DescriptionNamed for the New Hope Chapel that was erected on a hill at the crossing of two main roads, the community of Chapel Hill now centers on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Research Triangle Park, a center for industrial and governmental research, is 12 miles east of Chapel Hill via SR 54 and I-40.
Bustling Franklin Street is considered the center of social life for the university and the town, with shops, restaurants, bars, bookstores and nightlife venues lining the thoroughfare.
Visitor InfoChapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau 501 W. Franklin St. CHAPEL HILL, NC 27516. Phone:(919)245-4320 or (888)968-2060
Things to SeePatterson's Mill Country Store