Downtown Chapel Hill

Living in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill has a friendly, small-town feel with an eclectic, international vibe. It is routinely ranked as one of the best college towns and best places to live in the U.S. It is home to award-winning restaurants, outstanding public schools, a healthy economy and a vibrant music and performing arts scene. Learn more about Life at Kenan-Flagler

Chapel Hill

Top-ranked as one of the best college towns and best places to live in the U.S.

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The Triangle

Triangle MapThe Triangle is comprised of three diverse cities: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

Each city has a distinct personality, but we share and celebrate our collective quality of life. Diverse lifestyles and perspectives help fuel the Triangle’s innovative spirit.

  • Some 54,000 businesses employ more than 1.2 million people in the Triangle region
  • Fastest growing industries: Life sciences, technology, cleantech
  • One of the most educated communities in the country
    • 1 in 5 residents hold a graduate degree or higher
    • 1 in 2 residents hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Home to the Research Triangle Park
    • 200 companies; 50,000 employees (including IBM, GlaxoSmithKline and Cisco)
    • 5 incubator workspaces; 80 start-ups + spin-offs

Access and Destinations

  • RDU International Airport
    • 62 nonstop destinations and 400+ daily flights
  • Driving distance from major Southeast cities:
    • Charlotte, North Carolina:  2.5 hours
    • Washington, D.C.:  4 hours
    • Atlanta, Georgia:  6 hours
    • Nashville, Tennessee:  8 hours
  • Destinations:
    • 2 hours east to North Carolina’s beaches
    • 4 hours west to North Carolina’s mountains

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