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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!


Chapel Hill Homes For Sale January 19, 2022
56
Listed
106
Avg. DOM
$311.81
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$831,450
Med. List Price
56 Properties
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2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,173
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
1
Day on Site
2427509
MLS
Don't miss out on this cottage in the woods! Cute as a button & perfectly sited on 11.5 acres, this custom built home has so much to offer: Heart of pine floors, all new stainless appliances, fresh...
$235,000
Subdivision: University Commons Condos
4
Beds
4
Baths
1,250
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
1
Day on Site
2427511
MLS
Great investment property. This 4 BR / 4 BA unit and fully rented. Just minutes to UNC, you can bike or use the bus line for transportation. Each bedroom has a private bathroom and great closet...
$329,000
Subdivision: Erwin Village
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,580
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
5
Days on Site
2427144
MLS
Premiere, private Cul-de-Sac location w/expansive landscape & extended long water view. Rarely available & highly desirable ERWIN VILLAGE providing quick access to Wegmans, Whole Foods, Trader Joes,...
$1,500,000
Subdivision: Sun Forest
5
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
5,954
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
6
Days on Site
2427085
MLS
Executive custom built home w open floor plan on over 5 acres just 10 Min to UNC. Huge gourmet kitchen opens to large family room w cathederal ceilings 1st floor MBR w whirlpool tub. in-ground...
$1,799,900
Subdivision: Meadowmont
5
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
7,550
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
8
Days on Site
2426594
MLS
Stunning residence presents a unique opportunity!All bells and whistles plus MORE!MOST SPECTACULAR VIEWS.Finest of materials and design combine w/an idyllic location to make this a CAROLINA dream...
$534,000
Subdivision: Briar Chapel
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,006
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
8
Days on Site
2426663
MLS
Like New! Modern Home Built in 2019 with many Upgrades! Large Front Porch that is perfect for those relaxing mornings or evenings. Large Gourmet Kitchen with Island, plenty of Seating, Quartz...
$515,000
Subdivision: Greenbridge Condominium
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,138
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
9
Days on Site
2426427
MLS
Want resort-style living in the center of it all? Then this spacious Greenbridge unit is for you. Sunlit & stunning unit offers master ensuite w/floor-to-ceiling windows, equipped...
$869,900
Subdivision: The Preserve At Jordan Lake
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,200
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
10
Days on Site
2422705
MLS
LIKE NEW CUSTOM BUILT HOME MASTER ON MAIN - NEWER ROOF & GUTTER GUARDS TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY, 2 NEWER TRANE HVAC'S & HOT WATER HEATER, AND NEW CARPET, MAGNIFICENT VISTA VIEWS OF THE COURSE AND...
$464,900
Subdivision: Briar Chapel
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,520
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
10
Days on Site
2426254
MLS
The 3-Story Wainwright experiences townhome living at its finest in its stylish & sophisticated family home plan. The spacious & sunny kitchen is perfect for entertaining guests in the open-concept...
$950,000
Subdivision: Chandler Green
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,355
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
14
Days on Site
2425648
MLS
The perfect home package complete with 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, extensive true hardwood floors, a tiered 3-level deck, 10 ft ceilings with rows of skylights, & a salt water swimming pool with an...
$224,900
Subdivision: Willow Terrace Condos
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
975
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
14
Days on Site
2425717
MLS
Desirable 2 Bedroom Condo in Popular Chapel Hill Swim Community, Willow Terrace! Stylish Kitchen features White Cabinets and Tile Backsplash! Kitchen Opens into Dining Room and has backyard access....
$265,000
Subdivision: Bradford Place
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,009
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
19
Days on Site
2425012
MLS
Move-in ready one-level garden condo just off I-40 & Hwy 54 convenient to Chapel Hill, UNC, & Southpoint. Located within the Downing Creek community which features walking trails, private community...

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.


What's It Like In Chapel Hill, NC?

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.

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. View Chapel Hill Schools here!


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.

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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

Chapel Hill News & Market Updates

15 Dec 2021
The Best Florists in Chapel Hill, NC [2022 Edition]
Flowers are for all occasions, and no one knows that better than your local flower shop. Here are some of the best florists to consider in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Chapel Hill Florist 200 W Franklin St Suite 120, Chapel ... Read More
3 Dec 2021
The Best Pizza Joints in Chapel Hill, NC [2022 Edition]
It’s hard to be a true college town without pizza, so luckily, you’ll find several great pizza joints to choose from in Chapel Hill.  Brixx Wood Fired Pizza 501 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 ... Read More
25 Nov 2021
The Best Brunch Spots in Chapel Hill, NC [2022 Edition]
If you’re searching for a great place to grab a bite to eat in Chapel Hill, you’re certainly in luck. The city is packed with some tasty eateries, including some top brunch spots.  Breakaway Café 58 ... Read More
14 Nov 2021
Top Private Schools in Chapel Hill , NC [2021 Edition]
Surrounded by top colleges and universities, Chapel Hill presents some exciting educational options. While Chapel Hill is home to the esteemed University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, it is also a top city for younger ... Read More
1 Feb 2021
3 Reasons to Buy a Home in Chapel Hill's Franklin-Rosemary Historic District
From its history to its diverse housing to its close proximity to what you need and want in Chapel Hill, there are three great reasons to buy a home in the Franklin-Rosemary Historic District.  The Early History To ... Read More