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At UNC Radiology, we offer a dynamic and supportive program with professional and educational opportunities coupled with the charm of residing in a thriving, quaint college community.

North Carolina is a beautiful state with three geographically different regions: the mountains to the west, the rolling hills in the central area where UNC Chapel Hill is located, and the beach to the east. It’s an easy trip to Asheville and the Appalachians when you’re in the mood for a hike among ruggedly beautiful scenery, or down to the beautiful Outer Banks area or Wilmington. Chapel Hill is located in Orange County in the center of the state, and features great music, arts, food, and culture. It is part of the Triangle area that includes Durham and Raleigh, and is a hub of scientific research and entertainment opportunities. The Triangle also contains the RDU International Airport, a hub for many national airlines.

What is the Research Triangle? The Research Triangle, aka The Triangle, is a section of North Carolina with a population of a little over two million and anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill with a vast science and medicine industry. In these cities, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill along with NC State and Duke Universities help to create the area’s dynamic, passionate, and constantly evolving culture and society. Really, The Triangle, considered one of the best places to live, is like one big city with multiple different communities that possesses a delicious food scene, a vibrant arts culture, and a strong young professionals community.

Chapel Hill, NC


What To Do In Chapel Hill

The New York Times –

Collegiate Chapel Hill and free-spirited Carrboro offer a perfect combination of fine dining, fun bars and local music.


Durham, NC


What To Do In Durham

Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy

Two successful Sanford School of Public Policy MPP alums offer perspectives of life in the thriving town of Durham, North Carolina.


Raleigh, NC


What To Do In Raleigh


In this video, we’re going to be highlighting some of the best attractions in Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina. Raleigh, much like other cities of its size, is a booming metropolis that offers that big city vibe while staying true to its southern roots.


Raleigh-Durham International Airport

While Chapel Hill and the Triangle area have many attractions, we are also fortunate to have the top-notch Raleigh Durham (RDU) international airport less than 20 miles away from the medical campus.

With direct flights to over 50 continental US destinations, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle on the west coast, as well as multiple international destinations (London, Paris, Toronto, Caribbean), it’s incredibly easy to travel the world from Chapel Hill.


Attractions in the Area

A sample of the vast local art culture

There’s something for everyone, all the time

For kids and kids at heart

College and professional

  • UNC Basketball Game – An obvious favorite in the Dean Smith Center.  Tickets can be found, we promise. And yes, there are other ACC schools right here in the Triangle as well but you must choose your allegiance wisely.
  • Carolina Hurricanes – North Carolina’s professional hockey team.
  • Carolina Railhawks – North Carolina’s professional soccer team.
  • Durham Bulls – A great minor league baseball stadium that also serves local NC beer.
Everything you could need

  • Cameron’s – Quaint shop in Carrboro where you can get unique gift for special occasions.
  • Southpoint Mall – The big and nice mall in the area with a movie theatre and Target nearby.  There is also a Best Buy, World Market, Pier 1, and Nordstrom Rack across the street.
  • Brightleaf Square – High end shopping for clothes/gifts with nice restaurants nearby
  • 9th Street in Durham – Near Duke campus with lots of cute shops that make for good gifts.
  • Carr Mill Mall – In Carrboro with some shops and good restaurants in side.
  • Crabtree Valley Mall – Really the high-end mall in Raleigh
  • Cameron Village Shopping Center – Outdoor mall in Raleigh that they are quite proud of
  • Meadowmont – Essentially a little community in Chapel Hill with stores and restaurants
  • University Mall – A funky mall in Chapel Hill with some high end and obscure stores.  Also houses Southern Season which is one of the best gourmet food/cooking stores you’ll find.
  • The Shops at Eastgate – You’ll find your Trader Joe’s, Performance Bike, Jos A Bank, etc.
  • Lumina Clothing – Locally made men’s clothing in Raleigh
  • Raleigh Denim – Locally made jeans/denim
  • Vert and Vogue – Unique boutique clothing store in Brightleaf Square
  • Flyleaf Books – Because sometimes you want a book store! Phenomenal Chapel Hill place.
  • Brier Creek Commons – An large outdoor mall near RDU airport w/ lots of food options as well.
A few of the local venues and cultural experiences

Resident recommended!

For more information about specific city or towns in the Chapel Hill and surrounding area check out the links below.

From the Beach to the Mountains