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Chapel Hill Community
Chapel Hill is the birthplace to the first and most renowned public university in America, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, home to the Tar Heels. The university sprouted the vast education and skill grounded in the town where over 76% of it’s residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher. UNC Hospitals established themselves next to the university, providing medical students and faculty with meticulous opportunities for both learning and teaching. Additionally, the close vicinity to Research Triangle Park provides endless job opportunities for job seekers by impressive employers like Cisco, Biogen, GlaxoSmithKline and Lenovo.
Various landmarks downtown such as the Old Well, Ackland Art Museum and the Morehead Planetarium, history comes alive and is displayed through these flourished establishments. The Dean Dome, also known as the Dean Smith Center, is famed for being home to the UNC basketball team who claim 6 National Championship titles. With notable restaurants and breweries like Top of the Hill, Sutton’s Drug Store and Mama Dip’s, Bon Appétit didn’t name Chapel Hill the “Foodiest Small Town” for nothing.
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Chapel Hill is home to the following local chains: Carolina Brewery and Top of the Hill.
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Chapel Hill Awards
-No. 1 in 10 best small cities for education in America, Movoto
-Top 30 best college towns in U.S., College Magazine
-#1 best city for college basketball fans, WalletHub.com
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Take a Tour Through Downtown Chapel Hill
The best thing about downtown Chapel Hill is that it is a walkable distance to all of the shops and restaurants down Franklin Street. Franklin Street is always changing with new restaurants moving in. This is the center of social life for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as the residents in the area.
Clothing stores and shops on the street include Uniquities, University Florist, Light Years, Gentlemen’s Corner, and Jonny T-Shirt. These shops vary from boutiques to UNC gear.
When finding a place to eat, your options are open as there are many different restaurants to choose from. If you’re up early and are looking for breakfast there is the famous Carolina Coffee Shop, Ye Olde Waffle House, Breadmen’s, Sunrise Biscuits, Time Out Restaurant, and La Residence.
Lunchtime food or a casual food outing you should be on the lookout for Al’s Burger Shack, Carolina Brewery, The Purple Bowl, Linda’s Bar and Grill, Lula’s, Sutton's Drug Store, TRU + Deli, Mediterranean Deli, Italian Pizzeria III, and Top of the Hill.
Dining out at night there is a range from Italian, Mexican, American and much more to choose from. Places you can go for dinner on Franklin Street include 411 West, Lantern, Crook’s Corner, Kipos Greek Taverna, Spicy 9 Sushi, Que Chula, Hibachi & Company, Ms Mong, and Bandidos Mexican.
Although Chapel Hill is a small town there are still many options when it comes to nightlife, there is the Back Bar at Top of the Hill, The Crunkleton, The Dead Mule Club, Four Corners, Goodfellow’s, He’s Not Here, The Library, Might As Well Bar and Grill, Pantana Bob’s Restaurant and Bar, Sup Dogs, and West End Wine Bar.
During the day you can take a walk around the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and visit the Old Well, the Bell Tower, UNC Student Stores, and appreciate the beauty of the historic campus. If you want some relaxation, The Carolina Inn hosts Fridays on the Front Porch during the summer which includes a band, food trucks, and an outdoor bar for friends and family to sit outside and enjoy each other’s company.