Chapel Hill is one of few places that offer world-class research opportunities with a high quality of life and a warm climate. Chapel Hill, and its adjoining town Carrboro, is part of the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, along with the cities of Durham and Raleigh. It’s often said that the region has the highest concentration of PhD’s due to the area’s Universities (UNCNC State , Duke ) and Research Triangle Park. The area is renowned for its hospitality, its food, and its music scene.

There are lots of outdoor activities in the area, including cycling, running, and swimming (hence all the triathletes). Chapel Hill is also ~2 hours from the Atlantic Ocean, ~2 hours from the mountains, and ~4.5 hours from the Great Smoky Mountains.

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