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liv score
656
How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 85
Demographics 48
Economy 74
Education 79
Health 73
Housing 55
Infrastructure 45

#22. Chapel Hill, NC

This beloved college town features a top-notch education system thanks to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and that academic excellence is a big reason why Chapel Hill makes our 2018 Best Cities to Live list.

The local economy is strong in agriculture, education, and technology, and residents have access to several parks and miles of greenway trails. Chapel Hill’s food scene is thriving, with a growing number of unique independent restaurants that have drawn national attention. Even though its population is nearing 60,000, the community maintains a small-town feel with many residents involved in volunteering and social cause projects that help their fellow neighbors.

Find out more about what makes Chapel Hill a Best Place to Live.

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