Every year it seems that there is a different list of America's Best Small Cities. In 2012, Money Magazine ranked Chapel Hill number ten.
What makes Chapel Hill so special? Well actually it's the larger neighborhood we're part of....Carrboro, our Public School System, Durham, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, Saxapahaw and Raleigh, the Research Triangle Park (Google that), UNC, Duke and NCSU, RDU International Airport, the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachians. That's just a start.
There are 25,000 college students, 70+% of the adult population has a Bachelors degree or higher, actually the highest number of PhD's per capita in the U.S. This place simply attracts interesting accomplished, thoughtful people who can't find a good reason to leave. Being the home of the oldest public university in the country helps. As the Mayor put it "The student body in Chapel Hill is a critical part of the Chapel Hill experience. They bring life, interest and dynamism to the community that sets us apart from the rest of the country and from the rest of North Carolina." Well said.
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