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Southern Village Restaurants, Chapel Hill

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Southern Village Restaurants, Chapel Hill, North Carolina NC

Description

Southern Village is a cute area in the southernmost part of Chapel Hill. It is a U-shaped road on a hill, lined with outdoor cafes with colorful flower boxes. You can see a Methodist church steeple and hear its chimes. There is a village green in the middle of the U, and some nights events are held here such as movies night or family games night. Some Wednesday nights there is live music on the patio outside La Vita Dolce, a gelato place that also serves wine.
Pazzo is a nice fast option if you'd like a slice of pizza. You can also order a whole pizza and sit outside on the patio or in the front of the restaurant, or get waiter service in the fancier area in the back of the restaurant. The pizza has a delicious crust and sauce.
Al's Burger is a popular option, also with a lovely outdoor patio in the front.
There is also a Weaver Street Market, a great health food store with a bakery, cute indoor seating area with huge windows, and pleasant patio in the front. Sometimes they offer live music. 
Other restaurants include Rasa Malaysia (food from Singapore), and Subway sandwiches.
It's lovely to walk around Southern Village at night, when the trees at the green are lit with tiny lights and the church steeple is lit up. There are always plenty of people enjoying the warm, soft air of the Carolina nights.
To get a little nature, walk west on Aberdeen Dr and you will come to the Southern Village Greenway. It leads south to Southern Community Park (a fifteen minute walk on the bike path or six minute walk along Sumac Rd) which has an amazing playground. You can also walk north, take the left fork to walk under Culbreth Rd in a pedestrian tunnel and then take Morgan Creek Greenway to the right to Merritt's Pasture (a field) or to the left, ending at the Morgan Creek trailhead parking lot. If you take the walking path south you can choose from many different paved nature trails and also walk around the soccer fields and around a cute circular path with flowers. The walking path is best on an overcast day because shade is intermittent. It is 2.4 miles, all paved, from the Morgan Creek trailhead in the north to the soccer fields in the south!

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The church steeple with chiming bells.
The church steeple with chiming bells.
The Green, where concerts and events are held.
The Green, where concerts and events are held.
Swinging bench.
Swinging bench.
Mural and leaves.
Mural and leaves.
Flower boxes outside Pazzo and Tutti Frutti.
Flower boxes outside Pazzo and Tutti Frutti.
Live music.
Live music.
Church and a radiant sky.
Church and a radiant sky.
Arches at night, Christ United Methodist Church.
Arches at night, Christ United Methodist Church.
Outside Al's Burger Shack at night.
Outside Al's Burger Shack at night.
Pazzo outdoor seating at night.
Pazzo outdoor seating at night.
Lumina movie theaters.
Lumina movie theaters.
Little lights in the trees at the Green.
Little lights in the trees at the Green.
Lit-up church steeple.
Lit-up church steeple.
Looking down Brookgreen Dr, one of the side streets off the main strip.
Looking down Brookgreen Dr, one of the side streets off the main strip.
La Vita Dolce in the morning.
La Vita Dolce in the morning.
Sweet view looking past the restaurants and flower boxes to the church steeple.
Sweet view looking past the restaurants and flower boxes to the church steeple.
Seating at the street, at Weaver Street Market.
Seating at the street, at Weaver Street Market.
Side seating on the balcony at Weaver Street Market, with view of the church.
Side seating on the balcony at Weaver Street Market, with view of the church.
Church bells!
Church bells!
   

Directions

La Vita Dolce gelato, 610 Market St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Pazzo Pizza, 700 Market St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

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Last Updated: Sat, 21 Jul 2018 18:51:09 GMT