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


-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.


Quick Facts About Chapel Hill

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Chapel Hill's cost of living is 28.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Chapel Hill's population is 57,088 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.76 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Chapel Hill is $311,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.60 percent.
    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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re: Hit or miss - 2/3/2011
Update to Chapel Hill, NC. I no longer live in Chapel Hill, NC and glad of it. Chapel Hill has become crime ridden and the same bunch of troublemakers who used to live... (read more)
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)
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