Welcome to Durham
As one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in North Carolina, Durham is known for its unique employment opportunities, metropolitan locale, and surprisingly affordable homes. Whether you're cheering on the Durham Bulls at a home game or checking out a show at the renowned Durham Performing Arts Center, you'll surely fall in love with everything this vibrant community has to offer.
Want to learn more about life in Durham? Let's explore Bull City!
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Durham at a Glance
County: Durham, Orange, Wake
Zip Codes: 27701 – 27722
Median Home Value: $282,000
Travel & Commute
Chapel Hill: 27 minutes
Raleigh: 30 minutes
Research Triangle Park: 11 minutes
Major Roads: US-15, I-85, I-40, Highway 55
Wondering What's Around?
Everything You'll LOVE in Durham
Durham features some of the Triangle's top-rated retail destinations, including the Streets at Southpoint and Northgate Mall. However, you'll also find a diverse selection of locally owned small businesses all throughout the city. Head to Brightleaf Square to check out favorites like Indio and James Kennedy Antiques. Other top spots include Vert & Vogue, Chet Miller, and Letters Bookshop.
As if that isn't enough, Durham has a variety of larger shopping centers, grocery stores, and all the big-box stores you could ever need!
Foodies from all across the Triangle come to Durham to explore the city's blossoming culinary scene. Here, you'll discover just about every type of cuisine, from Japanese to American Southern. If you're looking for recommendations, longtime favorites like Guglhupf Bakery & Cafe and The Restaurant at The Durham should be at the top of your must-try list. Dame's Chicken and Waffles is another eatery that's sure to please your palate if you're a fan of homestyle cooking!
Endless attractions & events
You'll never run out of fun things to do and explore when you live in Durham. If you really want to get to know Bull City, start by attending a baseball game at Durham Bulls Stadium or checking out a Broadway show at the DPAC. Durham is also home to Duke University's historic main campus, as well as the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. The Museum of Life and Science, Eno River State Park, and the Duke Lemur Center are all worth checking out, too.
Durham also hosts a variety of exciting events all year-round, such as the Bull City Food & Beer Experience and Festival for the Eno.
Durham's younger population is served by Durham Public Schools, the eighth-largest school district in North Carolina. In total, DPS operates 30 elementary, 10 middle, two secondary, and 12 high schools, as well as several magnet schools.
Durham is also home to various private and charter schools. Many students in the area go on to attend Duke University, North Carolina Central University, or Durham Technical Community College after graduation.
Discover Your Dream Home
If you're thinking about building or buying a home in Durham, we'd love to lend you our expertise! Contact Collins Design Realty today to learn more about life in this bustling Triangle city—we can even send you listing alerts to let you know when Durham homes hit the market.
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