Living in Durham

As one of three cities that make up the Research Triangle, Durham is an inviting mix of old and new—renovated tobacco warehouses and modern office buildings, traditional North Carolina barbecue and farm to table restaurants, 15 historic neighborhoods and many new housing developments. Durham has plenty to offer:

Acclaimed restaurants, local breweries, and food trucks parked around town
National tours at the Durham Performing Arts Center or local favorites at various music venues
The Duke Lemur Center, the Museum of Life and Science and Raleigh’s Marbles Kids Museum for children
Lots of green space in close proximity to the city—including parks, trails, lakes, and the Eno River
Duke’s own athletic teams and Durham Bulls AAA baseball, along with the NHL in Raleigh and the NFL, NBA, and NASCAR in Charlotte

Durham is centrally located, making the beaches of the North Carolina coast and the mountains to the west less than a four-hour drive. In the city, Duke runs shuttles from downtown to its campus every 20 minutes and the Bull City Connector buses that run in and around downtown and to Duke are free.

Accolades for Durham

Top US City Millennials Can Afford and Want to Live CNBC
Why Durham is North Carolina's Hippest City Vogue Magazine
Top 10 Best Places to Live US News and World Report
Best Place to Start a Career WalletHub