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Durham, NC

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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.

Durham Apartments for Rent

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Meriwether Place
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

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Artisan At Brightleaf
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$875-$1325

Clairmont at Hillandale
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$670-$1355

Bridges At Southpoint
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$844-$1268

North Pointe Commons
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$720-$1165

Woods Edge Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Durham, NC is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 10.01%
  • 9.41%
  • 8.4%
  • Female
  • 10.23%
  • 8.99%
  • 7.62%
$809
is average rent in Durham, NC
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 7.97%
  • 6.86%
  • 8.05%
45.3%
of units are available for rent in Durham
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 4880
  • 865
  • 2662
Getting Around in Durham, NC

If you need public transportation in Durham, NC, Triangle Transit Authority will get you to Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and all points in between. Triangle Transit also manages the Durham Area Transit Authority which provides service throughout the city. If you need to go further than Triangle Transit will take you, there is an Amtrak station and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. While automobiles are a dominant form of transportation, the city is continually striving to make the city more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.

71
Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
52
Transit Score®
"Good Transit"
The average commuter time in Durham is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.25%
  • 11.02%
  • 1.94%

Durham Bulls

<p>The Durham Bulls are Durham, North Carolina's famous Triple-A minor league baseball team. The Bulls have been featured in the 1988 movie Bull Durham, starring Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon and later, in the 2002 movie The Rookie starring Dennis Quaid. Off the big screen, the Bulls have a long history, having been a Minor League institution in North Carolina since 1902. In 2013, The Durham Bulls claimed the fourth International Championship in the team's history. They will be hosting the 2014 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game on July 16, 2014 and will be nationally televised on the MLB network.</p>

Duke University

<p>Duke University is a private research university that settled in Durham, NC in 1892. In a 2014 report, U.S. News &amp; World Report ranked Duke's undergraduate program as tied for Seventh among national universities. Forbes ranked Duke 7th in the world on its list of Power Factories in 2012. Admission is highly selective with only 11.6% of applicants accepted, according to The Huffington Post, Duke was the 10th toughest university in the U.S. to get into. In addition to excellent academics, the university's men's basketball team is one of the nation&Otilde;s most successful basketball programs with four national championships.</p>

Research Triangle Park

<p>The Research Triangle Park occupies 7,000 acres of pine forest with 22,500 square feet of built space. It is owned and operated by Research Triangle Foundation. It is the largest research park in the world, home to over 170 companies employing 42,000 workers. Notable tenants include IBM, Glaxo Smith Kline, NetApp, Bayer and Cisco Systems. The Triangle operates its own transit system, hosts community events such as art exhibits, a food truck rodeo and live music events. It is truly a community in its own right, but is also an integral part of the city of Durham.</p>