Nestled in south Chapel Hill, Briar Chapel is a new home community where social hub meets outdoor sanctuary. Here, there are 900 acres of open space, creeks, forests, and winding trails. Residents also enjoy front porch parties, fire pit cookouts, outdoor concerts, and walkable access to stores and restaurants.
The community interweaves wooded landscape with active neighborhoods, on-site schools, 20 community parks, a vibrant shopping and dining section, and the Briar Club with its pools, waterslide, and fitness facility. It’s all connected by a 24-mile trail network.
As one of the largest green communities in the Triangle, Briar Chapel builds every house according to the rigorous, third-party NAHB construction standards. This means better air quality, less maintenance, and a home that is 24 percent more efficient than the average North Carolina house. This means a healthier way of life.
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Acreage 1,589 acres (643 hectares)
Briar Chapel Clubhouse and Water Park
LEED-certified, resort-style complex with fitness center, indoor space for parties, outdoor cabana, playground, sports courts, event lawn and water park featuring two pools, splash pad, and dual water slides
Walking & Biking Trails
24 miles of trails, a competitive mountain bike trail, boardwalks, and paved paths along Bennett Mountain, ideal for hiking, biking, and nature watching
Shopping, Dining, and Commercial Stores, restaurants, daycare, medical and legal services, and family friendly businesses at Veranda, Briar Chapel’s first commercial section; 500,000 square feet planned for commercial use
Things to Do in Briar Chapel 900 acres of preserved open space with 20 distinct parks, including stargazing Constellation Park and Great Meadow—a five-acre linear park with a sensory garden, playground, outdoor exercise equipment, and amphitheater; other neighborhood hotspots include Fido-friendly dog parks, sports courts, community gardens for green thumbs, picnic glades, fire pits, bocce ball rings, and a hammock park; year-round calendar of social activities, such as running and biking races, movie nights, family meet-ups, outdoor concerts, gardening and book clubs, food festivals, and sport tournaments – a connected, active way of life
Schools Home to one of the highest-ranked schools in the nation, Woods Charter School (K-12) and Margaret B. Pollard Middle School (grades 6-8), both located on-site at Briar Chapel
Location Located on Highway 15/501 with easy access to I-40 and Highway 64, in south Chapel Hill, North Carolina in Chatham County
Area Attractions Eight miles from downtown Chapel Hill and 19 miles from Research Triangle Park – Raleigh-Durham’s center for medical and scientific research; popular restaurants, bars, shopping, and retail businesses on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill; 12 miles from historic Hillsborough; 14,000 acres of aquatic adventures at nearby Jordan Lake; a short drive from Raleigh museums, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and nationally acclaimed Durham Performing Arts Center
Green Building All builders comply with the rigorous green building requirements and third-party testing of the National Association of Home Builder program (“NAHB Green”). Practices include solar installation, superior indoor air quality control, water conservation and high efficiency appliances. Briar Chapel homes are 24 percent more energy efficient than the average house in North Carolina.
Builder Team With regional awards like Builder of the Year, Briar Chapel’s certified green builders include Saussy Burbank, Fresh Paint by Garman Homes, Garman Homes, Homes By Dickerson, Terramor Homes, David Weekley Homes, and Encore by David Weekley.
Home Types Flexible floor plans from 1,400 – 5,000+ square feet, including single-family detached homes, custom homes, multi-generational homes, and an age-targeted neighborhood for 55+ adults
Awards Best Master Planned Community, Best Neighborhood in Chapel Hill, Best Neighborhood in Chatham County, Top Residential Development, Best Sustainable Development, Best Green Land Development, and Developer of the Year
Homes For Sale Priced from the $230,000s to $900,000s