5 Things to Look for When Investing in Briar Chapel Luxury Real Estate

Trish Sweeney-Lowe January 25, 2023

5 Things to Look for When Investing in Briar Chapel Luxury Real Estate

The Raleigh-Durham area is one of the fastest-growing metros in the country. With up to 5,000 new residents relocating there monthly, there’s never been a higher demand for luxury homes.

One of the most highly sought-after luxury communities in “The Triangle” is Briar Chapel. Briar Chapel is a beautiful luxury community located in Chapel Hill with stunning architecture and spectacular amenities. For many, purchasing Briar Chapel luxury real estate is the dream. Yet, as exciting as it is to find your dream home, it can sometimes be challenging. How should you go about your house hunt? Is investing in Briar Chapel real estate worth it?

While there is no one-size-fits-all for these answers, many homeowners consider living in Briar Chapel an excellent decision. Briar Chapel has earned numerous awards and recognitions since 2017 and is regarded as one of Chapel Hill’s best master-planned communities. Beyond the community’s many accolades, Briar Chapel has so much to offer its residents, and homes in this community will likely keep increasing in value. For those considering moving to the community, here are the five things to look for when investing in Briar Chapel property.

Location is key


In real estate, there is a reason location is so crucial to the house hunt. The location of your property can dictate property values and even influence your return on investment (ROI) when it comes time to sell.

Many factors dictate whether or not a property is in a good location, including accessibility to major cities and community amenities. Fortunately, location is one of the many benefits of living in Briar Chapel. Ideally situated just 15 minutes from Downtown Chapel Hill, Briar Chapel is one of the most desirable luxury communities in the Raleigh-Durham area. With direct access to Highway 501, it’s easy for residents to commute to the rest of The Triangle. Briar Chapel is also just minutes from exciting shopping and dining options.

Community features


Of the many benefits of living in a planned community like Briar Chapel, one of the biggest draws is amenities. Briar Chapel’s amenities are comparable to those found in boutique hotels and world-class resorts, from community centers to nature trails. The Briar Club, a resort-style complex, features a waterpark, fitness center, event space, outdoor cabana, and more. The Briar Clubhouse is available for all Briar Chapel residents throughout the year. Residents who wish to host private parties can book the Clubhouse’s event spaces.

The Briar Clubhouse’s water park includes a resort-style pool, dual water slides, water fountains, a splash pad, a cabana, and poolside loungers. Briar Chapel also features 20 parks, playgrounds, and over 900 acres of open green spaces for residents to enjoy. With over 24 miles of nature trails, it’s easy to stay active in Briar Chapel.

Nearby amenities


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Conveniently located in southeast Chapel Hill, Briar Chapel residents have easy access to nearly every amenity imaginable. Within the community is the Veranda, Briar Chapel’s “front porch,” which features numerous shops, restaurants, and services. The most popular restaurants at the Veranda include O'YA Cantina, Breakaway Cafe, Capp's Pizzeria & Trattoria, and Town Hall Burger and Beer. For those looking for fun activities in Chapel Hill, Briar Chapel is just minutes away from Chapel Hill’s most popular attractions, including Ackland Art Museum, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and North Carolina Botanical Garden.

Along with nearby shopping and restaurants, Briar Chapel is located just 40 minutes from Downtown Raleigh and just over 30 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, meaning residents have easy access to nearly every possible amenity in the Raleigh-Durham area.

Building options


Along with the community’s many amenities, its beautiful architecture is one of the biggest draws. With plenty of custom-built options, the possibilities are seemingly endless for prospective homebuyers.

Briar Chapel makes luxury homeownership easily accessible. Neighborhood homes come in numerous floor plans, including townhouses and single-family homes. Whether you choose a pre-built home or want to custom-build your dream home, a trusted local agent will find you the Briar Chapel home of your dreams. Area home builders include David Weekley Homes, Homes by Dickerson, and McNeill Burbank.

For those searching for a pre-built home, there are numerous house styles and sizes to choose from, ranging from two to five (or more) bedrooms and sizes ranging from 1,900 to over 4,500 square feet. Walk through one of the model homes or meet with a local agent to get started on your house hunt.

Educational opportunities


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Briar Chapel is just minutes away from numerous private and public educational facilities. Education begins with pre-K. Families with pre-K students can send their kids to Primrose School of Chapel Hill at Briar Chapel, which is both daycare and pre-K for younger kids. For students who are interested in public schools, Briar Chapel is part of Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, a system that operates 17 schools within its district.

Parents can send their kids to charter, Montessori, private, or public schools for primary and secondary school options. For students interested in post-secondary school, Briar Chapel is just minutes away from some of the area’s leading universities, including UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University.

From its extensive amenities to its endless educational opportunities, there are many reasons to love living in Briar Chapel. With so many floor plans and homes to choose from, Briar Chapel combines luxury with affordability, making it a wonderful place to call home.

Ready to make your move? Now is the time to act if you’re already searching for Briar Chapel homes for sale. Trish Lowe is your trusted Briar Chapel realtor, with years of local expertise and industry experience on her side. Contact Trish today to begin your house hunt.

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