Looking for Chatham County real estate? You will want to consider Pittsboro, the county seat and Chatham Park, which is on its way. Siler City is the largest city in Chatham County, but this article will focus on Pittsboro and Chatham Park.
Walking down Hillsborough Street, the main drag in Pittsboro, you will quickly notice the historic character of downtown Pittsboro. Chatham Park, a 7,000 acres development, is set to unfold over the next three decades. Soon Pittsboro will be surrounded by flourishing housing units, research companies, and other thriving businesses. Here, boutique shops and restaurants will be a short walk from home. And with a growing corporate business park, you can commute to work by bike or trail. Chatham Park will provide a place for building a career and raising a family.
Chatham Park will be located at the convergence of US Hwy64 and 15-501 and will border the Haw River and Jordan Lake. Preston Development co-founder Tim Smith is convinced Chatham Park will not wipe away the historic character of downtown Pittsboro. Many residents feel that boosting the local economy and bringing jobs to the area is important. The projected population of Chatham Park is 55,880, which is an almost 1500 percent increase from Pittsboro’s current population of 3,743.
“We have supported the downtown and retention of its identity by assisting the town to obtain funds from the Department of Transportation for improvements,” he said.
“Chatham Park should follow the same precedent as neighboring historic downtown communities such as Apex and Wake Forest. When development began, the historic downtown districts of both towns flourished and continue to be vibrant commercial centers.”
“The bridge over the Highway 64 bypass is being completed, and we will begin construction on a road from the new bridge down to the business 64 overpass,” Smith said. “We expect housing to begin in late 2017.”
UNC Health Care and UNC Hospice facilities have already broken ground. Thales Academy, a private elementary school specializing in engineering and technology education will begin construction in 2017 as well. Thales provides a rigorous academic environment that fosters ethical behavior, critical thinking, virtuous leadership, lifelong learning, and truth seeking with a firm foundation in cognitive, non-cognitive, and technical skills and will be a valuable addition to the area.
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With the coming of Chatham Park and the historic charm of Pittsboro, Chatham County real estate promises to be highly sought after and the next big thing in the Triangle.