The Rich History Behind Ryan’s Crossing

The history behind our 114 acres makes us much more than a luxury new home community — it makes Ryan’s Crossing a neighborhood with a compelling past and a very bright future.

Over a century ago, the Tripp and Ryan families settled on what is now Ryan’s Crossing — a custom home community full of panoramic, unobstructed views of gorgeous Chatham County nature. Using the lush, wooded environment to their benefit, the families would have likely lived in log cabins, built entirely by hand, using mostly elements found in their surroundings. In fact, the developers of Ryan’s Crossing plan to preserve a stone fireplace from a log cabin that remains on the property today believed to have been built in the 1800s.

To pay homage, and respect the history of the land, we’ve named our community after the Ryan family and the streets are named after the children of the Tripp and Ryan families. From Emelia Lane to Delia Lane the roads paved throughout Ryan’s Crossing now serve as an archive for its previous owners.

Showcasing and preserving the beauty of this land was also extremely important to our developers. For this reason, we’re proud to be the first conservation community in Chatham County with 46 acres of open, green space — perfect for walking, playing, or simply soaking up its beauty that will never be built on. Residents can also choose a stream front lot, with direct views of Wilkenson Creek that runs throughout Ryan’s Crossing. Hiking trails and a covered yoga pavilion provide even more opportunities for outdoor activities, giving you optimal reasons to step outside your new home, even if just to breathe in the fresh North Carolina air.

Need more to love?

We believe that the history of a new home community is just as important as its future. Along with our preservation efforts, we wanted to make sure Ryan’s Crossing was as valuable to our new residents as it once was to the settlers from so long ago. Here are some more important benefits to note about our neighborhood:

  • Homesites in Phase 1 range from 0.59 to 1.54 acres
  • Serene location with convenience to Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, and RTP
  • Near UNC Chapel Hill, Fearrington Village and the Streets of Southpoint mall
  • Proximity to Jordan Lake State Park
  • Award-winning builder team
  • Excellent Schools
  • Delicious dining nearby for even the most particular foodies

We’d like to think the pioneers who lived and worked on the land over 100 years ago would be pleasantly surprised at the balance Ryan’s Crossing holds between the past and the present. To learn more about our community or experience the history for yourself, contact us today and become a part of something truly special.