"The Southern Part of Heaven"
Author William Meade Prince bestowed this nickname on Chapel Hill in 1950, and it has stuck ever since for locals and visitors alike! Chapel Hill is located in central North Carolina, nestled in green hills between the beautiful coast to the east and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west.
The University of North Carolina's expansive student body contributes to the flow of creativity and diversity throughout the area. Chapel Hill is an ideal place to live for graduate students on their own or with families. With an active and vibrant local community, you can pursue all the activities you love or discover new interests.
Perhaps, you favor bike paths, farmers markets and green spaces. Or maybe you want a night on the town along Franklin Street or the bigger city feel of neighboring Raleigh and Durham.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has what you are looking for!
UNC Visitors' Center - offers tours and information
Photo gallery: Campus and downtown area
360-degree campus tour