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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!
Average Apartment Rent in Durham
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Apartments in Durham - View 46 properties
Durham, North Carolina, 27707
1 Bedroom$720 - $1,055
2 Bedrooms$840 - $1,115
Durham, North Carolina, 27707
1 Bedroom$660 - $965
2 Bedrooms$895 - $1,225
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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.