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When the iconic Bull Durham was filmed in the 1980s, Durham was portrayed as a small city with good-natured people. Larger now (population 263,000), with a stellar minor league athletic park, massively redeveloped road system and many new and redeveloped residential areas—Durham nonetheless hasn’t lost a whit of that neighborliness.

The Bull City’s other highlight is its cultural centers. There are bookstores, coffee shops, craft beer breweries, and no small number of independent restaurants and bars. It has many events—among the bigger gatherings are the Festival for the Eno music and arts festival, N.C. ComiCon, American Dance Festival and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) and Carolina Theatre are always bustling – when the show Hamilton chose its limited U.S. tour in 2018, DPAC was on the list.

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Welcome to Durham

Full of charming homes and plenty of fun things to do, Durham is quickly becoming a top choice for Triangle homebuyers. Many of the Durham's communities offer active amenities – try the family hike on the American Tobacco trail, hike the Mountains-to-Sea Trail or take an urban stroll through the shops at Brightleaf Square. There are multiple dog parks, pet-friendly hotels, a robust Farmers Market, and a ton of activities for residents of all ages. Feed the ducks at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, test out your skills at the Discovery High Ropes Course, visit the lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center, climb the blocks in front of the Durham Arts Council, or check out one of the largest trampoline dodgeball cages in America at Defy Gravity.

Durham is also home to multiple institutions of learning, including the prestigious Duke University. The city’s School of Science and Mathematics consistently ranks among the highest rated high schools in the U.S. On the business front, notable Research Triangle Park businesses are within Durham’s border, and locals have a short commute to Cree, IBM, GSK and Fidelity Investments, to name a few. Durham is host to the high quality care of the Duke University Health System and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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Getting Around

Raleigh: 32 min
Research Triangle Park: 11 min
Major Roads: I-40, I-85, US-501
Airport: Raleigh-Durham International

Demographics

Population: 267,743
Population Growth Since 2010:
+17.2%
Median Home Value: $195,000


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