CHAPEL HILL

Exhilarating city holds live music, local art, and bustling breweries.

Welcome to Chapel Hill

A trendsetting centerpiece, complimenting the rustic, rural charm of neighboring.
 
Known to locals as Chapel Thrill, this exhilarating city holds live music, local art, bustling breweries, and a strict commitment to the community at its core.
 
Here, urban sophistication is steeped in rich history and served with a sweet Southern drawl. Weekly farmer’s markets pack city blocks with booths of freshly picked produce and the thumping beat of live music. Local restaurants like The Carolina Inn and Honeysuckle Tea House delight foodies and food critics alike with their award-winning offerings and intimate ambiance. Complete with top-notch universities, world-class performance centers, and a flourishing contemporary culture, Chapel Hill has a little something for everyone, just around the corner.
 

What To Expect:

Chapel Hill serves as a trendsetting centerpiece, complimenting the rustic, rural charm of neighboring communities Carrboro and Hillsborough.
 
Full of multi-cultural offerings and multi-generational entertainment, what once was a city designed to serve students has blossomed into a trendy, social hotspot. Venues like ArtsCenter and The Cat’s Cradle have contributed to a thriving live music scene. Local chefs and restaurateurs pull inspiration from locally sourced produce by collaborating with community farms like RambleRill and Eno River to source organic ingredients and curate award-winning culinary experiences. Chapel Hill offers premier dining, endless entertainment, and of course, world-class collegiate sports to immerse yourself in.
 

The Lifestyle:

Live music, local markets, historic landmarks, modern museums, and miles of public parks, trails, and gardens ready to explore.
 
Pick your passion take a walking tour of the University of North Carolina, the oldest public university in the US), or do some retro-retail therapy at Whitehall Antiques, boasting 7,500 SQ FT of fine art and vintage furniture. Parched? Indulge in a much-needed pick me up, from a perfect international pour-over at Open Eye Café to a pint of craft beer at Carolina Brewery (aptly named, as it is the Triangle’s oldest brewery). Wind down after a long day by catching an improv show at The PIT or exploring the wonders of the night sky at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Best part? No matter what you choose today, you always have tomorrow.
 

Unexpected Appeal:

Enjoy city connectivity and urban accessibility, without compromising on access to the great outdoors.
 
Welcome to your idyllic escape from the stress of city living. From outdoor dining to endless walking, biking, and running trails, Chapel Hill celebrates the great outdoors. Bring the whole family to stops like McAdams and Cedar Grove Blueberry Farms to pick your own produce, or swing in a shady hammock while sipping a farm-to-beverage tea at tranquil Honeysuckle Farm. Chapel Hill’s lush landscape and rich rural community bring rustic charm to its urban city center.
 

The Market:

A mix of traditional with a modern twist, new luxe builds, and multi-resident communities contrast the traditional colonial and European styling of historic single-family homes.
 
Contemporary new developments and modern multi-resident communities contrast elegant colonial homes and preserved estates found near downtown Franklin St. and Rosemary St. Farmhouse-inspired builds, row houses and mid-century modern influences are not uncommon single-family home styles, adding to the diversity of developments available to buyers, all at a myriad of price points.
 

You'll Fall In Love With:

Small town atmosphere with a big heart. From Southern Village to Franklin Street, the celebration of community and Carolina culture speaks to the Tarheel in all of us.
 
Small town atmosphere with big heart. From Southern Village to Franklin Street, the celebration of community and Carolina culture speaks to the Tarheel in all of us. Whether you’re bar-hopping on Franklin Street or gallery crawling in Carrboro, there’s plenty for everyone to explore in Chapel Hill. Performers, artists, and musicians breathe life into the city streets, turning sidewalks into stages, empty walls into eclectic murals, and showcasing the endless talent of its creative community. Local farms fuel a cutting-edge restaurant scene and weekly community markets alike, bringing the best of NC to any dining table. Whether you’re looking to work or play, Chapel Hill has everything you could need a quick stroll away.

Overview for CHAPEL HILL, NC

60,920 people live in CHAPEL HILL, where the median age is 25 and the average individual income is $44,029. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

60,920

Total Population

25 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$44,029

Average individual Income

Around CHAPEL HILL, NC

There's plenty to do around CHAPEL HILL, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

21
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
48
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
39
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Sweet Tea Cafe, Box Turtle Bakery, and Even Dough.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.66 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.6 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.81 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.24 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for CHAPEL HILL, NC

CHAPEL HILL has 20,114 households, with an average household size of 2.46. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in CHAPEL HILL do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 60,920 people call CHAPEL HILL home. The population density is 2,820.72 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

60,920

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

25

Median Age

47.16 / 52.84%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
20,114

Total Households

2.46

Average Household Size

$44,029

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in CHAPEL HILL, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby CHAPEL HILL. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Northside Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
St Thomas More Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Montessori Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
No rating available
Estes Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5

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