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What You’ll Love About Durham
A Historic Downtown
Downtown Durham is filled with events, local business, and stunning architecture. Explore the wide variety of nationally restaurants, unique shops and boutiques, and popular attractions, whether you're grabbing fresh and local fruits and vegetables from the farmer's market or catching a game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
When you live in Durham, you'll have tons of events to choose from, from weekly gathering to highly anticipated annual events. Curious about a few of the can't-miss celebrations? We recommend checking out the Bull City Food & Beer Experience, the Festival for the Eno, the CenterFest Arts Festival, and the World Beer Festival.
Dynamic Local Dining
Durham is known for it's active restaurant scene, boasting titles like Tastiest Town in the South and America's Foodiest Small Town. If you're looking for a place with plenty of flavors and the latest foodie trends, then look no further. A few popular spots in town include Alley Twenty Six, The Durham, and Viceroy.
Welcome to Durham
A center for all things arts, culture, and history, Durham has established a growing popularity, becoming one of the most highly sought-after areas in the Triangle. And with so many local shops and restaurants, a bustling community calendar, and an eclectic downtown, it's not hard to see why.
About the Triangle Area
"The Triangle" gets its name from Research Triangle Park, a 7,000-acre office park located in Durham. More than 50,000 employees—residents of Wake Forest, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding communities—work at the 200+ companies in the research park, including IBM, Cisco, Fidelity Investments, and Credit Suisse.
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Whether you're a newcomer or a longtime resident, explore these local resources to learn more about buying a home in Durham.
Durham Historic District
Take a walk through the historic streets of Durham and browse the museums, landmarks, and local art — get to know more about the history of the area, and browse these popular homes.
New Construction Neighborhoods
Looking for a home that offers the latest in features and technology? There are a variety of new construction homes around Durham, so take a look at some of the freshest listings on the market.
Featured Things to Do
Durham boasts several popular breweries that have established an impressive reputation around the region — including Ponysaurus, Durty Bull, and Fullsteam. In addition to using local ingredients and creating tasty brews, many breweries also host regular events and food trucks.
Durham Central Park
Located in Downtown Durham, Durham Central Park provides five acres of well-maintained green space, offerings walking trails and outdoor concerts, in addition to a busy schedule of events. The park is also hoping to expand to include other attractions, including a state-of-the-art playground.
American Tobacco Trail
Hop on your bike or lace up your shoes for a scenic trip along the American Tobacco Trail. Spreading more than 22 miles throughout the Triangle, this route connects Durham, Chatham, and Wake County.
Orignially used as tobacco warehouses in the early 1900s, Brightleaf Square has tranformed into a historic street lined with cozy brick buildings — and is one of the major centers for local shopping, dining, and history in the city.
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Durham Quick Facts
- Population (2016): 267,743
- Population Growth Since 2010: +15%
- Zip Code: 27701, 27702, 27703, 27704, 27705, 27706, 27707, 27708, 27709, 27710, 27711, 27712, 27713, 27715, 27717, 27722
- County: Durham
- Mean Home Price (2016): $224,800
Travel & Commute
- Raleigh: Average 23 minutes
- Public Transit: GoRaleigh
- Airport: Raleigh-Durham International
- Major Highways: US-1, US-64
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