Hi Clyde and Sharon,
Thank you so much for your question. For starters, let me say that I have lived in Hillsborough for about seven years now and love it! We are a beautiful, charming small town but have some wonderful, local small businesses and unique boutiques. The people that live here are typically genuinely friendly and the fact that it is still close enough to major cities makes it an even better plus. I can be at Duke Medical Center in about 7 minutes, Southpoint Mall in 25, or downtown Raleigh in about 45 minutes....or I can go west and be at Alamance Crossings in Burlington in about 20 minutes or Greensboro in 40 minutes. Hillsborough truly is the perfect center between the Triangle and the Triad.
From this house in Beckett's Ridge, you have several options for banks in the very immediate vicinity. There are two State Employees' Credit Unions, a Bank of America, Community One Bank, and many others within about a 3 mile radius, depending on which way you go. Of course we have the typical fast food restaurants popular around interstate interchanges as well as some wonderful finer dining in Antonia's (Italian with truly the BEST lasagna ever!!), Gulf Rim Cafe (complete with daily specials entrees so always a changing menu), The Wooden Nickle Pub (which is a lot of bar food but they do some really interesting and always tasty specials so be sure and check the board every day!) and Panciuto is also an Italian Fine Dining Restaurant with award winning chefs. We can't forget to mention Saratoga Grill either -- their honey almond salmon and salad with homemade strawberry viniagrette are to die for!
Unfortunately, we are prohibited for discussing age characteristics in neighborhoods due to federal fair housing laws. I request though that you give Hillsborough a look as it's a great place to live! I really think you'll like what you see! I'd be honored to show you around!
I wish you the best of luck and a very Merry Christmas!!
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Triangle Home Crew Realty, LLC