About Durham, NC

Durham, North Carolina, the City of Medicine U.S.A., is located about halfway between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the pristine beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks. With 196,000 residents (235,000 in the County), Durham ranks fourth on the list of largest cities in the state, yet still maintains the friendly character of a small town. Both residents and visitors alike enjoy the host of cultural, historical, educational, and natural amenities that Durham has to offer.

image1.jpgDurham County enjoys an economic base that is diverse and growing. The County is located at the apex of the vast Research Triangle Region, centered among the cities of Durham, Chapel Hill, and the state capital, Raleigh. These three anchors encompass the world-renowned Research Triangle Park (RTP). RTP, located primarily in southern Durham County, is the world's largest and most successful university-related research and development business park.

The City of Durham, the only municipality within Durham County, is known as the "City of Medicine" because of the cluster of healthcare, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies that thrive in the Greater Durham area. Duke University, consistenly ranked among the nation's top-10 universities, as well as North Carolina Central University, are both located in the City of Durham. Duke University Medical Center is recognized as one of America's top health care providers.

image4.jpgWhy do people make Durham their home? Our reasonable cost-of-living, quality schools, first-class health care, plethora of sports, arts, entertainment and shopping options, and an abundance of the natural beauty typical of the Carolina piedmont all contribute to the high quality of life that "Durhamites" enjoy. Our diverse community makes us a cultural gem in North Carolina, while our diverse and growing economic base continues to attract new investment from all over the globe. The presence of several colleges and universities, as well as the many high tech, biotech, and research based companies make Durham a great place for spin-offs and entrepreneurial start-ups. Simply put, Durham is just a great place to live, work, and play!

We think Durham is a very special place. To help you learn more about our home, here are some helpful sites.

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Top Durham Neighborhoods

Colony Hill consists of about 200 condominiums and townhomes that were built between 1972 and 1985. The townhomes and condo homes in Colony Hill vary in style: from Contemporary to Traditional to Transitional. These homes range from 2 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 3 baths. Square footage in this subdivision spans from 1,002 - 3,400 square feet.... more
Another wonderful urban neighborhood, Duke Park is within walking distance to the vibrant Central Park District in Downtown Durham where the are many restaurants and coffee shops. There is a large family neighborhood park, Duke Park, where neighbors gather to meet and greet each other. ... more
Homestead Heights consists of about 250 homes that were built between 1934 and 2003. These homes are detached and vary in style: from Ranch to Traditional to Transitional. They range from 2 to 4 bedrooms and 1 to 2 baths. Square footage in the subdivision spans from 925-3,500 square feet.... more
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Trinity Heights, listed on the National Register of Historic places, borders Duke University's East Campus to the North. Walk to Ninth Street Shopping District for dinner at one of the many restaurants and shop for someone special at the local boutiques and bookstore.... more
One of Durham's oldest urban neighborhoods, Trinity Park is located between Downtown Durham and Duke University's East Campus. It is within walking distance to the Ninth Street Shopping District, vibrant Downtown Durham and Brightleaf Square. It features a family park, known as The Trinity Park, where many neighborhood festivities occur during the year.... more
One of the premier urban neighborhoods, Watts Hillandale has been home to many generations. Oval Park, one of the best family neighborhood parks, hosts neighborhood events throughout the year. Walk to Ninth Street Shopping District or just take a walk down the many tree lined streets. ... more