When visitors want information on Hurdle Mills, Morgan Creek and Whitecross, North Carolina, what do you give them?

The Chapel Hill/Carrboro Visitors Bureau 2020 Orange County Neighborhoods Guide. There’s an increased interest in surrounding locales, and the guide seeks to answer many of them.

Lavender Oak Farm

There are a hundred counties in North Carolina, and Orange County is one of the smaller ones -- #63. But within its confines is a wonderland of art, music, education, sports, natural beauty, history and culinary delights beyond the imagination. Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough get most of the ink, but there’s so much more for the curious traveler to see.

Outdoor Dining at Panciuto - Downtown Hillsborough

To meet the growing number of inquiries about the neighborhoods throughout Orange County, North Carolina, the Visitors Bureau has published a 48-page magazine-style publication featuring the locales of Orange County, from Carrboro to Hurdle Mills, Hillsborough and Northside.

Northside Neighborhood

The publication will be distributed through the Visitors Center, local real estate offices and government and commerce.  

As the population in the Triangle increases and more families visit and invest in Orange County, the Visitors Bureau is committed to providing clear and comprehensive information that can be found in a single publication.

The cover of the Neighborhood Guide features Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys.  Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill. He’s a unique singer and song writer, known for literary, “outsider” songs, some that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd "one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years." The group plays every Wednesday night at the Kraken, a one-of-a-kind roadside bar on the outskirts of Carrboro.

Front Cover of the 2020-2021 Neighborhood Guide

The goal of the guide is to spotlight all of Orange County, from downtown Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough to some lesser known areas of Orange County that hold appeal to visitors, relocating families, retirees and business investors. 

Eastwood LakeOrange County has been around for the last 268 years or so. You’d think by now we’d be seeing some wear and tear, loose seams, a few threadbare patches. But it’s only getting better. There’s more here for more people than there has ever been before. Orange County is an overnight success, two centuries in the making

For a copy of the Neighborhoods Guide, contact info@visitchapelhill.org or drop by the Visitors Center at 501 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill during business hours Monday – Saturday.

(Photo credits: Lavender Oaks Farm - T. Fuller; Panciuto Outdoor Dining - Susan P. Murray; Northside Church/Historical Marker - Alicia Stemper; Neighborhood Guide Cover-Sallie Scharding; Canoes at Eastlake - Alicia Stemper)