Welcome to Chapel Hill
History, the arts, and an ample dose of the unexpected await in Chapel Hill, and the small-town community of Carrboro is right down the road. There’s no one way to experience Chapel Hill, but rather a variety of intriguing itineraries to tackle. In a town that has been honored with almost every “Best Places” award in existence, Chapel Hill’s classic charm will have you calling this place home in no time!
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At a Glance
Raleigh-Durham International Airport: 26 minutes
Durham: 30 minutes
Research Triangle Park: 21 minutes
Major Roads: US-15, I-85, I-40, Highway 54
Zip Codes: 27514 – 27517, 27599, 27707
County: Durham, Orange
Median Home Value: $431,746
Spotlights of Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The town of Chapel Hill blossomed around the beautiful campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Originally founded in 1789, UNC-Chapel Hill is the oldest public university in the United States. Much like the town of Chapel Hill itself, UNC’s campus has many must-sees, from the infamous Old Well to the brick Bell Tower.
With more than 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, Historic Franklin Street is the place to experience all that downtown Chapel Hill has to offer. Head down to Franklin Street for a variety of outdoor happenings—and if you time your visit just right, you may witness Carolina fans rushing Franklin Street to celebrate a big Tar Heels basketball win!
Southern Village is located south of Chapel Hill and is the perfect representation of a “new urban” neighborhood, with housing and entertainment all within a few blocks. The versatile area includes indoor restaurants and shops along with outdoor concerts and movies played on the Green.
Chapel Hill Attractions
What You'll LOVE in Chapel Hill
Though it may be a small town, Chapel Hill’s character gives it the depth of a big city. Chapel Hill and the quaint community of Carrboro, just 10 minutes to the west, have something for everyone. Here are a few more things you have to explore:
Art lovers unite in Chapel Hill at Ackland Art Museum. Deemed a “can’t miss” among locals, this museum is home to more than 18,000 works of art spanning hundreds of centuries. Chapel Hill and Carrboro host 2nd Friday Artwalks for artists to experience it all through museum hopping and gallery crawling along their own personal art trail.
Dining & Drinks
Named “America’s Foodiest Small Town” by Bon Appetit magazine, Chapel Hill has delicious eateries to dine at for days on end. Start your day strong at Carolina Coffee Shop, the longest-running restaurant in North Carolina. If you want to expand your palate, stop by the Blue Dogwood Public Market for everything from Persian food to vegan ventures. End your day with a craft beer along our Cider Trail, a two-mile stretch of six distinct craft breweries between Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
Get out and about in North Carolina’s beautiful weather to take in the sights of Chapel Hill. The North Carolina Botanical Garden near UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus features 1,100 acres of garden and conservation areas. If you want to get a move on, both Carrboro and Chapel Hill have lengthy trails and greenways for walking and biking.
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