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Best Places To Live In Chapel Hill, NC

  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 59,005
  • There is no better place to live in the triangle. Honestly. The school system is second to none, the food culture is outstanding, there is a ton of stuff to do, and the people are mostly accepting of all
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Morrisville, NC
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,600
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • 22 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,126
  • Apex, NC
  • 16.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 43,893
  • For me, living in Apex, North Carolina and working as a research assistant is a quite compatible combination. Many find Apex neighborhoods to each be best areas in the city. I have a small house near
  • Cary, NC
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 155,822
  • The I Love Kickboxing gym in Cary NC is amazing!!! The trainers are skilled, motivating, and make me feel like even I can do it!!! The other gym members are a great community of support as well. I am
  • Carrboro, NC
  • 2.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,867
  • Fearrington Village, NC
  • 9.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,984
  • The central village of this community has a great bookstore and nice outdoor beer garden with live music. Gardens in village are lovely. Folk art and animals are unique and fun. The sandwich and coffee
  • Hillsborough, NC
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,428
  • Northwest, Raleigh, NC
  • 16.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 81,974
  • Swepsonville, NC
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,348
  • Saxapahaw, NC
  • 15.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,314
  • Pittsboro, NC
  • 15.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,058
  • Rougemont, NC
  • 20.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 807
  • Durham, NC
  • 8.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 251,761
  • I don't know what all the hub bub is about but I personally feel Durham is over rated. First off the amenities here are limited. Looking at the list on this site they listed the children's museum
  • Mebane, NC
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,592
  • Woodlawn, NC
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 833
  • West, Raleigh, NC
  • 21 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 37,998
  • Butner, NC
  • 21.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,692
  • Stem, NC
  • 25.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,023
  • Green Level, NC
  • 21.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,907
  • Gorman, NC
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 941
  • Graham, NC
  • 21.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,506
  • Haw River, NC
  • 21.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,634
  • Efland, NC
  • 12.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 768

Listed above are the best places to live in Chapel Hill, NC for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Chapel Hill, NC, followed by the best places to live near Chapel Hill, NC, sorted by Livability Score.

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