Mebane is a small town straddling two county lines in the eastern portion of the Triad, positioned between Greensboro and Durham. With a rich history and pleasant quality of life, Mebane is charming and desirable for residents and visitors alike.
Mebane real estate includes a variety of options, including new construction homes in well-kept subdivisions, charming historic homes, and stately mansions on large lots. Housing costs are slightly lower than the national average, as one-quarter of the homes in Mebane are valued between $150,000 and $199,999. Mebane homes are surrounded by lush foliage along well-kept streets, many of which have a sidewalk and other attractive features.
Lifestyle and Attractions
With a growing population of more than 12,000, Mebane is a small town with a large personality. Suburbs surround the quaint downtown area lined with restored historic buildings housing local eateries, boutiques, coffee shops, art galleries, and more. Mebane is centrally located between the larger cities of Durham and Greensboro, providing an endless variety of options for shopping, dining and entertainment a short drive away. Mebane’s proximity to I-85 and I-40 makes this small town accessible from neighboring communities.
Mebane hosts seven public schools, including South Mebane Elementary School, Woodlawn Middle School, and Eastern Alamance High School. Mebane residents are served by either the Alamance-Burlington School System or Orange County Schools, depending on which county they are located in. Bradford Academy is the only private school in Mebane. Mebane is within 20 miles of several notable colleges and universities, including Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Elon University.
Like many towns in the South, Mebane was settled because of its proximity to the path that settlers were taking while expanding the country. The town’s post office was named after Alexander Mebane, an American Revolutionary War general and member of the U.S. Congress. Mebane was incorporated under the name “Mebanesville” in 1881, and transitioned to its current name in 1883. It was officially incorporated as a city in 1987.
Approximate Distance to:
Greensboro: 32 Miles
Durham: 23.5 Miles
Raleigh-Durham International Airport: 35 Miles
Cone Health MedCenter Mebane: 2 Miles
Durham Regional Hospital: 24 Miles
I-40: 2 Miles
I-85: 2 Miles
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