A Short Drive From Pittsboro: NC Arts Incubator

Siler City, NC – On the western side of Chatham County is one of the most extensive small-town arts districts in the state. It’s centered around the NC Arts Incubator (NCAI) in Siler City, just a 20 minute ride from my home in Pittsboro. Read more

Bynum Front Porch Music Series

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Chatham County, NC – Deep in the woods, down a small country road, behind an old country store, is one of North Carolina’s most authentic musical experience – Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series. This summer’s shows feature blues, bluegrass, country, griot, celtic and old time hootenanny. Read more

Chatham Creative Economy Summit

Chatham County has already established itself as a leading Triangle arts destination with its many artists, musicians, and new gallery openings. But the Chatham County Economic Development Commission plans to put Chatham squarely on the map as a cultural arts leader with the upcoming Creative Economy Summit and weekend full of festivities planned. Read more

Eagle Watching on Jordan Lake

Pittsboro, NC – Living in Chatham County, right next door to Jordan Lake, is heaven to a nature lover like me. The lake offers just about everything an outdoorsy person could want, including amazing opportunities to bird watch.

An outstanding birding location year-round, Jordan Lake seems to attract more stellar rarities, such as Long-billed Murrelet, White-tailed Tropicbird, and Smith’s Longspur, than any other local spot. And did you know that Jordan Lake supports the largest concentration of bald eagles in the eastern United States? Read more

Sold: 45 Canopy Drive in Monterrane

Pittsboro, NC – Maybe it’s a combination of historically low interest rates and pent up demand. Whatever the cause, I’m seeing a number of really nice houses on the market, and they’re affordably priced, too.

Consider this beautiful home at 45 Canopy Drive in Monterrane, one of my favorite communities in the entire Triangle.

Start with the Land

With land priced dearly in the Triangle and developers getting stingy with lot sizes, it’s unusual to find 3+ acre wooded lots, recent construction and a price tag under half a million.

45 Canopy Drive sits on 3.46 forested acres. It was built in 2001.   *Attention*  This home is now listed at $424,999 for a quick sale!

Add in a Great House

Start with more than 4000 square feet of living space – 10 rooms. There’s four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, two porches (one screened), a giant patio,living room, breakfast room, dining room, media room. You name it.

Granite counter tops and Whirlpool appliances will have you entertaining your friends and feeding your family in style. Detailed craftsmanship and woodworking throughout speak of a quality home built to last for the long haul.

In an Amazing Neighborhood

As I’ve written in the past, Monterrane is a heavenly neighborhood.

It’s ideally positioned between the Haw River and Jordan Lake. You’re in the middle of a wooded paradise, but close to Highway 64 and 15-501 for easy transportation around the Triangle.

Every house has a conservation buffer and the neighborhood is crisscrossed with trails.

At 45 Canopy, you’ll watch the seasons unfold from your own screened porch.

Near a Cool Town

Pittsboro has plenty of old-time charm. It’s been the seat of Chatham County since 1787.

It’s also got plenty of excitement. There’s Urban Sampler for fashion, the General Store Cafe for live music and Virlie’s for daily dinner specials.

Hungry for more? Buzz up the road to Chapel Hill, take in a ballgame or a concert in Durham, jump on a plane from RDU to London – it’s all a short trip away from your own wooded shire.

A Time for Rare Properties

As 45 Canopy Drive shows, there are some rare and wonderful properties available if you know where to look. If you want the comforts of estate living with the land to match, don’t wait on this property.

Thanks to the wine tasting and open house event this property is now UNDER CONTRACT!


  • 4050 square feet
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3.5 baths
  • 3.46 acres of wooded land
  • Neighborhood: Monterrane


$424,999  ***SOLD***

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Get in touch for more info about this fabulous home.

Julie Roland Realty, Inc.
Julie Roland, Owner/Broker
Pittsboro, NC


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253 Rivers Edge Road – 10 Acres Riverfront

Siler City, NC – Relax in the privacy of your own backyard retreat in this peaceful, 10 acre woodland riverfront property. Read more

Monterrane – the Neighborhood for Nature Lovers

“Kayaking on Jordan Lake” by S. Fenton via a Flickr Creative Commons license.

Pittsboro, NC – One of the things I love best about living in Monterrane is being surrounded by nature. Read more

Winter Golf in Chatham County

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Pittsboro, NC – I’m an outdoorsy girl. And I love golf. But I was surprised to find out how many people are into golfing in winter. Read more

Fearrington for the Holidays

When you talk about the things that make Pittsboro famous, Fearrington Village would have to be Number One.

It’s a farm and a village, a community and an inn. You can eat a meal at Fearrington (a good meal, too), shop there, get married, hold a meeting or live there. People from all over the world visit Fearrington.

And when they’re visiting Fearrington, they’re visiting Pittsboro. Read more