Chapel Hill’s Ranking Among Top 100 Best Places to Live Continues To Improve

Post Date:09/22/2015 4:07 PM

The Town of Chapel Hill made a big jump in’s 2016 list of Top 100 Best Places to Live. It now ranks 36th among small to mid-sized U.S. cities.

The community marketing website ranked cities in the U.S. with populations of 20,000 to 350,000 people based on more than 40 data points.

Chapel Hill ranked 70th in the first Top 100 list by Livability (2014); it ranked 62nd last year (2015).

About Chapel Hill
Chapel 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 that 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 has become 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 visionaries, investors, and cultural leaders call home.

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