Hillsborough Market Stats

At first glance, Hillsborough might seem like an ordinary Southern small town—but when you take some time to explore, you'll realize it's so much more than just a suburb. This community is located a mere 20 minutes northwest of Durham, but it feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here, you can kayak along the scenic Eno River, get to know the small businesses in Downtown Hillsborough, or travel to just about any major city in North Carolina within a few hours.

But that's not all—Hillsborough is among one of the most historic communities in the state, and it was also named the "6th Most Charming Town in North Carolina" by YahooLife. If you're ready to embrace everything Hillsborough has to offer, our team is here to show you around!

A Snapshot of the Area


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88ºF / 66ºF

Summer Climate

50ºF / 27ºF

Winter Climate

Selling Your Home?

The Hillsborough real estate market can be competitive—which is why it's crucial to have a local professional on your side. When you work with us, we'll make sure your home is priced accurately, marketed thoroughly, and staged for success. Feel free to browse a few of our resources, and give us a call when you'd like to get started!

Hillsborough at a Glance

Want to learn even more about Hillsborough? Let us be your guide! As your Triangle experts, we know all the insider details—feel free to contact us with any other questions you might have.

Quick Facts

Population: 7,161
County: Orange (County Seat)
Median household income: $64,598
Median home value: $361,300

Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 43 min
Durham: 21 min
RTP: 24 min
Major Roads: US-70, I-85, Highway 86

Explore the Area

Everything You'll Love in Hillsborough

Local shopping & dining

If you want a taste of Hillsborough's enviable small-town lifestyle, head to Church Street to shop, dine, and get to know the locals. We recommend picking up something special from Uniquitiques or indulging in some jumbo wings from Wooden Nickel Pub, one of Hillsborough's most popular restaurants. You'll also find plenty of neighbors savoring fresh coffee from Cup-A-Joe or browsing vintage vinyls while sipping on pints courtesy of Volume Records & Beer.

Parks and recreation

Paddle along a scenic riverfront, hike some of the Triangle's most breathtaking trails, or just relax in one of Hillsborough's many parks—it's all up to you when you call this Durham suburb home. The Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area covers more than 200 acres, and it's the best place to take in the sparkling Eno River. Hillsborough residents also love strolling through Gold Park, exploring Ayr Mount, or taking a trip to Eno River State Park.

Tons of things to do

There's always something happening in Hillsborough. Be sure to check the community calendar to see what's coming up soon—the Handmade Parade, Hillsborough Hog Day BBQ Fest, the Carolina Tar Heels Bikefest, and the Mooresfield Bluegrass Festival are just a few favorite events. Downtown Hillsborough also hosts year-round concerts and nights out, as well as a few popular get-togethers during the holidays. Be sure to check out the town's selection of museums and art galleries, too!

A+ schools

Students living in Hillsborough attend the Orange County School District, one of the highest rated public districts in the Triangle area. Boasting a low student-to-teacher ratio of just 14:1 and an 89% graduation rate, Orange County Schools provide plenty of opportunities that prepare students for college and the workforce. 

Linda Craft Team Realtors: Your Hillsborough Experts

If you're ready to make Hillsborough your next home, just contact Linda Craft Team Realtors. With over 350 years of combined industry experience and an in-depth knowledge of life in the Triangle, we have everything you need to find your real estate success. Whenever you're ready to get started, we're just a phone call away.

Selling a home in Hillsborough? We'd love to help you out with that, too!