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Pros

-College-town amenities
-Attractive residential areas
-Strong economy

Cons

-Home prices
-Crime rates
-Hot, humid summers


What Bert Has To Say About Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area


Previously, the so-called “Durham” metro area was part of the larger Research Triangle triumvirate of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area. Now Raleigh, and the large suburban enclave of Cary, have been split off into a metro area of that name, leaving the western half of the former metro area under the name Durham. The Durham area includes Chapel Hill, so on the surface, the two major cities in the area are both college towns – Durham is home to Duke University, while Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina. But that’s where the similarities end. Durham is an old tobacco town, not too prosperous, not too interesting but livable. Some of the old tobacco processing plants in town add some historic interest.


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Quick Facts About Chapel Hill


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Chapel Hill is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chapel Hill jobs have Increased by 2.25 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Chapel Hill's cost of living is 31.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Chapel Hill's population is 59,568 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 53.85 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Chapel Hill is $340,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.37%.
    SCHOOLS
    Chapel Hill public schools spend $13,130 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13 students per teacher in Chapel Hill.

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  10/1/2015
Bert's take on Durham Metro Area

I am not sure if Bert has actually been to the Triangle, but for starters, Durham, as Chapel Hill residents know and envy, is and has been for 5 yrs now a vibrant... (Read More)

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  10/26/2014
cooler summer in hills nearby?

someone told me they live in the hills/mountains right near chapel hill, and the summers are much cooler there, while the town itself is easily accessible. is this... (Read More)

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  1/4/2013
good place to send your kid to college?

thank you for your posts about Chapel Hill. What I've read on this site precludes my son from applying to go to college here. he won't apply. My son was applying to... (Read More)

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