Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill is a medium-sized city with a historic charming small-town feel. Though probably best known as the home of The University of North Carolina’s flagship campus, it’s often toasted as one of the best places to live in America. It has received national acclaim for its eateries and commitment to art (along with Carrboro it’s peppered with murals by local artists). The southern town also features historic architecture, museums, a planetarium, local bookstores, boutique shops, and an art film house. It is the home of the live storytelling series The Monti, and most recently, DSI Comedy Theatre which relocated from Carrboro accommodating growth.

Franklin Street, the three-mile stretch that runs through the city, was named after Benjamin Franklin in the late 1700s (he was an education supporter). The street boasts a multitude of shops, entertainment and nightlife venues, and businesses. It is also the home of historical landmarks including Sutton’s Drugstore which opened in 1923 and invites folks to step back in time as they enter one of North Carolina’s remaining soda fountains. Today, Franklin Street is a beacon perhaps most renowned for its UNC victory celebrations and its raucous Halloween party where thousands in costume flood the street to revel.