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Downtown-Walkable Carrboro

  • Quick Facts
  • Year Built: Varies
  • Housing Options: Apartments and Homes
  • Square Feet: All kinds!
  • Tax Rate: 1.636
  • Schools:
    • Carrboro Elementary & McDougle Elementary
    • Culbreth & McDougle Middle School
    • Carrboro High School

It’s been said of Downtown-Walkable Carrboro that you can get “Everything you need under 25 MPH or less.” Whether you walk, run, bike, or even drive, you can find it all without going far from your doorstep.

It’s all here! Carrboro boasts one of the most diverse and dynamic communities in the entire South. If you care about local food, a vibrant culture, great community life, and protecting (or enjoying!) your surrounding environment, then your future home is in Walkable Carrboro.

It’s all here! Carrboro boasts one of the most diverse and dynamic communities in the entire South. If you care about local food, a vibrant culture, great community life, and protecting (or enjoying!) your surrounding environment, then your future home is in Walkable Carrboro.

There are great schools, local grocers, an active parks & rec department, and too many festivals and events to count — all of which of course support an exciting downtown scene.

There’s a reason why this place has been called “The Paris of the Piedmont” and voted one of the top 100 arts towns in America. In Carrboro, the question is never whether there’s a show to go to, but which show to go see. Carrboro hosts the Carrboro Music Festival, an all-day free music festival from one end of town to the other with music on 25 stages, and the Carrboro Film Festival attracts the best and brightest in the industry every year.

A nationally famous venue, Cat’s Cradle, showcases the country’s biggest acts, and locations like The ArtsCenter, The Century Center and Carrboro Town Hall provide world class fine arts year-round, as well as hundreds of educational arts programs every year for youths.

But the big-city culture doesn’t come at the price of Carrboro’s small-town community. For the more relaxed socialite, there are weekly art walks, wine tastings, and the famous Sunday Brunch on the Weaver Street Market Lawn.

For the Foodie, local restaurants with a commitment to fresh, sustainable, healthy ingredients are too many to list and all within walking distance. And if you prefer to cook yourself, check out the year-round Carrboro Farmers Market, or shop at the locally owned and operated Weaver Street Coop.

Music and night-life, as well as award-winning cuisine, are always on display at local restaurants like the Station at Southern Rail and Provence French Cuisine. And many locations in Carrboro, like Fitch Lumber, have been in business for over half a century – a testament to the community-oriented culture of the area.

And Carrboro is renowned for its commitment to a sustainable and healthy environment. There are strict tree regulations that help both protect privacy and curb pollution. Nestled within the #1 waste-managed and natural resource-protective county in North Carolina (Orange), Carrboro is the perfect place for those who hold pride in taking care of their environment.

There are parks everywhere and more bike lanes than in any other town in the entire state of North Carolina, which makes Walkable Carrboro a great place to raise a family. Parents can show their children where their food actually comes from at the weekly Carrboro Farmer’s Markets or enjoy locally made products like the Maple View Farms ice cream. And nearly the entire area is within the Walk Zone of Carrboro and McDougle Elementary Schools.

But Carrboro isn’t defined by its perks and pleasures; what makes it such a unique place will always be the strong sense of community within the town’s limits. With all the local amenities, residents really get to know their neighbors and the comforts of a walkable town.