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Most outsiders know Chapel Hill, North Carolina for being the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — the school’s flagship campus. While there’s certainly much more to Chapel Hill than just the university, the community was founded specifically to serve the University of North Carolina.

Since its founding, the city itself has grown around it. According to the latest population estimates, 58,424 people now call Chapel Hill home on a full-time basis. During the school year, however, the city swells with students.

Chapel Hill makes up one of the 3 corners that define the Research Triangle, with Durham and Raleigh being the other two. Although it’s one of the central cities for this renowned part of the state, Chapel Hill is still only the 16th largest municipality in North Carolina.


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107 Turtleback Crossing Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
107 Turtleback Crossing Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27516
1 of 23
$795,000
Subdivision: Lake Hogan Farms
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,431
BUILT
2001
ON SITE
1Day
MLS
2236338
Fantastic custom home in Lake Hogan Farms. This house has it all. 4 Bdrms, 5 full baths. Private office suite could be 5th bedroom, media room or au pair suite. 1st floor guest suite. Extensive...
134 Mallard Court
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
134 Mallard Court Chapel Hill, NC 27517
1 of 6
$220,000
Subdivision: Sycamore Run
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,623
BUILT
1985
ON SITE
1Day
MLS
2237329
Great Chapel Hill location 2 miles to campus, walk to bus stop. 3 bedroom with attached bath with first floor master. This home is ready for your personal touch and updates. Sunken living room,...
631 Meadowmont Village Circle #631
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
631 Meadowmont Village Circle #631 Chapel Hill, NC 27517
1 of 24
$375,000
Subdivision: Meadowmont
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,557
BUILT
2002
ON SITE
1Day
MLS
2237334
WOW! Top level, corner end unit, spacious, two bedroom luxury urban condo is now available in Meadowmont Village, Chapel Hill! Easy & fun lifestyle with restaurants, coffee, groceries, bank, gym, all...
76000 Miller
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
76000 Miller Chapel Hill, NC 27517
1 of 25
$550,000
Subdivision: Governors Club
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,153
BUILT
2000
ON SITE
1Day
MLS
2237355
MAJESTIC ALL-BRICK GEM on private CORNER LOT in WILKINSON PARK neighborhood! Maple cabinetry, granite counters, fireplace, 2015 stainless appliances including gas cooktop with direct vent in kitchen....
116 Eagles Watch Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
116 Eagles Watch Lane Chapel Hill, NC 27517
1 of 25
$799,000
Subdivision: Westfall
BEDS
6
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
5,839
BUILT
2016
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
2237063
Imagine living a mere 15 minutes from downtown Chapel Hill, 30 min. from the airport and yet feeling as though you are living in a country estate. Breathtaking entrance and rollling, lovely...
430 Hillsborough Street #1
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
430 Hillsborough Street #1 Chapel Hill, NC 27514
1 of 17
$225,000
Subdivision: To Be Added
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
890
BUILT
1981
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
2237071
Walk to UNC and everything downtown Chapel Hill, perfect for professionals or students. Awesome end unit condo in 5-unit complex. End unit gets great extra light and has more privacy. Family room...
311 Old Forest Creek
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
311 Old Forest Creek Chapel Hill, NC 27514
1 of 23
$575,000
Subdivision: Forest Creek
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
2,966
BUILT
1983
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
2237133
Welcome to 311 OFC! Sited on a rare level lot, this Goforth classic offers the perfect combo of indoor & outdoor spaces. Massive screen porch for spring & fall; enjoy a winter fire in your cozy...
536 Meadow Run Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
536 Meadow Run Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27517
1 of 25
$1,400,000
Subdivision: Arbor Lea
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
6,463
BUILT
1993
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
2237145
This relaxed manor rests on a double lot (7.75 acres) in a pastoral yet convenient setting. . .known as Arbor Lea.Elevated ceilings (10 ft & higher) combine w/wood tongue & groove ceilings & spacious...
10436 Swain
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
10436 Swain Chapel Hill, NC 27517
1 of 25
$925,000
Subdivision: Governors Club
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
5,042
BUILT
2005
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
2237180
Custom, QUALITY, "On trend" home with PRIVACY on an ACRE lot! Exclusive Estate, in gated Governors Club. Sophisticated finishes. Completely remodeled,"Urban Chic" FABULOUS kitchen. Sub Z and high...
14 Cardinal Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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14 Cardinal Ridge Road Chapel Hill, NC 27516
1 of 23
$439,900
Subdivision: Briar Chapel
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,406
BUILT
2016
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
2237190
MODEL HOME OPPORTUNITY. The Lucille Model Home is an award winning home located on a cornered homesite and within steps to Great Meadow Park! It has 4BR, 2.5Baths plus a loft area! The main floor...
7214 Sunrise Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
7214 Sunrise Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514
1 of 18
$575,000
Subdivision: Rambling Heights
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,705
BUILT
1975
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
2237194
A Gem! Impeccable Traditional home was extremely well-maintained inside & out by it's original owners. Beautifully landscaped & expansive private yard. Iron gate opens to winding asphalt Drive; Brick...
39524 Glenn Glade
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
39524 Glenn Glade Chapel Hill, NC 27517
1 of 25
$688,900
Subdivision: Governors Club
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
6,636
BUILT
2002
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
2229132
Great opportunity to own this beautiful estate located in the prestigious and gated Governors Club Subdivision. This custom home built in 2002 offers grand views of the 22nd fairway from all 3 levels....

You'll Probably Love Chapel Hill If You're Looking For...

  • An Array of Housing Options: From urbanist villages to luxury estates, Chapel Hill has something for everyone.
  • College Sports: In the Triangle, there is a heated rivalry between NC's four ACC teams. No where is this more apparent than Chapel Hill... Tar Heel Country. Even the fire trucks here are Carolina Blue.
  • Excellent Schools: Known as the best-educated city in NC, Chapel Hill residents enjoy highly rated schools.
  • Delicious Food: Since it has many nationally noted and award winning restaurants, Chapel Hill is where Triangle foodies go when they want really good eats.
  • Coffee: Chapel Hill is known locally for its fantastic coffee shops. If you love your coffee, you'll love Chapel Hill.
  • A Vibrant College Town: Since the city grew up around the university, Chapel Hill has that college town feel.
  • Things to do: From arts to parks, it's easy to find something to do in Chapel Hill.
  • A Fantastic Place To Retire: With access to great healthcare services, it's no wonder Chapel Hill has been named as one of the best places in the South to retire.

Where is Chapel Hill, North Carolina?

Chapel Hill is located primarily in Orange County NC, but a small eastern portion is located in Durham County NC.

The cities and communities near Chapel Hill include: Cary, Durham, Hillsboro, Carrboro, and Fearrington.

Since it is part of the Triangle area, which is centrally located in NC, Chapel Hill is within driving distance of gorgeous mountains and beaches.


Top Tips For Chapel Hill NC Real Estate

Given its history as home to UNC, one of the major upsides to living in Chapel Hill is the culture. The downtown area still has a quaint small-town feel, but many of the buildings have unique murals painted on the side. A host of events, festivals, and fairs are held around downtown all year.

In addition, Chapel Hill has new urbanist village communities that promote walkability and eco-friendly green space. These include Southern Village and Meadowmont.

Many Chapel Hill, NC homes for sale offer home buyers a broad range of desirable options. In fact, Newsmax Magazine ranked Chapel Hill number 3 on the list of “Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns," so its appeal is definitely off the charts.

The estimated median home or condo value here is well above the state average. The median home value in Chapel Hill is $354,300, which is considerably more than the North Carolina median home value of $157,800.

Some of the area’s premier subdivisions include Briar Chapel, Gimghoul, Governors Club, Stoneycreek, and Franklin Hills.

There’s also a wide variety of communities and condominium/apartment complexes that offer more affordability. If it’s an attached, maintenance-free property you’re truly after, we recommend checking out Abernathy Place, Columbia Place, or the townhomes at Claremont.

The Chapel Hill, NC real estate market is one of the most diverse in the state. If you’re in the market for a new place to call home in Chapel Hill, contact Triangle housing expert Brandon Duncan with Duncan Prime Realty at (919) 808-2001. He'll gladly help you navigate all your real estate options!


Your Chapel Hill School Guide

As NC's best-educated city, Chapel Hill offers phenomenal schools. Families with school age children are served by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS).

"(This mindset believes) that all children can learn at much higher levels, that intelligence is not stagnant, and that there can be growth – significant growth – of all of our children given the right kind of instruction, with effort on the part of the students, effort on the part of our teachers, and the right amount of time to learn" ~ Dr Tom Forcella, former Superintendent of CHCCS on the Growth Mindset

Parents may also choose private education, or one of the highly rated charter schools in the area.


Easily Travel Anywhere

Though still considered "car-dependent" Chapel Hill is one of the highest scoring cities in North Carolina for walkability. The most walkable neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are Downtown and Meadowmont.

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Biking is a popular transportation option in Chapel Hill, which has an extensive greenway system connecting neighborhoods and destinations.

Chapel Hill Transit offers free bus service to Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and UNC.

The main highways that connect Chapel Hill are I-40, Hwy 501, Hwy 54, and Hwy 86.

Chapel Hill is only about 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, so you can go anywhere in the world!


Working In Chapel Hill NC

A number of companies call Chapel Hill, NC home. The biggest employers are:

  • UNC
  • UNC Health Care System
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

There's also a lot of small businesses in Chapel Hill. Entrepreneur Magazine has named Chapel Hill as one of the Top 10 Places To Start A Business.


Chapel Hill NC Parks

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"Our Mission: To provide exceptional recreational and cultural opportunities in beautiful, sustainable environments." - Chapel Hill Parks & Rec

Nationally regarded for excellent quality of life, Chapel Hill's Parks department is a big part of what makes living in Chapel Hill desirable.

Not only do they maintain many parks, pools, greenways, and green spaces, but they also offer cultural activies and recreation programs for all ages.


Don't Miss These Chapel Hill Attractions

As a college town, Chapel Hill has a lot of unique and interesting things to do. Whether you're looking for something romantic or fun, there's activities for all ages to enjoy.
These three attractions regularly top "best things to do in Chapel Hill" lists. Note that they, and many things to do in Chapel Hill, are at or near the university.


Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

One of the largest and oldest planetariums in the country, the Morehead Planetarium is home to exhibits, the Science Stage, and the fulldome theater. Plus, it's on Franklin Street, which is a great place to visit on its own.
Location: UNC | 250 E. Franklin. St., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514
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Ackland Art Museum

Showcasing a permanent collection of over 17,000 works of art, the Ackland Art Museum features European masterworks, contemporary art, Asian and African art, and local pottery. There are also programs for all ages throughout the year. Best of all, admission is FREE!
Location: UNC | 101 S. Columbia Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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The Carolina Basketball Museum

Whether you're a Tar Heels fan or not, if you enjoy college basketball, you will enjoy the Carolina Basketball Museum. Even reviewers who aren't big sports fans rave about the basketball museum. Plus, it's FREE!
Location: UNC | 450 Skipper Bowles Dr. Chapel Hill NC
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Chapel Hill's Best Restaurants

Named one of "America's Foodiest Small Towns" by Bon Appetit, Chapel Hill offers an eclectic mix of delicious eateries and nationally acclaimed restaurants. People move here just for the food, so as you can imagine there are a lot of phenomenal, award-winning restaurants here. These are the most highly rated by onine reviewers:

Mediterranean Deli

You can't go to Chapel Hill and not stop at the Med Deli. It's a local favorite... for good reason. The food is fresh, healthy, and consistently delicious.
Location: 410 W. Franklin St Chapel Hill NC 27516
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Kitchen

Kitchen is a highly-rated restaurant in Chapel Hill offerring traditional French bistro fare. The dishes people rave about the most are their hanger steak and mussels.
Location: 764 MLK JR BLVD Chapel Hill NC
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Al's Burger Shack

You know it's a dive when "shack" is in the name, but some of the world's best eats can be found in dives like this one. Of course, online reviewers rave about their burgers, including the veggie burger.
Location: 516 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill 27516
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Chapel Hill: Then & Now

Founded in 1819 to serve the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill grew up around the university and maintains a small college town vibe.

Flickr image by rudresh_calls

Chapel Hill Stats:

  • Population: 59,568
  • Median Age: 25.8
  • Median Family Income: $112,977
  • Average Commute: 20.2 Minutes

Chapel Hill Accolades

Chapel Hill is routinely rated as a great place to live, work, and play. Here are a few of the town's most recent accolades:

  • March 2017: Named #1 Best City For College Basketball Fans by WalletHub
  • February 2017: Named #7 Best Place to Live in the USA for 2017 by US News & World Report
  • December 2016: UNC named Top Callege Value for 2017 (for the 16th year in a row) by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
  • September 2016: Durham-Chapel Hill Named #10 on Best Place For Women Entrepreneurs by Goodcall.com
  • September 2016: UNC Named in Top 5 National Public University by US News & World Report
  • September 2016: Named #6 of Smartest Towns by Topvaluereiews.net
  • September 2016: UNC Named one of Cool Schools by Sierra Club
  • August 2016: UNC Named #9 Top Public University by Forbes
  • July 2016: Named #5 of best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live & Launch by Entrepreneur Magazine
  • July 2016: Named #4 Most Educated City by WalletHub
  • July 2016: Named #11 Best College Town by Niche.com
  • July 2016: Named #11 of Great Places in 2016 to Follow Your Passions in Retirement by Forbes.com
  • June 2016: Named One of 10 Best College Towns in Nation by Athlon Sports Experts Poll
  • March 2016: Named one of 16 Under The Radar Southern Food Destinations by Zagat

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