In this quiet and spacious landscape lies the story of some of Chapel Hill's rich cultural and natural history. When University of North Carolina botany professor William chambers Coker purchased the hilly area now known as Coker Hills, he bought it with a keen eye for the flora and the dramatic rises. Author Jill Blackburn is a graduate of UNC, with a M.Ed. and PhD. Her family moved into the area many years ago. She and the other residents appreciate the feel of "living in the woods" while being close to amenities.