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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 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 3.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chapel Hill jobs have Increased by 1.64 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Chapel Hill's cost of living is 28.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Chapel Hill's population is 57,088 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.76 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Chapel Hill is $311,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.60 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Chapel Hill public schools spend $11,756 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.4 students per teacher in Chapel Hill.

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Comments


re: re: - 4/2/2009
For that person that was in Durham in 2011: you won't recognize it now, that's all there is to say.... (read more)
re: re: - 4/2/2009
Apex near Cary, also called Concetration Area for Relocated Yankees in these parts. My husband being one of those, was sold a place in remote Apex. Again, walking... (read more)
re: Nice Town But... - 6/28/2007
They did and Durham is unrecognizable in pretty much every way. We have been here for over 10 years. CHapel hill has not chenged but they are trying to work with Durham... (read more)
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