A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$385,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,003
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    70
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    48
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    598
    525
  • Theft
    1,530
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,208
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Chapel Hill Reviews

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Chapel Hill is a great town. It has a lot to offer. It always has some sort of weekend activity or a festival going on. Since it's a college town, the atmosphere is fun and active. Chapel Hill is also very bike and walker friendly. There are a number of beautiful walking and biking trails throughout the town. Whether you are single, married or have a family, I highly recommend living in Chapel Hill. It's a great place to call home!
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Chapel Hill is an amazing community with much diversity within. From the beautiful campus of UNC Chapel Hill to surrounding areas you will always see that Chapel Hill cannot disappoint tourist or even long time community members such as myself. The cleanliness of the beautiful city expresses the communities importance of keeping the environment clean. This feature allows people to enjoy the multiple events that Chapel Hill offers. For example, enjoy any UNC sports game either right from the bleachers or one of the many sport fanatic restaurants or bars right the famous Franklin Street, where you can find many local and student UNC fans. All you have to do is search "Chapel Hill events" and you'll understand that this city is thriving continuously.
I am a college student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill so my interactions with the community, outside of campus, are limited. But for the last year, I have served as tutor and activities committee coordinator for after school programs in community centers throughout the Chapel Hill/Carborro area and a volunteer in the Emergency Department of UNC Hospital. I also tutor at the UNC Hospital School on the pediatric floors and psychiatric units. These experiences have granted me with the opportunity to interact with people of different ages and a myriad of different backgrounds. In the after school problem, I work most often with elementary school children and in the hospital school, I work with students, who range from kindergarten to high school level and suffer from cancer, disease or mental illness. And honestly, the people I have come in contact with have been truly incredible and have shaped my experience as an undergraduate student in Chapel Hill.