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%

Chapel Hill Rankings

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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
    70
    0
  • Murder
    3
    0
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    48
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    598
    1
  • Theft
    1,530
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110
    0

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%
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Chapel Hill Reviews

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Chapel Hill is a beautiful area of North Carolina - near both beaches and the famous Blue Ridge Mountains. Chapel Hill is also near Durham and Raleigh for more cultural and urban experiences. The people are super sweet, the traffic is nothing compared to other metropolitan areas and the cost of living isn't outrageous!
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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!
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.