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Chapel Hill ... aka 'The Southern Part of Heaven'

Quick Facts
  • Established: 1783
  • Population: 64,000 (estimated)
  • Area: 21 square miles
  • Median age: 27
  • Home to:
  • University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
  • UNC Health
  • Franklin Street shops, festivals, nightlife and dining
  • Southern Village
  • Carolina Tar Heels sports teams
  • Major employers:
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • UNC Health
  • Chapel Hill - Carrboro City Schools
  • Orange County Schools
The Town of Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill is a beautiful university town that is home to UNC-Chapel Hill and has a resident population of about 60,000. Chapel Hill residents enjoy our town’s vitality, diversity, good schools, great healthcare, natural beauty and college town character. It’s a trend-setting community full of sights, sounds and tastes that make it the kind of place that authors, musicians, and artists call home.

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The University of North Carolina

UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. UNC Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global leader in higher education known for innovative teaching, research and public service.

UNC Chapel Hill offers 97 bachelor’s, 61 master’s, 59 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. Statewide, the UNC System of 16 universities serves more than 235,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Every day, faculty, staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in all 100 counties.

Franklin Street

Franklin Street is the main street in downtown Chapel Hill and is considered the center of social life for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as the town of Chapel Hill. Named after Benjamin Franklin, it is home to numerous coffee shops, restaurants, museums, bookshops, music stores and bars.


Chapel Hill was, in fact, created to serve the University. When the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees chose the area around New Hope Chapel as the site for the first State University in 1793, they also named a committee to lay out a town adjacent to the site. Present day reminders of Chapel Hill’s history are cherished by its citizens and admired by its visitors; quiet winding streets, wooded home sites, stone walls, and small shops surrounding the University add to the charm, mystique, and “small-town” atmosphere.

The beautiful Carolina Inn sits on the site of the original "chapel on the hill."

Ackland Art Museum

Since 1958, The Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been one of North Carolina’s most important cultural resources. The Ackland is located on S. Columbia Street, near the Franklin Street intersection in downtown Chapel Hill.

The Museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 17,000 works of art, featuring North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art and works of art on paper (drawings, prints, and photographs), as well as significant collections of European masterworks, twentieth-century and contemporary art, and North Carolina pottery. The Ackland organizes more than a dozen special exhibitions each year.

UNC Visitor's Center

The Visitors’ Center in the west end of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center provides maps, guides, non-admissions tours of a general nature and information. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides provide a true Carolina Experience, sharing information about landmarks, legends and campus life on a one-hour walking tour of campus. Open Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm.

Wilson Library

The North Carolina Collection, located in historic Wilson Library on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, traces its origins to the founding of the North Carolina Historical Society in 1844. Since then, the North Carolina Collection’s Research Library has grown to become the largest collection of printed materials related to a single state.

Wilson Library is free and open to all students, scholars, and the public for research. Wilson Library is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, 9am to 1pm on Saturdays, and 1pm to 5pm on Sundays. More information on hours, closures, directions, and parking can be found on UNC Libraries hours and locations page.

North Carolina Botanical Garden

The North Carolina Botanical Garden is operated by UNC as a “conservation garden” with an educational mission. In addition to the main gardens, NCBG operates Coker Arboretum, Forest Theater and Battle Park. Featured are habitat display gardens that interpret the plants and vegetation of North Carolina, a Garden of Flowering Plant Families, the Piedmont Nature Trails, a green Education Center with exhibits and certificate programs.

Carolina Basketball Museum

Sports fans will enjoy a visit to the Carolina Basketball Museum, adjacent to the Dean E. Smith Center. Exhibits include trophies and memorabilia from the UNC Tar Heels’ five NCAA basketball championships.

There are three top NCAA basketball programs in the Triangle: Carolina, Duke and NC State. The rivalries are potent ... and fun!

Dean E. Smith Center

Carolina basketball plays its home games at the Smith Center, one of the most recognized athletic venues in America. The Smith Center became the home of the Tar Heels in 1986 and has since become an honored symbol of Carolina basketball.

The Tar Heels have been in the top five in the national attendance leaders every year but one since the Smith Center hosted its first full season in 1986-87. The first game in the Smith Center featured No. 1 Carolina defeating No. 3 Duke, 95-92, in a battle of unbeaten teams on Jan. 18, 1986. The Tar Heels have a 143-18 record in the Smith Center in Roy Williams’ nine years as head coach. Dean Smith led the Tar Heels to a 133-17 record in the building that bears his name.

The Smith Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on event days and during basketball practices. Guided tours are not provided but visitors are allowed on the concourse level only and may view the banners and playing court from the seating area.

More Chapel Hill Neighborhoods

Bolin Forest, Booker Creek, Briar Chapel, Chesley, Claremont/ Claremont South, Dunhill, Ironwoods, Lake Forest, Lake Hogan Farms, Meadowmont, Silver Creek, Southern Village, The Oaks & Winmore

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