Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC

Photo courtesy of Caroline Culler

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Civics 65
Demographics 42
Economy 44
Education 81
Health 68
Housing 63
Infrastructure 64

#36. Chapel Hill, NC

Downtown Chapel Hill bustles with activity as people head to the Carolina Brewery for drinks, Varsity Theater for movies, and Sugarland for coffee and creme brulee. The city’s ripe arts and cultural scene attracts many people. Known for its quality schools and top-ranked medical facilities, Chapel Hill offers a small-town feel with big-time cultural attractions. The presence of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gives residents college teams to cheer for and a variety of events to attend.

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