Briar Chapel


Owner: Newland Communities
State: north carolina
City: Chapel Hill
Address: 1342 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (877) 542-9240
Community Size: 100 - 999 Units
Web: Welcome to Briar Chapel
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From the beginning, the Briar Chapel® community, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was designed as a place in harmony with nature. We've preserved nearly 900 acres of open space, slopes and streambeds, and thousands of trees. The result is a more natural habitat for wildlife - and a healthier lifestyle for the people who call it home. And of course there are the homes, which are all built with rigorous green building standards. Briar Chapel offers a healthier way of life, and is the perfect backdrop for connections among nature and neighbor.

Intentionally integrated into the natural landscape, Briar Chapel allows for both imaginations and wildlife to roam free through 900 acres of preserved space. Walk, hike or bike along 24 miles of trails that run through the community, or wile away the hours in one of 10 distinct neighborhood parks, with additional parks planned.

The very design of Briar Chapel encourages interactions with friends and neighbors. Throughout the community, there are many opportunities to reach out and connect — whether at the pool, gardening at Briar Patch, at the Briar Club, or along the trails. A fully-established community, the only thing missing at Briar Chapel is you!

About Our Community

The Briar Club is the heart of the community and where it all happens. This beautiful building exclusively for Briar Chapel residents, sets the standard in sustainable building, receiving a LEED Silver Certification.  Festivities take place both inside and out with a large formal lawn and cabana building with snack bar. Warm weekends are a splash at the resort style pool with two duel water slides, diving well, an eight-lane lap pool and a splash pad. Or you can break a sweat in the well-equipped fitness center with plenty of group fitness classes such as yoga, tai chi, or kick boxing. Our new sports court complex includes basketball, pickleball, and tennis courts. Things never get dull with a full-time activities director who keeps the calendar packed with fun activities for all ages.

The best way to explore Briar Chapel is along the 24 miles of trails that connect the community through 900 acres of preserved open space. Underfoot, the trail might change from wooded boardwalks to paved paths. But along the way, you can stop to admire community art created especially for Briar Chapel by local artists. Spanning Bennett Mountain and Pokeberry Creek, while connecting the diverse neighborhoods, community parks, the Briar Club, as well as the onsite schools, the trail system is perhaps the defining feature of Briar Chapel.




  • Trails for Walking or Biking
  • Swimming Pool - Lap
  • Social Events Planned
  • Picnic Area
  • Nature Preserve
  • Library
  • Garden for Community
  • Dog Park
  • Clubhouse
  • Bocce
  • Athletic Field
  • Tennis
  • Swimming Pool - Heated Outdoor
  • Restaurant
  • Pickleball
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchen- Catering or Community
  • Fitness Center
  • Continuing Education/Classes
  • Card Games or Bridge
  • BBQ/Grilling Area
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Swimming Pool-Outdoor
  • Swiming Pool - Children's
  • Playground for Children
  • Pet Friendly
  • Lifestyle/Activity Director
  • Green/Sustainable Certification
  • Firepit
  • Clubs
  • Cable TV
  • Basketball - Outdoor
  • Aerobics Studio

Pricing and Other Details

Award-winning Green Homes, Custom-Homes, and Villas priced from the $200,000s to over $900,000.

Briar Chapel® is the first community in the Triangle to require homebuilders to comply with the rigorous new-home construction requirements and third-party testing of the National Green Building Program (NAHBGreen). These high-performance, healthier homes help our residents save money and most importantly - help them enjoy their quality of life.

Who to Contact for more Information

1342 Briar Chapel Parkway

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Phone: 888.249.9429

Information Center and Model Homes open daily

Fall/Winter Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

 Sunday: 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Spring/Summer Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am until 6:00 pm

 Sunday: 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm

Residence Types

  • Villas
  • Mixed Use
  • All ages
  • Single family homes
  • Energy Star Rated/Certified
  • 55+ or Age Restricted

Community Facts

Owner: Newland Communities
Date Built:
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