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
7.6
value
6.0
amenities
7.5
social
6.8
management
7.2
Median rents in Downing Creek
Studio
$
N/A
1 Bedroom
$
880
2 Bedroom
$
1,110

Living in
Downing Creek

Grocery Store
Graduate Students
Suburban
Not Walkable
Swimming Pools
Gym
On-Site Parking
Friendly Community
Chapel Hill
Downing Creek — 6.6/10 Rating (based on 8 neighborhood reviews)
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
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
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
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
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Getting to Know
Downing Creek

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Falmouth Ct to Barbee Chapel Rd
North to South Boundaries: Old St Hwy 54 to Barbee Chapel Rd
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Downing Creek contains the 5 digit ZIP code(s) of _____. ___% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically ____%, which is _____________ than the national average.

• ___% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with ___% having being built in the past 10 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly ___% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• Most people in Downing Creek _____ own a car.

The median gross rent in Downing Creek is $_______. ____% of Downing Creek residents are 24-35, ___% are below 24, ___% are 36-50, and ___% are older than 50.

• Roughly ___% of Downing Creek residents are students (___% grad, ___% undergrad), and ___% are unemployed or retired. The median income in Downing Creek is $_______.

• Most units are heated by ______________, and ___% of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.

Best Apartments
in Downing Creek


1 Bed $1,339

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

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