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Welcome to Durham County

Durham County is a vibrant community overflowing with opportunities to live, work, and play. This growing county is centered around Durham, one of the fastest-growing cities in North Carolina, so there is ample room for growth for residents. People from far and wide come to pursue job ventures in Durham County due to it’s convenient 15-minute commute to the Research Triangle Park.

The diversity of Durham draws new homebuyers in every day. Let us show you what you’re missing.

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Durham County at a Glance

Quick Facts

Population: 321,488
County Seat: Orange
Median Home Value: $288,028

Travel & Commute

Raleigh-Durham International Airport: 21 minutes
Research Triangle Park: 15 minutes
Major Roads: US-15, I-85, I-40, Highway 55

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Everything You'll LOVE in Durham County

Stand-out school system

Durham Public Schools is one of the top 10 largest in North Carolina, serving over 32,000 students in both the city and county of Durham. The Durham County school system understands the importance of individualized learning and offers a wide variety of opportunities for students. Durham Public Schools includes traditional schools, magnet programs, year-round calendar schools, and small specialty high schools.

Durham’s school district believes in empowering future generations through quality education. Therefore, they equip their students with the best and are ranked one of the top 30 school districts in the nation for employing National Board Certified Teachers.

Parks & recreation

Durham County has several beautiful parks stemming from citizen-led initiatives to preserve precious land. If you’re looking for the perfect biking or hiking spot, visit Little River Regional Park. In need of a more relaxing day? Settle down at one of the park’s picnic shelters for a meal with a view instead. And if you’re wanting to explore deeper into Durham’s nature scene, spend the day at Hollow Rock Nature Park. The 75-acre park has hiking trail connections to Duke Forest and plenty of open play areas.

Eye-catching attractions

Expect a full calendar of activities when living in Durham County—there are a variety of exciting events happening year-round and endless attractions to see. Sarah P. Duke Gardens is widely regarded as a top destination, with more than 300,000 visitors on average per year. Covering 55 acres of Duke’s west campus, Duke Gardens is commonly known as “the crown jewel of Duke University.”

Job opportunities

As North Carolina’s fourth-largest county, Durham County inevitably has become one of the state’s most sought-after places to live and work. Durham County has a reputation as one of the nation’s most prominent technology and research areas, partially due to its proximity to the Research Triangle Park. Durham County is a leader across the region in providing job opportunities and currently employs about 1,900 people throughout the service industry.

Diggin’ Durham County?

If you’re thinking about building or buying a home in Durham County, we’d love to lend you our expertise! Contact Collins Design Realty today to start your adventure in this ever-changing county. We can even send you listing alerts to let you know when Durham County homes hit the market.

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