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Address: , Chapel Hill, NC
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We just moved here in June but loved the bookstore on Franklin St.!

Haven't been many places as we just moved here, had lunch at Top of the Hill on Franklin St., we ate outside and could see up and down the street. Nice

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
LindaArends
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Haven't been many places as we just moved here, had lunch at Top of the Hill on Franklin St., we ate outside and could see up and down the street. Nice

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

First you feel the vibe of the college, UNC Chapel Hill especially since it is like right there. The actual street has so much to offer, restaurants of all types, stores, drug store, churches, and if you need anything UNC you can buy it there.

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Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Fun college town feel, loads of FroYo places and places to buy UNC merchandise. Cute lil theater too!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

College students have a lot of restaurants for food choices and a great place to chill out. Locals frequent it too!

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Opelika, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It is a typical college town with lots of shopping and eating places. People are very friendly and will answer your questions with a smile. The visitors center was very helpful.

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new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great college strip! Cute boutiques, college shops, bars, diners, etc. A must visit while visiting UNC

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Grifton, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great shopping and even better food. Don't miss out on DSI Comedy Club especially on Thursday and Friday nights. Pick up good UNC gift items and tour the UNC campus as you walk along.

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Overall, Franklin Street for me is often something to be bypassed. Too many have latched onto the misperception that UNC is attended by a bunch of rich students. It's not. There's an overabundance of expensive boutiques and over-priced restaurants. That combined with the growing population of aggressive homeless makes it a less than ideal destination. If the property owners are... More 

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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I always love to return Franklin Street which is filled with memories from my college years. The restaurants change but we picked a great one which my son found on his cell phone, Spanky's where we ate some great bar-be-cue. The we enjoyed walking over to the Quad where we enjoyed the huge trees and took some fine photos together.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Granted we were here on a summer night and the students weren't there to liven the scene, but we saw nothing to make this college town street unique. There is no unique architecture. It didn't have a ped only area. The restaurants, while numerous, were hardly anything unexpected. There were no lively events advertised such as street concerts, etc. it... More 

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