About Durham, NC


Durham, North Carolina is best known for being the home of Duke University; it is also one of the vertices of the Research Triangle Park, one of the United States’ most prominent research and development centers. Forbes ranked Durham #10 on their best places for business and careers. Durham is not all business though; it boasts a rich music and arts community, most notably the Durham Performing Arts Center which ranks in the top theater ticket sales in the US.


  • Duke University

    Duke University

    Duke University is one of the smallest universities in the country, with only 13,500 odd students, and it is perhaps due to this that it is also one of the best regarded. Duke's medical, law and business school all ranked among the top 12 in the country. There are actually slightly more postgraduates than undergraduates studying at Duke.

    Part of the Family

    Durham, along with Raleigh and Chapel Hill, form a family of communities. Durham itself was built on tobacco - it is not clear whether this is linked to the fact that the health care industry in the area is one of the best in the country! However, since 2000 there has been no tobacco production in Durham - it is now a liberal, art-oriented city with a high proportion of medical practitioners.

    Out in the Old West Neighborhood

    'Old West' Durham is one of the closest neighborhoods to Duke University, and if you are looking for apartments close to school, Trinity Gardens, West End and Walltown are also worth checking out. You will find that Duke University is its own neighborhood also! All these neighborhoods are comparable for cost of living, however Old West and Trinity Heights are slightly quieter.

    No Need for Your Own Wheels

    Durham is quite a walkable city, and the area around Duke University in particular scores 78 out of 100. Although there isn't huge diversity in services like coffee shops, grocery stores, fitness and drug stores, you can get to all of these by walking less than a quarter of a mile.

    Durham also has the Triangle Transit Authority and the Durham Area Transit Authority to connect you to the rest of the city.

    Fly South for Apartments in Durham

    Many apartments in Durham are just south of Duke University - although not so far that you won't be able to bike to school! The cost of housing rentals in Durham are quite reasonable, with some apartments available for under $400 per month, and most settling around $500-$600 per month.

    Durham - Delicious Dives

    The area around Duke specifically doesn't have much in the way of nightlife, but you don't have to go far to find great pub grub and microbrews in the form of Tyler's Restauarnat and Taproom, and Irish pubs like James Joyce and Bull McCabe's are somewhat a Durham specialty.

    If lunch dining is your concern, The Mad Hatter's Bakeshop and Café and Cinelli's Pizza are only across the road from Duke, and if you can stand to cross a couple of roads (only small ones!), The Cosmic Cantina and Dain's Place are highly recommended.

     

  • The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham

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    Although The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    AIR apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Durham, North Carolina . Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the AIR games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus AIR apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through http://www.artinstitutes.edu/raleigh-durham/.

  • North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus NCSSM apartment? Perhaps the options available from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the NCSSM campus. If so, you can search for off campus North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

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    NCSSM apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Durham, North Carolina. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the NCSSM Unicorns games and make it to class on time.

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  • Durham Technical Community College

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  • North Carolina Central University

    The history of North Carolina Central University as a university for African-Americans makes this school a special place, for its students and also for the nation...says a man with a booming voice and a fluttering American flag in the background.

    A Special Place to Learn

    When a school’s mission is to “prepare students academically and professionally to become leaders prepared to advance the consciousness of social responsibility in a diverse global society,” you know it has got to be a special place. Though the school is constantly contributing to the public good, its students come first since they are “the future.” As cliché as that may sound, it’s the truth, which is why NCCU encourages its students to be well rounded. With eight different schools to choose from and dozens of degree programs, students can get a feel for all kinds of fields of study, and choose what fits them best.

    A Special Place to Live

    On campus, there is generally a happy vibe that makes students ready to study, research, make social change, get involved with student clubs and organizations, and, of course, make friends. Off campus, the happy vibe continues, making Durham, North Carolina a special place to live. The city has tons of libraries, museums, galleries, shopping, local restaurants, and nature hikes and camping in the surrounding areas. Downtown Durham is also a hotbed of activity and the capitol of Raleigh is right nearby. All of these things prompt students to make the decision to live off-campus, and the fact that there are tons of affordable apartment options within walking/biking distance of the school doesn’t hurt either! For more help learning how to find your new place, visit our apartment search guides!

    A Special Place to Have Fun

    After a hard day’s work of do-goodery at NCCU, students like to let loose and frequent the bars, clubs, and lounges around Durham or Raleigh. Places like the The Federal or the Whiskey at 347 W Main St are popular hang outs. To catch a game, try Tobacco Road Sports Café at 280 S Mangum St, or see some live music at The Pinhook at 117 Main St. Whatever you end up doing on the weekends, you will not be bored!