New Neighborhoods & Homes in Hillsborough, N.C.


If you’re looking for a new single family home in Hillsborough, N.C., there are several communities with brand new homes from which to choose.

Corbin Creek Woods (Building Now).
Looking for a new, large family home in Hillsborough with attention to energy efficiency? Look no further! Drees Homes is building luxury homes in a small picturesque neighborhood within walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants. Three new homes are currently under construction.

This is a great location in Hillsborough, tucked away on a quiet street, yet minutes from major highways, shopping and entertainment.  It’s a short drive to Duke, University of North Carolina and The Research Triangle Park. Children in the community will attend the highly desirable Orange County schools.For your shopping needs, a large chain grocery store is just a five minute drive. Optionally, you can reach Weaver Street Market in the Gateway Center with a 3 minute drive or a 12 minute walk. This member owned co-op grocery specializes in local organic produce, meats, dairy products and eggs. They also have an extensive selection of fresh baked bread and desserts, (prepared daily in Hillsborough), a hot bar and salad bar along with grab and go sandwiches.

All new homes by Drees Homes are designed and built using DreesSmart Energy Conservation Innovation. Homes are inspected and evaluated by a certified Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) energy rater. Every home receives a Home Energy Rating Stystem (HERS) score. The lower the HERS score, the lower the energy costs.



Location:  Corbin and Mitchell St. ½ mile from Hwy 70
Address: Hillsborough
Price Range of New Homes: Starting in the low $400K’s
Builder:  Drees Homes
Lot Size: 1/3 – 1 Acre
Number of Lots: 18
Schools: Cameron Park Elementary, AL Stanback Middle, Orange High School        


Forest Ridge ( Building Just Underway)


Forest Ridge, a brand new community on the banks of the Eno River, in Hillsborough, will have a mixture of townhomes and single family homes to satisfy many different lifestyles. The neighborhood will have amenities that include a lap pool, tot lot, and playfield.  A preserved 25-acre riverfront forest with community trail system will encourage connection with the beautiful woods along the Eno River. The community trails will connect with public riverfront trails including the historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail. That trail will be connected to Hillsborough’s public Riverwalk Trail during the final phase of construction; enabling Forest Ridge residents to walk or bike to the downtown area!


Forest Ridge is planned as the largest National Green Building Standard™ Green Certified Land Development in the state and one of the largest in the nation. Four award winning builders will offer homes featuring traditional architecture with modern conveniences, along with Energy Star and National Home Builder Association Bronze-star certifications.


Building is just underway in Forest Ridge. Offerings in the community will include townhomes from the $200s and single family homes from the $300s to $600s.

Location:  US 70-A North 1 mile from I-85 Exit 165

Address: Hillsborough, NC 27278
Price Range of New Homes: $200s - $600s
Builder: Four award winning builders
Lot Size: .13 - .3 Acres
Number of Lots: 195 single family, 38 townhomes
Schools:  Cameron Park Elementary, AL Stanback Middle, Orange High School


Waterstone Estates (Grand Opening October 2014)

Opening October 2014, Waterstone Estates, is a new home community in Hillsborough, NC. Innovative builder Ashton Woods is creating single family homes and townhomes in this neighborhood conveniently located 1 mile from the new University of North Carolina hospital which is scheduled to open in 2015.

Location:  NC Hwy Old 86 1 mile from I-40 Exit 261

Address: Hillsborough, NC 27278
Price Range of New Homes: Single family from the high $200s; Townhomes from the high $100s
Builder: Ashton Woods
Lot Size:
Number of Lots: Townhomes and 136 single family
Schools: New Hope Elementary, AL Stanback Middle, Cedar Ridge High