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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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.
Chapel Hill is a great place to live while establishing a career. It is a quaint, quiet city, that is close to Raleigh, NC. This provides the best of both worlds, as you can have a big city job but a small city life. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also resides here, meaning that there is a constant bustling of knowledge. I hope to live here forever!