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We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.

Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Chapel Hill Ranks #15 on Money’s Magazine’s Best Places for the Rich and Single

Post Date:08/24/2012

Franklin Street ShopsChapel Hill ranks as one of the Best Places for the Rich and Single, according to CNN Money Magazine.   
The magazine reported that 51 percent of the Chapel Hill population is single, and the median family income is $105,327. Those stats give Chapel Hill 15th place in a list of 25 cities.

The article states: "In Chapel Hill, the color of money runs Carolina blue. Home to UNC, the town and its people exude college-town cool with a healthy dose of Southern charm. For sheer numbers in your dating pool, catch some Tar Heel b-ball at the Dean Dome along with 20,000 like-minded individuals.

For a more intimate setting, meet a fellow foodie at one of Chapel Hill's nationally known eateries. And for something a little in-between, make some beautiful music (or at least rock out to it) at one of a dozen clubs and music venues throughout the area.”

Also in August 2012, Chapel Hill was included in the list of Best Places to Live in America by CNN Money Magazine. This recognition ties in closely with numerous other rankings that praise the livability of the community. In 2009, Chapel Hill was named “Most Livable City” in America by the Mayors’ City Livability Awards Program.  For a listing of more awards and accolades about Chapel Hill, visit

About Chapel Hill

Franklin Street SunriseChapel Hill, NC, is a multicultural university town that is home to UNC-Chapel Hill and a resident population of 59,000. With more than 700 acres of parks and additional protected natural areas, it's sometimes easy to forget that you're in an urban area and not in the middle of a forest. The town is located in the Triangle region of North Carolina, which includes the Research Triangle Park, a major complex of research and research-oriented manufacturing facilities. Chapel Hill boasts excellent education (noting than nearly half of adult residents have a graduate degree), abundance of healthcare jobs, and quality of life advantages. Hailed as “America’s Foodiest Small Town” by Bon Appetit Magazine, Chapel Hill is rapidly becoming a hot spot for pop American cuisine. It’s a trend-setting playground full of sights, sounds and tastes that make it the kind of place that authors, musicians, and artists call home. Chapel Hill ranks #10 on Money Magazine Best Places to Live list. See more awards and notables for Chapel Hill at

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