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Where (and What) Exactly is Silk Hope, NC?


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Silk Hope, NC - If you haven't ever heard of this town, it may be because it's really just a country crossroads, a thriving, beautiful community, that's never officially been named a "town." 

But look on a map of the Raleigh/Chapel Hill area, and the words "Silk Hope" will jump out, northwest of Pittsboro and northeast of Siler City.  





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It's hard to describe how beautiful the area is.  These pictures don't begin to do justice to the rolling meadows nestled between large stands of woods, both evergreens and seasonal.  The backroads roll too, and are a pleasure to drive.  

There are farms, horse boarders, even Chatham County's first winery tucked into the gentle curves.   The folks that have found homes here feel fortunate. 

Land is still affordable, and while values are expected to rise as Pittsboro and Chatham County continue to grow, it's not just the value and the investment that bring folks here. 


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It's coming home to a view of woods from private porches and decks, not a view of the neighbor's wall or fence. 

The homes that are being built in this area are, for the most part, offered on acreage - and heavily wooded acreage at that. 

Homeowners work in Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Apex, and even Durham and Hillsborough.  Some are enjoying a peaceful retirement, putting the front porch to good use, growing gardens and letting the grandkids run outside as much as they want. 



Community involvement is welcomed.   The Silk Hope Ruritan Club organizes the annual Old Fashioned Farmer's Day on Labor Day Weekend, which includes a huge collection of operating antique farm machinery brought by collectors from all over North Carolina and even beyond.  Civil War reenactments, homemade ice cream, live music, arts and crafts, a flea market, and famous Southern BBQ are all part of the fun.  The Farmer's Day event is held at the G.T. Petty Memorial Grounds across from the Silk Hope Community Building.

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The Ruritan Club has a lot of activities, but isn't the only community organization.  The Volunteer Fire Department and the Silk Hope Elementary School offer other ways to be involved in local society. 

Silk Hope Elementary School is one of the top rated schools in North Carolina, and has a lot of parent involvement.  Some students are second and third generation attendees, children of farmers who have lived in the area all their lives. 

There was even a book written about the area, Silk Hope, NC by Lawrence Naumoff.  The story is about the daughters of a Silk Hope farmer, but locals say the book doesn't necessarily portray the real Silk Hope. 


There are plenty of opportunities for sports, including the Chatham County Soccer League.  Several Silk Hope teams play in this league, which has both competitive and "fun" teams for different age groups. 

Silk Hope Winery Pittsboro Raleigh Custom Home BuilderThe first winery in Chatham County was the Silk Hope Winery, just off Silk Hope Gum Springs Rd.  

The Silk Hope Winery offers one of the highest points in Chatham County, with a 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside.  Some of the award-winning wines produced include Seyyal Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Villard, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin Blend, and Silk Hope Blend.   

The Silk Hope Winery is open on weekends or by appointment.




Emmaus Baptist Church Silk Hope Pittsboro Raleigh Custom Home BuilderThe Emmaus Baptist Church is a beautiful and popular church, along Silk Hope Road not far from Hwy 87.  This church is another place where Silk Hope community members connect. 

The Emmaus Baptist Church was actually founded in 1833, though the building is obviously much newer! 

Also right in this area is the Silk Hope Nursery.  Check out their website - they include detailed descriptions of the modern and historical plants they offer, as well as updated price guides so that you know what to expect. 

If you're a garden fanatic,  or a weekend landscaper, this nursery is worth a visit. 


For golf enthusiasts, there are plenty of nearby opportunities. Golfers enjoy hitting balls at the Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club, the Chapel Ridge Golf Club, and the UNC Finley Golf Club, among others.

Pittsboro and Chapel Hill, NC are nearly equal distance away. 

Pittsboro is a small town currently, at the crossroads of Hwy 64 and Hwy 15/501.  But there are so many proposed commercial developments that growth is almost inevitable.  Pittsboro Commons is a planned 425,000 square foot shopping center that should include a grocery store, shops, and restaraunts.  Bellemont Point and Bellemont Station will offer mostly commercial space. 

Pittsboro Place is the largest proposed development, and may be the longest to come to fruition - plans include 1.3 million square feet of retail/office space, a movie theatre, and a bowling alley.  Some of these have been approved, others are still in the planning stages. 

There are many reasons why Chatham County has become one of the top destinations in the Triangle area, and the community of Silk Hope demonstrates many of them - it's peaceful, it's beautiful, it's friendly, and it's still close to everything Raleigh and the rest of the Triangle has to offer. 

Here's a map of Silk Hope and some of the features of this Chatham County community as well as some nearby attractions.

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You may also be interested in these Chatham County, NC new home resources:

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Chatham County NC Property Tax Rates 2011-2012

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How to Determine a Reasonable New Home Budget

Chatham County Accessible Home Builders

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