Hillsborough, North Carolina is a beautiful, historic town located in Orange County, just northwest of Chapel Hill. It is known for its quaint downtown area, full of charming antique shops, galleries, restaurants, and cafes. Hillsborough, NC real estate is loved for its central location in North Carolina, with fast access to Triad and Triangle cities. Interstate 85 runs through the town, and Interstate 40 is just outside town limits. The town also has a rich history, having been established in 1754, and has been home to various notable figures throughout the years. It is the birthplace of the famous author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee, and is also the former home of the eleventh president of the United States, James K. Polk.
Today, Hillsborough is a haven for artists and writers. The downtown comes alive with arts and entertainment on the last Friday evening of the month during warm weather. Other attractions include Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area and Riverwalk, a greenway along the Eno River that is part of N.C. Mountains-to-Sea Trail. With its vibrant culture, gorgeous scenery, and rich history, Hillsborough is a great place to visit and explore!
Hillsborough has 5,615 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hillsborough do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,826 people call Hillsborough home. The population density is 464.91 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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