You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy the town, though. Historic downtown Hillsborough is awash with beautiful gardens, landscaping, and attractive green areas like the Riverwalk. It is also full of trendy, chic, and stylish cafés, restaurants, shops, and more. You can find many of the typical convenient chains, but you'll also find plenty of independent stores run by locals.
Whether pets, wine, gardening, books, or yarn grab your interest, there's a shop in town just for you. Among the variety of stores are the Weaver Street Market, Eno Farmers' Market at the Public Market House, Hillsborough Wine Company, Hillsborough Yarn Shop, Multiflora Greenhouses, Carolina Game & Fish, Paws at the Corner, Purple Crow Books, Vietri Stoneware, and Hillsborough Antiques Mall.
You'll also find plenty of great restaurants covering a mix of favorite cuisines, such as Saratoga Grill, Antonia's, Panciuto, and delicious Hillsborough BBQ Company. Top it all off with tempting treats from Matthew's Chocolates.
With all that Hillsborough has to offer, it is the people that truly make the town such a special place to live. Classic southern friendliness, hospitality, and a real sense of community make the town truly special. The Jerry M. Passmore Senior Center is just one of the ways that the area's older adults come together, not only for health and wellness classes, but also simply as a way to engage with others and the community. During the summer months, you'll also find the Last Friday festivities that pull together people of all ages.
Annual events for young and old, vibrant neighborhoods, a lively downtown, a convenient location, and notable points of historic interest are just some of the many reasons that more and more people are looking to call Hillsborough home. Yet even as it grows, Hillsborough manages to hold on to its heart and soul of a charming southern town.