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Durham, NC Real Estate

From its industrial past, Durham real estate owners have created a city with a great breadth of culture, strong employment opportunities and a diverse population of open, engaging and entrepreneurial citizens.  Durham real estate is the home of the famed Research Triangle Park (RTP), which is the world's largest university-related research park.  RTP is surrounded on three sides by the city of Durham with a small portion of the park spilling over into Wake County toward Morrisville and Apex.   There are nearly 170 companies in Research Triangle, 90% of which are in Durham, and over 40,000 full-time and 10,000 contract positions held there.

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From its industrial past, Durham real estate owners have created a city with a great breadth of culture, strong employment opportunities and a diverse population of open, engaging and entrepreneurial citizens.  Durham real estate is the home of the famed Research Triangle Park (RTP), which is the world's largest university-related research park.  RTP is surrounded on three sides by the city of Durham with a small portion of the park spilling over into Wake County toward Morrisville and Apex.   There are nearly 170 companies in Research Triangle, 90% of which are in Durham, and over 40,000 full-time and 10,000 contract positions held there.

Population of Durham

The 2010 population of Durham is 237,214 and has been consistently growing for the last 25 years.

Durham Climate

The climate of Durham real estate is one of its great draws.  The coldest months are December and January, with average high temperatures around 50 and average lows around 38 degrees.  During the hot summer months, temperatures average 89 degrees during the day and 70 in the evenings.  The moderate climate of Durham real estate is comfortable and promotes outdoor activities year-round for everyone.

Durham Real Estate and the Economy

Durham real estate and surrounding areas benefit greatly from Research Triangle Park because there are so many major employers, like IBM, Glaxo-SmithKline, The Environmental Protection Agency, Quintiles Transnational, Reichold Chemical, Research Triangle Institute and others who employ many of the graduates from the surrounding universities.

Durham Colleges and Universities

Durham real estate owners have access to two major universities. Duke University, with the Duke University Medical Center, is the largest employer in North Carolina after the state itself.  Duke may be known throughout the world as the home of the Duke Blue Devils basketball program, but  Duke University has established itself over the last 50 years as one of the nation's top private universities.

Duke has approximately 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and employs approximately 33,000 people in full and part-time positions.

North Carolina Central University is a historically black university which is part of the University of North Carolina system. One of NCCU's specialties is bio-tech training programs.  Durham real estate is home to more biotech companies than any other place in the state.  NCCU has nearly 9,000 students enrolled.

Durham real estate owners are exceptionally well educated since many of those university graduates endeavor to make the Bully City their home after graduation.  Its agricultural and manufacturing roots mix with its knowledge worker base of today to create a diverse population and gives Durham real estate owners a wonderfully broad array of experiences for people from all cultures and backgrounds.

Durham Public and Private Schools

Durham real estate 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.  Three magnet schools in Durham were recently recognized as Magnet Schools of America for their excellence.  Durham School of the Arts, R.N. Harris Elementary School and Club Boulevard Magnet Elementary School were recognized. Durham real estate  is also nearby to terrific private schools, such as Durham Academy, Trinity School, Duke School for Children, Immaculata Catholic School, Lerner Community Jewish Day School and numerous Charter Schools.

Durham Real Estate and Transportation

Durham is intersected by Interstates 85 and 40, offering easy road access to other states.  Interstate 40 intersects Interstate 95 one hour to the east and Interstate 77 one hour to the west.

Durham is 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, one of the most easily accessible major airports in the Southeast.

Durham has an excellent municipal transportation hub called Durham Station, with a county-wide bus system and a regional bus service, Triangle Transit.  This is also a fare-free city circulator bus called the Bull City Connector with 35 stops running from East of Downtown to the Duke University Medical Center.  Durham also has an Amtrak Station.  Durham invested more than $20 million in road improvements in 2010 and approved $20 million more for the coming years, so transportation by car is easy with only moderate traffic issues during rush hours during the week. Overall, Durham real estate is very accessible to other, neighboring areas.

Durham Shopping

Over the last 10 years downtown Durham real estate has re-emerged as a hot spot for business and for residential living.  New urban development of Durham real estate has been robust, especially with the revitalization of the Downtown area and repurposed historic tobacco warehouses and textile mills.  Former industrial structures are now office space, townhomes and condominiums.  Old storefronts have been opened with fine restaurants such as Rue Cler, Piedmont, 614 West Morgan Italian Eatery, Tyler's Taproom, Dos Perros, Revolution, Pop's Trattoria, Scratch Artisan Bakery and others.

Durham Arts and Entertainment

Durham is home to The Durham Bulls baseball team, the most popular AAA Baseball team in the world and the subject of the most famous sports movie of all time, Bull Durham, filmed in Durham in 1988.

In the fall of 2008 Durham opened one of the top theaters in the Southeast; The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC).  This modern theater seats over 2,400 people and hosts off-Broadway shows, as well as comedians and concerts year-round.  Durham supports The Arts, and much to the delight of Durham real estate owners, DPAC actually showed a profit in its first year.  The theater is of such quality that top shows and performers are choosing Durham over other venues.

Durham real estate owners have access to a wide array of  one-of-a-kind restaurants; Durham was name America's Foodiest Small Town by Bon Appetit in 2008.   Home to more than three dozen nationally recognized restaurants, Durham real estate has access to a vibrant mobile food culture offering chef-driven concepts without the dining room.  Visit the Durham Convention and Visitor Bureau website for a great run-down of Durham real estate’s most noted dining spots from fancy to fun.

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MLS#: 1784556
MLS#: 1784556
800 Joe Louis Boulevard
Durham, NC  27707
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$5,000
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 1828879
MLS#: 1828879
1905 Majestic Drive
Durham, NC  27707
The Equity Group, Realtors The Equity Group, Realtors
$7,000
0.22 Acres
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MLS#: 1828881
MLS#: 1828881
1911 Majestic Drive
Durham, NC  27707
The Equity Group, Realtors The Equity Group, Realtors
$7,000
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 1828884
MLS#: 1828884
1909 Majestic Drive
Durham, NC  27707
The Equity Group, Realtors The Equity Group, Realtors
$7,000
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 1930666
MLS#: 1930666
823 Lee Street
Durham, NC  27701
Porter Service Realty Porter Service Realty
$7,000
0.22 Acres
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MLS#: 1780813
MLS#: 1780813
3046 Ruth Street
Durham, NC  27704
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$7,500
0.45 Acres
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MLS#: 1784549
MLS#: 1784549
815 Cartman Drive
Durham, NC  27704
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$7,500
0.48 Acres
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MLS#: 1966894
MLS#: 1966894
236 Barclay Road
Durham, NC  27712
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$9,500
0.68 Acres
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MLS#: 1966895
MLS#: 1966895
228 Barclay Road
Durham, NC  27712
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$9,500
0.86 Acres
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MLS#: 1966896
MLS#: 1966896
234 Barclay Road
Durham, NC  27712
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$9,500
0.70 Acres
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MLS#: 1966897
MLS#: 1966897
238 Barclay Road
Durham, NC  27712
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$9,500
0.67 Acres
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MLS#: 1967043
MLS#: 1967043
5705 Centennial Drive
Durham, NC  27712
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$9,500
0.54 Acres
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MLS#: 1967049
MLS#: 1967049
5706 Centennial Drive
Durham, NC  27712
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$9,500
0.84 Acres
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MLS#: 1967053
MLS#: 1967053
5709 Centennial Drive
Durham, NC  27712
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$9,500
0.69 Acres
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MLS#: 1967061
MLS#: 1967061
5712 Centennial Drive
Durham, NC  27712
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$9,500
0.60 Acres
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MLS#: 1967064
MLS#: 1967064
5716 Centennial Drive
Durham, NC  27712
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$9,500
0.60 Acres
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MLS#: 1964892
MLS#: 1964892
128 Misty Ridge Road
Durham, NC  27712
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$9,900
0.73 Acres
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MLS#: 1970034
MLS#: 1970034
2502 Lindmont Avenue
Durham, NC  27704
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$9,900
0.46 Acres
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MLS#: 1922518
MLS#: 1922518
901 Linwood Avenue
Durham, NC  27701
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty
$9,990
0.11 Acres
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MLS#: 1964889
MLS#: 1964889
5517 Centennial Drive
Durham, NC  27712
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$9,990
1.11 Acres
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MLS#: 1871432
MLS#: 1871432
100 East Road
Durham, NC  27704
Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office
$10,000
1.30 Acres
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MLS#: 1871433
MLS#: 1871433
101 East Road
Durham, NC  27704
Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office
$10,000
1.10 Acres
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MLS#: 1959404
MLS#: 1959404
1400 Granby Street
Durham, NC  27701
West & Woodall/Town, Lake & Country Properties West & Woodall/Town, Lake & Country Properties
$10,000
0.56 Acres
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MLS#: 1959406
MLS#: 1959406
1101 Drew Street
Durham, NC  27701
West & Woodall/Town, Lake & Country Properties West & Woodall/Town, Lake & Country Properties
$10,000
0.63 Acres
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MLS#: 1969035
MLS#: 1969035
1400 S Alston Avenue
Durham, NC  27707
Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office
$10,000
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 1871435
MLS#: 1871435
823 Chalmers Street
Durham, NC  27707
Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office
$12,000
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 1970276
MLS#: 1970276
2100 Cheek Road
Durham, NC  27704
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$12,900
0.60 Acres
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MLS#: 1970306
MLS#: 1970306
2110 Cheek Road
Durham, NC  27704
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$12,900
0.40 Acres
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MLS#: 1970312
MLS#: 1970312
2104 Cheek Road
Durham, NC  27704
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$12,900
0.69 Acres
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MLS#: 1970322
MLS#: 1970322
2108 Cheek Road
Durham, NC  27704
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$12,900
0.06 Acres
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MLS#: 1922512
MLS#: 1922512
3504 Emily Street
Durham, NC  27704
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty
$13,990
0.12 Acres
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MLS#: 1852025
MLS#: 1852025
823 Waring Street
Durham, NC  27704
Success Realty, Inc. Success Realty, Inc.
$15,000
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 1940391
MLS#: 1940391
1108 Simmons Street
Durham, NC  27701
Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office
$15,000
0.22 Acres
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MLS#: 1957308
MLS#: 1957308
3501 Delmar Drive
Durham, NC  27703
Victorious Real Estate Associates, Inc. Victorious Real Estate Associates, Inc.
$15,000
0.45 Acres
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MLS#: 1957309
MLS#: 1957309
3511 Delmar Drive
Durham, NC  27703
Victorious Real Estate Associates, Inc. Victorious Real Estate Associates, Inc.
$15,000
0.46 Acres
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MLS#: 1922520
MLS#: 1922520
1100 Hazel Street
Durham, NC  27701
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty
$15,990
0.12 Acres
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MLS#: 1922521
MLS#: 1922521
1511 Fay Street
Durham, NC  27701
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty
$15,990
0.23 Acres
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MLS#: 1922523
MLS#: 1922523
609 Grant Street
Durham, NC  27701
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty
$15,990
0.12 Acres
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MLS#: 1922524
MLS#: 1922524
1108 Drew Street
Durham, NC  27701
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty
$15,990
0.23 Acres
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MLS#: 1915613
MLS#: 1915613
500 Homeland Avenue
Durham, NC  27707
Neighborhood Sales and Marketing Neighborhood Sales and Marketing
$16,000
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 1922228
MLS#: 1922228
603 Elmira Avenue
Durham, NC  27707
Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office
$16,000
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 1828877
MLS#: 1828877
1901 Majestic Drive
Durham, NC  27707
The Equity Group, Realtors The Equity Group, Realtors
$17,000
0.24 Acres
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MLS#: 1907104
MLS#: 1907104
2612 Holloway Street
Durham, NC  27703
Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office
$17,500
0.44 Acres
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MLS#: 1907107
MLS#: 1907107
2616 Holloway Street
Durham, NC  27703
Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office
$17,500
0.44 Acres
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MLS#: 1907112
MLS#: 1907112
2620 Holloway Street
Durham, NC  27703
Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office
$17,500
0.44 Acres
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MLS#: 1922037
MLS#: 1922037
405 Sparella Street
Durham, NC  27703
Porter Service Realty Porter Service Realty
$17,500
0.31 Acres
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MLS#: 1922038
MLS#: 1922038
407 Sparella Street
Durham, NC  27703
Porter Service Realty Porter Service Realty
$17,500
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 1922513
MLS#: 1922513
414 Old Oxford Road
Durham, NC  27704
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty
$17,990
0.23 Acres
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MLS#: 1922515
MLS#: 1922515
714 Brye Street
Durham, NC  27703
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty
$17,990
0.29 Acres
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MLS#: 1922516
MLS#: 1922516
3506 Emily Street
Durham, NC  27704
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty
$17,990
0.20 Acres
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