Chapel Hill Among Best Cities For Sports Fans

Post Date:09/22/2015 4:10 PM

The Town of Chapel Hill ranks 15th on’s 2015 list of Best & Worst Cities for Sports Fans.

WalletHub has ranked the best and worst cities for football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer this year. By using a weighted scale of each of those rankings, the online magazine ranked 341 cities overall for sports fans.

Chapel Hill’s best ranking came from basketball, in which the Town ranked second. The baseball (12th) and soccer (18th) rankings also helped the overall score.

Raleigh ranked 59th overall; Durham came in at 87th.

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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