Newcomer Magazine

Chatham County

Posted December 14, 2007 12:15 a.m. EST

Suburban living with urban benefits

Located at the heart of North Carolina, Chatham County offers the conveniences of urban life within the comfort of a suburban setting. The county is one of the state’s largest, with approximately 55,000 residents living within several municipalities, including Siler City and the county seat of Pittsboro. More than 25 colleges, universities and technical institutes are located within driving distance, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the esteemed Duke University, and NC State University. Close proximity to Chapel Hill, Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park provides residents with ample employment prospects.

Chatham County residents enjoy a variety of recreational activities, such as boating, fishing, water-skiing and camping at the 14,000 acre Jordan Lake; or, experience glory in your golf or tennis swing at one of the pristine golf clubs or elegant tennis courts. Pry your eyes from the television and experience cultural events such as concerts, symphonies, dance performances, art exhibits and festivals that take place throughout the year. For a strong sense of community with a balanced quality of life, check out Chatham County.