Living in Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill provides small town atmosphere with urban-style culture and cuisine. In addition to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the flagship of the North Carolina university system, the area boasts numerous local farms, forums for the arts, locally owned restaurants and a laid back lifestyle. The university provides opportunities for academic talks and conferences, cultural events, and notable speakers, as well as some of the best collegiate athletics in the nation.
In 2003, the town of Chapel Hill eliminated fees on all public buses, providing easy and free transportation around the university and surrounding areas. Service has expanded to neighboring towns recently, helping to further reduce congestion on campus. Chapel Hill also offers excellent public schools, consistently ranked as high achieving.
North Carolina itself offers a temperate climate; hot and humid summers give way to mild falls, cool winters with occasional snow, and beautiful springs. Travel within the state can put you in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or the Appalachian Trail in about 3 hours, or to the fabled Outer Banks in about 5. Wrightsville Beach is even closer at just 2.5 hours.
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