When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Chapel Hill
Town Center neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Chapel Hill
Town Center neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 0.3% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of North Carolina.
Also, an extraordinary 58.4% of the residents of the Chapel Hill
Town Center neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the Chapel Hill Town Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Chapel Hill Town Center neighborhood has more
Brazilian and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 1.2% have Belgian ancestry.
Chapel Hill Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Chapel Hill Town Center neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 30.0%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Chapel Hill Town Center neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 4.1% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 83.3% of the real estate in the Chapel Hill Town Center neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.