Briar Chapel can be found nestled among the wildlife and outdoors just 9 miles away from Chapel Hill. Due to it’s serene setting and abundance of outdoor activities, it’s fast becoming one of the state’s top new home communities. Inside the 1,600 acre community you’ll find everything from mountain biking trails to relaxing pools and social events.
The unique aspect about Briar Chapel is the active outdoor lifestyle it offers. There are miles of walking, hiking and biking trails to be explored and they’re all in your backyard(but without any of the maintenance).
By design, Briar Chapel is set up in a way that encourages an active and healthy lifestyle. In addition, the community also promotes social interactions with neighbors, friends and the local community. Most of Briar Chapel’s outdoor amenities are reserved for use by its residents but there are certain areas available for public access.
Throughout the community, there are many opportunities to reach out and interact with neighbors and meet new friends. Whether you’re the type to sit back and lounge by the pool or take a walk with a spouse on one of the many hiking trails surrounding the property, there’s really something for everybody.
On-site, there is an activities director who presents a monthly calendar of events to promote community involvement. These events can range from art classes and exercise sessions to special events like concerts and fairs. The community intranet aims to keep everyone informed of all the events taking place on a daily basis and residents can also use it as a bulletin board of sorts to communicate with each other.
Briar Chapel has made a large effort to ‘go green’ and preserve the local habitat. Many of the local species of trees, streams and open space have been preserved in order to maintain wildlife habitat and the pristine nature of the area. Over 50% of the entire area has been designated as open space. And with the use of innovative home building techniques, many of the trees and boulders that were moved during construction have been re-planted or re-integrated into the community.
The Great Outdoors
The great outdoors is something that Briar Chapel takes very seriously. There are approximately 24 miles of hiking and biking trails weaving through the 900 acres of preserved space to prove it. One of the most popular features are the mountain biking trails which were actually designed with the help of TORC(Triangle Off Road Cyclists) and stretch over 15 miles on an 18 inch wide trail. You can explore on your own or meet up with one of the many mountain biking clubs and go for a group ride.
Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a porch enthusiast, you’ll love the fresh air and open space that the community has to offer. Due to its proximity to Chapel Hill, you’ll get to enjoy the outdoors lifestyle but still have a connection to the local city flavor and amenities.