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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: 102
Average Listing Price: $317,453
Most Expensive Home: $4,900,000
Least Expensive Home: $35,000
Short Sales Properties: 13
Foreclosure Listings: 30

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Durham Schools and Rankings

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

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111 Seaboard
Amberlynn Valley
American Village
Andrews Chapel
Angle Park
Ashfield Place
Ashley Forest
Ashton Hall
Auburn Square
Audubon Park
Autumn Ridge
Bay Pointe
Beech Bluff
Black Horse Run
Bluestone Estates
Bluffs Of The Eno
Bon Air
Brandon Ridge Spring Hill
Brier Village
Brightwood Trails
Buck Crossing
Buck Water Creek
Bullington Warehouse Condo
Burgess Hills
Cabe Crossing
Cambridge At Wyndcross
Cameron Woods
Cardinal Lake
Cardinal Oaks
Carillon Forest
Carolina Arbors
Chelsea Meadows
Coles Pond
Collier Place
Colonial Village
Colony At American Village
Colony Park
Colvard Farms
Colvard Farms
Country Club Heights
Courtyards At Andrews Chapel
Creekside At Bethpage
Crescent Of Hope Valley
Croasdaile Farm
Croasdaile Farms
Crystal Lake Townhomes
Crystal Pines
Davis Crest
Davis Park
Dover Ridge
Driver Land
Duke University Homesites
Durham Central Park Cohousing Co
Eagles Pointe
Eastern Heights
Elm Grove
Emorywood Estates
Enclave On Farrington
Eno Forest
Eno Trace
Eno Woods
Eno Woods
Fairway Villas Townhomes
Fern Valley Estates
Fieldstone By The Eno
Finley Forest Condos
Fisher Heights
Five Oaks
Forest Edge
Forest Hills
Foxwood Manor
Frazier Forest
Ganyard Farm
Garrett Farms
Geerwood Park
Glen Forest
Glendale Heights
Grandale Forest
Grandale Place
Green Gardens
Greysons Green
Grove Park
Hanover Pointe
Happy Valley
Haven Hill
Herndon Trace
Hill Crest
Hillandale Commons
Hillside Park
Historic District
Homestead Heights
Hope Creek
Hope Valley Farms
Hope Valley Forest
Hunters Wood
Hunters Woods
Huntington Ridge
Huskett Acres
Independence Park
Jordan At Southpoint
Joyland Heights
Lake Ridge
Lakehurst Pointe
Landon Farms
Lincoln Heights
Lynwood Park
Lyons Farm
Mackenzie Place Townhomes
Madison Glen
Magnolia Place
Maida Vale
Marena Place
Marydell Estates
Meadows At Southpoint
Milan Woods
Milton Forest
North Park
Northeast Hills
Northern Way
Northgate Park
Northwood Forest
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Not In A Subdivision
Nottingham Forest
Old Farm
Orchard Ridge
Oxford West
Patterson Glen
Pine View
Piney Mountain
Pleasant Green Woods
Popes Crossing
R H Wright Estate
Richmond Park
River Bend
River Bend Estates
River Forest
Rivers Edge
Rocky Ridge
Rustica Oaks
Sherron Farms
Sherron Hills
Snow Hill Preserve
South Adams Park
Southpoint Terrace
Southpoint Townes
Southpoint Trails
Sparger Springs
Split Rail
Spring Hill At Whitney Park
St Andrews Commons
Stephens Woods
Stirrup Creek
Stone Hill Estates
Stoneybrook Cottages
Stratford Lakes
Summer Meadow
Summer Meadows
Sunridge Pointe
Surrey Green
Swanns Mill
Swans Mill
The Driver Lands
The Green
The Hills At Southpoint
The Hills Of Rosemont
The Landing At Southpoint
The Lofts
The Oaks At Lyons Farm
The Orchard
The Valley
Thompson Ridge
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Townes At Brier Creek Crossing
Townes At Brier Creek Crossing
Trappers Creek
Treyburn Forest
Treyburn Point
Trinity Ridge
University Estates
Valley Springs
Vantage Pointe
Village Green
Village Of Colonial Square
Villages Of Cornwallis
Villas At Culp Arbor
Walden Pond
Warren Park
Weldon Downs
Wellington Forest
West Brier Townes At Alexander P
West Hills
Westgate Townhomes
Weston Downs
Westwood Estates
Willow Hill
Windsor Commons
Winsford At The Park
Woodberry Forest
Woodlake At Lake Village
Wyndmoor At The Park

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