Known as “The Heart of North Carolina,” Chatham County sits at the state’s geographic center. It was founded in 1771 and is fortuitously poised between the Piedmont Triad and Research Triangle areas, which are two of NC’s most populous, bustling localities.

Home to one of the state’s most highly educated young adult populations, Chatham County is near to some of the most prestigious universities in North Carolina. These include Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, Elon University, North Carolina A & T, N.C. State University, and more.

What to Expect When Moving to Chatham County

The county, of which Pittsboro is the county seat, has a population that grows more diverse and vibrant every day. Currently, the county’s main source of employment is manufacturing, but there are also many artists, sculptors, metalworkers, and small farmers. It’s the perfect mix of city life with a rural feel, and it’s never more than 30 minutes from larger cities like Raleigh or Greensboro.

Schools in Chatham County

One of the main concerns for families moving to the area is whether or not the schools in Chatham County are good. Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Chatham County ranks in the top 25% of counties in NC for education.
  • The Chatham County public school system is rated well for academics, teachers, clubs, and activities.
  • In fact, the local school system is rated highly for its racial diversity and college preparation effectiveness.

Things to Do

There are plenty of amazing activities to engage in when you live in Chatham County. In fact, over a million tourists visit Jordan Lake every year! The area offers over 1,000 campsites, swimming and fishing, boating, observing wildlife (including bald eagles!), and much more.

But there are many activities you can do while in Chatham County. Check out our Local Attractions page for all kinds of fun locations for everyone in your family.

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