Durham: A Culturally Rich & Diverse City
Its nicknames reflect its diverse histories — the Bull City (for its tobacco heritage) and the City of Medicine (for its world-renowned healthcare services). Durham has deep roots in both agriculture and healthcare. Today, it is still known for its charming industrial-turned-commercial districts and progressive hospital systems. And recently, Durham has exploded onto the culinary scene, being named one of the Best "Foodie" Spots in The US!
Living in Durham is a matter of discovering the many facets of its identity. It is a hub of performing arts and culture, offers a variety of natural attractions, and is the epicenter of research in the Triangle Area. If you're seeking a new home in a vibrant community, where you can easily find a diverse and varied community, its worth your while to discover everything that Durham has to offer you.
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Come Explore Life in Durham
Parks & Rec
Bull City is full of fun things to do outside! Enjoy the historic American Tobacco Trail, a 22+ nature project that winds its way throughout multiple cities in the Triangle. Cool off on warm summer days in any of Durham County Parks & Recreation's 5 pools and 4 spraygrounds that are ideal for younger children. You can also visit the numerous athletic fields to practice your favorite sport, take your furry friend to one of the many dog parks spread throughout the city, or watch a game of baseball at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Big-city attractions meet a quaint, small-town atmosphere in Durham. Neighbors are friendly, the restaurants are top-notch, and the ample amount of museums, parks, and shopping centers mean there's never a dull moment for Durham residents. The Durham Performing Arts Center is renowned for its high-quality performances, you can see a great movie or concert at the beloved Carolina Theatre, and Duke University's campuses are beautifully historic locations perfect for self-guided tours.
Research Triangle Park (RTP)
This world-renowned research park is where the term "The Triangle Area" came from. Established in the 1950s, Research Triangle Park has rapidly expanded into the nation's largest high-tech research campus, and it's now home to over 200 companies and employs over 50,000 people. Top companies, including Cisco, IBM, and Lenovo call RTP home.
Serving over 33,000 students across 54 schools, Durham Public Schools is a school system that provides Durham students with the skills they need to succeed in their careers, in higher education, and in their personal lives.
Interested in higher education in the Durham area? Duke University, North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and Durham Technical Community College are options for higher education in the city of Durham.
Dining & Dancing
Hailed as the "Foodie Capital of the South," Durham features a plethora of tasty local eateries, upscale dining rooms, street food, and hole-in-the-wall ethnic cuisine. From authentic Carolina BBQ to black garlic ice cream, there's a little bit of everything to try in this Southern mecca of food. After eating, be sure and check out any of the phenomenal local venues for any and all kinds of music, or discover the dance clubs located downtown.
A Shopping Destination
Southpoint is the place to shop in Durham. With appealing outdoor shopping avenues, beautiful fountains, and the buzz of activity, The Streets at Southpoint is a main attraction, offering your shopping favorites at its indoor mall and outdoor "main street." Southpoint is located just off of I-40 on Fayetteville Road, across the street from Renaissance Center. Additionally, you will find many stores surrounding Southpoint Mall. Make sure to leave an entire day to shop and explore the area!
Durham at a Glance
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Travel & Commute
RTP: 15 minutes
Raleigh: 35 minutes
Chapel Hill: 25 minutes
RDU Airport: 20 minutes
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