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Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill is a university town offering the quaintness and charm of a small town, but with all the benefits of a metropolitan area. It’s the best of small town living with a unique cosmopolitan atmosphere. Home to the University of North Carolina, the oldest public university in the nation. You’ll find a variety of cultural attractions, great dining choices and a vibrant downtown.
The combined school system is recognized as being one of the top rated in the state.

Quick Facts

Home to The University of North Carolina-Oldest Public University
Campus Map
Southern Part of Heaven-Book by William Meade Prince
Population Chapel Hill 58,000 +/- * Carrboro 20,000 +/- * Orange County 134,000 +/-
Median Age 31.4
Area 21 Square Miles +/
3 High Schools *  4 Middle  * 10 Elementary
 12,000 Students +/-
Average Home Sales Price $342,000+/-
Major Employers
University of North Carolina * University of North Carolina Hospitals * Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina * Chapel Hill/Carrborro City Schools
Property Tax Rates 2019 (Tax Value /100 x Tax Rate 
Chapel Hill School District $1.61 
 Carrboro (Chapel HIll School District) $1.699
 Orange County $.095-$1.18  (varies by school & fire district)
Sales & Income Tax Rates
 Sales Tax 6.75% – 7.5%
(State & Local combined, varies by county)
NC Income Tax Rate 5.25%

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