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Oakwood Historic District

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Address: Chapel Hill, NC
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BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD and cemetery

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 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
jainsea
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 stars Reviewed July 7, 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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 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.

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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

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

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 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.

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