A progressive and innovative environment that maintains its historic small-town charm is one of the many reasons life is better in Chatham County.
With its generous 707 square miles, the county has provided a canvas for an abundance of housing options. Established neighborhoods; historic homes; townhouses; apartments; old farmsteads; modest, brick ranch homes; and gated communities are all available in Chatham County.
The search for a better quality of life ensures that new developments are constantly in the works, demonstrating the latest in positive growth. Historic homes, some noted on the National Register of Historical Places, are located in the cities of Pittsboro, Goldston and Siler City, all laying claim to distinct historical districts reflecting everything from old Georgia-style plantations to Tudor Revival townhouses. A host of other architectural styles call the passerby to the past here, including styles such as Queen Anne, Early Commercial, Greek Revival, Gothic and late 19th-century American movements.
Many neighborhoods in Chatham County offer their residents on-site amenities such as swimming pools, walking trails and ten- nis courts. Such facilities are also readily available to the public at large. Within the county, there is one public swimming pool, four private swimming pools, 10 public tennis courts, one public golf course, three private golf courses, nine public parks and numerous walking trails.
Home owners enjoy the plentiful, pure water supply of the Haw River, Rocky River and Jordan Lake - also one of North Carolina's premiere recreation locations. It was recently honored as the "Best Place for a Family Outing" in the state.
Progress Energy, Central Electric Member Corp., Randolph Electric Member Corp., and PSNL Energy provide utilities for the area. Cable television, four telephone services, three county newspapers and one local AM radio station keep Chatham County citizens informed and entertained.
Chatham County's hometown schools remain the safe haven of yesterday while preparing students for the technological world of tomorrow. Education for children, particularly in the realm of technology, is nationally noted here. Besides drawing some of the finest teachers in the state, local residents and industry are credited with the success of the schools in this tight- knit community.
Chatham County neighborhoods serve as the nexus of volunteer efforts in more than just the schools. Numerous community groups define and enhance each neighborhood. It is the nature of Chatham residents to give of themselves, and you’ll find them in every aspect of civic life: mentoring children, fighting fires or raising money for medical research efforts.
Chatham County's growing population, housing variety and extraordinary quality of life ensure that your home purchase is a wise investment in this safe community with moderate tax rates.
We invite you to make your home here with us and come to a place where the focus is on what really matters: family, community and helping others.