Downing Creek

Pet-Friendly Apartment Community with On-Site Pools, Parking, and Gym
Downing Creek is a small apartment community located around the Chapel Hill area. It's home to many UNC graduate students and charges renters a bit more per month than other apartment complexes but the on-site gym, pools, and parking along with other amenities are the reason why. It's luxury living here and is only a short drive away from campus.

Reviewers say everyone here is very friendly and when the weather gets warm it's an awesome spot to hangout. The downside is that it's not walkable to any nightlife options and there aren't many businesses nearby besides a grocery store. That said, this area offers high-quality living that's worth the price.
What Downing Creek Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.9
value
6.7
amenities
8.0
social
7.2
management
7.7
Median rents in Downing Creek
Studio
$
1,150
1 Bedroom
$
1,200
2 Bedroom
$
1,300

Living in
Downing Creek

Grocery Store
Graduate Students
Suburban
Not Walkable
Swimming Pools
Gym
On-Site Parking
Friendly Community
Chapel Hill
Downing Creek — 7.2/10 Rating (based on 17 neighborhood reviews)
Not within walking distance of bars or other things like that. This area necessitates owning a vehicle or your Uber expenses will get out of control. During the rush hour commutes getting to campus can take upwards of 15 minutes and during the return from the business school can easily take 30 minutes. Safe community and people are friendly.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
Reasonable traffic 10-15 minuted from school, close to a major highway, close to meadowmont village (where there is a 24/7 harris teeter).
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
Suburban and located away from bus options. There are no sidewalks along Barbee Chapel which ruins the idea of safely biking or quickly walking anywhere. Meadowmont is closest shopping. Franklin St is about a $8-$10 uber ride away.

Lots of graduate students and some families. Lots of amenities.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
Close to school but not right on top of it, tons of other students in the area, and close to all amenities.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
Quiet area, but not a lot of food options. Harris Teeter is close.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
Close to a lot, but not really walkable to anything.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Springs of Chapel Hill
Access to meadowmont shopping, but a bit isolated from other areas and a drive/bike to campus.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
Enjoyed it, but if you want the bar scene I would recommend living near Franklin
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
Being close to Meadowmont is fantastic
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
As long as a lot of other MBAs are around you won’t be lonely, and there aren’t any issues with neighbors usually. can be noisy on occasion but for the most part the only thing you have to watch out for is the drivers in the areas where there are no sidewalks.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
There's a grocery store nearby, but there aren't really any restaurants or nightlife. The complex itself is very much geared towards graduate students. So if you're looking for a quiet neighborhood to study, this is a great place to be.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Springs of Chapel Hill
Great community, everyone is very friendly. Great for pet owners. Easy to find carpool buddies. When it's warm, the pool is a fun place to hangout.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
The neighborhood is very safe. There are plenty of places to eat and a grocery store nearby.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
There isn't much to do here and you have to drive everywhere.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
You cannot walk anywhere, ubers are sometimes impossible to come by and almost always on surge pricing, and you'll sit in far too much traffic to drive anywhere. Otherwise, it's very safe and very quiet.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
Spacious, tucked away off of 54 but still conveniently located to I-40, downtown Chapel Hill
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs
Supermarkets nearby, pharmacy and dry cleaners also nearby.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Alta Springs


Getting to Know
Downing Creek

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Little Creek to Barbee Chapel Rd
North to South Boundaries: Raleigh Rd to Barbee Chapel Rd
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Downing Creek includes zip code 27517
Rent vs Own
28
%
of Downing Creek residents are renters
Driving to Work
78
%
of Downing Creek residents drive to work
New Construction
30
%
of housing units in Downing Creek have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
92
%
<20 units
7
%
20-49 units
1
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
19
%
18 - 34
22
%
35 - 54
25
%
55+
34
%
Unit Mix
1
%
Studio
8
%
1 Bed
32
%
2 Bed
58
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
57
%
Undergrad Student
5
%
Grad Student
6
%
Unemployed
2
%
Retired
29
%

Best Apartments
in Downing Creek


1 Bed $880
2 Beds $1,101
3 Beds $1,242

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1 Bed $1,339

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