Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

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Population

59,234

+7.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Median Income

$62,620

Median Home Price

$381,800

Best Places to Live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

College town(s) Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border. May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Chapel Hill, while January and July are the least comfortable months.

Pros
College-town amenities
Attractive residential areas
Strong economy
Cons
Home prices
Crime rates
Hot, humid summers
 $796,000 
315 Johns Woods Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 5 | 2990 SqFt
 $381,000 
78 Herndon Creek Way Lot 187
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2652 SqFt
 $310,000 
106 Legion Road Ext
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 1606 SqFt

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

City: Chapel Hill
Zip Codes: 27516 27514 27517
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 441 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chapel Hill is 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chapel Hill jobs have increased by 2.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chapel Hill's cost of living is 18.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chapel Hill's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Chapel Hill, while January and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Orange county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Chapel Hill's population is 59,234 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 7.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chapel Hill is $381,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.9%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Chapel Hill

It's a good time to buy in Chapel Hill. Home Appreciation is up 7.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Chapel Hill Real Estate

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Reviews for Chapel Hill   15 Reviews
Bert's take on Durham Metro Area - 10/1/2015
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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cooler summer in hills nearby? - 10/26/2014
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

good place to send your kid to college? - 1/4/2013
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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27516 27514 27517

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NEW LISTINGS IN CHAPEL HILL
$796,000
315 Johns Woods Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$381,000
78 Herndon Creek Way Lot 187
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$310,000
106 Legion Road Ext
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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117 Founders Ridge Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$649,900
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Bed 5 | Bath 4

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Bed 3 | Bath 2

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