204, Chapel Hill 919-260-2580 crossfit15-501.com Fees Enrollment $135-$205/month; classes for kids and seniors Duke Center for Living at Fearrington 100 Clynelish Close, Pittsboro 919-545-2133 dukefitnessfearrington.com Fees $62-$121/month; enrollment $150-$300 „

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EXTRA LAPS Be sure to check out both Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s Parks and Recreation departments (chapelhillparks.org and carrbororec.org), both excellent resources for discovering local greenways, public schools and athletic facilities and upcoming recreational events. Below are even more options for getting active. Ballet School of Chapel Hill – Now in its 39th year in the Triangle area, this award-winning ballet school offers a fullschedule of ballet, modern, hip-hop, contemporary jazz, rhythm tap and fencing for students of all ages – even adults! balletschoolofchapelhill.com

The Farm – Open every season for almost 50 years, The Farm, a UNC Faculty-Staff Recreation Association, is a year-round club with fun and fitness. Located in the middle of 28 acres of woods, the recreation center serves faculty, staff and alumni of UNC. uncfarm.org

Bouncing Bulldogs – Founded by Ray Fredrick, the world champion jump roping team is comprised of 150 boys and girls ranging in age from 5 to 26. In 2017, the Bouncing Bulldogs opened the first jump rope gym in the world in Chapel Hill. bouncingbulldogs.org

Finley Golf Course – Designed by Tom Fazio, UNC Finley Golf Course offers 18 holes that will challenge every level of golfer. Located off of Old Mason Farm Road, this golf course has a 4.5star rating from Golf Digest. uncfinley.com

Cardinal Track Club – The Cardinal Track Club is composed of high-quality road races that benefit community partners and create an inclusive, memorable community that promotes future participation in Le Tour de Carrboro races. The three Le Tour races held are Four on the Fourth (held on the Fourth of July), Carrboro 10K (held in October) and Gallop & Gorge 8K (held on Thanksgiving morning). cardinaltrackclub.com Carolina Godiva Track Club – Founded in 1975, the Carolina Godiva Track Club welcomes members of all ages and abilities who love running. With popular events such as the Umstead Trail Marathon, winter series cross-country runs and weekly summer track meets, there are a plethora of options open to the public. carolinagodiva.org Carolina Outdoor Education Center – The center, located off of Country Club Road near UNC’s campus, features several family-friendly activities that the public can enjoy. In particular, the challenge course is a combination of mental and physical challenges requiring groups to work as a team to accomplish goals. campusrec.unc.edu/facilities CC Pacers – Boys and girls ages 7 to 18 can join the fall and/ or spring seasons of The Chapel Hill/Carrboro Pacers Youth Running Club for a competitive edge, for exercise or just for fun. Runners are grouped according to their age and/or ability, with shorter runs tailored for beginners and more vigorous trails for experienced veterans. ccpacers.org Chapel Hill Gymnastics – For more than five years, this gym has taught children how to develop strength, flexibility, coordination and self-confidence through the mastery of gymnastics skills. They also teach martial arts for ages 4-17. chapelhillgymnastics.com Chapel Hill Pride Lacrosse – Located at Homestead Park, the Chapel Hill Pride Lacrosse organization serves as the premiere youth lacrosse organization in Chapel Hill for boys in first grade to sixth. rivallaxnc.com/rival/team/chapelhillpride

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Mardi Gras Bowling – As Chapel Hill’s only bowling alley, Mardi Gras Bowling boasts fun for the entire family. Leagues start in September for those looking for a more serious bowling experience. mardigrasbowling.com Occoneechee Golf Club – Located in Hillsborough, the Occoneechee Golf Club offers many clubs and activities for golf enthusiasts. Founded in 1968, the Occoneechee Golf Association is a stand-alone tournament committee and social organization. The club also features a women’s league that plays on Thursday mornings year-round. occoneechee.com Rainbow Soccer – Since 1972, Rainbow Soccer has offered local recreational soccer leagues for all ages, including adults. Serving more than 1,300 children each season and over 300 adults from surrounding communities, the league embraces soccer lovers and newbies alike. rainbowsoccer.org (co-ed teams for ages 4-14); chapelhilladultsoccer.org (co-ed teams for ages 15 and older); tagsoccer.org (all-girls teams for girls age 6-11) Station Pub Runners – About 60 people meet up every Tuesday, rain or shine at The Station in Carrboro. The run starts at 6:33 p.m. (nope, not a typo!) and runners of all levels can have their pick at the 1½-, 3- and 5-mile routes through the neighborhoods of Carrboro. After each run, the group meets back up at The Station for food and drinks. They’ve also started having a featured brewery once a month with prizes and swag. stationcarrboro.com/pub-run TRI SPORTS – Headquartered in Raleigh, TRI SPORTS is targeted toward professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s who are looking for more than just a sports league. Offering recreational sports leagues six days a week, TRI SPORTS is perfect for individuals looking for some healthy, active competition. In Chapel Hill specifically, teams play kickball on Thursdays at Ephesus Elementary School and head over to a local restaurant or bar afterward for a post-game social. trisportsnc.com – compiled by Hannah Lee



Pittsboro Joy of Movement 480 Hillsboro St., Ste. 410, Pittsboro 919-444-9224 thejoyofmovementcm.com Fees Check website or call for information. Kairos Strong 523 Redbud, Pittsboro 919-434-9275 kairosstrong.com Fees $150/16 sessions; private training in addition to classes. Ladies Fitness Center of Pittsboro 81 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro 919-545-0099, 919-895-0671 or aburleson1@nc.rr.com ladiesfitnesspittsboro.com Fees $40/month; $7 non-member drop-in. Snap Fitness Pittsboro 120 Lowes Dr., Ste. 104, Pittsboro 919-545-0095 snapfitness.com/pittsboronc Fees $25 joining fee. YMCA Chatham 287 East St., Pittsboro 919-545-9622 ymcatriangle.org/membership Fees $35/month (14-28), $38/month (29-64), $35/month (65+).



O2 Fitness 11 Cole Place, Chapel Hill 919-942-6002 o2fitnessclubs.com Fees Enrollment $1-$99; monthly fee $49-$59

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FIT4MOM 1600 Briar Chapel Parkway; 175 Poythress Rd.; 160 Woodland Grove Lane; 930 MLK Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill; 310 E. Main St.; 301 W. Main St.; 101 Williams St., Carrboro 919-913-9031 chapelhill.fit4mom.com Fees $65-$125/month

Chapel Hill Tennis Club



• The Slice Bar Cafe serving up delicious treats daily

• Full Aquatics Programming and one of the largest pools in the Triangle

• Indoor Tennis - The only Club in Chapel Hill and Durham with Indoor Courts

• Summer Camps for ages 5 and up

• Platform Tennis - one of three clubs in NC with Platform Tennis

• FREE Weekly Tennis Mixers • An Awesome Calendar of Events & Pool Parties

• Pickleball • Summer Memberships also available

A staff of experts relentlessly dedicated to your family’s year-round fun at Chapel Hill Tennis Club, we live and breathe fitness.


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Siler City Triangle Fitness Center 118 Siler Crossing, Siler City 919-663-2289 trianglefitnesscenter.com Fees $35/month; $75/three months; $140/six months; $260/year. Zone Fitness and Tan 308 W. Raleigh St., Siler City 919-663-2213 zonefitness.net Fees $30/month; $70/three months; $130/ six months; $230/year. $25/month for six months or $20/month for one year if opting in for credit/debit card draft. Zone Fitness participates in SilverSneakers, Prime Fitness, Silver&Fit, Active&Fit and Optum Fitness Advantage insurance fitness programs. CHM

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taking care Our area boasts a renowned university, a thriving downtown and plenty of parks and green spaces, but it is also home to some of the best doctors and health professionals in the country.

accolades earned by UNC Hospitals include: **Recognized as one of “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review again this year. **Boasts 372 physicians affiliated with UNC Health Care included in The Best Doctors in America 2017-2018. **The UNC School of Medicine ranked No. 1 in primary care by U.S. News & World Report (moving up from No. 2 in 2017) NC Hospitals, which comprises the North Carolina Neurosciences

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Hospital, North Carolina Children’s Hospital, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, North Carolina Women’s Hospital and the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, is a public medical center that cares for residents from

all 100 counties of North Carolina and several surrounding states. Five specialties at UNC Medical Center were recognized as nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, as were seven sub-specialties at UNC Children’s Hospital, in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” issue.




lillie perry atwater started working at the former north carolina memorial hospital in ninth grade after school and eventually retired as a nurse in 1996.

North Carolina Memorial Hospital UNC Hospitals opened in September 1952 under the name N.C. Memorial Hospital and in 1989, the General Assembly created UNC Hospitals as a unifying organization. North Carolina Children’s Hospital After five years of construction, the new freestanding women’s and children’s hospitals were dedicated on September 8, 2001. Working in a major referral center for children with complex conditions, the physicians provide specialty care to more than

70,000 kids from all 100 counties annually, collaborating with community hospitals and pediatricians all across the state. North Carolina Women’s Hospital This hospital offers a full range of health care services designed to meet women’s needs throughout their life ranging from general obstetrics to the most advanced specialty care. North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital The $43-million facility opened in 1995 and houses psychiatry

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Healthy Skin Is Beautiful Skin We’re for healthy skin – and making sure yours stays that way. At Central Dermatology Center, our goal is to provide every patient with the education, guidance and care they need to achieve and maintain the healthiest skin possible, no matter what unique skin care challenges you may be facing. As the science of medicine continues to evolve, Central Dermatology Center is there to ensure you receive the very best treatments, medications and skin care products available. Our team of board-certified dermatologists and highly trained staff combine one-on-one, personal attention with professional expertise in a caring, warm environment – ensuring each patient feels safe and important at all times. To find out more about what we can do for you and your unique skin care needs, visit us at CentralDermatologyCenter.com. Conveniently located in Chapel Hill, Cary and Sanford centraldermatologycenter.com 919-401-1994



services, research laboratories and expanded inpatient and outpatient clinics for neurology, neurosurgery and otolaryngology. North Carolina Cancer Hospital Opened in 2009, this hospital is the clinical home to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Physicians treat all types of cancer, providing multidisciplinary programs for most, giving patients the benefit of medical specialists in one place, often in one visit. UNC Hospitals is located at 101 Manning Drive. You can reach the hospital by calling 984-9741000. To learn more, visit unchealthcare.org. UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus An extension of the UNC Medical Center, this addition to UNC Hospitals is located in nearby Hillsborough and focuses on many elective surgical programs such as joint replacement, spine, ophthalmology, urology and benign gynecology, as well as general surgery.

UNC Chatham Park Medical Office One of the first components of the upcoming Chatham Park community, this complex in Chatham County combines services from Chatham Hospital, UNC Physicians Network and UNC Medical Center. Services include Chatham Imaging Services at Pittsboro, Chatham Rehabilitation Services at Pittsboro, UNC Hospitals Laboratory at Pittsboro, UNC Family Medicine at Pittsboro, UNC Rheumatology at Pittsboro, UNC Specialty Care at Pittsboro and UNC Hospitals Therapeutic Infusion Center at Pittsboro. The SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Health Care The first of its kind in Pittsboro, the home located on Roundtree Way stretches 11,000 square feet and includes a meditation space and 10 private rooms with individual outdoor patios, among other amenities. Funded in part by State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation and named after retired UNC School of Medicine faculty member Dr. Jim Bryan and his wife, Betsy, the facility opened in September 2016.

UNC Hospitals: By The Numbers* Clinic visits 2011 1.1 million 2018 3.5 million Emergency department visits 2011 151,000 2018 510,000 Surgical cases 2011 60,000 2018 120,000 Employees 2011 14,000 2018 31,000 Medical staff 2011 3,200 2018 5,400 MDs 2011 2,110 2018 3,200 annual statistics *reflect June-to-June results CHM

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our top dentists


or the ninth straight year, Chapel Hill Magazine commissioned a peer-to-peer survey of the local dental community – from endodontists to prosthodontists. The following rankings are the result. Dentists were asked the telling question: “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to, other than yourself?” The Chapel Hill area is well-served by the dental community: Hundreds of dentists, specialists and support professionals have made this town their home, and the overall quality of dental care in our communities is second to none. What good dentist wouldn’t want to practice here? „

A Little Background The Top Dentists list for Chapel Hill is the result of a rigorous evaluation process consisting of peerto-peer surveys of area dentists and professionals. This survey was conducted and managed by the nationally recognized third-party firm topDentists LLC of Augusta, Ga. The list is excerpted from the 2018 topDentistsTM list, a database that includes listings for dentists and specialists in the Chapel Hill area. The Chapel Hill list is based on detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals by their peers. The complete database is available at usatopdentists.com. topDentists management has more than 40 years experience compiling peer-review referral guides in the dental, medical and legal fields. Working from this experience, along with the input of several prominent dentists from throughout the United States, topDentists created a selection process that has earned the respect of the country’s leading dental professionals. For more information call 706-364-0853; write P.O. Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; email info@usatopdentists.com or visit usatopdentists.com. The purchase of advertising has no impact on who is included in the Top Dentists list.

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ENDODONTICS Alessandra Ritter 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 155, Chapel Hill 919-403-5000 ritterendo.com Andrew L. Rudd 891 Willow Dr., Ste. 4, Chapel Hill 919-932-1616 chapelhillendo.com

Nona I. Breeland 1506 E. Franklin St., Ste. 204, Chapel Hill 919-967-1776 breelandendodontics.com Peter Z. Tawil 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

GENERAL DENTISTRY Andrew J. Wagoner 77 Vilcom Center Dr., Ste. 110, Chapel Hill 919-968-9697 wagonerdds.com Angela G. Ellis 120 Conner Dr., Ste. 201, Chapel Hill 919-960-0155 ellisdentistry.com Bilal Saib 400 Market St., Ste. 220, Chapel Hill 919-933-3388 chapelhilladvanceddentistry.com Carol L. Haggerty 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com Dennis W. Ellis 88 Vilcom Center Dr., Ste. 190, Chapel Hill 919-968-9806 dennisellisdds.com

Where Art, Science & Technology Meet

James P. Furgurson 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 150, Chapel Hill 919-213-9767 chapelhilldds.com

Come Experience the Gentle Side of Dentistry

Jeffrey R. Kennedy 1721 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 919-967-9291 teethpeople.com

Preventive, Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry Drs. Mandy Ghaffarpour, Scott Hardin and Steven Hart have over 65 years of combined experience in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. Patients are offered a progressive approach and cutting edge technology in order to achieve comprehensive oral health and a great smile. Relaxed and personal, Studio G Aesthetic & Family Dentistry is the area’s go to practice for high quality dental care. 104 N. Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 919.942.7163 | www.StudioGDentist.com DRS. GHAFFARPOUR AND HART ARE PANKEY AFFILIATED DENTISTS

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Jerre L. Kennedy 50130 Governors Dr., Chapel Hill 919-537-8337 1dentist-chapel-hill.com Joel M. Wagoner 77 Vilcom Center Dr., Ste. 110, Chapel Hill 919-968-9697 wagonerdds.com Keith A. Taylor 110 Banks Dr., Chapel Hill 919-942-5652 keithtaylordds.com Laura A. Collatz 360 West St., Ste. 100, Pittsboro 919-542-2712 enchantingsmilesdentistry.com „

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(919) 537-3939 to make an appointment Proudly treating UNC student-athletes uncdentists.com

The UNC Dental Faculty Practice provides comprehensive oral health care for patients of all ages. With a wealth of in-house expertise, patients get all the care they need under one roof. From routine teeth cleaning to specialized care, we can be your dental home for life.

FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates has been trusted to provide specialized care in the Chapel Hill, Durham, and Sanford communities. Our five board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide the highest quality of patient care with the latest diagnostic and treatment tools available to assure patient safety and comfort. Drs. Frost, Sacco, Vandersea, Ruvo and Serlo practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. DENTAL IMPLANTS • BONE GRAFTING • WISDOM TEETH • FACIAL TRAUMA • CORRECTIVE JAW SURGERY SLEEP APNEA • PRE-PROSTHETIC SURGERY • ORAL PATHOLOGY


CHAPEL HILL 501 Eastowne Drive, Suite 110 Chapel Hill 27514 919.929.2196 DURHAM 2823 North Duke Street Durham 27704 919.479.0707 SANFORD 109 Dennis Drive Sanford 27330 919.775.1615

DAVID E. FROST, DDS, MS Dr. Frost is a Distinguished Military Graduate from Texas A&M University and dental graduate from Baylor College of Dentistry. He completed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at UNC Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Fellow. Dr. Frost is board certified and has served as President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Southeastern Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation and of the Board of Directors of Health Volunteers Overseas. He has volunteered and led surgical groups in Nepal, India, Chile, Peru, Cuba and Vietnam. Dr. Frost served as National Civilian Consultant to the Surgeon General for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for the US Air Force. He has published over sixty scientific articles and books and is on the editorial board of two major journals.

DEBRA M. SACCO, DMD, MD Dr. Sacco is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a one year internship in general surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her clinical interests encompass orthognathic surgery, dental implants, bone graft reconstruction and distraction osteogenesis for implant therapy. Dr. Sacco is board certified and has been an examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She lectures at the UNC School of Denistry in their physical diagnosis course.

BRIAN VANDERSEA, DDS Dr. Vandersea earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and his dental degree from the UNC School of Dentistry. Following an internship at John Peter Smith Hospital, Dr. Vandersea completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC Chapel Hill. Currently he serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC, and is a consultant oral surgeon for the Duke University athletic department. Dr. Vandersea’s clinical interests include orthognathic surgery, dental implants, and facial trauma. He has collaborated with several of his OMSA colleagues to publish chapters in multiple oral and maxillofacial surgery textbooks. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

ANDREW T. RUVO, DMD, MD Dr. Ruvo received his undergraduate degree from Penn State, his dental degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and his medical degree from the UNC School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC and from that experience developed a wide range of clinical interests including orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, and oral rehabilitation through dental implants. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Ruvo has authored and co-authored several book chapters and journal articles with some of his OMSA colleagues and contributes to the education of future dentists through lectures at the UNC School of Dentistry. Dr. Ruvo is married to his college sweetheart, who has supported him throughout his academic and professional journey, and together they enjoy raising their four beautiful daughters.

ADAM D. SERLO, DMD, MD Dr. Serlo earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and obtained his dental degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Serlo then completed his resident training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC Chapel Hill. During his training he received his medical degree from the UNC School of Medicine and completed a General Surgery internship. Dr. Serlo’s interests include orthognathic surgery, pathology, bone grafting, dental implants and facial trauma. Dr. Serlo serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC Chapel Hill. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.



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WHY I RETIRED HERE Locals share what made them move to (or stay in) the Southern part of heaven for their golden years Produced by Holly West, Jessica Stringer, Kethan Fadale and Kristi Piechnik


Flo and Larry Phillips were about to move into another retirement community when an article about Galloway Ridge caught Flo's eye. "It was meant to be," she says.

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here are many reasons why you might consider our area as you search for retirement options: our well-rounded quality of life, mild climate, renowned dining, robust arts scene, continuing education programs and toprated health care are just a few. This year, the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 places to retire. And we have a large number of retirement communities that strike the perfect balance between offering first-rate care and promoting independence. We asked a few folks to share the reasons they chose to spend their golden years here and – since we know navigating the many pricing and contract options can be overwhelming – we also put together a guide to the area’s best retirement centers and 55+ communities. „


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efore we moved here from Badin Lake two years ago, my husband, Larry, and I had been thinking about a retirement place for about five years. In the process, we started visiting different ones. Altogether, we visited about six. We put money down on one, but I still didn’t find everything I felt like we needed there. We were looking for a lot of activities as well as opportunities to experience outside [interests]. My husband and I are getting to the point where we don’t like to drive at night, but we do like to go to plays and ball games and those kinds of things. Galloway Ridge offers that. We have season tickets to DPAC. There’s a bus that takes us there. We like to go to the Durham Bulls games. We don’t have to drive, and that’s real appealing to us. I began to think about really moving into [the other] place. I was searching online, and all of a sudden this Wall Street Journal article came up. It said, ‘Before you finish your search, you need to look at Galloway Ridge. It’s in Pittsboro near Fearrington Village.’ I knew about Fearrington from when we lived in Cary, and I really liked the bookstore there. We took a day trip to Fearrington and found Galloway. And voilà! It was meant to be. Galloway Ridge is a wonderful place to live. We’ve just thoroughly enjoyed it. It has wonderful amenities, but the most important thing – it’s made up of wonderful people. The staff, of course, but also the residents. We love hearing their stories, and I’m sure they’d tell you we tell a lot of our stories, too. We love walking over to Fearrington Village, going to the bookstore, eating at The Belted Goat or going into Chapel Hill. We’re both big 158 2019 Visitors & Relocation GuidE

staying at home Aging in place is not a new concept, of course, but the number of resources available to older adults and their families who choose to live independently has grown in recent years, with both government agencies and businesses like Grapevine Realty Services in Pittsboro. Melanie Girard recently opened Grapevine to help seniors either find homes or renovate their own to age in place. Melanie also works for the Chatham County Council on Aging, which recently worked with the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health to develop a list of five priorities that affect seniors most as they age in place: 1 Transportation, particularly for non-drivers. 2 Proximity and access to health care. 3 Housing. Consider lawn care, housekeeping, stairs. 4 Social connectedness. Are friends nearby, or a place seniors gather? 5 Care services and caregiving for changes in health. Another business owner, Elizabeth Hirsh, started The Downsizers in Durham, specifically for seniors considering a smaller home or, in some cases, staying in a family home but on just one floor. “We might be working with a 5,000-square-foot home, but they’re transitioning to live in just 1,200 on one level,” Elizabeth says. Whether moving or staying put, she says the hardest decision is parting with decades of possessions. During long sessions, she asks clients to consider for every item in the house: 1 Have you used it in the last year? 2 Does it have significant sentimental value? 3 Is it safe? Heavy or sharp items might pose a danger and old appliances many seniors have may lack modern safety features. The process, Elizabeth says, is almost always liberating. “I had a client who was having to make tough decisions with her husband’s health and care. She told me that after we cleared things out, ‘I have more energy, more clarity, and I have a path on where to go now.’” – Matt White

Carolina fans. Here, I participate in a book club, and I used to play bridge. On a rainy afternoon, we’ll go down to the cinema. There’s just lots to do.” – FLO PHILLIPS, GALLOWAY RIDGE


efore coming here, I was a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Twin Lakes brought me and my wife, Mariana, to the Triangle in the fall of 2014. We really are East Coasters. We were just out there for 12 years while I worked. We decided that we wanted to move to a continuing care retirement community, and we visited probably 25 CCRCs in California and North Carolina and Virginia, where we lived before we moved to California. Mariana is a native North Carolinian, and we’ve had a house on the Outer Banks, so we spend a lot of time in North Carolina anyway. We had a complicated decision tree that we designed to evaluate all of the different CCRCs that we were going to. In order for anything to be on our list, it had to have independent living, skilled nursing, physical therapy, memory care and assisted living – Twin Lakes has all of those. The second criteria was that it had to be a Medicare-evaluated 4-star or 5-star facility; Twin Lakes was a 5-star facility. Those were necessary. And then it was subjective things like what the campus looked like, what the houses were like, what kind of activities were available, but the real deciding factor here for us was that every time we talked to someone on the staff here about Twin Lakes and its philosophy, they found some way to say to us, ‘We will take care of you. We’re here to take care of you.’ „

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that we can walk on, weights, machines, swimming pools – anything you would want! Everybody we talk to around here loves it.” – MARIANA BROOK, TWIN LAKES



y husband, Dennis, and I are originally from Florida, but we moved to Cary a few years ago. From there, my husband took a position at Duke Regional, so we relocated to [Durham]. We became empty-nesters recently, and it felt like we were ready for a change. We were looking for an active Usha and Umesh came to Forest at Duke for the rehabilitation services, but stayed for the friendly and peaceful atmosphere. lifestyle community that offered more than just a place to live. I think, especially coming from Florida, we had a preconceived notion of what a 55+ We built a community at Twin Lakes really fast. You can sit community might be like. So when we started looking around down next to anyone at Twin Lakes and start a conversation and this area [and] stumbled upon Creekside [at Bethpage], [we] enjoy it and learn something. We’ve just really enjoyed the people immediately felt that it was such a great spot. There’s a great sense here, and that’s been a real pleasant surprise for us. And we’re of community that Creekside has to offer, people who are in similar just a couple of hours from the mountains, a couple of hours places in life. from the beach, and there’s just everything that we want here. We We started playing pickleball; they have regulation courts here. It’s were just remarking this morning – our doctors are eight minutes actually more of a social game [than tennis]. It can be played single, away, there’s an emergency room eight minutes away if we need but most people play doubles. It’s such a popular sport, especially it. There’s every kind of service here, so it’s not a difficult place to within our particular age group – it makes it easy to stay physically fit. live at all.” – DOUG BROOK, TWIN LAKES And we look after one another – the residents really pull together. A group of residents who were here at the beginning actually he food plan was important to me. There’s plenty started a nonprofit called Creekside Pay-It-Forward, a medical of good food here if we want it, but I like to cook, equipment loan library, and [Creekside’s building company] AV and we both like to eat, and you don’t have to pay Homes underwrote the first year of insurance. We have all of these for meals that you don’t get like at most other places where you pre-pay for meals. Twin Lakes is a fee-for-service plan, so great opportunities to start something. Last November, I partnered with one other resident, and we invited a lot of local businesses to you only pay for what you use here, and we liked that idea. If we host a shopping bazaar in our clubhouse. It gave our residents an want the house cleaned, we pay extra for the house cleaner. But opportunity to do holiday shopping, but at the same time, support all of the maintenance work, if anything goes wrong in the house, local, where it really matters. there are people here to fix it, and they don’t charge extra for that. It’s been surprising to us that this is not anything like a I have the most wonderful quilting group twice a month, we meet to talk about quilting and show off what we’re doing. There’s retirement community. It’s so much more than we could have ever imagined it to be. We just really are so happy, and Durham has a lecture program – people come over from Elon mostly. There’s so much to offer. Here, there’s just a great sense of, ‘You live in a choir here. There are art groups, photography groups; there are Creekside? Oh, they’re really nice over there!’” so many things that you could never say there’s nothing to do. – LORI COLLEGE, CREEKSIDE AT BETHPAGE There’s a nice little gym that we can go to. There’s a small track


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y reason [for moving to Forest at Duke] was a medical reason. I had to have a knee surgery, and I found out about this place. My husband, Umesh, wouldn’t have to drive to a nursing home somewhere else (we’ve lived in Durham 16 years). So we decided to come and live [here]. There’s a rehab downstairs. My husband had heart surgery and came to the Forest for recovery, which made my visits easier. When we came here, everybody we met was very friendly, very laid-back. I’m on two different committees: food and marketing. I have good relationships with the staff. You can get involved as much as you want to. If you don’t want to, you have your own space. I have the best of two worlds: the built-in community to enjoy and my own place to be just with myself when I want to.” – USHA GULATI, FOREST AT DUKE


I am most of all impressed by the other residents who live here. Who knew that in my ‘encore’ years, I would have so many interesting and fun friends. The staff here is wonderful. There is so much to do here that one cannot take it all in: concerts, lectures, wine dinners, special dinners, movies, garden tours, etc. Having lived in Chapel Hill for many years, I know the area, love the area and take advantage of it all.” – RAY WILLIAMS, CAROLINA MEADOWS „

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am from Alabama. I lived in Boston for 24 years where I was chair of the department of periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Then, at UNC, I was chair of the department of periodontology for 15 years. When [my late wife] Joan and I moved to Chapel Hill in 1994, her father came with us and moved into Carolina Meadows. He quickly made great friends, fell in love, at age 80 married Alice Lash and lived an enviable life for 12 years. Joan and I came to see that life at Carolina Meadows was unbelievably rich and full and signed up for the waiting list. I travel a great deal and enjoy that. My son and his fiancee, two fun millenials, live in Manhattan where Lee is a VP in pharmaceutical marketing and Meaghan handles the digital billboards in Times Square. Lee and I are part owners of Madre Cocina & Mezcales in Brooklyn, rated the No. 2 best Mexican restaurant in New York City by New York magazine.

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THE 2019 DIRECTORY OF CONTINUING CARE, ASSISTED LIVING AND INDEPENDENT LIVING RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES BROOKDALE CHAPEL HILL ASSISTED LIVING 2220 Farmington Dr., Chapel Hill Entrance Fee One time community fee, call for pricing Monthly Fee Range Call for pricing Contract Options Month-to-month Medicare Certified No Long-term Care Insurance Accepted Contact Information 919-933-1430; brookdale.com BROOKDALE CHAPEL HILL ALZHEIMER’S CARE 2230 Farmington Dr., Chapel Hill Entrance Fee One time community fee, call for pricing Monthly Fee Range Call for pricing Contract Options Month-to-month Medicare Certified No Long-term Care Insurance Accepted Contact Information 919-929-5850; brookdale.com BROOKDALE DURHAM 4434 Ben Franklin Blvd., Durham Entrance Fee One time community fee, call for pricing Monthly Fee Range Call for pricing Contract Options Month-to-month Medicare Certified No Long-term Care Insurance Accepted Contact Information 919-479-9966; brookdale.com BROOKDALE MEADOWMONT 100 Lanark Rd., Chapel Hill Entrance Fee One time community fee, call for pricing Monthly Fee Range Call for pricing Contract Options Month-to-month Medicare Certified No Long-term Care Insurance Accepted Contact Information 919-918-7600; brookdale.com CAMBRIDGE HILLS ASSISTED LIVING 140 Brookstone Ln., Pittsboro Entrance Fee Community fee of $1,000 Monthly Fee Range $3,900 – $6,000 Contract Options None. Requires 14-day notice prior to moving out. Refund Options Pro-rated for the first month from the date the resident moves in. Medicare Certified No Long-term Care Insurance Accepted, not required.

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Min. Age to Obtain Residence 65 Contact Information Ronda Stubbs; 919-545-9573 or ronda@silver-thread.com; cambridgehillsal.com CAMBRIDGE HILLS ASSISTED LIVING 5660 Durham Rd., Roxboro Entrance Fee All-inclusive rates with no entry fees. Monthly Fee Range Call for pricing. Contract Options None. Refund Options Requires 14-day notice. Medicare Certified No Long-term Care Insurance Accepted, not required. Min. Age to Obtain Residence 55 Contact Information Sandra Carden, shicks@cvsliving.com; 336-598-4697; cambridgehills.com CARILLON ASSISTED LIVING OF DURHAM 4713 Garrett Rd., Durham Entrance Fee Application fee required. Monthly Fee Call for pricing. Contract Options All-inclusive monthly rate includes care, dining, activities, laundry and housekeeping. Refund Options 14-day notice required. Medicare Certified Not Applicable Long-term Care Insurance Required No Min. Age to Obtain Residence 60 Contact Information 919-401-1101; carillonassistedliving.com CARILLON ASSISTED LIVING OF HILLSBOROUGH 1911 Orange Grove Rd., Hillsborough Entrance Fee Application fee required. Monthly Fee Call for pricing. Contract Options All-inclusive monthly rate includes care, dining, activities, laundry and housekeeping. Refund Options 14-day notice required. Medicare Certified Not Applicable Long-term Care Insurance Required No Min. Age to Obtain Residence 60 Contact Information 919-732-9040; carillonassistedliving.com CHATHAM RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE 114 Polks Village Ln., Chapel Hill Entrance Fee One month’s rent Monthly Fee Range $3,795 – $6,995 Contract Options Month-to-month Refund Options Community fees within 30 days of move in. Long-term Care Insurance Accepted, not required.

Min. Age to Obtain Residence 55 Contact Information 919-918-7872; ridgecare.com MEBANE RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE 1999 S. N.C. Hwy. 119, Mebane Entrance Fee One month’s rent as deposit. 20% discount for three months, April through June. Monthly Fee Range $3,195 – $6,995 Contract Options Month-to-month Refund Options None Medicare Certified No Long-term Care Insurance Accepted, not required. Min. Age to Obtain Residence 55 Contact Information 919-568-0083; mebaneridge.com

CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES (CCRC) CAROLINA MEADOWS 100 Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill Carolina Meadows is a vibrant community where residents live a lifestyle of wellness and engagement. The beautiful 168-acre campus includes a nine-hole golf course, pristine walking trails, tennis courts and more. Residents enjoy six distinctive dining venues, a state-of-the-art wellness center and an auditorium that offers many fascinating lectures and performances. Entrance Fee Range $127,200 – $591,100 Monthly Fee Range $2,769 – $4,259 Contract Options Fee for Service: Housing, residential services and guaranteed access to health-related services in exchange for entrance fee and monthly fee. Healthrelated services are provided at per-diem rates, which vary. Equity: See Refund Options for Carolina Meadows. Refund Options Equity; Occupancy Right; upon departure, resident/estate receives refund based on Entry Fee calculation and if applicable additional 50% of equity in the residence; calculation is current Entry Fee minus remarketing and refurbishing fees compared to original Entry Fee then potentially sharing in appreciation of unit if new balance exceeds original payment. Medicare Certified Yes, Medicare Part B Long-term Care Insurance Not required, but welcome. Min. Age to Obtain Residence 55 Contact Information 919-942-4014; 800-458-6756; carolinameadows.org „

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CAROL WOODS 750 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill Entrance Fee Range $96,600 – $441,700 Monthly Fee Range $2,466 – $5,263 Contract Options Modified: Entrance fee and monthly payments cover housing, residential services such as meals and housekeeping and some health-related services. Health-related services are provided at subsidized rate or are free for specified number of days. Refund Options Declining Refund: Pay entry fee; full refund in first 90 days; refund declines at rate of 2% each additional month; after 50 months, no refund. Medicare Certified Yes Long-term Care Insurance Not required; could help pay for discounted per diems. Min. Age to Obtain Residence 65 (co-applicant must be at least 55) Contact Information 919-968-4511; 800-518-9333; carolwoods.org THE CEDARS OF CHAPEL HILL 100 Cedar Club Circle (Meadowmont), Chapel Hill Entrance Fee Range $265,000 – $750,000* Monthly Fee Range $2,857 – $5,759 Contract Options *Equity: Actual real estate purchase, with transfer of ownership of the unit. If resident moves to health center, no added amount except two meals per day. After 90 days, member pays discounted rate. Refund Options Not applicable because of ownership. Medicare Certified Yes Long-term Care Insurance Not required. Min. Age to Obtain Residence 60 (coapplicant must be at least 50) Contact Information 919-259-7000; 877-433-3669; cedarsofchapelhill.com CROASDAILE VILLAGE 2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy., Durham Set on 110 acres, Croasdaile Village is in a pastoral setting, which provides a country feel fewer than six miles from downtown Durham and three miles from Duke University. Croasdaile is within the distinguished residential neighborhood of Croasdaile Farm. The residents enjoy numerous green spaces with yards, gardening and plenty of walking trails, a dog park, lakes and the security of a full continuum of five levels of care on site. The central campus buildings are all connected, with state-of-the-art wellness center, large heated pool, auditorium, woodworking shop, art study, multiple dining venues and a beautiful chapel. Entrance Fee Range $55,896 – $357,309 (includes new residences)

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Monthly Fee Range $1,873 – $4,284 (includes new residences) Contract Options Fee for Service: Entrance fee and monthly payments cover housing, residential services such as meals and housekeeping and some health-related services. Advanced levels of health services are provided at per-diem rates. Utilities bundled. Refund Options Declining Refund: Option 1: Pay lower entry fee; refund declines at rate of 2% per month; after 50 months, no refund. Option 2: 50% Refund – pay higher entry fee; refund declines at a rate of 2% per month until 50% of residence fee is accrued; refund limited to 50%. Option 3: 90% Refund – pay higher entry fee; refund declines at a rate of 2% per month until 10% of fee is accrued; refund limited to 90%. Medicare Certified Yes Rehab on Site Yes Long-term Care Insurance Not required, but welcome. Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62 Contact Information 919-384-2475; 800960-7737; croasdailevillage.org THE FOREST AT DUKE 2701 Pickett Rd., Durham Celebrating 25 years of community, The Forest at Duke is a vibrant continuing care retirement community located in the heart of Durham. Homes, cottages, apartments – each offer spacious, contemporary living with access to an impressive range of luxurious amenities coupled with worldclass wellness. At The Forest, discover a redefined retirement that is as varied, engaging and multi-faceted as you are. A leader in social responsibility and outreach, The Forest strives to strengthen the community and organizations that enrich the lives of Durham residents. Entrance Fee Range $92,345 – $561,705 Monthly Fee Range $3,110 – $7,240 Contract Options Modified: Entrance fee and monthly payments cover housing, residential services such as meals and housekeeping and some health-related services. Health-related services are provided at a greatly discounted rate and are free for a specified number of days. Refund Options Ten thousand dollars per person of the Entry Fee is retained by The Forest as a Health Care Reserve. The remaining balance of the entry fee, the residence fee, is refundable based on the following plan: 2% of the Residence Fee accrues to The Forest at Duke each month. The refund decreases to zero over 50 months. 50% and 90% Entry Fee Plans are offered. Please contact the Sales & Marketing Team for current pricing and eligibility.

Medicare Certified Yes Long-term Care Insurance Not required, but welcome. Min. Age to Obtain Residence 65 (co-applicant must be at least 62) Contact Information 919-490-8000; 800-474-0258; forestduke.org GALLOWAY RIDGE AT FEARRINGTON 3000 Galloway Ridge Rd., Pittsboro Lovingly crafted with heart, soul and Southern charm, Galloway Ridge is more than retirement living – it’s a secure, health-conscious, pleasure-packed lifestyle destination. The 50-acre campus is just south of Chapel Hill and adjacent to Fearrington Village, an 1,100-acre planned community, offering miles of trails and sidewalks. Jordan Lake and the Haw River are just a short distance for our outdoor enthusiasts. Galloway Ridge’s main building includes 248 independent living apartments, library and business center, living room, Chapin Auditorium, Weathersfield Café, Bistro Dining Room, Camellia Fine Dining Room, Belties Lounge, billiards room, Players Lounge, stadium seating movie theater, art studio, woodworking shop, multiple meeting spaces and conference room. The Medicare-certified health care center, The Arbor, is connected to the main building and offers 91 private rooms for assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. The residents of the 52 independent living villas have a short walk to all of the amenities of the main building. The Galloway Ridge WellPlex allows residents to maintain their optimal level of health and wellbeing. It includes the Duke Center for Living, a 20,000-square-foot fitness center, Duke Primary Care and the Center for Physical Rehabilitation. For oncampus primary care services, residents can choose between UNC Health Care within the main building or Duke Primary Care in the WellPlex. Residents and staff volunteer thousands of hours each year to local agencies and partnerships. The Charitable Fund and Community Grant Program supports Chatham County charities, governmental agencies and schools. At Galloway Ridge, you have the freedom and security to be who you want to be and to never stop growing. Entrance Fee Range $218,000 – $1,257,000 Monthly Fee Range $2,990 – $6,755 Contract Options Extensive: Entrance fee and monthly payments cover housing, residential services such as meals and housekeeping and unlimited assisted and skilled nursing. Little or no additional fees „

There’s a lot to love about our 100-acre community. Both beauty and activities abound, as does the warmth of a welcoming culture. Whether you immerse yourself in the serenity of our walking trails or stoke your intellect in a class at Duke, happiness is yours to pursue however you please. CroasdaileVillage.com Owned and operated by The United Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc.



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required as one moves from one level of care to another. Refund Options Declining Refund: Option 1: Time-Sensitive – Pay lower entry fee; refund declines at rate of 4% in first month; 2% each additional month; after 4 years, no refund. Option 2: 90% Refund, Not TimeSensitive – Pay higher entry fee; receive 90% of what you paid in. Option 3: 75% Refund, Not Time-Sensitive – Pay higher entry fee; receive 75% of what you paid in. Medicare Certified Yes Long-term Care Insurance Not required. Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62 Contact Information 919-545-2647; gallowayridge.com GLENAIRE 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary Entrance Fee Range $64,000 – $360,000 Monthly Fee Range $2,380 – $4,335 Contract Options Modified: Entrance fee and monthly payments cover housing, residential services such as meals and housekeeping and some health-related services. Health-related services are provided at subsidized rate or are free for specified number of days. Refund Options Option 1: Declining Refund – refund declines at rate of 2% per month for 48 months. Option 2: 50% refundable. Option 3: 90% refundable. Medicare Certified Yes Long-term Care Insurance Not required. Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62 (coapplicant must be at least 58) Contact Information 919-460-8095; 800225-9573; glenaire.org SEARSTONE 17001 Searstone Dr., Cary Entrance Fee Range $350,000 – $840,500 Monthly Fee Range $3,000 – $6,700; Second Person Fee – $1,350 Contract Options Type A LifeCare contract. Residents pay a one-time LifeCare fee to cover costs of assisted living, skilled nurses and/or memory support. The LifeCare program has significant tax advantages and works well with long-term care policies. Refund Options Entrance fee is 100% refundable. Medicare Certified No Long-term Care Insurance Yes Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62 Contact Information 919-234-0339; info@searstone.com; searstone.com SPRINGMOOR 1500 Sawmill Rd., Raleigh Entrance Fee Range Call for pricing. Monthly Fee Range Call for pricing. Contract Options Modified: Housing,

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residential services and specified number of health-related services in exchange for entrance fee and monthly fee, which includes 30 days of free health care (with a maximum balance of 90 days), then available at a discounted rate. Refund Options Option 1: Life Occupancy – Residence & Care refund declines at 4% a month for 25 months, then no refund. Option 2: 50% Life Equity – refund declines at 2% a month for 25 months. The remaining 50% is returned to the resident or estate after residency is terminated and within 30 days of re-occupancy of the residential unit. Option 3: 100% Life Equity – 100% of the Residence & Care fee is returned to the resident or estate after residency is terminated. The refund is available, once residency is terminated, six years after initial move-in date, or 30 days after re-occupancy of the residential unit, if six years has already passed. Medicare Certified No Long-term Care Insurance Not required. Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62 Contact Information 919-848-7000; springmoor.org TWIN LAKES 3701 Wade Coble Dr., Burlington Twin Lakes is an intentional community. Its people move here from areas throughout the country, but all have one thing in common: They want to have a wellrounded life surrounded by people who are engaged and living purposefully. More than 500 people in independent living enjoy the beautiful 210-acre community and all the amenities that create a lifestyle where people of all types thrive. In addition to the spacious campus, this is a unique CCRC in many ways: there’s no mandatory meal plan; Twin Lakes offers comparably lower fees; and the neighborhoods are filled with people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Entrance Fee Range $55,000 – $376,000 Monthly Fee Range $1,483 – $2,818 Contract Options Fee-for-service contract only. Refund Options Thirty-month declining refund and 50% refund available (50% available on Garden Home only). Medicare Certified Yes Long-term Care Insurance Not required Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62 (co-applicant must be at least 62) Contact Information 336-538-1572; twinlakescomm.org THE VILLAGE AT BROOKWOOD 1860 Brookwood Ave., Burlington The Village at Brookwood is a Life Plan

Community that offers residents a very special situation. Because it is part of Cone Health, its residents can count on worldclass health care. Through management by The Well-Spring Group in Greensboro, the community benefits from the expertise of an acclaimed leader in living options for older adults. Residents live in a community that feels like one big family. The Village at Brookwood’s intimate size allows the building of strong friendships. Residents can participate in a full array of physical activities that promote healthy living, feed their competitive spirit with fun games and mental challenges, de-stress with their favorite hobby or just relax. The community prides itself on its dining, two newly renovated options: the café and Lakeside Dining, plus a brand new bistro. What could be better than an engaging conversation with friends over a delicious meal prepared by the executive chef while the dining staff tends to your every need? This is a lifestyle that you can get used to! Entrance Fee Range $89,700 – $518,240 Monthly Fee Range $2,115 – $4,142 Contract Options Option 1: Extensive – LifeCare Residential Living: Garden Homes & Apartments, bundled services, campus amenities, maintenance and guaranteed future health care all covered by the entrance fee and monthly fee. When moving from one level of care to another, the monthly fee reflects a 58% reduction of the daily skilled nursing rate. Option 2: Fee for Service – Garden Homes & Apartments, limited bundled services, campus amenities, maintenance and guaranteed access to future health care are provided in exchange for entrance fee and monthly fee. Healthrelated services are provided at the perdiem rate. Refund Options Declining Refund: Option 1: Extensive – Standard Refund is declining over 47 months. 50% and 90% Refund plans also available. Option 2: Fee for Service – Standard Refund declines over 47 months. 50% Refund plan also available. Medicare Certified Yes Long-term Care Insurance Not required, but can help with costs related to Assisted Living, Memory Care or Skilled Care for Feefor-Service or LifeCare plans. Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62 (co-applicant must be at least 55) Contact Information 336-570-8440; 800-282-2053; villageatbrookwood.org WINDSOR POINT 1221 Broad St., Fuquay-Varina Entrance Fee Range $58,000 – $233,000 Monthly Fee Range $2,231 – $3,184 for independent living; „

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Twin Lakes Community It’s not summer camp or a cruise ship vacation. It’s an intentional community. Where independence is treasured. And, the transition isn’t about what you give up, but what you gain. With neighbors who understand where you are in life. And a staff who does, too. A community where people of all types thrive, living a life that matters. It’s all right here.

Live, learn and grow at a place where community comes first.

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BURLINGTON NC • 336-538-1572 • twinlakescomm.org

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$3,571 – $5,890 with health-related services Contract Options Modified: Housing, residential services and specified amount of health-related services in exchange for entrance fee and monthly fee. Healthrelated services are provided at subsidized rate or are free for specified number of days. Refund Options Declining Refund: Option 1: Life occupancy entrance fee; pay up front and 2% taken out each month over 50-month period, after 50 months there is no refund; before then, pro-rated refund available. Option 2: 50% Refund; refund declines at a rate of 2% per month for 25 months until 50% of residence fee is accrued; refund received only after resident passes away or moves. Medicare Certified Yes Long-term Care Insurance Not required, but helpful Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62 (co-applicant no younger than 55) Contact Information 919-552-4580; 800-552-0213; windsorpoint.com

INDEPENDENT SENIOR LIVING ATRIA 5705 Fayetteville Rd., Durham Entrance Fee $5,000 Monthly Fee Range Independent living: $4,300 – $4,475/one bedroom; $4,600 – $5,000/two bedroom; cottages: $5,400 – $5,700 Contract Options Independent Living: No lease term, no buy-in, month-to-month rental with 60-day move-out notice. Assisted Living: No lease term, no buy-in, month-to-month rental with 14-day move-out notice. Refund Options Sixty-day notice to terminate independent living lease. Medicare Certified No, except for therapy services. Long-term Care Insurance Accepted if the resident meets the criteria of the policy. Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62 Contact Information 919-401-0100; atriasouthpointwalk.com BARTLETT RESERVE 300 Meredith Dr., Durham Entrance Fee $3,000 Monthly Fee Range $3,150 – $3,650 Contract Options Sign a year lease, but can give 60-day notice to leave. Refund Options Non-refundable. Medicare Certified Therapy services are covered by Medicare. Long-term Care Insurance Accepted for personal care and veteran’s benefits.

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Min. Age to Obtain Residence 55 Contact Information 919-361-1234; Laura Martin, Certified Senior Advisor, lmartin@ bartlettreserve.com; bartlettreserve.com CAMBRIDGE VILLAGE OF APEX 10000 Cambridge Village Loop, Apex Cambridge Village of Apex provides an optimal lifestyle through its total wellness program including an on-site physician, full service spa and more than 20 exercise classes as well as a diverse enrichment program. Dining options and activities are always most important when choosing a retirement community, and this is where Cambridge Village excels. Residents who would enjoy living here most are independent active adults older than 65 who are wanting to enjoy the retired life and also learn something new. Entrance Fee Range Community fee equivalent to one month’s rent Monthly Fee Range $3,450 – $5,295 Contract Options One-year lease option Refund Options Community fee is 50 percent refundable or 100 percent if there is a medical reason they cannot move in Medicare Certified Yes Long-term Care Insurance Accepted Min. Age to Obtain Residence 65 Contact Information Victoria Sosa, Marketing Director, 919-629-8142, victoria@ cvsliving.com; cambridgevillageofapex.com DURHAM REGENT 3007 Pickett Rd., Durham Entrance Fee Range $2,750 – $4,250 Monthly Fee Range $2,299–$3,999 on single occupancy, second-person fee. Contract Options Month-to-month leases. All independent living. Medicare Certified No, because no medical services included. Long-term Care Insurance N/A Min. Age to Obtain Residence 55 Contact Information 919-490-6224; durhamregent.com EMERALD POND 205 Emerald Pond Ln., Durham Entrance Fee Range Community fee of $2,850 - $4,700 Monthly Fee Range $2,244 - $4,599 Contract Options Month-to-month leases. No buy-in fees. Refund Options A partial refund of community fee if resident stays less than three months. Medicare Certified No, because no medical services included. Long-term Care Insurance N/A Min. Age to Obtain Residence 55

Contact Information 919-493-4713; emeraldpond.net TWIN RIVERS INDEPENDENT SENIOR LIVING 25 Rectory St., Pittsboro Entrance Fee $2,500 per person Monthly Fee Range $2,500 – $5,000 Contract Options None. Requires one month’s notice prior to moving out. Refund Options Pro-rated on the first month if resident moves in at the beginning of the month; pro-rated in the last month if resident leaves before the end of the month. Medicare Certified No Long-term Care Insurance Not accepted Min. Age to Obtain Residence 65 Contact Information 919-545-0149 or 919-548-7538; twinriverssenior.com; info@twinriverssenior.com

Post-Acute Continuing Care System HILLCREST Featuring Elegant Care, a Hillcrest tradition since 1951. Short-Term Rehabilitation, 24/7 Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Hillcrest Convalescent Center 1417 W. Pettigrew St., Durham Entrance Fee None. No deposit or application fee required. Monthly Fee Call for pricing. Contract Options All-inclusive monthly rate for short-term, long-term, assisted living or respite stays. Refund Options Pay only for the days spent, any unused daily rate refunded Min. Age to Obtain Residence N/A Contact Information 919-286-7705; admissions@hillcrestnc.com Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley 3830 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh Entrance Fee None. No deposit or application fee required. Monthly Fee Call for pricing. Contract Options All-inclusive monthly rate for short-term, long-term or respite stays. Refund Options Pay only for the days spent, any unused daily rate refunded Min. Age to Obtain Residence N/A Contact Information 919-781-4900; admissions@hillcrestraleighnc.com Home Health Hillcrest Home Health of the Triangle 1000 Bear Cat Way, Ste. 104, Morrisville Personal care, respite care in-home support and companionship. Contact Information 919-468-1204



Outpatient Therapy & Wellness (New freestanding location) Hillcrest Therapy & Wellness 4215 University Dr., Ste. B2, Durham Physical therapy, specialty treatments, wellness services. Contact Information 919-627-6700 SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF CHAPEL HILL 1602 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill Entrance Fee None. No application or deposit fee. Monthly Fee Range Call for pricing. Contract Options All inclusive monthly rate for short-term, long-term, assisted living or respite stays. Refund Options Refunds available for any days not used. Medicare Certified Yes Long-term Care Insurance Not required, but accepted. Contact Information 919-967-1418; shcofchapelhill.com; admission.chapelhill@signaturehealthcarellc.com

Can your retirement self be your most active self?

THE 2019 DIRECTORY OF 55+ COMMUNITIES CAROLINA ARBORS BY DEL WEBB 3055 Del Webb Arbors Dr., Durham Price Range of Houses Low $300s – $600s Number of Units 1,256 units Resale Status New and Resale Avg. Size of Houses 1,100 – 2,600 sq. ft. Amenities Included 37,000-sq.-ft. clubhouse, lifestyle director, fitness center, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, indoor pool, outdoor pool Sales Contact 877-266-0297, carolinaarbors@delwebb.com; delwebb.com/carolinaarbors CAROLINA PRESERVE 115 Allforth Place, Cary Price Range of Houses High $200s – low $500s Number of Units 1,360 units Resale Status Resale Only Avg. Size of Houses 1,200 – 3,500 sq. ft. Amenities Included Tennis courts, bocce ball courts, indoor pool, outdoor pool, fitness center, clubhouse, access to Town of Cary Greenway Contact 919-467-7837; cpamberly.net


CORBINTON LIVING 680 Market House Way, Hillsborough Price Range of Houses Low $300s – mid $400s Number of Units 70 units Resale Status New Only Avg. Size of Houses 1,600 – 2,100 sq. ft. Amenities Included Clubhouse, walking trail, dog park, community gardens, yard maintenance, exterior home maintenance Sales Contact Marilyn Courville, 919-389-2982; corbintonliving.com; 800-651-4951 THE COURTYARDS AT ANDREWS CHAPEL 208 Andrews Chapel Rd., Durham Price Range of Houses Mid $300s – low $500s Number of Units 120 units Resale Status New Only Avg. Size of Houses 1,520 – 4,000 sq. ft. „

Retirement living at Carolina Meadows is for those who choose more. More choices and guidance to stay toned, limber and fit. More facilities for sporting pastimes. More opportunities for learning and social engagement. More convenience with on-site primary care.

“Our variety of wellness classes provides the benefit of being fit and staying fit plus a chance to socialize with many friends.” —CHRIS


1-800-458-6756 www.carolinameadows.org Only Carolina Meadows offers the EQUITY ADVANTAGETM For more information about our vibrant, independent community in Chapel Hill, NC, book your tour today.

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Amenities Included Large clubhouse, saltwater pool, fitness center, walking trail Sales Contact Kaylee Daum, 919-2895784; epconcommunities.com THE COURTYARDS AT HOMESTEAD ROAD 104 Windemere Crossing, Chapel Hill Price Range of Houses High $300s – mid $400s Number of Units 64 units Resale Status New only

Avg. Size of Houses 1,520 – 2,800 sq. ft. Amenities Included Clubhouse, saltwater pool, fitness center, fire pits, community garden Sales Contact Kaylee Daum, 919-289-5766; epconcommunities.com THE COURTYARDS AT O’KELLY CHAPEL 1601 Vineyard Mist Dr., Cary Price Range of Houses High $300s – high $400s

From Cottages to Castles It’s one stop shopping for both real estate and design. From your first Rental Cottage to the Castle of Your Dreams, contact Gates and let your Lifetime Realtor handle ALL your real estate needs.

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Number of Units 148 units Resale Status New only Avg. Size of Houses 1,500 – 3,000 sq. ft. Amenities Included Clubhouse, saltwater pool, fitness center, access to American Tobacco Trail Sales Contact Kaylee Daum, 919-289-5759; epconcommunities.com CREEKSIDE AT BETHPAGE 3500 Page Rd., Durham Price Range of Houses Mid $200s – mid $400s Number of Units 330 units Resale Status New Only Avg. Size of Houses 1,300 – 2,500 sq. ft. Amenities Included Recreation/fitness center, yoga studio, art & pottery room, community garden, resort-style pool, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, dog park Sales Contact Sue Frizell, 919-626-3500; creeksideatbethpage.com ENCORE AT BRIAR CHAPEL 117 Boone St., Chapel Hill Price Range of Houses Low $300s – high $400s Number of Units 185 units Resale Status New Only Avg. Size of Houses 1,600 – 3,200 sq. ft. Amenities Included Briar Chapel amenities, clubhouse, fitness center, indoor pool, fire pits, yoga room, meeting area Sales Contact 919-636-6806, davidweekleyhomes.com FENDOL FARMS MANORS 1003 White Bark Ln., Durham Fendol Farms is Lennar Raleigh’s first Active Adult community offering ranch, two-story and townhome plans in 6 collections. Featuring resortstyle amenities including a future pool and clubhouse, tennis, bocce and pickleball courts, dog parks and community gardens. Fendol Farms is life reimagined. Price Range of Houses Low $300s – low $600s Number of Units 500 units Resale Status New Only Avg. Size of Houses 2,000 – 2,700 sq. ft. Amenities Included Clubhouse, fitness center, outdoor pool, bocce ball court, tennis courts, community garden, dog park, walking trails Contact 919-530-9182; cdn.lennar.net/ new-homes/north-carolina/raleigh/ durham/fendol-farms/manors-collection



THE VILLAS AT CULP ARBOR 108 Culp Hill Dr., Chapel Hill Price Range of Houses Mid $300s – mid $400s Number of Units 126 Resale Status New Avg. Size of Houses 1,500 – 2,800 sq. ft. Amenities Included Clubhouse, saltwater pool, fitness center Sales Contact Kaylee Daum, 919-289-2768; epconcommunities.com

Robert and Pearl Seymour Center 2551 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill 919-968-2070 Jerry M. Passmore Center (formerly the Central Orange Senior Center) 103 Meadowlands Dr., Hillsborough 919-245-2015 Aging Helpline 919-968-2087 Orange County Senior Striders (Mall-Walking Program) 919-968-2070 to register or 919-245-4270 for more information

VILLAS OF WAKE FOREST 989 Blue Bird Ln., Wake Forest Price Range of Houses High $200s – low $300s Number of Units 144 units Resale Status New and Resale Avg. Size of Houses 1,500 – 1,800 sq. ft. Amenities Included Clubhouse, exercise room, heated outdoor pool, bocce ball court, putting green Contact 540-699-3009; cornerstonehomes.net/the-villas-ofwake-forest


Orange County Senior Games 919-918-7372 Volunteer Connect 55+ 919-245-4241 Chatham County Council on Aging chathamcouncilonaging.org; 919-542-4512 Grapevine Realty Services (agency focused on senior market) grapevinerealtyservices.com 919-444-5374

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COHOUSING ELDERBERRY 60 Elderberry Ln., Rougemont Price Range of Houses High $100s – mid $200s Number of Units 12 units Resale Status Resale Only Avg. Size of Houses 700 – 800 sq. feet Amenities Included Self-developed, community-oriented cohousing, hiking trails, community garden Sales Contact Mary Bennett, 336364-4173, mbkbennett@gmail.com; elderberrycohousing.com VILLAGE HEARTH 1000 Infinity Rd., Durham Price Range of Houses Mid $200s – high $300s Number of Units: 28 units Resale Status: New only Avg. Size of Houses 600 – 1,200 sq. ft. Amenities Included Self-developed, community-oriented cohousing, hiking trails, community garden Contact 561-714-8009; villagehearthcohousing.com CHM

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back to school Quality education is often a primary concern for families moving to a new area and fortunately, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Orange County Schools and Chatham County Schools have a proven record of continued excellence. Read on for facts about each district and a directory of other options.

CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO CITY SCHOOLS (CHCCS) 750 S. Merritt Mill Rd., Chapel Hill • 919-967-8211 • chccs.org

Fast Facts

• U.S. News and World Report ranked East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill High School and Carrboro High School as the No. 6, No. 9 and No. 13 high schools in North Carolina, respectively, in 2018. • Graduation rate: 91.6%. • Dual Language Programs: Carrboro Elementary School and Frank Porter Graham Elementary School, Spanish; Glenwood Elementary School, Chinese. • 73% of CHCCS teachers hold advanced degrees.

Chris Walker, physical education teacher at Hillsborough Elementary School, inspires his classes to get movinG.


Dr. Pamela Baldwin began her tenure as superintendent in April 2017. She has enjoyed a successful career in public education spanning over 18 years in North Carolina. Prior to joining CHCCS, she served as superintendent of Asheville City Schools, assistant superintendent of Scotland County Schools, and director of teaching and learning for Currituck County Schools. Along her career journey, she also served as a principal and assistant principal, high school science teacher and athletic coach. Dr. Baldwin studied biology at George Mason University, earned a master’s degree in school administration from East Carolina University and a doctorate in educational leadership and administration from UNC Wilmington.


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ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOLS 200 E. King St., Hillsborough 919-732-8126 orangecountyfirst.com




Fast Facts

• Graduation rate: 89.1% • Beginning in 2018, New Hope Elementary School will offer a Dual Language and Global Leadership Program. • 1:1 Technology Initiative ensures students of all grades have a Chromebook or iPad.


Dr. Todd Wirt, the 2016-17 president of Central Carolina RESA (Regional Education Service Alliance), came to Orange County Schools after serving as the assistant superintendent for academics in Wake County Public Schools. Before Wake County, he was in Mooresville Graded School District, where he served as executive director of secondary education as well as principal of Mooresville High School from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that, Dr. Wirt served as a middle and high school principal and assistant principal and teacher in the AlamanceBurlington School System.



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369 West St., Pittsboro • 919-542-3626 • chatham.k12.nc.us

• Graduation rate: 87.7% • Dual-language available at Siler City Elementary School, North Chatham Elementary School, Chatham Middle School, Margaret B. Pollard Middle School and Jordan-Matthews High School. • Chatham School of Science and Engineering is a high school (9-12) housed in Central Carolina Community College offering early associate degrees and advanced STEM academics.


Dr. Derrick D. Jordan became interim superintendent of Chatham County Schools on September 1, 2013, and was sworn in as permanent superintendent on March 6, 2014. Dr. Jordan joined the Chatham County Schools team in 2008 as the director of secondary education. A former middle and high school English teacher, Dr. Jordan was a high school principal in eastern North Carolina prior to arriving in Chatham. Dr. Jordan earned a bachelor’s in English from North Carolina Central University, a master’s in school administration from East Carolina University and a Doctor of Education degree in leadership and policy from UNC, where he was elected as a Jackson Scholar by the faculty.

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Central Carolina Community College Central Carolina Community College is a public two-year college serving primarily residents of Chatham, Harnett and Lee counties. It is a member of the North Carolina Community College System and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Since Durham Technical Community College opened its Orange County Campus (OCC) more than a decade ago, an ever-growing number of folks are wising up to an incredible resource in our own backyard. But in case you’re not one of them, here are some fast facts:

• CCCC offers over 150 degrees, diplomas and certificates.

• Degree & certificate programs: 108

• The college serves approximately 6,000 credentialseeking students through its on-site and distance learning programs and services.

• Durham Tech has the only Dental Laboratory Technology and Opticianry training programs in the North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee region and has the only Anesthesia Technology program in North Carolina and the surrounding states. • Nearly 9 out of 10 Durham Tech students pass their licensure or certification tests the first time they take them. • Tuition compared to local public universities: 1/3 of cost • Total volunteer service hours 2017-2018: 6,675 • Value of civic engagement by Durham Tech faculty, staff and students: $161,134.50 • In fiscal year 2017-2018, Durham Tech Corporate Education partnered with 39 unique companies and organizations including manufacturers, health care providers, construction, information technology and life science companies, providing training to over 1,600 employees.

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• CCCC offers unique programs such as Laser & Photonics Technology, Veterinary Medical Technology, Automotive Restoration and Motorcycle Mechanics. • CCCC annual tuition cost is $1,936.00.

• 82% average course success rate for Fall 2017 dual enrollment. • 90% or higher 2017 licensure pass rates for first-time test takers: Basic Law Enforcement, Cosmetology, Cosmetology Apprentice, Detention Officer, Practical Nursing, Veterinary Medical Technology. • Over the past five years, 1,450 students have earned a high school credential from the college’s College and Career Readiness program. • A total of 4,294 firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, police and correctional officers have received continuing education training through the Public Safety program during the 2017 calendar year.„

Our community runs on it. CURIOSITY, THAT IS.

At Cary Academy, we challenge our students to be enthusiastically inquisitive: to seek adventure, revel in curiosity, follow passions, broaden worldviews, take risks, and try new things. With our diverse and inclusive community (43% students of color), there is no shortage of different voices with which to collaborate, share new ideas, or get a different perspective. We’d love to add yours. You belong here. Apply at caryacademy.org/admissions. Financial aid and first consideration deadline is January 18, 2019. Bus transportation is available.

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS DIRECTORY BETHESDA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1914 S. Miami Blvd., Durham 919-598-0190 bcacrusaders.org Focus Partners with Christian families to help equip students academically, socially, physically and spiritually. Grades K-8 Total Enrollment 184 Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1 Yearly Tuition Elementary $6,717; Middle $7,411 Special Requirements Student testing and parent interview. BRIGHT HORIZONS CHILDREN’S CENTER Durham locations: 2352 So-Hi Dr.; 4 UNC-TV Dr.; 1012 Slater Rd.; 4205 Capitol St. 877-624-4532 brighthorizons.com Focus Empowering children from infancy to become confident, successful learners and secure, caring people. Growing young readers, scientists, artists and explorers who are engaged and curious. Programs invite children to approach school and academics with skills, confidence and a drive for excellence. Grades Infants-Pre-K Total Enrollment Varies per location. Student/Faculty Ratio Varies per location. Yearly Tuition Varies per location. CAMELOT ACADEMY 809 Proctor St., Durham 919-688-3040 camelotacademy.org Focus Features individualized instruction, mastery-based learning and parental involvement. Grades K-12 Total Enrollment 130-140 Student/Faculty Ratio 11:1 Yearly Tuition $10,900-$14,850; Merit scholarships available. Special Requirements Reading and math assessments and two-day student visit. CARDINAL GIBBONS HIGH SCHOOL 1401 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh 919-834-1625 cghsnc.org Focus A college preparatory school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh that aims to form men and women of faith, service and leadership in church and community. Grades 9-12 Total Enrollment 1,530 (approx.) Student/Faculty Ratio 14:1 Yearly Tuition $10,810-$14,810 Special Requirements Previous school records, testing, application, recommendation and an essay. CAROLINA FRIENDS SCHOOL 4809 Friends School Rd., Durham 919-383-6602 cfsnc.org Focus A vibrant and inclusive learning community inspired by Quaker values that empowers students to think critically, creatively and independently. Grades Pre-K-12 Total Enrollment 500 Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 in Early School; 9:1 in Lower, Middle and Upper

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Yearly Tuition See website for tuition ranges by unit; adjusted tuition available. Special Requirements Campus visits are welcome, with both individual and group informational tours available. Application process includes a student visit; information and materials available online. Contact admission@cfsnc.org for additional information. CARY ACADEMY 1500 N. Harrison Ave., Cary 919-677-3873 caryacademy.org Focus A college preparatory school integrating the best of traditional education with new and emerging technologies. Grades 6-12 Total Enrollment 755 Student/Faculty Ratio 9:1 Yearly Tuition $23,800; $2,350 new student fee Special Requirements Entrance exam, student visit/interview, transcripts, teacher recommendations. CHAPEL HILL COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL Preschool: 106 Purefoy Rd., Chapel Hill 919-942-3955 chapelhillcoop.com Focus Partnering with families of children from diverse backgrounds to respect and honor childhood, celebrate independence and support children as they learn and grow through play. NAEYC Accredited with a Five Star License. Grades Pre-K Total Enrollment 55 Student/Faculty Ratio Age 2, 6:1; age 3, 8:1; age 4-5, 8:1 Yearly Tuition Varies by age and enrollment status; Half-, three-quarter or full-day options. Special Requirements None. CHAPEL HILL COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL INFANT AND TODDLER SITE 110 N. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill 919-942-0220 chapelhillcoop.com Focus Partnering with families of children from diverse backgrounds to respect and honor childhood, celebrate independence and support children as they learn and grow through play. NAEYC Accredited with a Five Star License. Grades Infant-2 years Total Enrollment 28 Student/Faculty Ratio Infants 3:1; Toddlers 5:1; Age 2, 6:1 Yearly Tuition Varies by age and enrollment status. Three-quarter or full-day options. Special Requirements None. CRESSET CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3707 Garrett Rd., Durham 919-354-8000 cressetchristian.org Focus Cultivates the heart of each student to educate, nurture and help shape their character in a Christ-centered environment grounded in the truth of God’s word. Grades Infant-Grade 12 Total Enrollment 280 Student/Faculty Ratio Preschool 5:1; Lower School 9:1; Upper School 10:1 Yearly Tuition $8,140-$10,159 Special Requirements Student and parent interview, previous records, visit and application.

DUKE SCHOOL 3716 Erwin Rd., Durham 919-416-9420 dukeschool.org Focus Students leave Duke School with the ability to think independently and critically and prepared to take their place in the global community in which collaboration and strong communication skills are essential. Grades Age 3-Grade 8 Total Enrollment 485 Student/Faculty Ratio Preschool and kindergarten, 8:1; grade 1-4, 12:1; grades 5-8, 12:1 Yearly Tuition Visit dukeschool.org/page/ apply/duke-school-affordability for details. Special Requirements Admissions application, student assessment, candidate profile, parent visit and tour. DURHAM ACADEMY Preschool and Lower school: 3501 Ridge Rd., Durham Middle school: 3116 Academy Rd., Durham Upper school: 3601 Ridge Rd., Durham 919-493-5787 da.org Focus Strives to provide an education that will enable students to live moral, happy and productive lives. Grades Pre-K-12 Total Enrollment 1,230 Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Yearly Tuition $14,965-$25,925 (not including activity fees) Special Requirements Assessment or entrance exam, which varies by grade level. Interview required for grades 9-12. DURHAM NATIVITY SCHOOL 1004 N. Mangum St., Durham 919-680-3790 durhamnativity.org Focus Provides a learning environment for eligible boys, supporting them in their personal, social, moral and intellectual development, and positioning them to be successful at an independent college preparatory high school. Grades 5-8 Total Enrollment 60 Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1 Yearly Tuition None. Special Requirements Open house. EMERSON WALDORF SCHOOL 6211 New Jericho Rd., Chapel Hill 919-967-1858 emersonwaldorf.org Focus Encourages and promotes independent thinking and social responsibility, as well as academic and artistic excellence. Grades Pre-K-12 Total Enrollment 250 Student/Faculty Ratio Kindergarten, 8:1; grades 1-12, 10:1 Yearly Tuition $5,099-$17,891 Special Requirements Meeting with parents and child, plus classroom visit. EMPOWERED MINDS ACADEMY 1217 Holloway St., Durham empoweredmindsacademy.com Focus A learner-driven community where children cherish freedom and take responsibility for their experiences. Africancentered content and culture are valued and




Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment. - Dr. Maria Montessori


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practiced. Children discover their gifts, their passions and their purpose, and are active participants in the design and execution of their education, finding joy in hard work, earning real-world apprenticeships and taking deep dives into subjects through hands-on challenges and projects. Grades K-8 Total Enrollment 16 Student/Teacher Ratio 8:1 Yearly Tuition $5,000, $250 annual registration fee. Special Requirements School visit, trial day and interview. GORMAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3311 E. Geer St., Durham 919-688-2567 gormanchristian.org Focus Partners with parents to provide an excellent education with a Biblical worldview while developing strong Christian character and values. Grades K-8 Total Enrollment 100 Student/Faculty Ratio 12:1 Yearly Tuition K, $5,472; Grades 1-5, $6,567; Grades 6-8, $6,810; Early Learning Center (weekly) Age 2, $189; Age 3-4, $176 Special Requirements Administrator meets parents and child. HAW RIVER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2428 Silk Hope Gum Springs Rd., Pittsboro 919-533-4139 hawriverchristian.org Focus A nonprofit, interdenominational private school providing an excellent Christian and classical education. Grades Junior K- Grade 9 Total Enrollment 110 Student/Faculty Ratio 7:1 Yearly Tuition Phonics (JK/K), $4,500; Grammar, $5,500; Logic/Rhetoric, $6,000 Special Requirements Four-part admissions process includes tour with classroom observations, application, academic screening and family interview.

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HOPE CREEK ACADEMY 4723 Erwin Rd., Durham 919-932-0360 justrightacademy.org Focus Provides structure without rigidity for special needs students who struggle in a traditional environment. Grades K-12 Total Enrollment 60 Student/Faculty Ratio 3:1 Yearly Tuition $21,500 and $500 materials fee. Limited financial aid available. Special Requirements School visit. IMMACULATA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 721 Burch Ave., Durham 919-682-5847 immaculataschool.org Focus Views learning as a lifelong endeavor to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically. Grades Age 3-Grade 8 Total Enrollment 500 Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Yearly Tuition $6,708-$8,031 for parishioners, otherwise $8,415-$8,905, plus $200 annual enrollment fee. Special Requirements Entry test, copy of student’s permanent records and current teacher recommendations. (Application and teacher recommendations are available online.) Application fee is $100. INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL 3001 Academy Rd., Bldg. 300, Durham 919-401-4343 imsnc.org Focus A nonprofit Mandarin Chinese-, Spanish- or French-language immersion school that aims to promote bilingualism and improve communication across cultural boundaries. Grades Age 20 months-Grade 6 Total Enrollment 100 Student/Faculty Ratio 9:1 Yearly Tuition Half-day, $10,800; Threequarter day, $12,595; Regular day, $13,595; After-school care, $3,035.

Scholarships available. Special Requirements Parent interview and observation. LAKEWOOD AVENUE CHILDREN’S SCHOOL 1701 Lakewood Ave., Durham 919-493-5882 lakewoodavenue.com Focus Providing the highest-quality early childhood program with a stable, welleducated teaching staff ensuring consistent care and education for children; low teacher-child ratios, ensuring a multitude of opportunities for meaningful interaction; a rich, innovative curriculum to stimulate children’s development; and an intimate, home-like environment rich with opportunities to support children’s learning. Grades Ages 1-5 Total Enrollment 33 Student/Faculty Ratio Ages 1-3, 4:1; Ages 3-5, 8:1 Tuition Toddlers $1,750/month; Preschool $1,650/month Special Requirements The director offers individual family tours weekday mornings at 9:30 beginning in October for the following school year. LEGACY ACADEMY 515 E. Winmore Ave., Chapel Hill 919-929-7060 lachapelhill.com Focus Students are actively involved in multisensory activities inside and out, including art, music, language, math, science, brain power and physical activities. Classrooms, gardens and playgrounds are designed to be both fun and nurturing. Five Star licensure and NAEYC accredited. Kindergarten, afterschool, summer camp for children up to 12 years old also offered. Grades 6 weeks-Age 12 Total Enrollment 115 Student/Faculty Ratio Infants, 5:1; 13-24 months, 6:1; 25-36 months, 9:1; 37-48 months, 10:1; age 4-5, 13:1; age 6-12, 14:1 „

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Yearly Tuition Partnerships: Duke, UNC, UNCHC. Varies by age and program. Special Requirements Consultation required and registration fee of $150. THE LERNER SCHOOL 1935 W. Cornwallis Rd., Durham 919-286-5517 lernerschool.org Focus Integrating Jewish studies through an authentic academic curriculum, fostering learning of Jewish values and traditions while building a diverse and caring community – one child at a time. Grades Age 2-Grade 5 Total Enrollment 135 Student/Faculty Ratio 9:1 Yearly Tuition Flexible tuition offered for elementary and five-day preschool students based on schedule options (half day, full day or extended day). Special Requirements Admissions application, parent and student visit, teacher recommendations and screening process. LIBERTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 3864 Guess Rd., Durham 919-471-5522 lbcdurham.org Focus Students will acquire knowledge and wisdom with a biblical world view as demonstrated through service and leadership in worship, missions, care and growth. The core values of truth, intellectual development, potential in Christ, Christian personnel and operational integrity are woven with worship, missions, care and Christian growth, which are the core values of Liberty Baptist Church. Grades Pre-K-12 Total Enrollment 200 Student/Faculty Ratio 18:1 Yearly Tuition $3,900; $6,350 (2 children), $8,150 (3 or more children) Special Requirements Entry test and interview. MI ESCUELITA SPANISH IMMERSION PRESCHOOL 405-B Smith Level Rd., Chapel Hill 919-969-7949 miescuelitanc.org Focus To create an integrated community by providing high-quality educational programs that honor diversity and encourage understanding through Spanish language immersion activities for Spanish-speaking and English-speaking children, their families, friends and neighbors. Grades Ages 1-5 years Total Enrollment Approximately 50 children Student/Faculty Ratio Age 1-2, 4:1; age 2-3, 13:2; age 3-4, 6:1; age 4-5, 12:1 Tuition $408-$1,478 per month; varies by class. Special Requirements None. MONTESSORI COMMUNITY SCHOOL 4512 Pope Rd., Durham 919-493-8541 mcsdurham.org Focus Students learn in a vibrant Montessori community where they are guided toward selfdiscovery and the realization of their unique contributions to the world. Grades 18 months-Grade 8 Total Enrollment 220 Student/Faculty Ratio 18 months-age 3, 6:1; ages 3-6, 12:1; grades 1-3, 12:1; grades 4-6,

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12:1; grades 7-8, 8:1 Yearly Tuition 18 months-age 3: half-day, $11,526, full day, $15,815; ages 3-4: halfday, $10,829, full-day, $14,613; Kindergarten, $15,118; grades 1-3, $15,273; grades 4-6, $15,850; grades 7-8, $18,547 MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF DURHAM (formerly the Montessori Children’s House of Durham) 2800 Pickett Rd., Durham 919-489-9045 mchdurham.org Focus Curriculum based on Montessori approach to education. Grades 18 months-Grade 6 Total Enrollment 140 Student/Faculty Ratio Toddler (18 months-3 years), 6:1; Preschool, 11:1; Elementary, 12:1 Yearly Tuition $3,600-$19,990 for toddlers; $5,475-$16,900 through Grade 6. See website for details. Varies by schedule for toddlers. Special Requirements Required visit for parents. MONTESSORI DAY SCHOOL 1702 Legion Rd., Chapel Hill 919-929-3339 mdsch.org Focus Offers a faculty-operated school, a well-equipped learning environment and an enriched Montessori curriculum to meet the needs of children with a wide range of abilities. On-site aftercare also available. Grades Toddler-Grade 6 Total Enrollment 75 Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 maximum Yearly Tuition $9,550-$10,850 Special Requirements Interview process includes general evaluation and meeting with parents. Three-day visit for elementary. MONTESSORI FARM SCHOOL 2400 Broad St., Ste. 2, Durham 919-732-5026 montessorifarmschool.com Focus Montessori with special emphasis on nature study and activities including gardening and animal care. Grades Pre-K-K Total Enrollment Up to 24 Student/Faculty Ratio 8:1 Yearly Tuition Pre-K, $7,750; Kindergarten, $9,250 Special Requirements Contact the school and set up an appointment to visit. MOUNT ZION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3519 Fayetteville St., Durham 919-688-4245 mzcadurham.org Focus Prepares students for college or technical school and for obtaining employment upon graduation from high school. Total Enrollment 200 Student/Faculty Ratio 13:1 Yearly Tuition $5,000 for day school, $12,000 for room and board Special Requirements Interview with the administrators. PINEWOODS MONTESSORI SCHOOL 109 Millstone Dr., Hillsborough 919-644-2090 pinewoodsmontessori.com Focus Children are taught traditional

academics as well as basic life skills and social awareness. Grades Pre-K-6 Total Enrollment 101 Student/Faculty Ratio Toddler, 12:2; Preschool, 11:1; Elementary, 20:2 Yearly Tuition Toddler and primary half-day, $4,500-$5,900; Extended day, $6,800; Lower elementary, $7,500; Upper elementary, $8,500 Special Requirements Scheduled observation recommended before submitting an application. PRIMROSE SCHOOL AT HOPE VALLEY FARMS 702 Juliette Dr., Durham 919-484-8884 primrosehopevalleyfarms.com Focus An accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. Partners with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Grades Infant-Pre-K Total Enrollment 158 Student/Faculty Ratio Infant, 4:1; toddler, 6:1; ages 2-3, 9:1; ages 3-4, 10:1; pre-K, 12:1; afterschool program (ages 5-12), 14:1 Tuition Varies by age level. Infants, $1,043/ month; Toddlers, $1,359/month; Pre-K, $1,025/ month; Preschool, $1,053/month. Special Requirements $150 pre-registration fee, $50 supply fee. Guided tour of the facility and two weeks of nonrefundable tuition in advance for older children. PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF CHAPEL HILL AT BRIAR CHAPEL 81 Falling Springs Dr., Chapel Hill 919-441-0441 primrosechapelhill.com Focus An accredited private preschool delivering an exclusive balanced learning approach. Created from top early education wisdom, it balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. Grades Infant-Pre-K Total Enrollment 175 Student/Faculty Ratio Infant, 4:1; Young Toddler, 5:1; Toddler, 6:1; Early Preschool, 8:1; Preschool, 10:1; Pre-Kindergarten, 12:1; afterschool program (ages 5-12), 15:1 Yearly Tuition Varies by age level. $1,165$1,520 per month, full-time enrollment; $540-$1,065 per month, part-time enrollment Special Requirements $150 pre-registration fee. QUALITY EDUCATION INSTITUTE 800 Elmira Ave., Durham 919-680-6544 qeidurhamnc.org Focus A student-centered learning community with a rigorous curriculum and clearly defined standards of performance and high expectations. Grades Pre-K-5 Total Enrollment 51 Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Yearly Tuition $7,500 THE SCHOOLHOUSE AT GREENWOOD 806 Christopher Rd., Chapel Hill 919-259-2520 theschoolhouseatgreenwood.com Focus To provide an intellectual education

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through brain development using four languages at the preschool level: ASL, English, Mandarin and Spanish. Teach and expect only what a child is able to do according to his/her developmental readiness. Organic, homecooked meals. Grades Preschool (birth-6 years) Total Enrollment 12 Student/Faculty Ratio 3:1 Yearly Tuition Call for information. Special Requirements Children are accepted year-round, depending on available space. ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC SCHOOL 920 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill Lower School: 919-929-1546; Middle School: 919-942-6257 stmcsnc.org Focus Provides an education for each child in a God-centered environment. Grades Age 3-Grade 8 Total Enrollment 325 Student/Faculty Ratio Age 3, 7:1; age 4, 10:1; grades K-4, 25:2 (teacher and assistant); grades 5-8, 25:1 Yearly Tuition Pre-K, $6,760; K-8, $7,950$10,340 Special Requirements Application, $200 application fee, test scores, report cards, feedback from previous teachers, birth certificate, baptismal certificate, letter from Catholic parish (if parish tuition rate), health form and immunization record. THE STUDIO SCHOOL OF DURHAM (Formerly Acton Academy) 1201 W. Woodcroft Pkwy., Durham 919-967-2700 studioschoolofdurham.org Focus Multi-grade classrooms where education is rooted in discovery, academic mastery and a collaborative, project-based approach. Grades K-5 Total Enrollment 80 Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Yearly Tuition $9,750 Special Requirements None. SOUTHPOINT ACADEMY 7415 Fayetteville Rd., Durham 919-544-5652 southpointacademy.org Focus Prepares students to become ethical, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education in a nurturing Christian environment. Also offers a 10-week summer program. Grades K-5 Total Enrollment Fewer than 50 Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Yearly Tuition $5,500 Special Requirements Tour, application, meeting with administrator and student testing. THE HILL CENTER 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham 919-489-7464 hillcenter.org Focus Transforms students with learning differences into confident, independent learners through a half-day school year program, tutoring and summer programs. Grades K-12 Total Enrollment 180 Student/Faculty Ratio 4:1

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Yearly Tuition $19,875; grades 9-12 may choose to enroll for two hours ($15,375) or one hour ($11,365). Special Requirements Application and interview required. TRIANGLE DAY SCHOOL 4911 Neal Rd., Durham 919-383-8800 triangledayschool.org Focus A warm and welcoming community devoted to academic excellence that ignites intellectual curiosity, fosters compassion and integrity, and nurtures creativity, inspiring confidence in each student to lead a life of purpose. Grades Transitional K-8 Total Enrollment 210-220 Student/Faculty Ratio 9:1 Yearly Tuition $12,775-$16,060 Special Requirements Application and interview required. TRINITY SCHOOL OF DURHAM AND CHAPEL HILL 4011 Pickett Rd., Durham 919-402-8262 trinityschoolnc.org Focus Educates students in transitional kindergarten to grade 12 within the framework of Christian faith and conviction – teaching the classical tools of learning; providing a rich, yet unhurried curriculum; and communicating truth, goodness and beauty. Seeks to create a community in which there is delight in learning and an atmosphere that encourages the sort of intellectual, moral and aesthetic development that is fitting for those who bear the image of God. Challenges students in a way that stimulates their natural curiosity, guiding their discovery toward personal, intellectual and spiritual growth. Grades Transitional K-12 Total Enrollment 540 Student/Faculty Ratio Lower school, 9:1; Middle school, 13:1; Upper school, 15:1 Yearly Tuition $5,680-$21,550 Special Requirements Check website for complete details, application deadlines and open house dates. WILLOW OAK MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S HOUSE 886 Hamlet Chapel Rd., Pittsboro 919-240-7787 childrenshouse.willowoakmontessori.org Focus Strives to assist children in achieving their unique potential as responsible global citizens by nurturing self-confidence and independent decision-making in a stimulating, creative and diverse Montessori community. Grades Pre-school-K Total Enrollment 40 Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Yearly Tuition $5,980 Special Requirements $75 application fee, toilet-trained.

REGIONAL BOARDING SCHOOLS DIRECTORY ASHEVILLE SCHOOL 360 Asheville School Rd., Asheville 828-254-6345 ashevilleschool.org

Focus Students live in a nurturing community where faculty and students genuinely know one another. The school offers a rigorous coed college preparatory program for students who represent 21 states and 14 countries. Grades 9-12 Total Enrollment 288 Student/Faculty Ratio 4:1 Yearly Tuition $57,645 ($33,975 for day students) Special Requirements Separate interviews for both parents and child required. SSAT exam, full application, Math and English recommendations, transcript and testing also required. For more information, email admission@ashevilleschool.org. NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 1219 Broad St., Durham 919-416-2825 ncssm.edu Focus The nation’s first public residential high school focused on science, technology, engineering and math. NCSSM challenges and inspires talented students from across North Carolina through a residential campus, online program, summer STEM enrichment programs and distance offerings for schools and educators. Grades 11-12 Total Enrollment 680 Student/Faculty Ratio 8.5:1 Yearly Tuition NCSSM is tuition free. There are no fees associated with applying or attending. Special Requirements See ncssm.edu/apply. SALEM ACADEMY 500 E. Salem Ave., Winston-Salem 336-721-2643 salemacademy.com Focus Fosters the intellectual, spiritual, social and physical growth of young women. Offers 16 Advanced Placement courses, competition in 11 sports, a comprehensive fine arts program and technology, advising and co-curricular programs. Offers dual-enrollment college courses at Salem College to supplement AP curriculum. Grades 9-12 Total Enrollment 175 Student/Faculty Ratio 7:1 Yearly Tuition $48,000 ($24,550 for day students) Special Requirements Application process includes teacher recommendations, testing, an interview and transcripts. SAINT MARY’S SCHOOL 900 Hillsborough St., Raleigh 919-424-4000 sms.edu Focus Established in 1842, this all-girl, independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day high school offers an integrated, hands-on curriculum focused on developing 10 key competencies, including critical thinking, cross-cultural intelligence and new media literacy. With AP courses, electives like economics and biomedical science, world languages, an extensive arts program, 11 sports, and a seminar program providing real-life learning through partnerships with Triangle-area experts and resources, the school fulfills its mission to prepare girls for college and life. Grades 9-12 „

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Total Enrollment 270 Student/Faculty Ratio 8:1 Yearly Tuition $54,950 ($27,455 day students) Need- and merit-based financial aid available. Special Requirements Application, three written recommendations, a transcript from the applicant’s current school, SSAT scores and an on-campus interview at Saint Mary’s. Contact admission@sms.edu for more information.


(Admission by lottery. Check with school for key dates) ENO RIVER ACADEMY 920 Corporate Dr., Hillsborough 919-644-6272 enoriveracademy.org Focus Utilizing a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) curriculum model to build upon a 20-year tradition of academic and artistic excellence. Grades K-12 Total Enrollment 750 Student/Faculty Ratio 20:1 Special Requirements Application. Initial enrollment based on lottery in February; students are waitlisted once slots are filled. THE EXPEDITION SCHOOL 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd., Hillsborough 919-245-8432 theexpeditionschool.com Focus Embraces the natural curiosity of children and empowers them to become innovative problem solvers and community builders, and to

provide excellent education through an experiential, project-based, STEM-focused curriculum. Grades K-8 Total Enrollment 30 Student/Faculty Ratio K-4, 10:1; grades 5-8, 22:1. Resource and other non-classroom staff not included in ratio. Special Requirements Cut-off for lottery application is late February. WILLOW OAK MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 50101 Governors Dr., Ste. 170, Chapel Hill 919-240-7787 charter.willowoakmontessori.org Focus Strives to assist children in achieving their unique potential as responsible global citizens by nurturing self confidence and independent decision making in a stimulating, creative and diverse Montessori community. Grades 1-8 Total Enrollment 230 Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1 Special Requirements None. WOODS CHARTER SCHOOL 160 Woodland Grove Ln., Chapel Hill 919-960-8353 woodscharter.org Focus Emphasizes academic excellence and parent and family involvement in the academic environment. Grades K-12 Total Enrollment 512 Student/Faculty Ratio 11:1 Special Requirements Application deadline January, February lottery.


(Admission by lottery. Check with school for key dates)

Offering ballet, contemporary jazz, modern, rhythm tap, hip hop and fencing. Ages 3 and up. Boys’ ballet scholarships available.

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CARTER COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL 1955 W. Cornwallis Rd. 919-797-2340 carterschool.org Focus Preparing children for college and other productive lifelong learning experiences, beginning in kindergarten. Grades K-8 Total Enrollment 285 Student/Faculty Ratio 17:1 Special Requirements Lottery in February. No reported waitlist. CENTRAL PARK SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN Elementary school: 724 Foster St. Middle school: 121 Hunt St. 919-682-1200 cpscnc.org Focus CPSC has a progressive, project-based and rigorous curriculum that integrates the arts, while encouraging curious exploration and discovering how to learn. Class communities are developed based on trusting communication, collaboration and problem solving. Grades K-8 Total Enrollment 625 Student/Faculty Ratio 16:1 (elementary), 22:1 (middle) Special Requirements Tours are strongly encouraged and are offered October through March. Lottery in March, applications accepted October to February. Year-round for waitlist. Waitlist is roughly 300 for kindergarten. EXCELSIOR CLASSICAL ACADEMY CFA 4100 N. Roxboro St. 919-213-8585 excelsior.teamcfa.school Focus To provide excellence and equity in education by developing a foundation of knowledge, a practice of reason, a quality of eloquence and a habit of virtue to prepare each student for a lifetime of learning and citizenship. Grades K-7 in 2018-19. The school will add a grade each year to grow to K-12. Total Enrollment 570 Student/Faculty Ratio 18:1 Special Requirements Open application and enrollment. If more


Social and emotional intelligence may be the most important determinant of a child’s future success. BALANCED LEARNING® WAY:

Being school-ready is just the beginning. CALL FOR A TOUR!

Infants – Private Pre-K and After School

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Each Primrose school is a privately owned and operated franchise. Primrose Schools® and Balanced Learning® are registered trademarks of Primrose School Franchising Company. ©2017 Primrose School Franchising Company. All rights reserved. See primroseschools.com for ‘fact’ source and curriculum detail.

YMCA Camp Cheerio!!!

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YMCA Camp What Cheerio! is

Camp Cheerio?

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, just a 2 1/2 hour easy drive from Chapel Hill and the Triangle area.

Cheerio is a YMCA camp located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We serve children from ages 7-15. What is there to do? • Rock-climbing • Canoeing • BB Shooting • Archery • Arts and Crafts • Frisbee Golf • Hiking • Have Fun!

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What is Camp Cheerio?

Cheerio is an overnight YMCA camp located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We serve children from ages 7-15, with one and two week sessions.

What is there to do? Rock climbing Canoeing BB Shooting Archery Arts and Crafts Frisbee Golf Hiking Have Fun!

www.campcheerio.org For more information: campcheerio.org CallFor ormore email Shane Brown: information: Contact the camp office 336-869-0195 or 336-869-0195 shane@campcheerio.org director@campcheerio.org

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applications are received than the allotted number of spots for each grade, random lottery for vacant spots. HEALTHY START ACADEMY 807 W. Chapel Hill St. 919-956-5599 healthystartacademy.com Focus Strives to help its students grow, especially in math and reading. Encourages parent involvement. Promotes a childcentered curriculum with a safe and structured academic environment. Grades K-8 Total Enrollment More than 350 Student/Faculty Ratio 16:1 Special Requirements Application. Lottery for admission. KESTREL HEIGHTS SCHOOL High school: not open for 2018-2019 Elementary & Middle: 4900 Prospectus Dr. 919-484-1300 kestrelheights.org Focus The only Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Beacon school in the state that focuses on academics, culture and enrichment. Grades K-8 Total Enrollment 820 Student/Faculty Ratio 17:1 Special Requirements Application. Lottery held first Friday in March.

KIPP DURHAM COLLEGE PREPARATORY 1107 Holloway St. 919-973-0285 kippenc.org Focus To empower students with the skills, knowledge and character necessary to succeed at the colleges of their choices, strengthen their communities and fight for social justice. Extended school day allows focus on character education, college-prep academics and extracurricular activities. Target population is students who will be firstgeneration college students. Grades 5-8 Total Enrollment 270 Student/Faculty Ratio 23:1 Special Requirements None. MAUREEN JOY CHARTER SCHOOL 107 S. Driver St. 919-493-6056 joycharter.org Focus Provides the academic and character skills necessary to succeed in high school, college and the competitive world beyond. Grades K-8 Total Enrollment 640 Student/Faculty Ratio Kindergarten, 16:1; grades 1-3, 22:1; grades 4-8, 24:1 Special Requirements Application and blind lottery.





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We are located within one mile of the I-40/Hwy 86 interchange at the intersection of Millhouse and Eubanks roads

REACHING ALL MINDS ACADEMY 2703 Holloway St. 919-596-1899 reachingallminds.com Focus A S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) focus. Grades K-7 Total Enrollment 266 Student/Faculty Ratio 18:1 Special Requirements None. RESEARCH TRIANGLE CHARTER ACADEMY 2418 Ellis Rd. 919-957-7108 researchtrianglecharteracademy.org Focus Curriculum is built around a strong emphasis on math, reading, science and social studies – the foundation for college readiness. Grades K-8 Total Enrollment 713 Student/Faculty Ratio Kindergarten, 20:1; grades 1-8, 26:1 Special Requirements Lottery. VOYAGER ACADEMY Elementary: 4210 Ben Franklin Blvd.; Middle: 101 Hock Parc; High: 4302 Ben Franklin Blvd. 919-433-3301 voyageracademy.net Focus Project-based learning. Grades K-12 Total Enrollment 1,350 Student/Faculty Ratio 20:1 Special Requirements Applications accepted online Jan. 1 - Feb. 28. Lottery held in March.


Special Requirements for all DPS Magnet Schools: Students who wish to attend a DPS magnet school must apply during the magnet application period January 7-31, 2019. Parents and students interested in learning more about the programs offered can go to magnet. dpsnc.net. You can also attend the annual Magnet Fair on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability. You can talk to school staff, parents and students and decide which schools you’d like to tour. (Note: For student-to-faculty ratios, contact each school individually.) BURTON ELEMENTARY 1500 Mathison St. 919-560-3908 burton.dpsnc.net Focus The school’s International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) is a highquality program of international coursework developed and authorized by world-renowned International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). Students start learning a second language beginning in kindergarten, and upon completion of the high school IB education possess a high degree of second language mastery in Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. Teachers receive certified IB training. Grades K-5 Total Enrollment 373



CITY OF MEDICINE ACADEMY 301 Crutchfield St. 919-560-2001 cma.dpsnc.net Focus Designed for highly motivated students who are ready to undertake serious academic work and career-related internships through a four-year health and life sciences curriculum. It offers 28 high school credits and professional certifications in health care or college transfer courses through the partnership with Durham Technical Community College. It also has a strong partnership with Duke Medicine and other community health care professionals and provides opportunities for paid and unpaid summer internships, clinical experiences, shadowing and mentoring. Instruction provided by on-site health care professionals at CMA with diverse health care backgrounds. Grades 9-12 Total Enrollment 341

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CLUB BOULEVARD ELEMENTARY 400 W. Club Blvd. 919-560-3918 clubblvd.dpsnc.net Focus A place where students all grow as human beings. Teachers engage students in learning through the integration of arts and culture, as well as community interaction and service. Core curriculum is complemented by specialized art, dance, music and cultural studies classes for all students. Students are involved in service projects, performances and other enrichment opportunities. Grades K-5 Total Enrollment 487 DURHAM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS 400 N. Duke St. 919-560-3926 dsa.dpsnc.net Focus Specialized visual and performing arts school focused on rigorous academics and excellence in the visual and performing arts. Community partnerships with Duke University and Durham Performing Arts Center. All high school students declare one arts concentration area that they pursue throughout high school: music (chorus, band, orchestra, piano, guitar); dance; theater (acting and technical theater); visual arts (drawing, painting, clay, sculpture and photography); creative writing (writing through literature, newspaper and yearbook); digital arts (game design, digital media and film). Grades 6-12 Total Enrollment 1,729 EASLEY ELEMENTARY 302 Lebanon Circle 919-560-3913 easley.dpsnc.net Focus Operates on a year-round calendar with three-week breaks between each nineweek instructional period and a five-week break during summer. Student camps may be available during the fall, winter and spring intersessions depending on the school. Grades K-5 Total Enrollment 541 „

We can make a difference. At Hill Learning Center we offer programs for K-12 students that are differentiated, research-based, and focused on helping students develop the academic, organizational, and self-advocacy skills they need to succeed in school, and in life.

Call to schedule your tour today!

Contact us today to learn how Hill can help. 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705 919.489.7464 | admissions@hillcenter.org

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GEORGE WATTS MONTESSORI 700 Watts St. 919-560-3947 watts.dpsnc.net Focus All classroom teachers are trained by certified Montessori trainers. Use of specialized Montessori materials designed for facilitating a variety of developmental levels and nurturing a level of independence for student learning. Grades Pre-K-5 Total Enrollment 353


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HOLT ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE ACADEMY 4019 Holt School Rd. 919-560-3928 holt.dpsnc.net Focus All students study an additional language (Spanish or Mandarin Chinese) beginning in kindergarten with the opportunity to become conversational in that language by the end of fifth grade. Global cultures integrated into core curriculum for greater understandings of the world and its people. Operates on a year-round calendar with three-week intersessions between each nine-week instructional period and a fiveweek break during summer. Grades Pre-K-5 Total Enrollment 681 JAMES E. SHEPARD MAGNET MIDDLE 2401 Dakota St. 919-560-3938 shepard.dpsnc.net Focus The IB Programme is designed to help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The school aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who desire to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Students select Mandarin Chinese or Spanish to study with a high level of second language instruction provided through the IB MYP. To enhance the individuals and societies area of the IB education, students may participate in the Law and Forensics Program. The school partners with Duke University, North Carolina Central University (NCCU), Biogen Pharmaceuticals and other universities and businesses. Grades 6-8 Total Enrollment 462



HILLSIDE HIGH 3727 Fayetteville St. 919-560-3925 hillside.dpsnc.net Focus The IB Programme is designed to help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Teachers receive certified IB training. Students become proficient in a second language through the IB course of study. Grades 9-12 Total Enrollment 1,351 NEW TECH HIGH 3727 Fayetteville St. 919-560-9183 newtech.dpsnc.net Focus A rigorous and innovative interdisciplinary (STEM) high school, in which students engage in collaborative real-world investigations (Project Based/Problem Based Learning). Patterned after the nationally known New Tech High School model. All classes offered by New Tech are honors or AP level. Offers 28 high school credits and professional certifications in Information Technology or college transfer courses through a partnership with Durham Technical Community College Project/Problem-Based Instructional Model. All students are required to complete 150 hours of community service. All students are required to complete a 50-hour internship. 1:1 computer-student ratio. Grades 9-12 Total Enrollment 331

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JD CLEMENT EARLY COLLEGE HIGH 1801 Fayetteville St. 919-560-2696 echs.dpsnc.net Focus Innovative high school uniquely situated on the campus of North Carolina Central University. Includes college-level courses taken at



Be who you are... NCCU, offered at no charge to students. Flexibility in the school day as students attend classes on the college campus. Expectation of a high degree of individual responsibility. Grades 9-12 Total Enrollment 369 LAKEWOOD MONTESSORI MIDDLE 2119 Chapel Hill Rd. 919-560-2894 montessorimiddle.dpsnc.net Focus All core teachers have earned or are currently working towards their Montessori teaching credentials. The instruction is centered around three pillars: academics, community and self. Large uninterrupted blocks of work time allow for independent, small group and large group learning. Strong emphasis on community building in the classroom. Students participate in service learning as a part of their classroom experiences. Grades 6-8 Total Enrollment 295 LOWE’S GROVE STEM MIDDLE SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY 4418 S. Alston Ave. 919-560-3946 lowesgrove.dpsnc.net Focus Provides opportunities for all students to experience highly engaging coursework in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with a special emphasis on the infusion of multiple technology tools and experiences. Integration of multiple technologies such as 1:1 iPads to expand opportunities for learning and expose students to a variety of technology options. Students can take classes within the two STEM strands: Biotechnology and Agricultural Science and Business and Entrepreneurship. Students work in collaborative groups and use technology to solve problems and complete projects. Partnerships with corporate and community experts in the fields of technology and engineering such as: UNC-Chapel Hill’s NC Biotechnology Center, Fidelity, and Durham Soil and Conservation. Grades 6-8 Total Enrollment 601 MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH 1616 Cooper St. 919-536-7203 mchs.dpsnc.net Focus Located on the campus of Durham Technical Community College, students take a mixed schedule of honors level high school classes and college courses. All college classes and the use of required materials are free. Students can earn a year or more of university transfer credit. Advanced students may acquire an associate degree as they graduate from high school. Students may work toward an industry certification credential (paralegal, networking, auto technology, etc.). High school classes begin at 11 a.m. Flexible college course scheduling (college classes meet twice per week). Expectation of a high degree of individual responsibility. Grades 11-12 Total Enrollment 196 „

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An independent school in Durham serving students from Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade


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The Acting Program at CHSMA • Professional instructors • Technique classes, productions • Workshops, seminars, coaching

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MOREHEAD MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY 909 Cobb St. 919-560-3954 morehead.dpsnc.net Focus All classroom teachers trained by certified Montessori trainers. Use of specialized Montessori materials designed for facilitating a variety of developmental levels and nurturing a level of independence for student learning. Grades Pre-K-5 Total Enrollment 230

NEAL MIDDLE SCHOOL STEM ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING AND DESIGN 201 Baptist Rd. 919-560-3955 nealmiddleschool.weebly.com Focus The magnet program at Neal provides opportunities for all students to experience highly engaging coursework in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with a special emphasis on the Engineering and Design. Multiple coursework opportunities in STEM focus areas through Project Lead the Way elective courses:

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Science of Technology, Green Architecture, Design and Modeling, Automation and Robotics and Medical Detectives. Integration of the Engineering and Design Process as a common problem-solving strategy in STEM curriculum areas. Partnerships with corporate and community experts in the fields of STEM including: Lenovo, Cisco and Duke University, among others. Partnering STEM program at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability for interested students to continue their pursuit of 21st century skills and college and career preparation during their high school years. Grades 6-8 Total Enrollment 764 PEARSONTOWN YEAR-ROUND ELEMENTARY 4915 Barbee Rd. 919-560-3964 pearsontown.dpsnc.net Focus Operates on a year-round calendar with three-week breaks between each nineweek instructional period and a five-week break during summer. Student camps may be available during the fall, winter and spring intersessions depending on the school. Grades K-5 Total Enrollment 797 R.N. HARRIS INTEGRATED ARTS/CORE KNOWLEDGE ELEMENTARY 1520 Cooper St. 919-560-3967 harris.dpsnc.net Focus R.N. Harris Elementary offers a program that is based in the belief that students learn best when they create, have opportunities to explore a variety of topics in different settings and are presented with content that sparks imagination. Specialized arts classes offered such as: Suzuki violin, dance, African drummers, tap club, chorus. An art walk gallery displays student work from grades K-5, and 21st century classrooms. Official Core Knowledge School where content is sequenced by grade level and all students obtain a well-rounded foundational education. A+ Model School with all staff trained in arts integration. Grades Pre-K-5 Total Enrollment 329

Creativity Matters

Curiosity Matters

Montessori School of Durham (formerly Montessori Children’s House of Durham) has been igniting passion and curiosity for lifelong learning since 1977. Discover why an authentic Montessori educational journey matters for your child by exploring the Montessori School of Durham website and visiting the beautiful campus in Durham, NC. When you are in the area, please schedule a personal tour and classroom observation! Now accepting 2019-20 school year admission applications for children 18 months through 6th grade.

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Accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

2800 PICKETT RD • DURHAM 919-489-9045 • MSDURHAM.ORG

ROGERS-HERR YEAR-ROUND MIDDLE 911 W. Cornwallis Rd. 919-560-3970 rogersherr.dpsnc.net Focus Operates on a year-round calendar with three-week breaks between each nineweek instructional period, and a five-week break during summer. Student camps may be available during the fall, winter and spring intersessions, depending on the school. Grades 6-8 Total Enrollment 622 SANDY RIDGE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS 1417 Old Oxford Highway 919-560-2695 sandyridge.dpsnc.net Focus The visual and performing arts magnet elementary school seeks to integrate the arts into a rigorous academic program. Language arts, math, science and social studies are taught within an environment that emphasizes


visual and performing arts. Features include multiple integrated arts performances, art gallery walks, regularly scheduled residencies with visiting professionals and artists and art-focused field trips. Elements of art are integrated within academic standards in each classroom. Grades Pre-K-5 Total Enrollment 547

W.G. PEARSON ELEMENTARY 3501 Fayetteville St. 919-560-3988 pearson.dpsnc.net Focus Students’ interests and talents are nurtured through engaging, active instruction in the focus areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. A primary instructional strategy is project-


and problem-based learning within every classroom. All learning is improved and broadened through multiple technology tools within a 1:1 iPad environment. All K-2 students participate in dance, music, media, physical education and art. Grades K-5 Total Enrollment 472 CHM

THE SCHOOL FOR CREATIVE STUDIES 5001 Red Mill Rd. 919-560-3535 scs.dpsnc.net Focus A small school that operates on a yearround calendar. The classroom environments are collaborative in nature and designed to prepare students for a thriving creative economy. Innovative classroom instruction that encourages the development of creativity and collaborative problem-solving skills and a variety of options for students to customize their creative education. Coursework selections that may include media and broadcasting, film making, documentary studies, writing and journalism, graphic design and marketing, digital music and audio production and other creative areas for which there is demand in the job market. Regular student interaction with creative and design experts from the community incorporated into the instructional program through opportunities including field visits, internships, classroom presentations and artists-inresidence programs. Grades 6-12 Total Enrollment 598 SOUTHERN SCHOOL OF ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY 800 Clayton Rd. 919-560-3968 southern.dpsnc.net Focus Students select one of four small schools in which to complete his or her high school requirements: The School of Biomedical Technology, The School of Business Management and Sustainability, The School of Technology and Engineering or The School of Architecture & Construction. Students focus on the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in relation to energy and sustainability. Students benefit from a smaller, more intimate school while still receiving a large comprehensive high school experience, including athletics, band and other extracurricular activities. Certification possible in: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Computer Aided Design (CAD), National Center for Construction, Education Research in Construction, Carpentry, Computer Engineering Comp-Tia and A+, Technology and Computer Networking with certifications in: MSITA-Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, MSITA-Microsoft Excel and Access Ever-Fi. Potential for students enrolled in each academy to earn college credit through a partnership with Durham Tech. Grades 9-12 Total Enrollment 1,401

St. Thomas More Catholic School Preschool through Grade 8

Joy in Faith • Joy in Academics • Joy in Community Shaping minds, hearts and souls since 1964. #STMJOY Call today to schedule your tour. 920 Carmichael Street, Chapel Hill, 27514 919-929-1546 • stmcsnc.org facebook.com/stmcsnc chapelhillmagazine.com 191

A Second Look photo by beth mann

For 45 years, families have enjoyed the arts and music of Festifall held each October in downtown Chapel Hill. Here, Hemi Choe and Brett Kenney and daughters Sophie, 4, and June, 7, pose in the middle of West Franklin Street. CHM

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Chapel Hill Magazine's 2019 Visitors & Relocation Guide  

Chapel Hill Magazine's 2019 Visitors & Relocation Guide

Chapel Hill Magazine's 2019 Visitors & Relocation Guide  

Chapel Hill Magazine's 2019 Visitors & Relocation Guide