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Briar Chapel

Briar Chapel is a master-planned community located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, offering a connected, sustainable, and neighborly way of life. This community stands out as a significant green community in the Triangle area, appreciated for its eco-friendly homes and amenities that meet the National Green Building Standard.

Amenities and Lifestyle

Residents in Briar Chapel enjoy an array of amenities and activities that cater to different interests and age groups. Key amenities include:

  • Veranda: This is the community's commercial hub, featuring a variety of stores, eateries, and family-friendly businesses.

  • Parks and Recreation: The community is adorned with several parks, such as Briar Commons, Briar Patch Community Gardens, Boulder Park, and Constellation Park. These offer a range of recreational opportunities like picnics, playgrounds, stargazing, and sports courts for basketball, handball, pickleball, and tennis.

  • Trails: An extensive trail system connects homes to various community facilities, encouraging outdoor activities and exploration.

  • Resort-Style Amenities: These include saltwater pools, a large water slide, and a clubhouse with an activities director.


The community is served by several esteemed educational institutions:

  • Woods Charter School: A highly rated K-12 public charter school, notable for its strong faculty and diverse learning programs.

  • Chatham Grove Elementary School: The newest addition to the area, it's a LEED-Silver Certified school known for its sustainable design and modern facilities.

  • Willow Oak Montessori: A tuition-free public charter school for grades K-8, following the Montessori method.

  • Margaret B. Pollard Middle School: Recognized for its green initiatives as the first Gold LEED-certified middle school in North Carolina.

  • Northwood High School: Known for its high academic standards and extensive extracurricular programs.

  • Seaforth High School: The newest high school in the area, offering a modern educational environment.

Nearby higher education institutions include the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University, along with Central Carolina Community College's health sciences campus located on-site at Briar Chapel.


The area is close to major employers like Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cisco Systems, IBM, and Research Triangle Park, making it convenient for professionals.


Proximity to top healthcare facilities like Duke University Hospital and UNC Hospital System.

Real Estate and Demographics

  • Housing Options: Briar Chapel offers a diverse range of housing options, from single-family homes to townhomes, with prices ranging from the low 400s to around 1.4 million.

  • Demographics: The community attracts a diverse demographic due to the varied home styles and prices.

Shopping & Dining

Briar Chapel is close to a variety of shopping and dining options:

  • Veranda: Considered the "front porch" of the community, it offers a range of dining options like O'Ya Cantina, Breakaway Cafe, Capp's Pizzeria, and Town Hall Burger & Beer. It also hosts various conveniences including 501 Pharmacy, Avance Care South Chapel Hill, and more.

  • The District: A new venture in the community, promising additional conveniences like apartments, senior living, restaurants, and medical facilities.

Location and Accessibility

Briar Chapel is just 10 miles from downtown Chapel Hill on 15-501, offering easy access to the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle. Major highways like I-64, I-54, and I-440 are close by, facilitating convenient travel and commuting options.



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