Southern Village

Southern Village is a quaint planned “New Urbanism” neighborhood of Chapel Hill, North Carolina established in 1994 and constructed through 2001. Here, you find a thriving residential community of 550 single-family houses and 375 townhomes and condos. Along with the storybook-style habitat of homes you can enjoy the convenience of 350,000 square feet of retail shopping, commercial offices and civic buildings. When you want to live in style and comfort in Chapel Hill, where you develop a real sense of “neighborhood,” this is your new place. Smiley Group offers multiple properties here for your consideration to buy. We also help relocating residents sell their houses to an eager market.

About Your New Life in Southern Village

Southern Village has long enjoyed chic status among real estate buyers, leading to quickly-sold listings. In fact, TIME Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens and multiple builder magazines featured these smartly developed neighborhoods as a prime example of modern residential communities. “Sought-after” is one phrase to accurately describe the properties of this lovely neighborhood.

Being that the village is so thoughtfully planned, you can leave your car in the garage and walk to local shopping, dining, business appointments, schools, social venues, personal care and recreation.

The commercial area built into the village’s planned community and along Market Street provide you with ample shopping opportunities, as do nearby retail stores in the city. Eastgate Shopping Center, University Place, Glen Lennox Shopping Center, Franklin Street Plaza, Carr Mill Mall, Glenwood Square Shopping Center, Chatham Crossing, Meadowmont Village and Carrboro Plaza are all located within five miles of your new neighborhood. For grocery shopping, you have quick access to Harris Teeter, Weaver Street Market, Food Lion, Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.


Quick-casual and fine dining restaurants offer a range of cuisine options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktail enjoyment. Some options within the community and a five-mile radius include Elaine’s on Franklin, La Residence, The Town Hall Grill, Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery, Crossroads Chapel Hill, Elements, Oakleaf, Il Palio and Lantern. Fast food includes Subway, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, Tacos Ramirez, Na’Wara de Arepa and Chick-fil-A.


Elementary, middle and high schools local to the village are Mary Scroggs Elementary, Grey Culbreth Middle, Carrboro High School, Carolina Friends School-Chapel Hill Early School, Frank Porter Graham Elementary and St. Thomas Moore Catholic. Colleges and universities within the area include UNC School of Nursing, UNC Hospitals, General College and the Center for European Studies. Duke University is only 13 miles from your doorstep, when you live in this peaceful community.

Available Real Estate in Southern Village

Currently, condominium prices start at the mid-$100,000 range. Townhomes range from low $200,000 to upper $400,000 prices, depending on features, square footage and amenities. Single family houses offer a quality lifestyle for growing families, executives and those seeking to spend in the $400,000 to the $1 million-plus range.

If you seek a highly walkable, social and enriching community constructed around greenscapes and a thriving Market Street, Smiley Group will help you find a home in the village. Or if you wish to sell your current Southern Village property, we possess the connections for a swift sale. Call Smiley Group at 919-636-8369 or email us at

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