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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$260,000
Subdivision: Northgate Park
2
Beds
1
Baths
760
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
8
Days on Site
2427217
MLS
Charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath ranch in SUPER convenient location less than 10 min from downtown Durham, Duke Univ, DPAC, DBAP, Durham Reg, & West Point on the Eno! 5 min to I-85! Updated bath! Natural...
Under Contract
303 Cherry Grove Street Durham, NC 27703
$185,000
Subdivision: The Driver Lands
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,200
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
8
Days on Site
2427315
MLS
Great Investment Opportunity! This home neighbors new construction projects in the upper 500s. New Construction projects in Downtown Durham can easily go higher 600-700ks. However, the ARV (after...
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,037
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
9
Days on Site
2427157
MLS
Adorable 1920s 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home in Durham with many original features! No HOA! Walk into your large living room that flows into the dining room and kitchen. Both bedrooms are spacious....
Under Contract
2408 Nebo Street Durham, NC 27707
$185,000
Subdivision: Ellis
2
Beds
1
Baths
935
Sq.Ft.
1933
Year Built
11
Days on Site
2426899
MLS
Wonderful Investor Opportunity!!! Act fast this Cozy Cottage will not last long. Great Rental History! The rental rate on this property is $1,300 a month. Ranch with 2 Huge Bedrooms, Vinyl Floors...
Pending
2401 Weaver Street Durham, NC 27707
$179,900
Subdivision: Fitzgerald
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,054
Sq.Ft.
1913
Year Built
11
Days on Site
2426932
MLS
FIXER! GEAT POTENTIAL. BACKS UP TO TABACCO TRAIL. GREAT AREA. Partial walk in basement for easy access. Listing broker has ownership interest
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,630
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
12
Days on Site
2426701
MLS
very nice ranch, three bedroom two full bath and a large family room. granite countertop, new kitchen cabinets, mostly new appliances, new HVAC ,new paint, laminate floors, vanity and faucets, lots...
Pending
115 Clayton Road Durham, NC 27703
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,550
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
13
Days on Site
2426576
MLS
Cute Bungalow built in the WWII era & added on as needed.This is not a new construction for those looking for that but it has character & a great location close to main thoroughfares, retail &...
Under Contract
1204 Drew Street Durham, NC 27701
$174,300
Subdivision: Albright
2
Beds
1
Baths
909
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
14
Days on Site
2426353
MLS
Development opportunity on Drew Street: The +/- 1900 Millhouse cottage fixer-upper & the prospect of a new small house on a small lot on the right sideyard (Regulations: Min. 2,000 sq ft small lot...
$250,000
Subdivision: College Heights
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,080
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
15
Days on Site
2426185
MLS
Home SOLD AS IS. Located in the historic district of College Heights. Large lot that takes up two lots across Duncan to Concord. This is a great Rehabilitation! or teardown. Ask Listing Agent about...
Under Contract
915 Chester Street Durham, NC 27701
$189,900
Subdivision: Obriant Place
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,120
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
15
Days on Site
2426191
MLS
Have you been looking for that fabulous rehab or starter home near downtown to update? Here is your chance!! Huge backyard & amazing sunset views over the downtown Durham skyline from the back stoop....
Pending
3002 Charlestown Road Durham, NC 27703
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,140
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
18
Days on Site
2425886
MLS
Quiet location for a little retreat! Sitting on 0.93 acres at the end of the road this property holds lots of possibilities! Zoned RM-12. Come see what your imagination brings forth!
$460,000
Subdivision: Hillcrest
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,038
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
18
Days on Site
2425896
MLS
Renovated beauty waits for you in a prime location close to DTWN Durham. Great combination of classic bungalow feel and modern comfort. Sophisticated, luminous, and inviting—this home is great for...

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