Whether you enjoy listening to jazz, hip hop, or the best of rock and roll, Chapel Hill record stores have you covered. Each one offers a wide selection of music with a constantly evolving inventory. Read on to explore the best record shops near our Chapel Hill apartments:
Schoolkids Records first opened in Raleigh in 1974. Luckily, they now also have a Chapel Hill location. Many legends have passed through Schoolkids. In fact, artists like Ben Folds and Ryan Adams first got their start selling records here. Schoolkids was named one of the “top ten music stores in the United States” by Time magazine. The selection features turntables, new and used records, and more.
Named after a David Bowie album, Hunky Dory offers one of the best record selections around. When owner Michael Bell isn’t at the store, he’s traveling around, searching for vintage albums. In his neverending pursuit of rare records, he explores all corners of the world, even dusty sheds and old garages. If you want to stay current on new additions to Hunky Dory’s collection, visit the store on Wednesdays and Saturdays because those are the days when Michael adds a fresh batch of LPs to the store. In addition to selling records, Hunky Dory also offers a great selection of craft beers.
Chaz’s Bull City Records
At Chaz’s Bull City Records, you’ll find a wide range of musical genres. If you want to expose yourself to new music, join the Album of the Month Club. Each month, you’ll receive a new record hand-selected by the staff. You can pick up your package at the store or have it shipped to your door.
Now that you know about our favorite record stores near Chapel Hill, it’s time to check them out for yourself. For more opportunities to shop, visit these local clothing boutiques. To learn more about Southern Village, please contact us. We would love to take you on a tour of our spacious apartments in Chapel Hill, so you can see firsthand all we have to offer.