Durham: Work, Live, Play & More.

There’s no end to the possibilities of Durham. Shopping, dining, entertainment, nightlife. Music, arts, culture, festivities. High-tech employers. Top-tier education. Beautiful parks and miles of trails. Affordable yet charming housing options. Whether you’re looking for work, play, education, or just good living, Durham is the place to find it. Come explore all that the bustling and beautiful city of Durham, NC has to offer.

Eager to explore everything Durham has to offer? Let's take a closer look!

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Durham at a Glance

Life in Durham is the picture of small-town perfection, and we'd love to help you learn more about this growing area. As your Triangle experts, we know all the insider details on Durham real estate—feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!

Quick Facts

Population: 285,527
County: Durham
Zip code: 27501
Median home value:

Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 25 min
Lillington: 54 min
Sanford: 44 min
Major Roads: I-85, I-40, US-70, NC-147

Durham Area Attractions

Everything You'll LOVE in Durham

Nightlife & Entertainment

The revitalized downtown district of Durham is a hotspot of possibilities! The American Tobacco Historic District is housed in beautiful restored tobacco warehouses and historic buildings—and offers a wealth of restaurants, entertainment venues, and more. Stroll Main Street to find bars, art studios, pool halls and lounges, live music and nightlife, delicious restaurants, and more. Plus, Durham is home to five local breweries, appropriately earning it the nickname, “Beer City”.

Spectator Sports

Durham is home to the Durham Bulls International League baseball team, which plays at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Perhaps even more popular is the famous Duke University NCAA Division I basketball team, which competes at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Arts & Culture

Arts and culture come alive in Durham! Art, theater, music, festivals and events… There are so many ways to enjoy Durham. Numerous local galleries and studios can be found scattered throughout the downtown districts. There is plenty of outstanding local theater and music at the Carolina Theatre, and major national touring acts can be enjoyed at Durham Center for the Performing Arts.

There are also a number of annual festivals and events to be enjoyed in Durham, like the Bull Durham Blues Festival, the American Dance Festival, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham Art Walk, Durham Center Fest, and more. And don’t miss local favorites, like 3rd Friday art walks, local jazz and music festivals, art exhibitions at the Nasher Museum of Art, plays, concerts, and live music downtown.

Outdoor Recreation

It’s not hard to get outside in Durham! Numerous neighborhood and city parks offer plenty of options for outdoor sports, hiking, biking, walking, jogging, playing, and more. The American Tobacco Trail runs through Durham, and nearby Falls Lake offers endless hiking, camping, swimming, boating, and more. There are also plenty of options for golf throughout the city, including Croasdale Country Club, Duke University Country Club, and Hope Valley Country Club.

Ready to Find Home in Durham?

Searching for a home for sale in Durham or want to learn more about what it's like to live in the Triangle? We've got the resources to help you find the perfect home! Contact us to learn more and schedule a showing of your favorite homes, or browse our buyer resources below.

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