Pittsboro is a quaint small town and the county seat of Chatham County. Pittsboro is ideal for people who like to live off the beaten path a bit, but still want access to nearby city amenities. Even though Pittsboro feels like a country town, it's centralized location, just south of Chapel Hill and just West of Cary and Apex make it ideal for commuters looking to get out of the city. The current population of Pittsboro is just over 4000 people, however, with the coming development of Chatham Park, a new live/work/play community complete with solar farm and smart grid zoned for 22,000 residents, that small town feel is likely to get a bit bigger in the near future.
Although Pittsboro is in a rural area, nearby UNC Chapel Hill lends a bit of it’s eco-consciousness to this unique town. Filled with privately owned shops and restaurants, farm to table dining options and even a cooperative health-minded grocery store, you won’t have to give up many of your urban pleasures to gain a slower paced lifestyle. Pittsboro is home to the American Livestock Breed Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving historic and endangered breeds of livestock as well as The Woodright’s School, made popular by it’s feature television show on PBS.
While Pittsboro is a bit rural, it’s location makes it a desirable home for many people wanting a genuine small town feel, with an artsy and environmental focus. Properties are generally more expensive in Pittsboro than in other rural towns surrounding the Triangle. But the charm and beauty of Pittsboro is worth it to those who live there.
Population in Pittsboro, NC has seen a lot of growth since 2010, with about a 13% population growth since 2010. The current population in Pittsboro is 4266.
Median Age in Pittsboro is 42 years old. 62% of the population has a bachelors degree or higher.
Median Household Income in Pittsboro is $53,422
Land Mass in Pittsboro is 4.2 square miles.
Home Prices on average for homes recently sold in Pittsboro is around $362,000.
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Don’t let Pittsboro’s small size lead you to believe that it’s a sleepy town with nothing to do. Scroll down to see more…
1- Lower Haw River State Natural Area ~ Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Birding or Fishing on the Lower Haw River State Natural Area. This 1000+ acre natural area along the Haw River is owed by the NC State Parks Association. While there aren’t any authorized state park trails yet, the outdoorsy Pittsboro natives have cut in many unofficial foot paths that are great for hiking along the river.
2- Carolina Tiger Rescue ~ Take a tour, observe a twilight feeding or volunteer to help protect these majestic large cats. Caroline Tiger Rescue is dedicated to saving and protecting wild cats both in captivity and in the wild.
3- Chatham Cider Works ~ Attend an event and learn how their small batch, hard cider is made form North Carolina Apples.
4- Small Museum of Folk Art ~ Support the local artists at The Small Museum by taking a tour, a class or attending an event!