Whether you are shopping for a sprawling brick home overlooking a golf course or a cute vintage-style cottage, Durham, North Carolina, can meet your needs. There is a dreamy southern charm to the homes in this city. Wraparound porches, manicured lawns lined with azalea bushes, and old oak trees shading the front yard make these neighborhoods both cozy and sophisticated.
Durham spreads across Durham, Wake, and Orange counties. It is located in the central Piedmont region of the state, in close proximity to the state capital. Durham is a melting pot of people and culture. Each neighborhood of the city possesses a unique feel. Downtown is vibrant and growing; you can check out live music performances and wonderful restaurants. Southern Living magazine even named it the "South's Tastiest Town." Durham's Research Triangle Park is the nation's leading center for science and technology research. Renowned universities, such as Duke, NC State, and UNC Chapel Hill, surround the city with innovation. Another section of Durham, Southpoint, contains both upscale and affordable shops and boutiques. Other neighborhoods like Ninth Street and Duke boast quirky cafes and beer shops, while Rockwood and South Square offer antiques stores and an Asian supermarket. Everyone can find their niche in this city.
Though the city's population is just over 245,000, Durham is considered part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, which holds over 2 million people according to the 2013 census. The citizens of Durham are made up of college students attending the prestigious Duke University or North Carolina Central University, employees of Duke Health System and IBM, artists, families, and individuals from all walks of life. The city of Durham has produced musicians like Sylvan Esso, sports teams like the Durham Bulls, politicians, social activists, and writers. It has a great school system with excellent public, private, and charter schools. Forbes.com even named it one of the "Top 20 Places to Educate your Child." Most people get around town via private vehicles, but Durham offers accessible alternatives with public transportation. There are extensive bike trails, the city is safe for pedestrians, and the Triangle Transit offers routinely scheduled commuter busses. Nearby, RDU provides air transportation, and the Amtrak station is a stop for trains. Durham is an amazing town to explore and enjoy. Scroll through our listing of homes for sale and filter the results to suit your needs. This city has something for everyone.