There's Something for Everyone in Chapel Hill
Welcome to Chapel Hill, NC. While one of the anchor cities of the Triangle region, this town also maintains an eclectic personality of entrepreneurship and southern charm. It’s the home of world-class education at UNC-Chapel Hill, and shares a distinction with neighboring Carrboro of schools recognized for academic strengths.
Numerous corporations are headquartered in Chapel Hill. Of course, the UNC system has been amongst the top ten largest employers in town.
It has long-established neighborhoods as well as new urbanist communities such as Meadowmont village and Southern Village where not only are there wide varities of homes to choose from, there are also greenspaces, shopping centers and community pools.
Nightlife serves up a vibrant music scene with a side of college sports and sweet tea. Speaking of tea, Chapel Hill has been celebrated as one of America’s Foodiest Small Towns by Bon Appetit Magazine.
Chapel Hill, NC Real Estate
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Why Do Residents Choose Chapel Hill?
Sports & Entertainment
No matter if you love college sports, shopping, or dining, you’ll find it in Chapel Hill! Catch Tar Heels Basketball at the Dean Smith Center, or football at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Franklin Street is the downtown center where you’ll find an eclectic mix of shopping and dining, but if you want to wander, you’ll find nationally recognized restaurants like A Southern Season, Mama Dip’s, Crooks Corner, Sunshine Biscuit Kitchen, and Caffé Driade. You’ll also find plenty more shopping and dining at University Place, Eastgate Shopping Center, Meadowmont Village, and Southern Village.
Arts & Culture
Chapel Hill wears its creative heart on its sleeve – well, actually, on its walls. Many large murals can be seen painted on buildings throughout the town. Morehead Planetarium was the first planetarium built on a college campus and remains an important landmark. The Sorrell building on Franklin Street currently houses the Varsity Theatre, but the Varsity isn’t the only theatre to call that building home – the building has housed movie theatres since its construction in 1927. Museums, Art galleries, arboretums, performances at Memorial Hall…and we’ve only scratched the surface of what this town has to offer!
Parks & Recreation
Bike or hike along Morgan Creek Trail. Golf courses, both private and public, lie throughout the town. Forest Theatre is a hidden gem most notable for hosting the summertime Paperhand Puppet shows. Coker Arboretum features historic walking areas. Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation offers a myriad of recreation programs and cultural activities for all ages and social backgrounds.
Top employers in Chapel Hill include: UNC Health Care, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools, and Town of Chapel Hill. Entrepreneurship also runs strong here; so much that UNC Chapel Hill features a popular course of study in entrepreneurship both on the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district covers most of the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, along with portions of unincorporated Orange County. East Chapel Hill High School, Carrboro High School, and Chapel Hill High School have all received national recognition for excellence, with Newsweek in 2008 ranking East Chapel Hill High as the 88th-best high school in the nation, and the highest-ranked standard public high school in North Carolina.
Size: 2,687/sq mi
Median Home Price: $359,600
Travel & Commute
RTP: 25 minutes
RDU: 27 minutes
Durham: 25 minutes
Downtown Raleigh: 44 minutes
Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a thriving and diverse community within the Research Triangle. If you’re interested in making this outstanding city your permanent home, then contact The Rachel Kendall Team today. Our team of Chapel Hill real estate experts will help make the Chapel Hill home buying process easy for you and your family by providing you with a number of helpful tools.
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