Homes for Sale in Chapel Hill, NC by Price
Many buyers who search for Chapel Hill NC homes already know the small college town as The Southern Part of Heaven. It's the perfect nickname for a town that lives in the hearts of people who stay in Chapel Hill a lifetime or for a few, short years. Since home is where the heart is, many leave only to return later to look for Chapel Hill homes for sale so they can put-down roots for a new generation of Tar Heels.
Chapel Hill NC real estate is old by North Carolina standards. The University of North Carolina Board of Trustees made a decision in 1793 to designate the area around New Hope Chapel (where the Carolina Inn stands today) as the site of the first state university. They decided to lay out a town adjacent to the site. That is now the Town of Chapel Hill. It was created with a clear purpose: to serve the university.
Chapel Hill real estate is a vibrant topic and the use of land explains much about the life of the town and the university. The Town consists of approximately 21 square miles of some of the most desirable real estate in the state of North Carolina, much of it dedicated to education and health care. Three of the major Chapel Hill employers are the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC Hospitals, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
Although the Town has grown in recent years, it remains a small college town with a population of approximately 60,000 people. They represent most regions of the globe. Steeped in history, homes along Franklin Street and neighboring side streets are the topic of tales during Sunday afternoon walking tours by the Preservation Society and annual holiday candlelight tours. The history is rich and it reads like a good book of stories and tales, adding chapters over time. Whether the 1833 Legend of Gimghoul Castle or Michael Jordan's most recent reason to be in town, there's always a good story to be shared.
The median age of residents is about 30 years, making the town a lively place. There are too few hours in the day to enjoy all that the area offers, including sports, theatre, museums, libraries, outdoor activities, and fine dining. A few miles west of the state capital, Raleigh, there are excellent state museums and state parks. Day trips to the beach (east) and to the mountains (west) are easy excursions. For more-extensive travel or a short day-flight, the Raleigh-Durham International Airport is nearby.
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