It was the first majority-white municipality in the South to elect an African-American mayor. [19], The town adopted its flag in 1990. Durham, North Carolina, is the core of the four-county Durham-Chapel Hill MSA, which has a population of 504,357 as of Census 2010. (n.d.). Radar. Many large murals can be seen painted on the buildings. Experience rich history, Tar Heels spirit and beautiful views of the UNC campus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. [15], In the town, the population was distributed as 17.4% under the age of 18, 31.5% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. [43], town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States, Location of Chapel Hill in North Carolina, ‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties, Greater Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Region (Durham MSA, part of the, U.S. Census Bureau. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care are a major part of the economy and town influence. Where Every Panther Is Prepared to Pursue a Positive Purpose! According to flag designer Spring Davis, the blue represents the town and the University of North Carolina (whose colors are Carolina blue and white); the green represents "environmental awareness"; and the "townscape" in the inverted chevron represents "a sense of home, friends, and community. Free parking. The per capita income for the town was $35,796. Chapel Hill is North Carolina's best-educated municipality, proportionately, with 77% of adult residents (25 and older) holding an associate degree or higher, and 73% of adults possessing a baccalaureate degree or higher. [18] She defeated incumbent Mark Kleinschmidt, who in 2009 had been elected the first openly gay mayor of Chapel Hill, succeeding outgoing four-term Mayor Kevin Foy. In 1993, the town celebrated its bicentennial and founded the Chapel Hill Museum. Many walking/biking trails are in Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill is a town in Orange, Chatham, and Durham counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina.Its population was 57,233 in the 2010 census, making Chapel Hill the 15th-largest city in the state. Search. East Chapel Hill High School, Carrboro High School, and Chapel Hill High School have all received national recognition for excellence, with Newsweek in 2008 ranking East Chapel Hill High as the 88th-best high school in the nation, and the highest-ranked standard public high school in North Carolina. The University of North Carolina has been very successful at college basketball and women's soccer, and a passion for these sports has been a distinctive feature of the town's culture, fueled by the Tobacco Road rivalry among North Carolina's four ACC teams: the North Carolina Tar Heels, the Duke Blue Devils, the NC State Wolfpack, and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The fair is attended by tens of thousands each year. [9], In addition to the Carolina Inn, the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity House, Chapel Hill Historic District, Chapel Hill Town Hall, Chapel of the Cross, Gimghoul Neighborhood Historic District, Alexander Hogan Plantation, Old Chapel Hill Cemetery, Old East, University of North Carolina, Playmakers Theatre, Rocky Ridge Farm Historic District, and West Chapel Hill Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mayor Pam Hemminger, a former board of education member, was elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2017. Among the restaurants noted nationally are Al's Burger Shack, A Southern Season (now closed), Foster's Market (Martha Stewart's Living), Mama Dip's (Food Network's "$40 A Day With Rachael Ray"),[31] Crook's Corner, Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen (The Splendid Table), caffè Driade (Food Network's "$40 A Day With Rachael Ray"),[31] Lantern Restaurant (Food & Wine magazine, Southern Living magazine, etc. [27] One of the town's hallmark features is the giant sundial, located in the rose gardens in front of the planetarium on Franklin Street. All versions of the seal, dating back to the 1930s, depict Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and protector of cities.[21]. Office Hours. "[20], The current version of the town's seal, adopted in 1989, is in the process of being replaced with a similar but simpler version. [22] The small portion of Chapel Hill located in Durham County is part of Durham Public Schools. Most of these murals were painted by UNC alumnus Michael Brown. Hourly. Place to-go orders by calling 215.887.8030 x:5530 (Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu) between 12 - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday.Please contact the Club for updated protocols regarding preventive health and safety measures According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.3 square miles (55.1 km2), of which 21.1 square miles (54.7 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2) is covered by water.[11]. The Morehead Planetarium was the first planetarium built on a U.S. college campus. "The Borough of Writers: Betty Smith: 'Francie or Sophina? About 8.6% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over. About 6.4% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. The area was the home place of early settler William Barbee of Middlesex County, Virginia, whose 1753 grant of 585 acres from John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville was the first of two land grants in what is now the Chapel Hill-Durham area. Mayors serve two-year terms, and council members serve staggered four-year terms. Buses can transport bicycles and have wheelchair lifts. It contains several districts and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Technology companies USAT Corp and Realtime Ops have made Chapel Hill their headquarters location. Show Prices. [29], Hailed as one of America's Foodiest Small Towns by Bon Appétit,[30] Chapel Hill is rapidly becoming a hot spot for pop American cuisine. [8] Serving from 1969 to 1975, Lee helped establish Chapel Hill Transit, the town's bus system. Each fire station in Chapel Hill has a fire engine (numbers 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35) that is Carolina blue. A variety of corporations are headquartered in Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill High School was established as the fourth high school in Douglas County. Home of The Forrest Rockets. The town was chartered in 1851,[5] and its main street, Franklin Street, was named in memory of Benjamin Franklin.[6][7]. The median age was 25.6 years. Explore the students, faculty, and staff that make up Carolina's community and make ours a campus unlike any other. It is bounded on the west by the town of Carrboro and on the northeast by the city of Durham. ), and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe. The #1 Best Value of 20 places to stay in Chapel Hill. Golf Course is Open Please Book Your Tee Time Using Our Online Tee Sheet Dining is available for indoor and outdoor seating. [34] One song from Dirty, a Sonic Youth album, is named after the town. The town was founded in 1793 and is centered on Franklin Street, covering 21.3 square miles (55 km2). Campus; Community; Academics; Our Newest Class; Visit. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.[15]. [26] During the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, astronauts were trained there. Free Wifi. Explore. Retrieved from www.benfolds.com, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, List of mayors of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Learn how and when to remove this template message, List of alumni from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Population Estimates 2012 Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012", "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Chapel Hill town, North Carolina", "Climatology of the United States No. 10 Day. Chapel Hill also has some new urbanist village communities, such as Meadowmont Village and Southern Village. Special offer. In addition, Chapel Hill is also home to Carmichael Arena which formerly housed the UNC men's basketball team, and currently is home to the women's team, and to the new Dorrance Field, home to men's and women's soccer and lacrosse teams. The population density was 2,687 people per square mile (1037/km2). Journalistic, Inc., the publisher of the nationally acclaimed magazines Fine Books & Collections, QSR, and FSR recently relocated from Durham to Chapel Hill. Phone: (931) 246-4733. [24] The fair offer booths to artists, craftsmakers, nonprofits, and food vendors. Aloft Chapel Hill. However, most of Chapel Hill's borders are adjacent to unincorporated portions of Orange and Durham Counties rather than shared with another municipality. Upscale dining areas, private rooms for meetings and events and spaces for working away from the office are among the first-class amenities the Club offers, plus benefits beyond the Club as part of … Through these efforts, the university achieved a "A−" grade on the Sustainable Endowment Institute's College Sustainability Report Card 2010. For every 100 females, there were 87.2 males. The project was discontinued in April 2019. In 1969, a year after the city fully integrated its schools, Chapel Hill elected Howard Lee as mayor. 2008 American Community Survey, Ben Folds Five. The Carolina Inn now occupies this site. Some 30 years later, in 2002, the state passed legislation to provide free service to all riders on local buses. 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