Chapel Hill Tourism, North Carolina

Visit Chapel Hill - Best of Chapel Hill

Nestled in the Orange County, tucked between Durham and Raleigh, Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina. Popular as one of the country’s best college town, Chapel Hill offers an array of educative and entertaining activities to its visitors. Be it arenas to watch a legendary game of basketball to live music venues; Chapel Hill is all about experiences.

Chapel Hill was a town with a meager population of 1000 Scottish and English immigrants and took the name from the New Hope Chapel located at the east of the settlement. The Carolina Inn which stands on the hill was the original site of the chapel. In 1819, the town was revamped to accommodate the University of North Carolina. Today, it is one of the western-most points of the research triangle and is one of the largest municipalities of North Carolina.

The downtown is dotted with attractions, museums and quirky restaurants serving authentic North American cuisine. Chic cafes, magnolia-lined campus and legacy of fine education are factors that set apart Chapel Hill tourism from the other destinations in North Carolina.

Visit Chapel Hill and treat yourself with a didactic, vibrant and legendary travel experience! 

Chapel Hill Travel Tips

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Facts and Stats for Chapel Hill*

  • Pollution Statistics in Chapel Hill

    Know the pollution level of Chapel Hill before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Chapel Hill: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Chapel Hill for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chapel Hill.

    • Burglary and Theft 10 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 10 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 15 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 15 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 35 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Chapel Hill - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Chapel Hill is 215.7 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 78.13 (High)
    • Climate Index 83.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 36.21 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.86 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 88.43 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.65 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 163.87 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Chapel Hill

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chapel Hill

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.25 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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