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Chapel Hill, North Carolina 15 Reviews | Leave a Comment  Add Favorite




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 year has been 12.37 percent.
    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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Hit or miss
Chapel Hill is definitely a change of pace compared to my home city of Durham, NC which is nearby. The advantages of Chapel Hill to Durham are that there is not as much... (read more)
Good And Bad
First the good: Schools are great, the town is beautiful, well-educated population, funky, academic, a sense of managed and responsible growth. Mainly due to the... (read more)
Nice Town But...
The town must do something about the increase in gangs in town, this county, and in Durham. My child tells me that her high school has several gangs in there and that... (read more)
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