Chapel Hill

Often referred to as "the southern part of heaven," Chapel Hill is most known for its small-town charm with a cosmopolitan cultural climate.

We are centrally located less than three hours from the North Carolina beaches and three hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area offers rolling hills, lush greenery and a mild climate with four distinct seasons.

As one of the three “points” of The Research Triangle, Chapel Hill, along with Raleigh and Durham, is also a hub of global research and development. Venues such as the UNC Memorial Hall, Durham Performing Arts Center and Duke Energy Performing Arts Center bring world-class entertainment directly to the Triangle communities. In recent years, the art and food scene has grown significantly. Foodies will also find fresh farmers markets, farm-to-table dining and a multitude of food-inspired festivals. 


The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is just a short 25-minute drive away, enabling ease of access to travel destinations, including several nonstop flights. For local transportation, the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro offer a free bus service around the towns. Carol Woods is conveniently located on the T bus route, which services downtown Chapel Hill and the UNC campus.

University Town

Home to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the town of Chapel Hill offers many educational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Additionally, both Duke University and North Carolina State University are within minutes of the Carol Woods campus. Also, the university medical centers of UNC and Duke are world-renowned teaching and research hospitals.

Lifelong learning is a passion shared by many residents of Carol Woods. Our prime location among universities creates opportunities for residents to continue to grow and learn. Residents often attend campus seminars and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute courses and coordinate with professors to audit classes.

Chapel Hill has so much to offer.