Quality of Life

Health Care

Chatham Hospital is a non-profit hospital in Siler City, providing high quality, affordable health care to residents of Chatham and surrounding counties. The facility is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital that is part of the UNC Health Care System. UNC Health Care bases a helicopter from the hospital grounds at Central Carolina Business Campus.

Health care is a rapidly expanding industry in Chatham County, and will continue to expand as Chatham County's population grows.

The main UNC Medical Center  is located in Chapel Hill, just a few miles from the Chatham County line. Duke Health (Durham), WakeMed (Raleigh) and Cone Health (Greensboro) are nearby major health care facilities providing a wide range of care.


As one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina, Chatham County has a robust residential real estate market. Housing supply and demand are strong, while vacancy remains low. Historic downtown homes, sprawling rural farms, vibrant planned communities with single- and multi-family homes, age-qualified communities and more: Chatham County has abundant options for all budgets and lifestyle preferences.

Chatham County's tax rate is $0.6281 per $100 in asssessed value. A $200,000 home would have an estimated annual tax of $1,256.20. Other municipal or special distict rates may apply, which can be found here.


Located in central North Carolina, Chatham County has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Favorable weather lends itself to outdoor activity and adventures year-round. North Carolina's beautiful mountains and coastlines are only a few short hours away.