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Durham, NC

With Durham's rolling geography, abundance of treelined communities and convenient location it is no wonder why so many call it “home.”

The fifth-largest city in North Carolina and home to more than 145,000, Durham is nearly synonymous with medical care and research. One in three Durham residents works in the more than 300 healthcare-related companies. In fact, Durham’s nickname is the City of Medicine.

Conveniently located between Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park, Durham is home to 2 large universities, Duke and North Carolina Central.

Durham is home to 13 historic sites, three art centers, 12 signature annual events with national or regional recognition, plus dozens of other core and celebrated annual events, six science and nature centers, and great spectator sports venues.

 
The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)


Duke University Medical Center


Sarah P. Duke Gardens


American Tobacco Renovation to Retail and Office Space


Durham Bulls Stadium

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Brief history of Durham Learn more
Town Motto "The City of Medicine"
Population Change since 2000 Census Increased 22%

Driving times to:
 
  • Research Triangle Park
15 Minutes
  • Raleigh Durham Airport
19 Minutes
  • the NC coast (Wilmington, NC)
2 Hours, 25 Minutes
  • the NC mountains (Boone, NC)

2 Hours, 56 Minutes

 

Community Information

Local News Websites 
The Herald-Sun
The News & Observer
WRAL TV (CBS/FOX)
WTVD TV (ABC)
NBC 17 TV

University Websites
Duke University
North Carolina Central University
Durham Tech

City Websites 
American Tobacco Historic District
City of Durham 
Durham Chamber of Commerce 
Downtown Durham 
Durham Visitors Bureau

Local Shopping 
Historic Brightleaf 
Ninth Street Shopping District
Northgate Mall
The Renaissance Center  
The Streets at Southpoint
Watt's Grocery

Local Dining
Alivia's Durham Bistro 
Amelia Cafe 
Beyu Caffe
Blu Seafood & Bar 
Blue Corn Cafe 
The Broad Street Cafe 
Chama Churrascaria 
Cosmic Cantina 
Dain's Place
Elmo's Diner 
Fishmonger's Restaurant & Oyster Bar 
Four Square Restaurant 
FullSteam Brewery
Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie
James Joyce Irish Pub
Joe Van Gogh 
Mad Hatter Bakeshop 
Magnolia Grill 
Momoyama
Nana's Restaurant 
Nasher Museum of Art Cafe
Parker & Otis 
Pop's 
Rue Cler 
Scratch Seasonal Artisan Bakery
Taqueria La Vaquita
West End Wine Bar 

Recreation, Entertainment & Culture
North Carolina Museum of Life & Science 
Bennett Place Historic Site 
Carolina Theater
Duke Homestead 
Durham Arts Council 
Durham Art Guild 
Durham Art Walk 
Durham Bulls Baseball
Durham Performing Arts Center 
Eno River State Park 
Festival for the Eno
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 
Historic Durham Athletic Park
North Carolina Central University Art Museum
St. Jospeh's Historic Foundation - The Hayti Heritage Center
The Nasher Museum of Art 

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens
 

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