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Oakwood Historic District

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Address: Chapel Hill, NC

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I walked through this neighborhood on my own two months ago, and it has some very beautiful, renovated old homes in it. Of course there are some that are run down as well. But... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 July 2015
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Having looked in advance where to travel while in Raleigh, we headed to this area first thing with traveling friends. Worth several afternoons so you can discover the hidden treasures and neighborhood restaurants, like SIDE STREET.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

I walked through this neighborhood on my own two months ago, and it has some very beautiful, renovated old homes in it. Of course there are some that are run down as well. But overall, it is an exclusive neighborhood with big, old trees. There WAS one B&B in the neighborhood, but when I talked with the owner's daughter, I... More 

2 Thank jainsea
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

The homes a vintage 1930's to 1950's houses for the most part but have been brought up to date and refurbished by the home buyers. People that live in Oakwood are often creative and artistic.

2 Thank John F
Dunedin, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Some beautiful older homes but not truly an attraction unless it was organized as the one reviewer mentions with the Christmas Parade of Home or if there were a brochure with some history and some fact and figures. It was a nice walk, just wish I had learned more.

2 Thank NickHeckel
Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

There's a bunch of houses, a sandwhich shop.. Lame. Sandwhiches are good. I'll give them that, I can never figure out when they are open.

2 Thank Can S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

I love to just ride around this part of town. The old historic homes are so beautiful and being here brings back memories of my childhood when I lived nearby. I wish I had bought a home here years ago before it became so expensive to own here. The homeowners take great pride in their homes. Just love this neighborhood.

1 Thank bstrjh
Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

I try to go to the annual candle light tour of restored homes decorated for the Holidays. Very pleasant.

2 Thank Caniac
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Christmas Tour of Homes was great. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

1 Thank Mark T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

If you have dogs, check out the oakwood dog park. Then stop by Krispy Kreme, grab some snacks and walk around historic oakwood. The houses are a great mix of different styles from the late 1800's on up. Many have been modernized on the inside, but they still look great on the outside.

1 Thank bigdumbdane

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