Welcome to the charming town of Chapel Hill; known most notably for the University of North Carolina.

People from across the country admire the town’s history, close–knit friendly mentality with room to breathe, and highly educated population. Focus on what really matters in life, without wasting time in lines or traffic, unless there is a basketball game of course.

Popular neighborhoods range from well-established golf course communities, historic neighborhoods that border UNC’s campus and are known for their mature trees and tradition, and two popular “mixed use” communities with shops, restaurants, schools, parks, and small town atmosphere.

Who are Chapel Hillians?

Dine in a restaurant on Franklin Street or stroll around and you will catch a glimpse of the wide array of captivating residents that call this pedestrian friendly town their home.

UNC Tar Heel students, entrepreneurs, business executives, writers, artists, golfers, families, gardeners, retirees, musicians, marathoners, cyclists, dogs, actors, designers, community organizers, and athletes are just a few of the fascinating locals you may run into.

Residents or alumni know how to enjoy a sunny afternoon on the wraparound terrace of the restaurant, Top of the Hill or when to put everything down and cheer on the Tar Heels. Most residents are hard working and deeply engaged in the arts, community service, sports and outdoor recreation, places of worship, and politics.

Chapel Hill is situated in the southeast corner of Orange County and extending into Durham County on its eastern side and into Chatham County to the south. Carrboro is to the west and Durham (12 miles) is the closest city heading east.
Just 30-40 minutes on I-40 heading east, will take you to Cary and the metropolis of Raleigh (28 miles away).
If you travel 45 minutes to an hour to Chapel Hill’s west on I-40, you will arrive in Greensboro.
Charlotte is about 2.5 hours heading South (115 miles).
Pinehurst is about 1.5 hours away.
Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach is only 2 hours away.
Boone is about 3 hours away.
Asheville (Biltmore Estate) is about 3.5 hrs away.

Google Maps of Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Accolades:

#1 Top Business Climate
(North Carolina)
Site Selection, November 2007

#10 Economic Development Hot Spot
(Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC)
National Policy Research Council,
September 2007

#10 Large Metro for Business
Recruitment & Attraction
(Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC)
Expansion Management,
May/June 2007

#6 Area for Relocating Singles
(Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC)
Primacy Relocation, October 2006

#3 Best City for Entrepreneurs
(Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC), August 2006

#20 Best Place to Live and Launch
#3 Most Romantic City for Baby Boomers
#12 Best Sports City
UNC Chapel Hill # 1 Best Value Among the Nation's Public Universities and Colleges
Kenan Flagler Business School- UNC Chapel Hill #20 Top Business Schools Picked by CEO’s.
# 30 Best Place for Arts & Culture
# 26 Best Quality of Life
# 21 Best Place for Education
# 1 Best Place to Live
# 12 Top International MBA Programs (UNC's Kenan-Flagler)
# 10 Best Place for Great Bird Watching (B. Everett Jordan Lake)
# 11 Most Beautiful College Campuses (UNC-Chapel Hill)
#8 America’s best college sports school (UNC-Chapel Hill)