Chapel Hill Real Estate & Homes for Sale in North Carolina
The quintessential college town, Chapel Hill is a historic, charming town of approximately 50,000 residents that enjoy an idyllic tree-lined setting with the cultural amenities of a larger city. This charming community is located about 30 minutes from the state capital of Raleigh. Chapel Hill real estate options include condominiums, townhouses, single-family homes and estate properties.
Home to the University of North Carolina (UNC), the nation's oldest public university (established in 1789 and incorporated in 1819), Chapel Hill's growth has been linked to UNC and the proximity of the Research Triangle Park. A true college town, many of Chapel Hill's community activities and popular recreation spots are on or near the UNC campus. UNC Memorial Hall, NC Botanical Garden, Forest Theater, Ackland Art Museum, and the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center are just a few of the many local attractions.
In addition to UNC, there are many other prestigious universities within a 30-minute drive, including Duke University (Durham), North Carolina Central University (Durham) and North Carolina State University (Raleigh). The impact of UNC on the local community is enormous. An estimated 26% of all jobs and 40% of all wages paid in Orange County are provided by UNC and UNC Hospitals. University presence contributes significantly to the strength of the local economy.
Home to more restaurants per capita than any other city in the United States, Chapel Hill features nationally recognized specialty restaurants, a wide variety of ethnic cuisine, as well as five-star international cuisine. Within a short drive are more than forty local farms supplying organic vegetables, fruits, and artisanal breads and cheeses to restaurants and several local farmers markets. Several stylish malls, galleries, and the downtown district provide a diversified and sophisticated "urban" experience. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools are considered to be among the best in the nation.
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