Durham's Top Neighborhoods For Searching Historic Homes

Durham Historic Homes

Durham is a perfect place for historic home hunters. There are a dozen historical neighborhoods all with their own distinct characteristics. If you’re searching for a historic home, below are 3 of the areas to put at the top of your list. 

Burch AveNUE

The Burch Avenue neighborhood, just north of Morehead Hill, features an eclectic mixture of home styles. Walking around this neighborhood, you’ll find Queen Anne Victorians, Colonial Revivals, Craftsman Bungalows, and even 1940s post-war Minimal Traditional houses combined, creating a vibrant, diverse community that's filled with charm and character. If you are looking for a home with a unique charm within an area where many of the homes were developed around the same time, this is a great area to look because of the variety in architectural styles. 

Trinity Historic District

 The Trinity Park and Trinity Heights areas are collectively recognized as the Trinity Historic District. Many of the historic neighborhoods in Durham have deep ties to the tobacco industry, however; The Trinity Historic District was centered and developed around Trinity College. The neighborhood provided homes for students, professors, and a number of middle-class residents that worked at the school. Today, Trinity Historic District is a popular, quaint, residential area where the commercial buildings have been restored or repurposed maintaining the early 20th century aesthetic. This is a prime neighborhood to check out if you’re looking to own a piece of Durham history. 

Duke Park

Named for Brodie Duke, the original landowner, the Duke Park neighborhood is a famed historical area in Durham. In the 19th century, the area was mostly farmland for the Duke family, and the legend is that the North Durham residents were allowed to graze their animals on the Duke’s land. Today, there are many historical homes and a community that works to create a welcoming neighborhood for residents of all ages. In addition to the character and charm of the century old architectural gems which populate Duke Park, residents enjoy the lush green spaces and parks. The Duke Park Preservation Initiative and the Duke Neighborhood Association all champion history, preservation of homes, and development in the area. There is also a rich neighborhood event calendar. Duke Park is a perfect area for buyers that appreciate historical homes and active community participation. 

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$619,500
Subdivision: Cheekland
5
Beds
3
Baths
3,440
Sq.Ft.
1927
Year Built
4
Days on Site
2399061
MLS
Beautifully Renovated 3440 SF, 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Classic Craftsman bungalow with modern amenities. Charming and bright open floor plan for the family and entertaining. Main level includes 10'...
2
Beds
1
Baths
886
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
5
Days on Site
2398534
MLS
You might miss this understated yet complete and fulfilling 1930s bungalow if you aren't looking carefully enough! Packed with features updated two years ago: open kitchen complete with granite...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,268
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
5
Days on Site
2398694
MLS
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Stunning Bungalow in the heart of Durham! COMPLETELY Renovated from Top to Bottom. This Beautifully renovated home features open-concept layout with great flow...
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,035
Sq.Ft.
1939
Year Built
5
Days on Site
2398717
MLS
Great rehab or buy and hold opportunity close to NCCU and downtown Durham!
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,112
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
5
Days on Site
2398740
MLS
Adorable ranch home!! This corner lot home has much to offer with a cozy front porch, a beautiful open kitchen, a laundry room with built-in shelves, and a fenced in back yard!
Under Contract
107 W Delafield Avenue Durham, NC 27704
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,479
Sq.Ft.
1923
Year Built
6
Days on Site
2398421
MLS
Beautifully renovated 1920s bungalow in popular Northgate Park is sure to captivate you from the moment you step onto the deep wrap around front porch (porch swing included!). Charming details...
Under Contract
3002 University Station Road Durham, NC 27705
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,325
Sq.Ft.
1931
Year Built
8
Days on Site
2397856
MLS
Welcome home sweet home! Retreat to this peaceful space in the county yet so close to town! This spacious and superbly maintained 1931 home also has plenty of spaces outdoors for entertainment,...
Pending
900 Oakland Avenue Durham, NC 27705
$389,000
Subdivision: Oakland Heights
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,641
Sq.Ft.
1914
Year Built
8
Days on Site
2397952
MLS
Own part of Old West Durham! According to tax records, original building was built in 1914. Residence was converted to a duplex with no information. Structure needs a lot of work.
2
Beds
1
Baths
966
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
10
Days on Site
2397686
MLS
Excellent investment opportunity. The house needs repair but has good potential. Many exciting things are happening in downtown Durham and this home has a great walkable score!
Under Contract
716 Arnette Avenue Durham, NC 27701
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,326
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
11
Days on Site
2397438
MLS
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! This bad boy is the best thing to hit the Downtown Durham market in a long time. Sweet and sophisticated renovated bungalow just blocks from Duke, the Co-op,...
Pending
1304 W Knox Street Durham, NC 27705
$199,900
Subdivision: Walltown
2
Beds
1
Baths
770
Sq.Ft.
1929
Year Built
11
Days on Site
2397564
MLS
2 bedroom 1 bath. Could be remodeled or torn down and build from scratch.
Open 8/7
604 Price Avenue Durham, NC 27701
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,781
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
12
Days on Site
2384364
MLS
Come see this beautiful new home near Downtown Durham! Beautiful first floor master with double closets and large master bathroom, 3 spacious bedrooms, and a loft space for hanging out. Gorgeous...

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