The Hillsborough/Orange County area is located three hours from the beautiful NC coastline and three hours from the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents enjoy proximity to Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh. We are just 20 minutes away from the Research Triangle Park (RTP)!
The oldest town in the Triangle, Hillsborough was founded in 1754 as the seat of local government for Orange County. Along with its rich history, Hillsborough is also known for impressive locally-owned shops, restaurants, art galleries, music and literary credentials. In 2014, Hillsborough was described in the Wall Street Journal as "America's Little Literary Town" due to our high concentration of writers. Hillsborough was also named one of America's Coolest Small Towns in 2015 by Budget Travel Magazine.
Our State Magazine "Tar Heel Towns" feature on Hillsborough