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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 Townhomes for Sale Under $100K (13) 

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MLS#: 1941843
MLS#: 1941843
342 Kilarney Drive
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 1988
Triangle Star Realty Triangle Star Realty
$27,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,120 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1938686
MLS#: 1938686
46 Justin Court
Durham, NC  27705
Year Built: 1985
Real Home Services and Solutions, Inc. Real Home Services and Solutions, Inc.
$44,500
1 Bed, 1 Bath
882 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1927300
MLS#: 1927300
3775 Guess Road
Durham, NC  27705
Year Built: 1975
TriChoice Realty, LLC TriChoice Realty, LLC
$59,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,305 SqFt
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MLS#: 1934131
MLS#: 1934131
3616 Crystal Court
Durham, NC  27705
Year Built: 1982
Re/Max Preferred Associates Re/Max Preferred Associates
$69,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
810 SqFt
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MLS#: 1931486
MLS#: 1931486
1232 Marne Avenue
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 2007, 1 Car Garage
Broker Partners Realty Broker Partners Realty
$77,500
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,350 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 1938895
MLS#: 1938895
20 georgetown Court
Durham, NC  27705
Year Built: 1983
Ling Wu Ling Wu
$80,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,040 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1937229
MLS#: 1937229
3524 Rawdon Drive
Durham, NC  27713
Year Built: 1985
Nicole James Real Estate Group Nicole James Real Estate Group
$83,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,152 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 1885299
MLS#: 1885299
650 Ganyard Farm Way
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 2007, 1 Car Garage
Re/Max One Realty Re/Max One Realty
$85,000
3 Bed, 4 Bath
1,727 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1942049
MLS#: 1942049
11 Durbin Place
Durham, NC  27705
Year Built: 1984
Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill
$85,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,040 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1919638
MLS#: 1919638
2 Prestwick Place
Durham, NC  27705
Year Built: 1982
Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office
$89,950
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,040 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1932872
MLS#: 1932872
1229 Marne Avenue
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 2006
H Co. Properties H Co. Properties
$95,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,378 SqFt
0.12 Acres
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MLS#: 1936865
MLS#: 1936865
11 Astor Court
Durham, NC  27705
Year Built: 1982
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$97,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,050 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1939198
MLS#: 1939198
506 Summer Breeze Drive
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 2003
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$97,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,400 SqFt
0.07 Acres
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