Durham Homes for Sale – Living in Durham, NC
With a population of more than 245,000, Durham is one of the primary cultural, educational and commercial centers of the Research Triangle area. Two prestigious universities, Duke University and North Carolina Central University, as well as an esteemed hospital (Duke Medical Center) call the city of Durham home.
Different Neighborhoods with Different Flavors
Durham is part of the Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Area, which consists of four counties. While education or the medical center may initially draw people to this dynamic college town, people stay for many reasons including its close proximity to Research Triangle Park, its trendy, vibrant downtown area, and its exceptional quality of life. Featuring a total area of just under 95 square miles, Durham has several districts, each with its own unique character.
Downtown Durham has seen significant improvements over recent years. You definitely have to visit the Durham Center for Performing Arts and watch a production or two. Fine arts enthusiasts are also welcome to check out Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University or NC Central University Art Museum.
The Bull City
Having its own fair share of history, Durham has something to offer history buffs as well. You can drop by Bennett Place State Historic Site and learn about the largest surrender of Confederate troops, or visit the Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum and learn the widespread impact of tobacco on Durham. You can also stretch your legs and take scenic and historic walks at the campuses of Duke and NCCU or at the numerous state and regional parks all over Durham.
Durham is also home to The Streets of Southpoint, one of the Triangle’s most popular shopping destinations. If you’re into sports, you’ll surely enjoy a night at the park with the Durham Bulls. You can also go biking or running along the American Tobacco Trail.
With so much to offer and so many things going on, you must experience Durham to fully appreciate its uniqueness and character.