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: Eastern Heights
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,789
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2331151
MLS
Solidly constructed in the 1920's & recently remodeled, this Pre-war 4 Bedroom Home in East Durham offers flexible living possibilities. The main floor has a living room, family room (could be...
Open 8/15
1201 Liberty Street Durham, NC 27703
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,384
Sq.Ft.
1904
Year Built
3
Days on Site
2336812
MLS
Beautifully restored, early 1900's bungalow, ready for a new owner to call it home! Newer roof, HVAC, and windows. Fully fenced, HUGE corner lot with tons of outdoor space + storage shed. Owner's...
Open 8/16
2204 University Drive Durham, NC 27707
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,869
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
3
Days on Site
2336829
MLS
Beautifully updated home close to downtown Durham * Charm & character abound * Hardwood floors, orig floor & crown molding * Custom kitchen designed for ease of use & flow * Granite counters, tile...
Open 8/15
301 Truce Street Durham, NC 27703
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,261
Sq.Ft.
1922
Year Built
4
Days on Site
2336521
MLS
Adorable craftsman style bungalow completely renovated on corner homesite. 10' ceilings welcome you into this open design w/top notch features. Full covered front porch perfect for rocking chairs....
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,778
Sq.Ft.
1928
Year Built
4
Days on Site
2336665
MLS
Fabulous Trinity Park location. Here one can enjoy the proximity to school, work and entertainment, as well as having the peace of home. Built in 1928, this property has maintained many of the...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,449
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
4
Days on Site
2336671
MLS
Excellent rehab or buy and hold opportunity in East Durham! Large lot perfect for an addition and/or accessory dwelling unit.
$325,000
Subdivision: Wa Wa Yanda
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,447
Sq.Ft.
1926
Year Built
6
Days on Site
2336193
MLS
Wa Wa Walk this way! GREAT LOCATION! Private lot! Sit and enjoy the front porch in this amazing area! This home is ADORABLE! with one bedroom downstairs and some beautiful hardwood flooring. 2...
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,522
Sq.Ft.
1922
Year Built
9
Days on Site
2308118
MLS
All brick Trinity Park 1922 Georgian Home with a stunning entry hall with a grand staircase. This all brick home features extensive HW flooring, elaborate moldings, amazing architectural details,...
$287,500
Subdivision: Stokesdale
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,617
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
10
Days on Site
2335521
MLS
MODERN conveniences & HISTORIC charm! This completely renovated historic home near downtown Durham checks all the boxes. Welcoming, wide front porch leads into the large family room with tons of...
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,322
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
16
Days on Site
2333577
MLS
CITY LIVING AT ITS BEST! A perfect escape from the city and a busy work life. Attractive home, attractive price. Be quick - this home is priced to sell! The ideal lifestyle awaits.
Open 8/15
1201 Gilbert Street Durham, NC 27701
$285,000
Subdivision: Hill Crest
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,269
Sq.Ft.
1929
Year Built
17
Days on Site
2333999
MLS
Back on Market! Beautifully renovated bungalow minutes from center of Durham! Open floor plan features gourmet kitchen with shaker cabinets, granite counters, gas range, whisper quiet dishwasher and...
6
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,368
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
17
Days on Site
2334195
MLS
This cozy Cape Cod home is waiting for its new owner! This home includes 1810 & 1812 N. Roxboro. This home is a timeless gem with old world charm and lots of natural light! Home has been updated...

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