Welcome to Durham/Chapel Hill
The epitome of small-town Southern charm with modern-day vibes
Durham and Chapel Hill are quintessential college towns in North Carolina. The University of North Carolina sits on a hill overlooking the town. The whole town comes alive during March Madness. Durham and Chapel Hill have peaceful southern vibes while maintaining proximity to large metropolitan areas. Making up one corner of the Research Triangle, with the others being Raleigh and Cary, residents indulge in technological opportunities. Whether you're looking for a wealth of amenities, cultural offerings, or exceptional education, Durham and Chapel Hill are the place to be.
With an abundance of rich history combined with modern-day amenities, there is something for everyone. Southern architectural homes, dating back to the 1800s, adorn beautiful, tree-lined streets. Multiple historic residential districts are filled with lush greenery. Residents relax on their porch and take in the scenery. The Carolina Inn is a historic hotel built in 1924. It is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy afternoon tea or dinner. Franklin street, named after Ben Franklin, is Chapel Hill’s walkable main street. It has more than 200 restaurants, shops, and services. There is plenty of nature and natural beauty blended into the heart of the city in a way only North Carolina can accomplish.
What to Love
Durham and Chapel Hill have small-town Southern charm with lively college town vibes. Locals enjoy the abundance of things to do and enjoy. A walk down Franklin Street provides an array of restaurants and shopping in addition to special events and festivals held throughout the year. Residents enjoy quiet evenings on the village green in Southern Village with live entertainment. All the amenities of Raleigh and Cary are nearby as well. There is no shortage of entertainment options.
Things To Do
Bon Appétit magazine named Durham and Chapel Hill one of America's Foodiest Small Towns. Dinner at Elements, a high-end Asian fusion restaurant, serves up delicious farm-to-table fare. Merrit's Grill has fresh, local favorites, including their famous BLTs.
The North Carolina Botanical Gardens, on the University of North Carolina campus, is a conservation garden dedicated to the preservation and continued enjoyment of the local varieties of flowers and plants. The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, built in 1949, is the first planetarium to be built on a college campus. Residents often visit to enjoy their many exhibits and shows. Much like everything else in the town, it remains a historic landmark and local favorite.
The hallmark of Chapel Hill is the University of North Carolina. In addition to an excellent education, their sports teams, most notably the basketball team, Tar Heels, are a top-ranked team. They enjoy a devoted local following.
Durham/Chapel Hill is home to some of the highest-ranked schools in the nation, as well as award-winning universities.
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