Best Places to Live

Chapel Hill, NC

Population: 58,766
LIV
SCORE
656

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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.

Chapel Hill, NC Ranking Data

Civic
85
Demographics
48
Economy
74
Education
79
Health
73
Housing
55
Infrastructure
45