Carrboro Market Stats

Nestled just west of Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina, Carrboro has plenty of unique charm that you won't find anywhere else. Don't be fooled by this community's size—though it may have just over 21,000 residents, it's actually known for its bustling downtown district, endless career opportunities, and year-round local events.

As if that isn't enough, Carrboro is also home to the state's top performing school district, as well as a diverse selection of brand-new homes, cozy bungalows, and historic gems. If you're looking for a small Southern town with a thriving culture of its own, Carrboro could be the place for you...and we'd love to help you find your new niche! 

A Snapshot of the Area


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89ºF / 65ºF

Summer Climate

53ºF / 29ºF

Winter Climate

Selling Your Home?

Carrboro's real estate market can be competitive, which means it's important to team up with the right group of agents to sell your home. When you work with Linda Craft Team Realtors, 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!

Carrboro at a Glance

Carrboro is a small town filled with quirky shops, highly rated restaurants, tons of art galleries, and so much more. Want to learn how to live like a Carrboro local? 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: 21,190
County: Orange
Median household income: $58,702
Median home value: $299,500

Travel & Commute

Chapel Hill: 6 min
Durham: 30 min
RTP: 22 min
Major Roads: Highway 54, US-15, I-40, Jones Ferry Road

Explore the Area

Everything You'll Love in Carrboro

Kitschy shopping & dining

Carrboro's quirky downtown district is home to some of the most interesting shops, restaurants, and galleries in the Triangle. Carr Hill Mall offers a diverse collection of boutiques and eateries in a restored red-brick warehouse, while Womancraft Gifts showcases local treasures by more than 70 different artisans.

Once you've worked up an appetite, be sure to sample Carrboro's best bites at spots like Tandem, Glasshalfull, and aptly-named Carrburritos.

Plenty of parks and green spaces

When you live in Carrboro, it's easy to get outside and enjoy the stunning Carolina blue sky. Here, you'll discover a variety of parks, greenways, and community centers that are all ideal for year-round outdoor fun.

Looking for recommendations? Carrboro has 10 total parks, including 55-acre Henry Anderson Community Park and the Adams Tract. Many trails throughout the town also lead to the Carolina North Forest, a public nature preserve operated by the University of North Carolina.

One-of-a-kind events & attractions

Whether you're checking out an indie band at the storied Cat's Cradle or sampling some produce from the Carrboro Farmer's Market, you'll never run out of things to do near Carrboro. The community maintains an active calendar of events, many of which are kid- and pet-friendly.

The annual Carrboro Music Festival is a free two-day event in the fall that showcases more than 150 local musicians. Carrboro is also known for its poetry and film festivals. 

The best education in the state

Carrboro's home values remain consistently high thanks to its A+ public school district. Children living in the area attend Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, which has been ranked as the number one district in the entire state of North Carolina for multiple years in a row.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools have received recognition for their graduation rates, small class sizes, and high number of gifted students. Many graduates go on to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, located just a few minutes from Carrboro. 

Linda Craft Team Realtors: Your Carrboro Experts

Carrboro is a town that truly breaks the mold—and if you're eager to become part of this growing community, we'd love to help you track down your dream home. 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 Carrboro? We'd love to help you out with that, too!