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Top Reasons Durham is a Great Place to Live

Durham has received accolade upon accolade in recent years, making Durham real estate some of the hottest in the state. Forbes magazine named Durham number 26 on a list of the top places for business and careers and number 9 in education. The U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Durham and Raleigh as the fourth happiest metropolitan area in the United State; Kiplinger named Durham one of the "Cheapest Cities You Will Want to Live In" in 2014; and Livability named it number 29 on its list of "Top 100 Best Places to Live" in 2015.

Those are just a few of the accolades it has received in the last few months. Durham continues to land on many "best of" lists not only for overall quality of living, but also for education, work opportunities, entertainment, health care and more.

The Bull City is a great place to live, making Durham real estate a great investment. Here are a few reasons why:

Exceptional Education

Durham is home to Duke University, which is a leading education institution, as well as N.C. Central University, a historically black university. Both universities have a lot of history, and both offer a quality education that is recognized around the world.

College Factual named Duke third in the country for best college undergraduate programs, and the university consistently lands on "best of" lists for its undergraduate program, law school, medical school, and business school, among others. U.S. News and World Report named NCCU 11th among HBCUs in the country (third among public HBCUs), and its law school often receives top honors.

Meanwhile, the University of North Carolina is within short driving distance, and that school is often recognized for its high quality of education.

Top Health Care

Duke Hospital is ranked among the best hospitals in the national, and the nearby Research Triangle Park is home to some of the top medical research companies, including GlaxoSmithKline and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Duke maintains an extensive healthcare system throughout Durham that offers some of the best care in the country, as well as providing thousands of jobs.

Excellent Dining and Recreational Opportunities

Durham has experienced a kind of cultural renaissance in recent years. The downtown area and old tobacco warehouses have become targets for revitalization, including a thriving local food scene. Many restaurants have opened that serve gourmet food made from local ingredients. Places like Bull City Burger, Scratch Baking and Dames Chicken and Waffles have been featured in prestigious publications like the New York Times and continue to receive awards.

The Durham Performing Arts Center welcomes top acts from around the country and hosts touring Broadway plays. The American Tobacco Campus features local festivals and community events, and venues like The Pinhook and Motorco show independent music acts. The Carolina Theatre hosts independent film festivals and welcomes well-known comedians and other acts.

Affordable Housing

Durham homes are both affordable and beautiful. The median sales price of homes for sale in Durham in the final quarter of 2014 was $172,500. The average price per square foot was $106.

The cost of Durham real estate is only expected to go up as more people learn about the amazing things that Durham has to offer. Looking into homes for sale in Durham now is a smart investment choice as property values have recently dropped but are poised to go up in coming years.

Of course, the best reason to look at Durham homes for sale is to make the city your new home and to enjoy all that it has to offer. Exciting things are happening in Durham. Wouldn't you like to be a part of them?


Durham Market Statistics

Average Days on Site: 85
Average Listing Price: $320,555
Most Expensive Home: $4,900,000
Least Expensive Home: $19,900
Short Sales Properties: 15
Foreclosure Listings: 24

Map of Durham

Durham Schools and Rankings

Trinity School(Preschool-12)4
Durham Academy(Preschool-12)4
Cresset Christian Academy(Preschool-12)4
Mount Zion Christian Academy(K-12)4
Durham School Of The Arts(6-12)4
Trinity School(Preschool-12)4
Durham Academy(Preschool-12)4
The School For Creative Studies(8-8)4
Cresset Christian Academy(Preschool-12)4
Mount Zion Christian Academy(K-12)4
Durham School Of The Arts(6-12)4
Trinity School(Preschool-12)4
Durham Academy(Preschool-12)4
Durham's Performance Learning(9-12)4
Middle College High School @ Dtcc(11-12)4
City Of Medicine Academy(9-12)4
Cresset Christian Academy(Preschool-12)4
J D Clement Early College High School(9-12)4
Mount Zion Christian Academy(K-12)4

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Alston Heights
Andrews Chapel
Archer Woods
Ashfield Place
Ashton Hall
Auburn Ridge
Auburn Square
Autumn Ridge
Birchwood Heights
Black Horse Run
Bowden Rebekah Prop
Brightwood Trails
Buck Water Creek
Bullington Warehouse Condo
Cabe Crossing
Cambridge At Wyndcross
Cameron Woods
Campus Hills
Cardinal Lake
Carillon Forest
Carolina Arbors
Chancellors Ridge
Chelsea Meadows
College View
Collier Place
Colony Hill
Colony Hill At Beech Hill
Colony Park
Colvard Farms
Colvard Farms
Country Club Heights
Courtyards At Andrews Chapel
Creekside At Bethpage
Crescent Of Hope Valley
Croasdaile Farm
Davis Park
Deer Forest
Dover Ridge
Duke Tower Condominiums
Duke University Homesites
Dunbarton Townhomes
Eastern Heights
Enclave On Farrington
Eno Forest
Eno Trace
Eno Woods
Fairway Villas Townhomes
Fisher Heights
Five Oaks
Forest Edge
Forest Hills
Forest Oaks Townhomes
Forestwood Park
Ganyard Farm
Garrett Farms
Gearwood Park
Glendale Heights
Grandale Forest
Grandale Place
Greenwich Oaks
Grove Park
Hanover Pointe
Haven Hill
Heather Glen
Heritage Heights
Herndon Trace
Hickory Ridge
Hidden Hollow
Hillandale Commons
Hillside Park
Holder Heights
Hope Valley Farms
Hope Valley Green
Hope Valley Ridge
Horton Hills
Horton Woods
Huntington Ridge
Independence Park
Jordan At Southpoint
Lake Ridge
Lakeview Park
Landon Farms
Lincoln Heights
Lynn Hollow
Lynwood Park
Magnolia Place
Maida Vale
Marena Place
Marydell Estates
Meadows At Southpoint
Milan Woods
Morehead Hills
Muirfield Village
New Hope Valley
Northgate Park
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Oak Grove Acres
Orchard Ridge
Patterson Glen
Pleasant Green Woods
Popes Crossing
Prescott Place
Preston Woods
R H Wright Estate
Richmond Park
River Bend Estates
River Forest
Rivers Edge
Rocky Ridge
Royal Oaks
Rustica Oaks
San Reba Woods
Sherron Farms
Sherron Hills
Sherwood Forest
Southland Park
Southpoint Terrace
Southpoint Townes
Southpoint Trails
Split Rail
Spring Valley
St Andrews Commons
Stone Hill Estates
Stoneybrook Cottages
Stratford Lakes
Sunridge Pointe
Surrey Green
The Hills At Southpoint
The Hills Of Rosemont
The Oaks At Lyons Farm
The Orchard
The Reserve At Southpoint
The Valley
Townes At Brier Creek Crossing
Trappers Creek
Treyburn Forest
Treyburn Point
Trinity Ridge
Twin Lakes
Univ Estates
Vantage Pointe
Village Of Colonial Square
Villages Of Cornwallis
Warren Park
Weldon Downs
Wellons Village
West Brier Townes At Alexander P
West Glen
West Hills
Windsor Commons
Winsford At The Park
Wood Hollow
Woodberry Forest
Woodbury Forest
Woodland Park
Woodstream Glen
Wrightwood Park
Wyndmoor At The Park

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