LEARN MORE ABOUT 180 WEST
Location: 180 BPW Club Road, Carrboro
Call 180 West at 919.967.0934 or text on the go at 180westapts.com for tours, availability, and to ask how you can apply for free.
When choosing where our next nest will be, most of us will first consider which town we’d feel best fits our personality, our goals, and what we invest the most time in.
Enter the little town of Carrboro, North Carolina – vibrant and yet still somehow managing to engage visitors and locals with the recognizable charm of a small town. Carrboro may be North Carolina’s best kept secret, boasting environmentally conscious infrastructure, superior schools and a thriving art scene, with a fantastic location sealing the proverbial deal. It’s only a matter of time before word gets out and throngs of movers will be sidling up for a spot.
Bicycle enthusiasts should mark Carrboro as a prime destination for their favorite activity. The 20,000-person town was dubbed a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
Towns of this modest size don’t often offer designated bike paths in eight parks, as well as a variety of trails in choice areas for biking or hiking, like wooded Morgan Creek. Those environmentally conscientious will find Carrboro a breath of fresh air – literally – since more than 37 percent of the population utilizes transportation options besides driving a personal vehicle alone, according to Data USA.
Free buses encourage residents to take advantage of public transportation, with one major destination being UNC’s campus. The University sits comfortably at No. 30 in US News’ 2019 collegiate ranking system, holding UNC in the top 10 percent of a 312 university nationwide comparison.
The area’s proximity to the campus can only be matched by its centrally located Carrboro High School. The National Center for Education Statistics tells us that the district’s graduations rates far exceed US averages, coming to 92 percent and 84 percent, respectively. More specifically, Carrboro High fosters budding geniuses. The NC Public Schools website notes that more than 95 percent of Carrboro High School students meet standards to join the state AIG (Academically and Intellectually Gifted) program. The greater NC rate is 12 percent.
Carrboro isn’t just intellectual – it’s home to an eclectic and electric arts scene. The Carrboro Arts Center should be the art lover’s first stop. It’s a hub and home for music, visual art, and poetry events. Advertisements there may direct you to Cat’s Cradle, a busy venue for an array of musical performances, where you can find genres both common and obscure.
For those inclined to creating works of art, signing up for a class in acrylics or stained glass at The ArtsCenter will do the trick. Culinary artists shouldn’t miss the Carrboro Farmers’ Market to support small local farms and find the freshest ingredients.
A little bit of everything that gives Carrboro its heart can be found at 180 West Apartments. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and townhomes are nestled in a prime location on the bus system’s J line to UNC, directly behind Carrboro High School’s current cohort of scholars, and are a 1.5 mile jaunt to downtown’s popular Weaver Street Market. Every home’s patio has wooded views (with select apartments overlooking Morgan Creek).
Pet parents rejoice! Bring a pet to run along the nearby creek, visit one of Carrboro’s 15 pet friendly restaurants and finish off a busy day by letting your pup blow off steam at 180 West’s bark park. Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of the 180 West fox lazing in the sun.
Rebrand your lazy Sunday as Funday! Have a friend over to play sand volleyball or tennis, and if the summer heat is too much to bear, slip into the pool to cool down. You deserve it.
Your next move is right around the corner. Life doesn’t wait, don’t hesitate! Stop by the 180 West leasing office at 180 BPW Club Road today to learn more about Carrboro’s hidden gem; the staff at 180 West can’t wait to meet you! Call 180 West at 919.967.0934 or text on the go at 180westapts.com for tours, availability, and to ask how you can apply for free.
Welcome to Carrboro. Welcome to 180 West. Welcome home!
Article submitted by 180 West Apartments.