5 Reasons to Call Durham Home

5 Reasons to Call Durham Home

Why Live in Durham?

Why live in Durham? This is an awesome question that I love to answer whenever anyone has questions about our awesome city. Durham consistently places on best places to live and work lists, and it's not hard to see why. Its perfect blend of urban and rural community along with certain other advantages that are hard to find in any other city make it the number one choice for many. 

See below 5 Reasons to Call Durham Home:


Durham residents have a strong sense of community and with a very active real estate market makes it a desirable place to live. Walks from a wide variety of life live in Durham; the city holds award-winning scientists and researchers to artists and playwrights and many other talented residents. One thing I love about Durham is the affordability of the city, you can find a home at a variety of price points. Durham offers the prestigious Hope Valley Farms and Treyburn neighborhoods which attracts many home buyers to these close-knit communities. Historic areas full of life such as Forest Park and Treyburn and planned neighborhoods such as Woodcroft and Woodlake keep all of its residents comfortable, and the city focuses on involving everyone in community issues by giving residents various opportunities to give voice. 

Booming Economy

Durham is a part of the thriving Research Triangle Park, which is a network of Fortune 100 and startup businesses that employ over 38,000 people. This Research Triangle Park (RTP) provides a vast variety of technologically-advanced jobs as well as the necessary supplementary jobs that surround such a booming commercial area. These businesses pride themselves on connecting with surrounding institutions such as Duke University, North Carolina Central University and the National Humanities Center to offer a wide range of employment opportunities for anyone who decides to work there, and its efforts have named Durham as one of the best cities to start a career.


Durham holds the North Carolina School of the Arts and North Carolina School for Science and Math for primary and secondary education, and of course the highly regarded  Duke University. Durham also holds one of the highest ranking HBCUs in the country in North Carolina Central University, and together these institutions prime our community’s next business people, doctors, artists, scientists, and writers. 

City of Medicine

Durham has a doctor-to-population ratio that is four times higher than the national average, which means that you will never be at a shortage to find tip-top medical care. The city holds three major hospitals, and one in four of Durham residents are employed in the health field. Patients from around the country are transported to Durham for extensive treatments that can best be served only by the Durham medical community. 

Things to Do

Durham focuses on more things than business, medicine and education; the city holds over 60 parks that contain biking, hiking and walking trails along with several major lakes. Durham has also reigned supreme in food truck dining since 2008; trucks offering everything from coffee and cupcakes to Korean BBQ roam the city to provide delectable dining around the city. Durham also hosts more than 40 nationally and regionally recognized events a year along with a host of major art museums and historic sites. Residents love to catch a Durham Bulls game during baseball season. The baseball games often draw large crowds to every game. There is a variety of activities for kids of all ages to burn off energy such as the SkyZone and DefyGravity activity arena and the Rolling View State Recreation Area that focuses on outdoor activities. Adults can enjoy the nightlife provided by the city’s four breweries with a large variety of sports bars and pool halls and enjoy local and national acts in the many music venues. Durham is top-ranked in the United States for its golf courses, and its National Championship college teams and prolific minor league baseball team provide the adrenaline rush any resident may need.


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