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Durham, NC

Welcome to Durham!

Considered the county seat of Durham County, Durham is an iconic city that boasts a rich history within the state of North Carolina. With a population of just over 267,000 residents, Durham is the core of the four-county Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Area and is also part of the Research Triangle area. 

Arts, culture, food, and a bustling social calendar—the Durham community is full of passionate residents dedicated to making life in Durham a step above the rest. Take a look at some of the highlights of life in this unique city.

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Getting Around

Travel Time to Cary: 23 mins
Travel Time to Raleigh: 30 mins
Closest Airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Major Highways: US-70, Durham FWY, US-501 


Population (2017): 267,743
Average Home Value: $225,600
Zip Codes: 27517, 27702, 27705, 27708, 27711, 27715, 27560, 27703, 27710

Spotlights of Durham

Duke University

Renowned as one of the best educational institutions in the country, Durham is perhaps best known for being home to the historic grounds of Duke University.

Eno River State Park

Covering over 4,000 acres of luscious land, the Eno River State Park is dedicated to preserving the land and water around the Eno River, making for scenic views and top-notch recreation.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Home to the minor league baseball team of the same name, you might recognize the Durham Bulls Athletic Park from its iconic appearance in the 1988 film Bull Durham.

Durham Attractions

What You'll LOVE in Durham

With a rich history, a constantly growing community, and countless things to do, you'll always find new things to explore and discover when you live in Durham. Here are a few of the highlights.

The Community

The Durham community hosts a plethora of community events all year long, including jazz festivals, plays, blues festivals, symphony concerts, art exhibitions and so much more! As far as local arts goes, the Carolina Theatre is a prominent venue in the city, presenting concerts, comedy and more in the historic Fletcher Hall. The city also has the distinction of being the birth place of some pretty incredible bands, including Iron&Wine, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Red Clay Ramblers.

The Jobs

Duke University and Duke University Health System are the city’s largest employers. Other prominent employers in the city include IBM, the Durham Public Schools, GlaxoSmithKine, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, the City of Durham, and Fidelity Investments. Thanks to the thriving local economy in Durham, the city recently ranked #10 on Forbes’ list of the Best Places for Business and Careers.

    The Schools

    The community is served by the high-performing Durham Public School system, which is the eighth largest school district in the state of North Carolina. The district runs 46 public schools, consisting of 30 elementary, 10 middle schools, 2 secondary schools, and 12 high schools. Several magnet high schools are also in the area, including the Durham School of the Arts and the City of Medicine Academy.

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