Chapel Hill was named for the Church of England New Hope Chapel, which once stood atop the hill’s crossroads. A town of 21 square miles, Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina, one of the areas major employers, along with UNC Hospitals and Blue Cross & Blue Shield.
In recent years Chapel Hill has been named as America's Most Livable City and in May of 2015 was featured in the New York Times travel section, "36 Hours in Chapel Hill-Carborro". Chapel Hill has a multitude of restaurants, taverns, clubs and theaters. Different eating places throughout town are like hidden jewels, reflecting the different moods, cultures and flavors of the area.