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Free Weekend Parking for the Holiday Season

Shop and eat locally this holiday season in downtown Chapel Hill! The Town of Chapel Hill's parking specials begin on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 23) and continue through the weekend including Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25) with free public parking downtown.

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Chapel Hill Named No. 3 Most Exciting Small Cities in America

Post Date:12/20/2013

PHOTO Halloween on Franklin StreetChapel Hill has been named one of the 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America by Chapel Hill ranked third overall, fourth for active life options and 14th for nightlife.

Small cities with populations between 50,000 and 60,000 were given a score based on the following criteria:

  • Nightlife per capita
  • Live music venues per capita
  • Active life options per capita
  • Fast Food restaurants per capita
  • Percentage of restaurants that are fast food
  • Percentage of residents ages 20 to 34

For more information, see see and For a list of Chapel Hill’s awards and accolades, visit

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