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Durham, North Carolina, 27707
2 Bedrooms$845 - $1,945
3 Bedrooms$1,025 - $2,764
Durham, North Carolina, 27703
1 Bedroom$935 - $1,165
2 Bedrooms$1,175 - $1,330
3 Bedrooms$1,395 - $1,415
Durham, North Carolina, 27703
1 Bedroom$865 - $1,045
2 Bedrooms$1,170 - $1,310
Durham, North Carolina, 27705
1 Bedroom$875 - $985
2 Bedrooms$1,095 - $1,195
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 11.3% 10.5% +0.8% $10,000 to $14,999 5.5% 6.4% -0.9% $15,000 to $19,999 6.0% 6.7% -0.7% $20,000 to $24,999 6.8% 7.1% -0.3% $25,000 to $29,999 6.4% 7.1% -0.7% $30,000 to $34,999 6.6% 6.9% -0.3% $35,000 to $39,999 5.9% 6.3% -0.4% $40,000 to $44,999 5.3% 6.1% -0.8% $45,000 to $49,999 4.9% 5.2% -0.3% $50,000 to $59,999 8.9% 9.4% -0.5% $60,000 to $74,999 10.7% 10.1% +0.6% $75,000 to $99,999 10.0% 8.9% +1.1% $100,000 to $124,999 5.2% 4.1% +1.1% $125,000 to $149,999 2.5% 1.9% +0.6% $150,000 to $199,999 2.0% 1.6% +0.4% $200,000 or more 2.1% 1.8% +0.3%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 5.3% 6.9% -1.6% 10.0% to 14.9% 11.3% 12.4% -1.1% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.1% 14.5% -0.4% 20.0% to 24.9% 14.5% 12.6% +1.9% 25.0% to 29.9% 10.4% 9.6% +0.8% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.7% 6.7% +1.0% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.5% 4.8% +0.7% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.7% 6.1% +0.6% 50.0% or more 18.4% 15.8% +2.6% Not computed 6.1% 10.6% -4.5%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 16.7% 15.2% +1.5% 25 to 34 years 35.8% 29.9% +5.9% 35 to 44 years 20.5% 21.8% -1.3% 45 to 54 years 12.4% 13.9% -1.5% 55 to 64 years 5.8% 7.5% -1.7% 65 to 74 years 3.8% 5.5% -1.7% 75 to 84 years 3.5% 4.5% -1.0% 85 years and over 1.4% 1.7% -0.3%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 52.4% 40.5% +11.9% 30 to 44 minutes 24.0% 24.8% -0.8% 45 to 59 minutes 8.6% 12.1% -3.5% 60 or more minutes 14.9% 22.7% -7.8%
Source: 2000 Census
Durham, North Carolina
Once a busy Southern center for the tobacco and textile industries, Durham reinvented itself to become a research and technology center that is often compared to the Silicon Valley. Part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill triangle, it is a city both rich in history and innovation.
Durham owes much of its wealth and history to tobacco, and this is reflected in its neighborhoods. When searching for your Durham apartment, you find numerous choices from historic to modern. The downtown area has loft and factory conversions which are worth looking at.
These are converted tobacco and textile buildings and are historic but you can also expect amenities like pools and sun decks too. Nearer to Duke University, you'll find complexes both large and small which were built in the 80s. It's a neighborhood convenient to almost everything.
The newest builds will be found in areas like Southpoint. The area is full of grad students, dogs and a great lifestyle.
While much of Durham centers around Duke University, its sports teams and cultural events, there is also a variety of other activities to be found in this city. The Duke Forest provides many opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as hiking, biking and horseback riding.
There are numerous other garden and parkland areas as well. Golfers will also find many courses that are both beautiful and affordable. Ninth Street is a wonderful pedestrian mall area with shops, dining, movies and more. There are venues for theatre, good art museums and other cultural activities, none of which will be far from your Durham apartment.
Sweet Tea and Hush Puppies
The most concentrated area for eating out can be found around the Duke and Research Triangle areas. Cosmic Cantina is great for quick, inexpensive Mexican food or hit The Magnolia Grill for upscale Southern cooking. As in most southern cities, you'll find barbeque places right and left.
Try hush puppies and sweet southern tea! Wherever your Durham apartment is located, you'll find great eateries. There are probably more four star restaurants in Durham than you'll find in even larger cities.
Nightlife in Durham
Also around the Duke area is a variety of bars. From sports bars to pubs to really nice bars, you can find most anything. If you are new to the area, try Shooters II, a place where drinks are cheap and where you'll make new friends.
It even has a mechanical bull and a dancing cage. If you like quieter spots, try Dain's Place for a more mellow crowd and great burgers and drinks.
Average Apartment Rent in Durham, North Carolina
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Durham Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Durham have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In March the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Durham apartment cost $790. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Durham apartment was $995 in March. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in March was $1,220. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Durham rentals listed below.
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whats the average rent in north carolina?
The average in Durham is a little more expensive than the north Ca average. For example, the average studios in Durham is $520 and the state is $470. But if compare to nearby city (like Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Morrisville or Carrboro), Durham is the cheapest choice.
Why should I move to Durham?
Durham is just a great place to work, live or go to school. It's got tons of cultural things, excellent sports teams (remember Bull Durham?) and is a good size town. A quarter of a million people means you can find whatever you need or want but it isn't going to seem crowded. Besides, it's so close to major state parks and lakes.
What neighborhoods in Durham are good for eating out?
There are loads of good restaurants in Durham, but the 700 block of 9th St. is getting to be known as restaurant row. Q's Shack is the best barbeque in town and George's Garage has everything from sushi to grilled lamb chops. There are many others within that block in all price ranges so it's the best area if you can't decide what you want.
What areas of Durham are safe for walking around at night?
Most areas of Durham are safe for walking around at night- most notably the western side of town closest to Chapel Hill, the southern side of town, and the areas around Duke University campus, including the apartments off of University Drive. Southpoint Mall is another safe and affordable Durham neighborhood with local cops and campus cops often patrolling the area. The only part of Durham that should possibly be avoided late at night is the few blocks right around the downtown vicinity.
What's the weather like in Durham?
Durham enjoys a moderate climate with four distinct seasons. Summers in Durham are generally hot; temperatures in July and August often hover around 88 degrees, and these also tend to be the wettest months. Winters are cool with occasional light snowfalls, but temperatures usually stay above freezing. January is the coldest month of the year with daytime temperatures of around 50 degrees. Average precipitation in Durham is around 41 inches annually.
Are there local sporting events in Durham?
Yes. The most popular sporting events in Durham are at the collegiate level. Duke University competes in a total of 26 sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and their basketball team has won the NCAA Division I championship four times. Having transitioned to Division I in 2005, the North Carolina Central University's athletic program also enjoys a large fan base in the area. Durham's sole professional sports team, the Durham Bulls International League baseball team, plays at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.