Resizing the Triangle: Raleigh-Durham-Pittsboro

(Posted April 2014) Take a look at how the Triangle looks when we draw Pittsboro in! How’s this for a strong wide-based center of cultural, social and economic strength: Raleigh-Durham-Pittsboro! Or better yet, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill- Pittsboro since we’re extending the side.


Filling Out North Carolina’s “Triangle” Region.

As shown here, the sides of the triangle cut through Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Cary and Apex; and inside the Triangle is the special region known as Research Triangle Park – RTP and Morrisville.

Could it be time to take a fresh look at the “Triangle” region in central North Carolina?

Over time things change, and especially in the Triangle, we’ve been a magnet for growth for decades. People are migrating here from all over America, and internationally.

What if we were to re-vision the the Triangle, reshape it, resize it? What if we were to widen and deepen it?

Change the shape of the Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill Triangle and draw Pittsboro in.

Isn’t it time to honor the vitality of Chatham County, it’s seat in Pittsboro. Time to recognize the vitality of  Pittsboro, once considered a site for the University of North Carolina. How different everything would have turned out had it been selected! The Triangle known as Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill would be the shape we’ve shown here.

Don’t know much about Pittsboro?

There’s a lot to know. It’s home to a campus of Central Carolina Community College – a cutting-edge center of education with sustainable agriculture, bio-fuels, culinary arts, writing and social media. Home to the Chatham County Courthouse, soon to be home to a 9/11 memorial. Home of musicians and artists and entrepreneurs, healers and more.

Though the population base in Pittsboro is about 4,000 over 3.5 square miles, Chatham County’s population is around 66,000 over 710 square miles. (Based on census data from 2012 in Wikipedia.)

People are moving into Pittsboro at a surprising rate, drawn to the vitality of the town, the accessibility of nature and farmland, and the as yet favorable housing prices compared with the more urbanized areas North and East. Just hang around The Joyful Jewel and listen in as guests share where they are from and when they moved here, or that they’re considering moving here to be closer to relatives.