[Photograph by James Blackburn] Downtown Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).
“Franklin Street is a prominent thoroughfare in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Historic Franklin Street is considered the center of social life for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as the town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and it is home to numerous coffee shops, restaurants, museums, music stores and bars. The street in downtown Chapel Hill is notable for its festivities, nightlife, and culture. The stretch of college-oriented businesses continues west into neighboring Carrboro. Both streets are home to small music venues, like the Cat’s Cradle and the Carrboro ArtsCenter, which were influential in the birth of Chapel Hill rock, and Chapel Hill’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, as well as the Ackland Art Museum.” — From Wikipedia