About the Area

Living in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill is home to one of the oldest public universities in the United States and the UNC Health Care System. 15 minutes away from Durham (a.k.a. "Bull City"), the fourth largest city in North Carolina, and 30 minutes away from North Carolina's capital, Raleigh, Chapel Hill is part of growing metropolitan area in the central part of North Carolina.

Chapel Hill

Exploring Chapel Hill

Downtown Chapel Hill

Franklin Street

The Triangle

The Triangle area refers to the region anchored by Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, as well as the locations of the major universities in each area including UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, and NC State University, respectively. The Triangle has been featured in several major publications in the past couple of years as one of the best places to live and work.

Travel Feature in the New York Times

The Triangle: Moving to RTP (Research Triangle Park) Area

Events in the Triangle

Family Resources

Life in the Triangle

**Disclaimer: These links were compiled by resident and subspecialty resident physicians. They are not meant to be a comprehensive list, and UNC Health Care does not endorse any of the businesses or organizations referenced below.

Theatres, Museums, and Galleries

Complete Listing

Sports & Recreation

Chapel Hill list of Sports & Recreational Activities
UNC Tar Heel Athletics
NC Central University Athletics

Places of Worship

Won-Buddhism Meditation Temple (8021 Old NC 86, Chapel Hill)

University Baptist Church (100 South Colombia Street, Chapel Hill)
Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church (505 E. End Ave, Durham)

UNC Newman Catholic Student Center Parish (218 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill)
St. Thomas More (940 Carmichael Street, Chapel Hill)
Immaculate Conception Church (810 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham)

St. Joseph's AME (2521 Fayetteville Street, Durham)

Non-Denominational - Christian
World Overcomers Christian Church (2933 South Miami Blvd, Durham)
Kings Park (1305 Odyssey Drive, Durham)
New Hope Church (7619 Fayetteville Street, Durham)
Grace Church (200 Sage Road, Chapel Hill)

Church of the Good Shepherd (3741 Garrett Rd, Durham)

Islamic Center of Raleigh (3020 Ligon Street, Raleigh)
Durham Masjid (3034 Fayetteville Street, Durham)

Kehillah Synagogue (1220 Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill)
Judea Reform Congregation (1933 West Cornwallis Road, Durham)
Beth Meyer Synagogue (504 Newton Road, Raleigh)

Shopping Centers

University Mall (Chapel Hill)
Carr Mill Mall (Carrboro)
The Streets at Southpoint Mall (Durham)
Northgate Mall (Durham)

Contact Us

Office of Graduate Medical Education
UNC Hospitals
101 Manning Drive, Room 1017
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are located in the West Wing of the main Hospitals complex, room 1017 near the Hospital Mailroom.

Phone: 984-974-1072

Upcoming Events

  • Jul
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    A lunch to help those with family members in the Newborn Critical Care Center.
  • Jul
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Enjoy, fresh, tasty, local produce every Saturday at the UNC Hillsborough Campus from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • Jul
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    A time for families and patients to relax and play together in the Play Atrium on the 7th floor of N.C. Children's Hospital.
  • Jul
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Patient and parent information session for those in the Newborn Critical Care Center
  • Jul
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    A pizza dinner for all pediatric patients and their families, held in the Ronald McDonald House Family Room on the 7th Floor of N.C. Children's Hospital.