Minutes awayA WORLD APART


With its quaint shops and hometown vibe, Forest Ridge offers a unique culture that blends small-town charm with modern comforts. A culture that invites you to sit back, relax for a while and become inspired.  But within minutes, you can be at the Research Triangle Park, one of the top technology centers in America, or at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Forest Ridge is close to The Streets at SouthPoint regional mall, and even closer to the cultural and athletic offerings of Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill.

Hillsborough was recently voted #3 on the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America 2015 by CNN. Read more about the charming town of Hillsborough in Our State Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

Please see the below video for more information about Forest Ridge and Hillsborough.




From Raleigh and Durham

• Take NC-147 North and I-85 South
• Take exit 165 from I-85 South
• Turn right onto NC-86 North
• Turn right onto US-70 BUS East
• Arrive at Forest Ridge

From Chapel Hill

• Take NC-86 North and cross over I-40 and I-85
• Turn right onto US-70 BUS E
• Arrive at Forest Ridge

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Forest Ridge is located in Hillsborough, a town with deep roots, a proud history and an irrepressible love for the arts. Graced with stately brick buildings and 19th-century homes, Hillsborough is a study in contrasts, a quintessential historic town imbued with a modern cultural scene. As a matter of fact, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal praised the unique culture of Hillsborough as a magnet for creators, dreamers and independent thinkers, attracting celebrated artists, writers and performers from all over. It’s also classic Americana, with picturesque shops, family-owned businesses and a hometown feeling of welcome.

Traditional and progressive, historic and contemporary, quiet and lively, Hillsborough is unexpected. Multifaceted. A hidden gem just waiting to be discovered by you.




It’s no surprise that this idyllic setting is home to great schools. The school assignments for Forest Ridge are Cameron Park Elementary, A.L. Stanback Middle School and Orange High School. Or, you can choose one of the many private schools in the area.  

Whether you enroll your children in one of Hillsborough’s private schools or your neighborhood elementary, middle or high school, you’ll learn why our region’s education system makes the grade.