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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Chapel Hill is a town in North Carolina with a population of 59,005. Chapel Hill is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Chapel Hill offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Chapel Hill there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Chapel Hill and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Chapel Hill are highly rated.
About Chapel Hill...
Population
59,005

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$390,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,061
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    105
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    55
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    467
    500
  • Theft
    1,695
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,373
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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This town is very well put together. The traffic is minimal. The schools are very good and challenging. There are so many doctors who live here. The climate is quite different than San Francisco, where we moved from. The summers are sweltering, and the winters can have snow even in March! The cost of living here is reasonable. The variety of home prices is refreshing, especially coming from the SF Bay Area.
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I really enjoyed my undergraduate experience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My favorite courses were in the History and the Music Departments. The campus is beautiful, particularly during the springtime. As far as student life goes, nothing beats a Carolina Duke basketball game after a long week of classes!
Chapel Hill is a small college town with a shared love for basketball! It is great for families with lots of local restaurants, museums, and activities. It is relatively liberal, but the people are very kind an open to other views.