Neighborhoods

Chestnut Oaks

Chestnut Oaks was Habitat’s first neighborhood. It was built on 77.25 acres of land that was donated to Habitat in 1985, just a year after Habitat was incorporated. The first Habitat home in Orange County was moved by truck to the community in 1986, and subsequent homes were built between 1987 and 1997. The second phase of the neighborhood was called the Street of Hope, which includes 11 homes designed by professional architects and constructed under the supervision of professional builders.  

Crescent Magnolia

Built between 2018 and 2020, Crescent Magnolia is Habitat’s first senior development. 

Culbreth Park

Culbreth Park was the second new development Habitat was part of. Designed as a mixed-income partnership development, the original plans called for 12 market-rate houses and 30 subsidized houses. Habitat constructed 7 homes in the neighborhood between 1996 and 1997.  

Fairview

Habitat built over 30 homes in the Fairview neighborhood between 2008 and 2010. Since then, Habitat has continued to build in the area, including one home yearly in partnership with students from Orange County High School. Between 2021 and 2023, Habitat built 22 houses on Odie Street. 

Mebane and Efland

Habitat built 5 homes in Mebane in 1999, across the street from the future Richmond Hills neighborhood. These homes expanded Habitat’s reach in Orange County north of I-85. Richmond Hills contains 38 homes built between 2002 and 2006. This neighborhood contains the 100th house built by Habitat. Alice Miller Court and Buckwalter Lane were named for two people involved in Habitat’s founding. Tinnin Woods contains 35 homes built between 2014 and 2020. 

Northside

Habitat’s fourth home was built in the Northside neighborhood of Chapel Hill in 1989. Since then, Habitat has built 15 homes in the neighborhood, most recently in Gattis Court. 

Rogers Road

Habitat built New Homestead Place in Rogers Road as part of its Celebration 2000 commemoration. Later, in 2006, Habitat constructed the 14 homes that make up Rusch Hollow. Phoenix Place was Habitat’s first large-scale development, with 51 homes built between 2011 and 2014. It is located right next to the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association (RENA) Center. The common space is a popular gathering spot in the community, frequently hosting events such as Unity in the Community. 

Weavers Grove

Weavers Grove will offer affordable homeownership to Habitat families in Chapel Hill as well as market-rate homes. Of the 238 single-family homes, townhomes, duplexes, and condominiums, 102 will be Habitat homes purchased by families and individuals who live or work in Orange County with the remaining being built by market-rate builders Garman Homes and White Oak Properties. Construction is set to be completed in 2028. Click here to learn more!

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