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Our Community

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Our community is what distinguishes Fearrington Village as one of the best places to live in the Triangle. Now comprised of nearly 2,000 residents, Fearrington Village is large enough to offer a diverse range of neighborhoods yet small enough to retain a strong sense of community. When R.B. and Jenny Fitch purchased the farm from Jesse Fearrington in 1974, they named the property Fearrington Village to honor the stewardship of Jesse and his forebears. Soon after, the Fitches received permission to create one of North Carolina’s first planned developments. Fearrington has steadily grown over the past 40 years, giving it an established and friendly feel.

“We’ve taken it slowly; we’ve not been in a big hurry. We’ve tried to let it evolve the way communities evolved years ago. You’d have maybe one business built and then a while before another — it didn’t happen all at one time. It tends to build a little character. It gets a little patina if you take it a little slower.” – R.B. Fitch

Fearrington’s residents are a huge part of what makes Fearrington special. With diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests, there are a wealth of opportunities for newcomers to make friendships. Dozens of resident clubs, volunteer opportunities and local events mean shared interests are not hard to come by. Many clubs and activities meet at The Gathering Place, where the Fearrington Homeowners Association is located and where speakers often visit.

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“We enjoy the sense that we belong,” said residents Tom and Debbie Liebtag. “It’s not just another place to live, it’s a real community. Many of the residents are fascinating people who have been places and done things, and they are always happy to share their experiences. It is the easiest place to make friends that we’ve ever lived.”

With miles of walking paths and trails winding throughout the community, Fearrington offers easy, social and fun ways to stay fit. The Duke Center for Living is a comprehensive wellness facility including physical therapists. The Fearrington Homeowners Association and the Swim & Croquet Club offer summertime activities, and many types of resident-led clubs. The Spa at Fearrington is also readily available in the Village Center.

If you’re interested in learning more about what Fearrington’s community offers, such as our resident-led not-for-profit Fearrington Cares, our weekly Farmer’s Market or our other community offerings, contact our sales team. Our on-site sales team is located in the Fitch Creations, Inc. office in the Village Center. “I’ve been ‘selling’ folks on Fearrington for over 30 years, but living here myself is what keeps me encouraging them to make this incredible community their home,” says Real Estate General Manager Laura Morgan. “Where else can you find a beer garden with live music, an independent bookstore, fantastic food and truly genuine people in a beautiful country setting, all within walking distance of your front door?”

Resident Stories

"The best thing about living in Fearrington Village is that every day we can walk our dog Ajax in Camden Park; we can rest on a bench and watch the sunset across the lake – and it is all right here!" See full profile.

"We enjoy the sense that we belong. It's not just another place to live, it's a real community. It is the easiest place to make friends that we've ever lived." See full profile.

"We also love the opportunities for learning (OLLI), great music, great restaurants, and the Duke Center for Living. We love the Village Center as a place to hang out." See full profile.

"Ranking pretty high are taking walks throughout the neighborhood on streets and trails, relaxing at the pool, and going over to the Fearrington Inn and Restaurant for the packages for our special occasions with an afternoon tea, three course dinner, overnight, and breakfast. These were special getaways without leaving home." See full profile.

"We have enjoyed watching the gradual addition of new neighborhoods and housing units during our now 25 years here in the village. And we are proud that the developer, R.B. Fitch, is one of us. He lives here!" See full profile.

"Our neighbors have become extended family. At first they were helpful in getting us connected with all the services and opportunities in the area. Now they are there with us to celebrate and enjoy the good times together." See full profile.

"We knew it [Fearrington] was absolutely the place for us when we discovered McIntyre’s and when we attended a reading in The Barn by the author Julia Alvarez, with every seat taken and every question from the audience a good one." See full profile.

"When we decided to “re-wire”, Fearrington Village offered everything we enjoy . . . a beautiful home and garden, new friends, the Triangle’s cultural abundance, and many opportunities to still make a positive contribution to the world. The international airport (RDU) was also a plus." See full profile.

"Fearrington is a diverse community of genial souls from all over the world. And it offers countless opportunities to brighten your day." See full profile.

"We moved to Fearrington because of its beauty, charm and strong sense of community. Other locations are just developments, but Fearrington is a real community." See full profile.

"A quite unique amenity is Fearrington Cares! It is wonderful that residents of Fearrington Village have access to numerous clubs, walking trails, a pool, spa, bookstore, a boutique, the Duke Center for Living, the Duke Primary Care Clinic and the Center for Physical Rehabilitation. Last but not least the proximity to the Triangle area is much appreciated. Fearrington is a great place to live!" See full profile.

"We dreamed of living within walking distance of a coffee shop and a good bookstore. Camden Park’s central location gives us ready access to both of these and more." See full profile.

"The Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays offers tantalizing, locally-sourced items for much of the year. As avid readers, we’re enchanted by McIntyre’s, the best independent bookstore in the country." See full profile.

"What makes Fearrington wonderful is the neighbors. They came over immediately and invited us into their homes as if we had always been friends. And now we always will be." See full profile.