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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: 90
Average Listing Price: $320,674
Most Expensive Home: $4,900,000
Least Expensive Home: $0
Short Sales Properties: 14
Foreclosure Listings: 24

Map of Durham

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

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111 Seaboard
American Village
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Bluffs Of The Eno
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Cardinal Lake
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Colony At American Village
Colony Hill
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Colvard Farms
Colvard Farms
Copper Creek
Country Club Heights
Country Lane Estates
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Creekside At Bethpage
Crescent Of Hope Valley
Croasdaile Farm
Croasdaile Farms
Crystal Meadows
Crystal Pines
Davis Park
Deer Forest
Dogwood Acres
Dover Ridge
Duke University Homesites
Eastern Heights
Ellis Place
Enclave On Farrington
Eno Forest
Eno Woods
Eno Woods
Fairway Villas Townhomes
Fieldstone By The Eno
Finley Forest Condos
Fisher Heights
Fitzford Estates
Forest Edge
Forest Hills
Foxwood Manor
Frazier Forest
Ganyard Farm
Garrett Farms
Geerwood Park
Grandale Place
Grande Oaks
Greenwood Forest
Grove Park
Happy Valley
Haven Hill
Heritage Heights
Herndon Trace
Hickory Glen
Hill Crest
Hillandale Commons
Hillside Park
Hope Creek
Hope Valley Farms
Hope Valley Farms
Hope Valley Forest
Hope Valley Green
Hope Valley North
Hope Valley Ridge
Hunters Wood
Hunters Woods
Huntington Ridge
Huskett Acres
Independence Park
Jordan At Southpoint
Lake Park
Lake Ridge
Lakehurst Pointe
Landon Farms
Laurel Glen
Lebanon Acres
Little Acres
Lochaven Hills
Lonnie Tillman
Lynn Hollow
Lynwood Park
Lyon Park
Madison Glen
Maida Vale
Marbrey Landing
Marena Place
Marydell Estates
Mason Woods
Meadows At Southpoint
Midland Terrace
Mistletoe Hills
Morehead Hills
Muirfield Village
Newhall Village
Northgate Park
Northwood Forest
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Not In A Subdivision
Nottingham Forest
Oak Grove Acres
Orchard Ridge
Panther Creek
Parkwood Village
Peppertree Townhomes
Pleasant Green Woods
R H Wright Estate
Richmond Park
Riddle Heights
River Bend Estates
Rivers Edge
Rocky Ridge
Rustica Oaks
Scalybark Hills
Sherron Farms
Sherron Hills
Snow Hill Preserve
Southpoint Townes
Southpoint Trails
St Andrews Commons
Stephens Woods
Stone Hill Estates
Stonewall Village
Stoneybrook Cottages
Stratford Lakes
Sunridge Pointe
Surrey Green
Taylor Estates
The Driver Lands
The Green
The Hills At Southpoint
The Hills Of Rosemont
The Landing At Southpoint
The Oaks At Lyons Farm
The Valley
Townes At Brier Creek Crossing
Townes At Brier Creek Crossing
Trappers Creek
Treyburn Forest
Treyburn Point
Trinity Lofts
Trinity Ridge
Trotter Ridge
Twin Lakes
University Heights
University Terrace
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Vantage Pointe
Village Green
Village Of Colonial Square
Villages Of Cornwallis
Walden Pond
Warren Park
Weldon Downs
Wellington Forest
West Brier Townes At Alexander P
West Hills
Windsor Commons
Winsford At The Park
Wood Hollow
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Woodlake At Candlewood
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