Nestled between the highbrow sheen of Fearrington and the manicured elegance of the Governor’s Club is a small neighborhood designed for those who march to a less insistent drumbeat — those who want to build a comfortable home with more privacy and contact with the natural environment.
Hickory Pond offers five home sites from 2 to 4 acres under a canopy of mature hardwoods, with beautiful rock outcroppings and abundant wildlife. Two of the lots share a stocked pond.
Nearby recreational opportunities are abundant. The location provides easy access to Jordon Lake. Surrounding roads are popular with serious weekend bicyclists. Two golf courses are within easy reach. There’s whitewater kayaking on the Haw River in the Spring.
If you want to dress up and go out, there’s the Five Star Fearrington House and the amenities of Fearrington Village less than 3 miles away. There are many nearby dining options and the Downtown Chapel Hill restaurants are only a few minutes away. Work at the University? It’s an easy commute. If you prefer a smaller town for your night out, Pittsboro has Italian, Mexican, Greek, Japanese and good old American roadhouse options, often with music and dancing.
Inside the neighborhood you might feel like you’re vacationing in the woods, but you’re still close to a Harris Teeter, a Lowe’s Food, a Walmart, a Lowes Home Center, and anything else you might need for your regular shopping. Do you want a convenient fitness center? O2 Fitness is right down the road.
The existing home in the neighborhood was designed to be energy efficient with both active and passive solar systems. Bring your architect and your builder and choose a lot with the best orientation for your needs. All plans will be approved by the Homeowners Association Architectural Committee to make sure structures are consistent with the natural feel of the neighborhood. Mobile homes are not allowed.
Do you want to plant a garden? Several of the lots have sunny open spaces. Have you thought about keeping a few chickens for their eggs? Get the pen approved and share the extras. Do you have other pets? Of course, most are welcome but let’s leave the lions, tigers and other exotics at the Tiger Preserve in Pittsboro.