If there's one thing working and living in Chapel Hill has taught us, it's that Chapel Hill is a great place to be. Period.

And it's not because we're blindly biased... it's because it's true! According to Movoto.com's real estate blog, Chapel Hill, NC is ranked #3 overall in America's most exciting small cities. Chapel Hill and 9 other cities (including Hoboken, NJ and Lancaster PA) were chosen based on six criteria out of a list of 140 small cities with populations between 50,000 and 60,000.

The six criteria were:

1. Nightlife per capita

2. Live music venues per capita

3. Active life options per capita

4. Fast food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better)

5. Percentage of restaurants that are fast food (the lower the better)

6. Percentage of young residents ages 20-34 (the higher the better)

Chapel Hill impressed the socks off Movoto.com's blog team with its high student population, local hot spots like Local 506 and Cave, and it's delectable display of restaurants like Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen and Merritt's, calling them "unique gems."  Movoto.com describes Merritt's BLT's as being "not so much a sandwich as it is an artform." If that's not a compliment we don't know what is!

Chapel Hill is every bit as great as it sounds on paper. But don't trust our word for it - find out for yourself! We think Movoto.com would agree... you won't be disappointed.

Got to http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/most-exciting-small-cities/ to see the whole article, and contact Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team if you want to learn more about this exciting city!



Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel HillDurhamCarrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website atwww.TheSmartMoveTeam.com  for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hil & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price pointsMasha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visitingwww.TheSmartMoveTeam.com.