- Quick Facts
- Year Built: 1980s – 1990s
- Housing Options: Family Homes
- Square Feet: 2000 – 4500
- Lot Size: 0.3 to 0.75 acres
- High School - Chapel Hill
- Middle School - Smith
- Elementary - Carrboro
Ironwoods is a lovely subdivision located centrally in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. With each home set amongst thick, towering trees, this neighborhood is the ideal spot for retirees looking for the quiet life or families looking raise their kids in a safe area with a backyard.
Ironwoods, built in the 1980s and 1990s, sits right between Chapel Hill and Carrboro, providing access to all the hip, exciting opportunities of the cities without any of the noisy or busy hassle. A night on the town or a trip through UNC’s main campus is only a few short minutes away. Should you want to take your child to see Carolina’s top-ranked baseball team at Boshamer Stadium, or to take you child on a bike ride through the hills of the subdivision, Ironwoods should be number one on your list of prospective neighborhoods.
The area, full of about 150 homes, is hilly and heavily forested. Some homes even have basements due to their position on the rolling slopes. Most houses have space for large gardens and plantings, and many are set back far enough from the street for ample privacy. Running along the back of the neighborhood are ten miles of hiking and biking trails, offering you all the best parts of North Carolina’s natural beauty and a great getaway from the suburban lifestyle.
Most of the lots in Ironwoods are about 0.25 to 0.75 acres in size, the majority being in the 0.3-acre range. The houses can be anywhere from 1800-4500 square feet, providing a great variety of options in terms of size. Almost all of the homes are two (or more) stories, and usually the offer three to five bedrooms as well as a handful of bathrooms. Most homes also have a deck, giving you a great reason to grill out with your friends and family on a warm fall afternoon.
Although Ironwoods is located between Seawell Elementary and Carrboro Elementary, your younger children will be zoned to Carrboro Elementary only 1-2 miles away. Ironwoods is also right down the street from Smith Middle School and Chapel Hill High, two of the best public schools in the Triangle area.
If you’re looking for a great place to raise a family, a little peace and quiet, or a home base for your professional career in the Research Triangle Park, then Ironwoods is the location for you. It’s affordable houses offer the exact amount of room, comfort, and fresh North Carolina air to satisfy any buyer in the Chapel Hill market. Be sure to contact your nearest realtor today to get started on your purchase of a great home in a great, established neighborhood!