About Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina is more than just home to the University of North Carolina's Tar Heels. It's also home to an active arts scene, progressive small businesses, and well-maintained public works like parks and libraries. The University is a large part of the town's vibe, and collegiate athletics give residents a team to cheer for year-round. UNC Hospitals is one the highest nationally ranked medical facilities in the United States and provides quality care in a public setting. Chapel Hill is a town with a low-impact skyline. You'll find no skyscrapers here other than the towering dormitories on UNC's South Campus. The charming town is highly walkable and families can spend entire days exploring the nooks and crannies of eclectic Franklin Street and the surrounding area. College students congest major businesses in town between August and May, however there are many places off the beaten path that visitors can enjoy without the crowds. Restaurants like Mama Dip's and Crook's Corner have offer satisfying meals without the added atmosphere of noisy groups of students. Small businesses like used bookstores, clothing boutiques, consignment shops, yarn sellers, and art galleries offer special atmosphere for those who seek sanctuary from big box stores. Natural and organic food sellers have a prominent presence in this liberal town as it possesses a Trader Joe's, a Whole Foods, as well as a seasonal farmer's market in Southern Village.