Chapel Hill Real Estate
The Town of Chapel Hill is a community where a diversity of ideas, people, and opportunities converge. It is a place where its citizens feel a vitality and pride that stem from Chapel Hill’s history, traditions, and unique characteristics. Nicknamed the “Southern Part of Heaven,” Chapel Hill was named after New Hope Chapel which stood upon a hill at the crossing of two primary roads (where The Carolina Inn currently stands). Town lots were auctioned in 1793 when work began on the first University building, although it was 1795 before any residents occupied permanent homes.
The Town of Chapel Hill is located principally in Orange County and slightly in Durham County in the north central portion of North Carolina on the Piedmont Plateau. As one of the three “points” of The Research Triangle, Chapel Hill, along with Raleigh and Durham, continually receives accolades for being a top location to live and do business. Our neighbor to the west is Carrboro and to the north is Hillsborough.
East and West Franklin Street, and East and West Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill. This area features many college-style and upscale restaurants and eateries, stores, boutiques, memorabilia shops, and bars, nightclubs and taverns. Numerous buildings feature murals on various subjects by local artist Michael Brown. In 1997, Sports Illustrated called Chapel Hill “the best college town in America”. More than 250 businesses.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System is considered to be one of the best in the nation. Consistently ranking at the top of the state in student test, the System also boasts the lowest dropout rate in the state. The system consists of 16 schools: 9 elementary, 4 middle, 2 high schools and the UNC Hospital School.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools:
(919) 967-8211 or www.chccs.k12.nc.us
Lincoln Center on Merritt Mill Road
Durham Schools (includes the Durham County part of Chapel Hill):
(919) 560-2000 or www.dpsnc.net
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
21.1 square miles
59,246 (United States Census Bureau, July 2016)
3.3 percent Orange County (Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2017)
Median Gross Rent
$1,061 (2012-16 United States Census Bureau)
Median Values of Homes
$390,300 (2012-16 United States Census Bureau)
Median Family Income $65,373 (2012-2016 United States Census Bureau)
Percentage of Chapel Hillians who drive to work
55% percent (2015 American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates)
Median Age of Residents
25.7 (2015 American Community Survey Five Year Estimates)
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- UNC Hospitals
- Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC
Courtesy of TownofChapelHill.org