Briar Chapel

Raleigh-Durham Market

From its inception in 2008, Briar Chapel blazed a trail as a never-done-before, never-seen-before community. As the first and one of largest green communities in the Triangle, Briar Chapel offers a respectful, sustainable way of life – from its NAHB-certified green homes and 900 acres of preserved open space to its committed community collaborations. Now, just a few years from completion, the 1,600-acre community is home to more than 1,650 residents who enjoy two on-site schools and a community college, a resort-style pool, 20+ preserved parks, 24 miles of trails and Veranda, its shopping, dining, and retail hotspot. It’s this inviting, connected lifestyle that has earned Briar Chapel accolades such as Best Neighborhood in Chapel Hill year after year.
Briar Chapel offers so much more than resort-style amenities and well-designed homes. Here, you'll discover a connected, neighborly way of life. You’ll experience a thoughtfully designed community that seeks to create a positive legacy and leave a sustainable footprint. You’ll find your home base, forge relationships, tap into an active lifestyle, and find countless opportunities to shop, dine, and play - all just outside your front door.



Dive into summer at our resort-style pool, complete with dual water slides, a diving well, an eight-lane lap pool, and a splash pad.


Our 24-mile trail system is the backbone of our community, connecting you to just about everywhere you want to be – parks, the clubhouse, neighbor’s porches, and even our on-site schools.


Here, you’ll find your people with a calendar full of events. From pool parties to wine tastings to movie nights and run clubs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Sidewalk lined streets nestled amongst rolling hills and a canopy of trees – that’s just a glimpse of life at Briar Chapel.

Briar Chapel Facts

20 Parks and Playgrounds
right in your backyard
20 + Miles
of trails
897 Acres
of breathable open space
623 Average Annual Savings
in sustainable living energy costs

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The District - East

A mix of retail and shops organized along 5 plus acres of US Hwy. 15-501 frontage and punctuated by a multi-story (medical) office site perfectly placed along the curve of 15-501 for maximum visibility will leverage the presence of over 300 units of active adult living and a senior care component overlooking the beautiful 300-foot wooded buffer.


The District - West

Overlooking US Hwy. 15-501, the Verge-West will act as Briar Chapel’s primary commercial entrance providing Briar Chapel residences as well as the rest of Chatham County residential, educational, and retail amenities in an environment that fosters activity morning, noon, and night.


The Veranda

Featuring over 45,000 SF of existing shops, office, and restaurants at Briar Chapel’s front door, walkable to the remainder of the community via the community’s elaborate trail system. Almost five acres of land remain in two separate parcels for a creative retail/residential opportunity to leverage the success of the Veranda, as one of Chatham County’s dining destinations.


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Top Community

Best Neighborhood in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Magazine, 2021


Best Neighborhood in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Magazine, 2020


Developer of the Year

HBA MAME Awards, 2020


Best Neighborhood in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Magazine, 2019


Best Neighborhood

Where to Retire Magazine, 2019


Developer of the Year

HBA MAME Awards, 2019


Reader's Favorite Awards:
Best Neighborhood

Chatham Magazine, 2019


Best Land Plan for a Community, Best Landscape Design for a Community

HBA MAME Awards, 2018


Best Neighborhood in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Magazine, 2018


Best Neighborhood to Live

Best of the Triangle, Indy Week, 2017


One of the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the US

Where to Retire Magazine, 2017


Favorite Neighborhood in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Magazine, 2017


Developer of the Year

HBA MAME Awards, 2017


#40 of the 50 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities

RCLCO & John Burns Real Estate Consulting, 2016


Best Neighborhood in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Magazine, 2016


Top Residential Development

Triangle Business Journal, 2015



Award Winning Builders

2 Builder Awards – 1 Gold and 1 Bronze

Triangle Parade of Homes, 2021


5 Builder Awards – 3 Gold and 2 Silver

Triangle Parade of Homes, 2020


4 Builder Awards – 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze

Triangle Parade of Homes, 2019


5 Builder Awards – 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze

Triangle Parade of Homes, 2018


9 Builder Awards – 2 Gold, 3 Silver, and 4 Bronze

Triangle Parade of Homes, 2017


5 Builder Awards – 5 Gold and 2 Silver

Triangle Parade of Homes, 2016


7 Builder Awards with two Progressive New Home Designs Recognitions

Triangle Parade of Homes, 2013


Family Living

Favorite Neighborhood, Favorite Playground Pool or Kids’ Space

Chatham Magazine, 2018


Green Living

Eco-Leader with an Honorable Mention

Green Builder Magazine, 2018


Best Sustainable Development

NC Home Builders Association, 2016


Best Green Land Development Project

Triangle Business Journal, 2009


Briar Chapel Clubhouse: LEED Silver Certification

US Green Building Council, 2009