Learn more about the partners who strengthen our economy and make our Chapel Hill-Carrboro/Orange County community one of the best places in the world to live, work, shop, play, learn, and raise a family.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) is one of two public school systems in Orange County. Established in 1909, CHCCS is located near the flagship campus of the University of North Carolina and the world renowned Research Triangle Park (RTP). CHCCS operates three high schools, four middle schools, ten elementary schools, a school for young people being treated at UNC Hospitals, and an alternative high school. These schools serve more than 12,000 students. Visit www.chccs.k12.nc.us for more information.
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership works to bring the resources of the Town of Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. The Downtown Partnership is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency tasked with leading and managing the downtown through partnership efforts; marketing and promotions improving the visual appeal of downtown; and rebuilding downtown as a mixed use center of retail, service, professional, governmental, institutional, and residential uses. Visit www.downtownchapelhill.com for more information.
The Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau is a department of Orange County Government under the Orange County Economic Development Commission (EDC) and has a 12-member board of directors. The mission of the bureau is to develop and coordinate visitor services in Orange County and to implement marketing programs that will enhance the economic activity and quality of life in the community. Visit www.visitchapelhill.org for more information.
The mission of the Orange Chatham Association of REALTORS® is to serve their members in a manner that adds value to their business. The Association currently represents more than 500 REALTOR® and Associate members throughout Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, and Durham. OCHAR REALTORS® represent the voice of real estate on a local, state and national level.
Nested in the rolling hills of the North Carolina Piedmont, Orange County is located on the edge of the Research Triangle Park. With more than 130,000 residents, Orange County includes historic Hillsborough, the County seat; Chapel Hill, home of the University of North Carolina; and Carrboro and Mebane, former railroad and mill towns. Visit www.orangecountync.gov for more information.
The Town of Carrboro is known of its well-managed growth, commitment to residential input, cultural diversity, activities for everyone, economic base of locally-owned small businesses, and walkability for residents and visitors. Visit www.townofcarrboro.org for more information.
Chapel Hill has built a reputation as being a leader in North Carolina on social, economic and environmental issues. The Council has introduced programs to holistically address issues of sustainability through social equity, economic vitality and environmental protection. With the passionate involvement of our citizens, the Town of Chapel Hill intends to move toward becoming a sustainable community. Visit www.townofchapelhill.org for more information.
The Town of Hillsborough desires to build upon its distinguished heritage by providing for responsible growth while maintaining its small-town character. Hillsborough is rich with history and charm and also a progressive community. Visit www.visithillsboroughnc.com for more information.
The UNC Health Care System is a not-for-profit integrated health care system, owned by the State of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. A distinguishing characteristic of UNC Health Care is its association with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution. This relationship gives UNC Health Care a powerful pathway for moving the results of biomedical research from medical school laboratories to patient care settings. Visit www.unchealthcare.org for more information.
Carolina’s vibrant people and programs attest to the University’s long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation. Visit www.unc.edu for more information.