You can try ChapelHillRent.com or the link below. You can get an idea about neighborhoods here:
I have a 3 bedroom 21/2 bath condo in Finley Forest. Less than 15 min to UNC Hospital and a short walk to the bus lines. I bought this unit a few years ago when my daugher was a student.
Mostly grad/med school students and some young families.
Feel free to call me at 336 622 3380.
I'm with Coldwell Banker - HPW in Chapel Hill and would be pleased to show you properties in the area the meet your needs. You are right in looking for a lease at this time to find the best property available.
Call me at 919-388-5341.
Coldwell Banker on 919-491-2826
Team Jodi Property Management Group