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Hillsborough is part of Orange County, located directly to the north of the Raleigh area, near Chapel Hill. The city has the honor as serving as the county seat of Orange County. Families and residents searching for homes for rent have many unique opportunities to explore locations within Hillsborough, such as Gold Park, Mayo Park, Orange County Recreation & Parks, Hillsborough BBQ, Mystery Brewing Company, Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area and many more.

Interesting Facts About Hillsborough

  • Hillsborough has been known by many different names throughout the city's long history. For example, the current name of the city was once shortened to "Hillsboro." However, it was changed back to its current name in the 1960s. The city has also been known as Orange. 
  • Hillsborough was a hotbed of activity during the American Revolution. For example, a notable signer of the Declaration of Independence, William Hooper, was from Hillsborough. In fact, residents of the town today can still visit his house. On the other side of the political spectrum, numerous royal governors lived in the city during the time of the American Revolution. 
  • Native American tribes were among the earliest inhabitants of what's today known as Hillsborough. 
  • The city was named in 1766, garnering it from William Hill, an Irish peer who also served as secretary of state for the colonies from 1768 to 1772 under King George III.

Resources for Renters

  • Hillsborough's official municipal government website helps to shed light on the interesting facets renters will find in the community. For instance, a page called "Community Interest" lists notable events that are scheduled to take place in town, such as Riverwalk Opening Celebration, which refers to a path along the Eno River in the city. Other pages include "Alerts" and "Town News."
  • Orange County Schools has a website with information for parents and students, found on pages like "Curriculum and Instruction."

Common questions asked in Hillsborough, North Carolina

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How can I tour properties in Hillsborough, North Carolina during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many landlords in Hillsborough, North Carolina are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

How can I find a rental house in a specific school district? was built with parents in mind. Within Hillsborough we have 542 rental houses spread across multiple school districts. To help narrow your search, simply enter the school name within the search bar to find rental homes in that school district.