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Chapel Hill, NC

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Part of Orange County, North Carolina, Chapel Hill is one of the three cities that make up the Research Triangle. Home to many large corporations, the city has approximately 57,000 residents. Known for its strong education system, Chapel Hill also hosts a vibrant music scene and many other accommodations all while retaining a small town feel. With delicious food, plenty of shopping opportunities, and a rich history, this city is ideal for residents looking to settle down.

Getting Around in Chapel Hill, NC

43
Walk Score®
"Car-Dependent"
42
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Chapel Hill is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.49%
  • 9.49%
  • 1.73%

Education is a Priori

As the most educated city in North Carolina, Chapel Hill has a high proportion of educated adults. Over 77 percent of residents have an associate’s degree and 73 percent have a higher degree. The city is full of quality elementary and high schools in order to make educational opportunities available for everyone. Along with the lower level schools, the city is home to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also known as UNC. The university first opened to students in 1975 and is considered one of the original eight Ivy League schools.

Food for Everyone

Food is an important part of the city’s culture. Once hailed as “America’s Foodiest Small Town", Chapel Hill is a popular spot for American cuisine. By receiving rave reviews from many critics and magazines, the area takes pride in its delicious dining options. From fine dining establishments such as Fiesta Grill to laid back eateries including the Sandwich on Franklin Street, visitors and residents will not have a difficult time finding a place to eat. Fast food and ethnic restaurants are also located here If you are looking for a quick bite to eat.

Chapel Hill's History

Finding a place to enrich your knowledge of the city’s past will not be difficult for history buffs, as Chapel Hill is a city that takes pride in its past. Different areas of Chapel Hill like Barbee Mountain are landmarks dating back to the city’s establishment. Part of the mountain is a graveyard that is home to the deceased family that first settled in the area. While spending the day learning history, stop by the Chapel Hill Museum to experience the cultural foundations of the area. One of the most popular exhibits is Chapel Hill’s Fire Truck that dates back to 1914.