All My Sons Guide to Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Chapel Hill is located in Southeast Orange County, NC with few parts in Durham County and Chatham County. Chapel Hill, with Durham and Raleigh, is part of Research Triangle Park, a research park that was named in 1959. The area, dubbed “The Southern Part of Heaven”, has a mystique about it and is unlike many cities in the U.S. Chapel Hill, or at least the town center, sits atop a hill which was originally occupied by a small Anglican "chapel of ease", known as New Hope Chapel. In 1819, the town was founded to serve the University of North Carolina and grew up around it. In the latter part of the 20th century, the town grew considerably and became wealthier. The city is home to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), the oldest state-supported university in the U.S. Because Chapel Hill is known as a college town, there is a young, vibrant vibe to the area. There are trendy, urban neighborhoods like Meadowmont Village and Southern Village, along with Franklin Street – a famous area for boutiques, restaurants and an up-and-coming music scene, responsible for the popularity of bands like Ben Folds Five. Chapel Hill was named “America’s Foodiest Small Town” by Bon Appetit Magazine, because it has begun to attract a young, hip culinary following. The area is also has nationally-recognized primary and secondary schools as well.
The downtown Chapel Hill area is home to the Morehead Planetarium, the North Carolina Botanical Garden, the PlayMakers Repertory Company, the newly renovated Memorial Hall, and the award-winning Finley Golf Course. Downtown Chapel Hill also hosts an annual Halloween party that has over 70,000 attendees. As of the 2000 Census, Chapel Hill had a population of 48,715, but in a more recent 2007 estimate, the population was listed at over 54,000. Chapel Hill is the best-educated city in Chapel Hill, with 77.0% of adult residents (25 and older) holding an associate degree or higher, and 73.7% of adults possessing a baccalaureate degree or higher (2000 Census). The median income for a household in the town was $47,424 Chapel Hill is headquarters to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, one of the ten largest employers in the area. Chapel Hill also is home to technology companies USAT Corporation and Realtime Ops, as well as service company, Alpha Install. Chapel Hill’s famous residents include: Floyd Council, a blues singer and the "Floyd" in Pink Floyd; U.S. Senator John Edwards; musician Ben Folds; Silda Wall Spitzer, wife of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer; and musician James Taylor.
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Carrboro Carrboro was founded in 1882 as a railroad depot and mill town, serving the Chapel Hill area. Carrboro is known as “Paris of the Piedmont”, “Faraway Carrboro”, “Seattle of the South”, and the “Invisible Kingdom of America”. The city was named after Julian Carr, the man that ran the cotton mill that now houses the Weaver Street Market. Carrboro is known for its live music. Clubs like the Cat’s Cradle, Local 506, The Cave, and Reservoir are hot spots for their music scene. Many bands have gotten their start in Chapel Hill at these bars and clubs. Bands that are already established, like Bruce Springsteen and U2 have played Carrboro’s Kenan Memorial Stadium. Carrboro has a vibrant business community and although the downtown buildings on Main and Weaver Street retain their historical charm, the city is very technologically savvy and provides wireless Internet throughout downtown. The city encourages green practices, proclaiming itself as a “walking town”, with trails and bike lanes throughout. Downtown Carrboro is an art-infused community. The Arts Center began in 1974 and the Carrboro Farmer’s Market was created in 1977. The Farmer’s Market, which is a “true farmer’s market” connecting farmers directly to consumers, is open twice a week on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Weaver Street Market - also known as The Weave - hosts a variety of concerts, jazz brunches, and charitable events. Moving to Carrboro? The following are some important numbers: All My Sons of Raleigh Moving Services 919-875-1700 Town Manager 919-918-7314 Public Works 919-918-7425 Police Department 919-918-7397 Fire Rescue 919-918-7347
Hillsborough Hillsborough is a city where old meets new. Hillsborough serves as the county seat of Orange County. The city was initially inhabited by the Occaneechie Indians in 1000 A.D.. The tribe used the city as a trading post. The city was eventually founded in 1754, by a man named William Churton. Churton owned, surveyed and mapped the city. He named it for the Earl of Hillsborough, the British secretary of state for the colonies. The most famous street within Hillsborough is Churton Street. There are a number of retail shops and restaurants that feature brick storefronts and houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, that gives the area an authentic, local feel. Churton Street plays host to festivals, fairs, contests, concerts, reenactments, dances, readings, plays, tastings and talent shows. Churton Street is full of book shops, wine shops, coffee shops, and restaurants. Hillsborough’s industries include farming, mills, law and government, but is most famous for having more writers, novelists, poets, essayists, scholars and historians per square foot than any other small town. In 2007, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Hillsborough one of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations. The area pays tribute to its historical roots, with its architecture and freight trains, while changing with times, adding a new SportsPlex and Montrose Gardens. Making the move to Hillsborough? The following are some important numbers: All My Sons of Raleigh Moving Services 919-875-1700 Town of Hillsborough 919-732-1270 Emergency Services 919-732-2104 Police Department 919-732-9381