Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

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Population

59,568

54% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.5%

Median Income

$62,620

Avg. Home Price

$369,700

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
Pros
-College-town amenities
-Attractive residential areas
-Strong economy
Cons
-Home prices
-Crime rates
-Hot, humid summers

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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.


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 5.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chapel Hill jobs have increased by 2.25%. Learn More...
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. Learn More... or Compare Chapel Hill's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Chapel Hill's population is 59,568 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 53.85%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chapel Hill is $369,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.58%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Chapel Hill

It's a good time to buy in Chapel Hill. Home Appreciation is up 5.6% 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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