Chapel Hill

A historic, walkable college town with an upbeat atmosphere.

Welcome to Chapel Hill

The historical University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus is always a draw for residents and this famous college town's frequent visitors. And with all the epic collegiate sports available, including basketball, baseball, and soccer, sports enthusiasts will always feel a pull to Chapel Hill. 
When it comes to real estate, Chapel Hill does not disappoint, and there are many beautiful homes to admire. There are some contemporary options, though for the most part, homes lean toward a historic impressive two-story brick or farmhouse styles. Multiple stately manors dot the area as well. Large yards are the norm rather than the exception, and this applies both to the outlying area around Chapel Hill and the city proper.

What to Love

  • Home of the Tar Heels athletic teams
  • Hip and fun campus 
  • High-tech careers nearby
  • Fantastic area to raise a family

Local Lifestyle

It's intriguing that a town, home to one of the country’s most prestigious college-level basketball teams could also have an inviting, small-town feel, but that's exactly what Chapel Hill offers. Chapel Hill is the ideal place to raise a family, yet it's also a wonderful city for young professionals and snowbirds who like warmer winter temperatures.
Chapel Hill is an exciting blend of an energetic vibe, southern charm, and high-end suburban living. Coupled with the hum of high-tech in nearby Raleigh and Durham, Chapel Hill is unquestionably an up-and-coming area.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Mama Dip's Kitchen is a longtime fixture in the area, offering classic southern dishes in a hometown atmosphere, complete with a porch and rocking chairs. For those who want to revisit ultra-classic Americana, stop by Sutton's Drug Store. Established in 1923, this famous local restaurant offers burgers, deli sandwiches, homemade shakes, and vintage sodas. Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery offers a menu of eclectic American fare and homemade draft beer, served in a casual dining atmosphere. 
More upscale dining can be found at Bin 54 Steak & Cellar, known for its incredible steaks and seafood dishes. For upscale international cuisine, try Jujube. It offers both Chinese and Vietnamese fare, along with interesting cocktails and fine wines. Also be sure to visit the Hawthorne & Wood restaurant. Diners come here for its renowned international and local fare, served in a cosmopolitan setting.
For shopping, check out the Southern Village shopping center. The center boasts a local market, a movie theater, and a range of eateries and coffee shops. It also hosts entertainment events throughout the year. For a more practical shopping trip, Meadowmont Village is ideal. The businesses that make up the village offer fitness and yoga classes, haircuts, casual but tasty eateries, and much more.
For entertainment, historic Franklin Street is noted for its fantastic bars, restaurants, and coffee shops as well as art and music events. Also nearby is the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, which served as a NASA training facility from 1960 to 1975.

Things to Do

Since Chapel Hill is a college town, most events have some connection to the university. Of course, there's Dean Dome where the epic UNC basketball games are played, and the Carolina Basketball Museum is nearby. Also located on campus is the Old Well, a historic local landmark. Another lovely outdoor place to visit is the North Carolina Botanical Gardens.
There's also the Ackland Art Museum and Cat's Cradle in nearby Carrboro. Cat's Cradle is known for hosting up-and-coming entertainers and world-renowned talents such as Nirvana, Iggy Pop, John Mayer, and more.


Chapel Hill is served by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools school district. The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is noted for being the oldest public university in the country. This award-winning university, also known for being one of the eight original Public Ivies, offers both undergrad and graduate programs and is rated #29 among all the universities in the nation.

Overview for Chapel Hill, NC

103 people live in Chapel Hill, where the median age is 53 and the average individual income is $30,040. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill has 38 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Chapel Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 103 people call Chapel Hill home. The population density is 4,167.03 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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