Chapel Hill, where the System Office is located, is part of a larger area called “the Triangle,” a term that
references Research Triangle Park, a globally recognized center of research, innovation, and thought
leadership located between, and around, the three cities of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill. Each of
these cities is home to one or more UNC System institutions, as well as private universities, and other
centers of learning and research.
These three cities, as well as the cities and communities in the surrounding area, offer a mix of
suburban, urban, and rural living, combined with access to an outstanding array of civic, cultural, and
athletic events. Outdoor enthusiasts will be thrilled with the area’s comfortable climate and easy access
to both mountains and ocean. Food lovers will appreciate access to a thriving Triangle restaurant scene
often profiled in national media.
More affordable living than many metropolitan areas and host to many vibrant businesses, the Triangle
area is part of the reason North Carolina was voted #1 by Forbes as the “Best State to Do Business.”
Often ranked high on lists of best places to live, the Triangle area offers beauty, diversity, and interest
for residents and visitors alike. For more information, visit Work in the Triangle.