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Things to do in North Carolina - Coldwell Banker HPW

Living in North Carolina offers residents amazing access to some of the best-hidden gems in the region. Our real estate agents love discovering new and exciting activities around the state. With so many great natural spaces, museums and sites to explore, you can spend weekend after weekend falling in love with everything the Triangle and surrounding towns have to offer. Here are ten of our favorite hidden treasures.

  1. Apex Nature Park & Seymour Athletic Fields — 2600 Evans Rd., Apex, NC 27502
    Get up and active at Apex Nature Park & Seymour Athletic Fields near Apex homes for sale. There are over 160 acres of space featuring a playground, multi-use trails, a dog park, picnic area and various courts for soccer, tennis and other sports.

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Halloween Events

Fall is a favorite time of year for our real estate agents. Living in the Triangle puts us in close proximity to great family-friendly Halloween activities. Grab your loved ones and check out some of these fall frights and delights around the Triangle!

  1. Trick-or-Treat the Trails — 2400 Aversboro Rd., Garner, NC 27529 | Oct 31
    No fall season is complete without a little trick or treating! Grab the kids and costumes before heading out to White Deer Park on Halloween. Not far from Garner homes for sale, you all can walk a one-mile loop and collect goodies along the way. This event is free for all children that are accompanied by parents.

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Chapel Hill Gyms
Have you started planning your New Year's resolutions for this year? For many of us, the start of a new year is an opportunity to focus on the things that matter most, including health, wellness, and fitness. The Chapel Hill area is a great place to make your New Year's resolutions count, whether you already live in the area or are still searching for Chapel Hill homes for sale. If your plan for making the most of the upcoming year involves physical fitness, our real estate agents have seven great gyms and fitness centers in Chapel Hill where you can get started on your New Year's resolution.

  1. UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont – 100 Sprunt St., Chapel Hill
    With more than 52,000 square feet of space filled with state of the art exercise equipment, the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont is a great place to work out for all ages. The facility also includes an indoor aquatic center, basketball court, and track, as well as extensive trails for biking and walking outdoors.

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Chapel Hill Briar Chapel Neighborhood
Are you shopping for Chapel Hill homes for sale, and searching for the perfect neighborhood to call your own? Finding the right neighborhood is one of the biggest keys to choosing a home that you will love long-term, and Chapel Hill has a community to suit every taste. Briar Chapel, a relatively new neighborhood in Chapel Hill, has been earning great reviews from the day that the first residents moved in, and has grown into one city's most appealing areas for a wide range of homeowners. Our real estate agents are here to help you get acquainted with Briar Chapel, a Chapel Hill, NC neighborhood.

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Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, the leading real estate company in the Triangle region, has appointed Rachael Elliott as Associate Sales Office Manager of its Chapel Hill and Pittsboro real estate sales offices. Elliott will focus on agent recruitment and training to help grow the Chapel Hill and Pittsboro real estate teams, support existing sales associates and gain additional market share over area competitors.

"Rachael's understanding of our business and marketplace, along with her commitment to helping people succeed, was a natural fit for our company," said Randy Cox, sales manager and broker-in-charge of the Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Chapel Hill and Pittsboro offices. "We are excited to have her on our team and look forward to what the future holds for both our Chapel Hill and Pittsboro agents."  

Elliott earned her real estate license in 2015 and has been loving it ever since. "I am very excited and honored to be part of a company with an already fabulous reputation that consistently strives for excellence and improvement," said Elliott.  "I am looking forward to growing the office and helping the agents in the best way possible. I have felt a strong connection to real estate since as long as I can remember. My grandfather owned a successful realty firm in Hilton Head, and my aunt has been a practicing agent for almost two decades. I helped with an open house at 9 years old and was "sold" ever since!"

Elliott has called the Triangle her home since birth. She was born in Raleigh and has family who lives all throughout the Triangle. "I love living in the Triangle because it is the best of all worlds," said Elliott. "I love the diversity in the people, restaurants, architecture, etc. I love the sporting events and university rivalries. Also, we get to experience the beauty in all four seasons, and we can drive to the beach or mountains with ease."

Elliott enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, reading, yoga, running and spending time with family and friends.  She is also involved with giving back to our community and helping to make a difference. "I have been active in Susan G Komen's Walk for the Cure," said Elliott.


Chapel Hill UNC
Every year, around the start of March, Chapel Hill comes alive in powder blue to celebrate another run through March Madness for the University of North Carolina basketball team. While basketball season is one of the most exciting times of the year, it's far from the only time that UNC plays a starring role in the community. The University is a fantastic place to discover throughout the year, whether you're interested in history, entertainment, classes, or just exploring the scenic, historic University of North Carolina campus. Our real estate agents have the details on what to expect as you discover the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

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Franklin Street Chapel Hill

Running through the heart of Chapel Hill, you will find a street that is filled with culture, entertainment, food, and fun for all ages. Franklin Street has been a hub of the city since the University of North Carolina was established in the 1790s, when the street consisted of little more than a few homes, stores, and public buildings. Today, Franklin Street is a great place to find food, fun, and entertainment for the whole family, and our real estate agents have all of the details on Chapel Hill's favorite street.  

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Chapel Hill - Downtown
Life is just a little sweeter when you call Chapel Hill, NC home. As part of the Research Triangle with Raleigh and Durham, Chapel Hill is an excellent place to find employment, and a city with more than enough attractions to keep you busy for years to come. Whether you're looking for a great job with a short commute, fabulous food, or the arts, you'll find it close to home. Our real estate agents know Chapel Hill, and we've put together ten reasons why you'll love calling the city home.  

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