There have been innumerable letters to the editor in the local Chapel Hill newspaper complaining about downtown, parking, the new NC 54 and Rosemary Street (Greenbridge) developments, the lack of arts, yadda, yadda, yadda. Certainly there are problems though I see many of the complaints as after-the-fact whining and without any focus on solutions.
In response the president of the Carrboro Merchants Association, the wonderful photographer Jessie Kalisher, sent a letter extolling the great things that are going on in walkable Carrboro -- arts, restaurants, music, daylife, nightlife. I'd add that there is only an abstract municipal boundary between Carrboro and Chapel Hill and when you add Chapel Hill's West Franklin and Rosemary streets the options for a great walkable town double. Jessie's letter is below. Here's the Carrboro walking map he mentions.