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Durham County NC Real Estate

Durham County real estate has emerged from its roots in agriculture and manufacturing to an area best known for medicine, research and high technology. Over the last 25 years Durham county real estate has become one of the most desirable places to live in the entire United States.

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Durham County real estate has emerged from its roots in agriculture and manufacturing to an area best known for medicine, research and high technology. Over the last 25 years Durham county real estate has become one of the most desirable places to live in the entire United States.

Durham County is one of the main counties that makes up what is commonly referred to as The Triangle. The name comes in part from the Research Triangle Park, a research and development business park located primarily withing southern Durham County.

The Research Triangle Park was founded by leaders in Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill as a clean industrial park. It was designed to promote research and development and to be a place where graduates of the major universities could find high-paying jobs in areas of intellectual pursuit. There are currently more than 50 major research and development organizations, including IBM, Glaxo-SmithKline, Ciba Geigy, Research Triangle Institute, The Environmental Protection Agency and others located in Durham County.

In the northern part of the county, in the Treyburn Business Park, companies like Becton Dickinson and Organon Technika have major research and manufacturing plants. Over 33,000 people are employed in these companies in Durham County.

Durham County Real Estate Population

Durham County real estate has a steadily growing population. In 1980 the population of Durham County real estate was approximately 150,000 people. In 2008, the population had grown to approximately 265,000.

Colleges and Universities in Durham County

Durham County real estate is blessed to have two major universities, Duke University and North Carolina Central University. Duke is noted as one of the top research universities in America, NCCU has emerged as a powerful educational institution serving over 9,000 undergraduates and graduate students. Durham also has a wonderful community college, Durham Community College, which is part of the North Carolina Community College Program.

Durham County Area Arts and Entertainment

Durham County real estate is extremely close to the Research Triangle Park, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and other cities. Durham County real estate's proximity to the greater Triangle provides amazing cultural opportunities, including:

  • Page Auditorium, Duke University - Durham
  • The Durham Performing Arts Center - Durham
  • The Nasher Museum of Art - Durham
  • The American Dance Festival - Durham
  • North Carolina Museum of Life & Science - Durham
  • Playmaker Repertory Company, Chapel Hill
  • North Carolina Museum of Art - Raleigh
  • North Carolina Museum of History - Raleigh
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Raleigh
  • Raleigh Little Theater - Raleigh
  • Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh
  • The RBC Center, Hurricane Hockey and Live Shows - Raleigh
  • The Alltel Pavilion -- Cary

Durham County Real Estate and Climate

The moderate climate in Durham County real estate is a major draw for many people moving from The North. Average temperatures in the winter months are 49 degrees for a high and 29 degrees for the low. During the summer months, average temperatures range from 89 during the days to 70 during the evenings. These moderate temperatures allow outside activities for citizens year-round. As an example, in The North, golfers put their sticks away in October and bring them out in April. In Durham County real estate and surrounding areas, golfers play nearly every week of the year.

Incorporated Areas in Durham County

Durham County real estate is dominated by the City of Durham. Other incorporated areas in Durham County include Bahama, Bethesda, Braggtown, Fox Run, Lowes Grove, Oak Grove, Quail Roost, Rougemont and Weaver.

Durham County Public and Private Schools

Durham has one public school system, The Durham Public Schools. Neighborhoods and subdivisions are districted for specific schools, but Durham also boasts a magnet school system which allows parents to choose such programs from a wide range of programs.

Durham County real estate also has a wide range of fine private and charter schools, including Durham Academy, Trinity School, Duke School for Children and Immaculata Catholic School.

Durham County Transportation

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is 20 minutes from most parts of Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh. It is mostly in Wake County, but part of the property is in Durham County real estate. RDU is one of the most easily accessible major airports in The Southeast. Durham has a bus system and is in the plans for a light rail system sometime in the future. Many highways through Durham County real estate are new and transportation by car is easy, with only moderate traffic issues during rush hours during the week.


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Durham County NC Condos for Sale Under $100K (15) 

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MLS#: 1951598
MLS#: 1951598
322 Junction Road
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 1987
Apple Realty Apple Realty
$15,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
850 SqFt
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MLS#: 1965398
MLS#: 1965398
3704 Chimney Ridge Place
Durham, NC  27713
Year Built: 1986
Porter Service Realty Porter Service Realty
$52,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
700 SqFt
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MLS#: 1943118
MLS#: 1943118
807 W Trinity Avenue
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1972
Phyllis Brown & Associates Phyllis Brown & Associates
$65,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
600 SqFt
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MLS#: 1952289
MLS#: 1952289
807 W Trinity Avenue
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1972
Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint
$67,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
600 SqFt
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MLS#: 1952304
MLS#: 1952304
807 W Trinity Avenue
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1972
Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint
$67,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
600 SqFt
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MLS#: 1952317
MLS#: 1952317
807 W Trinity Avenue
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1972
Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint
$67,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
600 SqFt
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MLS#: 1959311
MLS#: 1959311
3704 CHIMNEY RIDGE Place
Durham, NC  27713
Year Built: 1986
Trammel Brothers Realtors Trammel Brothers Realtors
$67,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
700 SqFt
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MLS#: 1964439
MLS#: 1964439
3700 Chimney Ridge Place
Durham, NC  27713
Year Built: 1986
Bradley Kerr Realty, LLC Bradley Kerr Realty, LLC
$69,600
2 Bed, 2 Bath
900 SqFt
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MLS#: 1962640
MLS#: 1962640
3803 Chimney Ridge Place
Durham, NC  27713
Year Built: 1986
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$69,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
886 SqFt
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MLS#: 1963728
MLS#: 1963728
807 W Trinity Avenue
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1972
Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint
$70,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
600 SqFt
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MLS#: 1961480
MLS#: 1961480
807 Trinity Street
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1972
The New Realty Group, LLC The New Realty Group, LLC
$72,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
600 SqFt
3.00 Acres
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MLS#: 1929941
MLS#: 1929941
600 Audubon Lake Drive
Durham, NC  27713
Year Built: 1986
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$74,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,150 SqFt
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MLS#: 1951755
MLS#: 1951755
3090 Colony Road
Durham, NC  27705
Year Built: 1972
Howard Perry & Walston, Realtor Howard Perry & Walston, Realtor
$74,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
868 SqFt
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MLS#: 1940656
MLS#: 1940656
807 W Trinity Avenue
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1972
Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint
$75,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
600 SqFt
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MLS#: 1962452
MLS#: 1962452
519 Eastway Avenue
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 2006, 2 Car Garage
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$99,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,135 SqFt
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Under $100K 22
$100K-$199K 14
$200K-$299K 3
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