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Chapel Hill is a town located within the Orange, Chatham, and Durham counties of North Carolina. The town is known for having beautiful murals throughout, specifically created by local artists. Retirees enjoy this town for the incomparable scenery and recreation.
Climate & Geography
Chapel Hill has a humid subtropical climate. The average annual high temperature is in the low 70s and the average annual low temperature is in the high 40s. The average annual precipitation is roughly a high 40 inches of rainfall. The city of Durham is located approximately 15 miles from Chapel Hill.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Chapel Hill is very rich in culture with historic sites and museums that residents enjoy exploring. The year-round warm weather allows active adults to frequently take a stroll and bike ride through the North Carolina Botanical Gardens, Coker Arboretum, and Brumley Forest Nature Preserve. Indoor activities include visiting the many museums, art galleries, and antique shops. Sport lovers catch a game at the Dean E. Smith Center and the Kenan Memorial Stadium.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The median home cost is below the national median. Public pensions are exempt up to $4,000 while private pensions are exempt up to $2,000 per year. Public pension income from North Carolina and federal entities are generally exempt. Social Security benefits are deductible as long as it’s included in one’s federal adjusted gross income.
There are two nationally ranked hospitals within 10 miles of Chapel Hill. The University of North Carolina Hospitals is ranked High Performing in six adult procedures/conditions. Duke University Hospital is ranked High Performing in nine adult procedures/conditions.