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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#: 1980279
MLS#: 1980279
706 Old Oxford Highway
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 1937
Molloy Realty Group Molloy Realty Group
$12,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
869 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 1970888
MLS#: 1970888
1004 Juniper Street
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1935, Basement
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$29,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,018 SqFt
0.11 Acres
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MLS#: 1963924
MLS#: 1963924
311 S Guthrie Avenue
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 1907
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$30,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,350 SqFt
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 1959760
MLS#: 1959760
110 ENTERPRISE Street
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1930
Brokers United Realty Brokers United Realty
$34,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
980 SqFt
0.25 Acres
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MLS#: 1976718
MLS#: 1976718
2209 Fitzgerald Avenue
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1930
Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office
$35,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
784 SqFt
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 1972450
MLS#: 1972450
1607 Evergreen Street
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 1947
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$39,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,304 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 1940901
MLS#: 1940901
1301 Fleetwood Street
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1952, Basement
Bullard Properties, LLC Bullard Properties, LLC
$39,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,178 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 1966536
MLS#: 1966536
1216 Dawkins Street
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1920
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$39,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,098 SqFt
0.05 Acres
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MLS#: 1978542
MLS#: 1978542
1137 Drew Street
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1963
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$42,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,020 SqFt
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 1971563
MLS#: 1971563
1212 Rosewood Street
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1952
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$45,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
745 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 1974191
MLS#: 1974191
1021 Rosedale Avenue
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1920
Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill
$45,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
992 SqFt
0.12 Acres
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MLS#: 1974195
MLS#: 1974195
2305 Ashe Street
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 1920
Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill
$45,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,300 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 1979345
MLS#: 1979345
9 Midgette Place
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 1971
Reeves Realty, Inc. Reeves Realty, Inc.
$45,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
960 SqFt
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 1977806
MLS#: 1977806
3232 Dearborn Drive
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 1940
Real Home Services and Solutions, Inc. Real Home Services and Solutions, Inc.
$47,700
2 Bed, 1 Bath
854 SqFt
0.43 Acres
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MLS#: 1970828
MLS#: 1970828
603 Linwood Avenue
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1920
Rainbow Choice Realty Rainbow Choice Realty
$49,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,244 SqFt
0.12 Acres
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MLS#: 1974189
MLS#: 1974189
1106 Taylor Street
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1930
Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill
$49,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
916 SqFt
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 1940636
MLS#: 1940636
807 Dupree Street
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1949, Basement
Success Realty, Inc. Success Realty, Inc.
$49,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,265 SqFt
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 1978555
MLS#: 1978555
1109 Rosedale Avenue
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1930
Trademark Property Services, LLC Trademark Property Services, LLC
$49,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
902 SqFt
0.10 Acres
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MLS#: 1979721
MLS#: 1979721
805 Spruce Street
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 1930
Trammel Brothers Realtors Trammel Brothers Realtors
$49,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,316 SqFt
0.09 Acres
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MLS#: 1979982
MLS#: 1979982
4214 US 70
Durham, NC  27705
Year Built: 1956
Tri-Alexander Properties, LLC Tri-Alexander Properties, LLC
$52,470
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,480 SqFt
2.07 Acres
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MLS#: 1975757
MLS#: 1975757
2207 Chautauqua Avenue
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1938
Quality Realty Quality Realty
$53,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
820 SqFt
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 1943134
MLS#: 1943134
1807 House Avenue
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1935
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$54,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,050 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 1978272
MLS#: 1978272
2224 Emerson Place
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1970
Kevin Van Zyl Kevin Van Zyl
$54,900
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1,353 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 1963895
MLS#: 1963895
310 Price Avenue
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 1900
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$55,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
864 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 1973401
MLS#: 1973401
428 Sowell Street
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1910
Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office
$55,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,333 SqFt
0.10 Acres
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MLS#: 1976284
MLS#: 1976284
1802 S Alston Avenue
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1964
Kairos Homes Incorporated Kairos Homes Incorporated
$56,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,344 SqFt
0.29 Acres
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MLS#: 1939816
MLS#: 1939816
1319 Maplewood Drive
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 1958
Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office
$56,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
889 SqFt
0.22 Acres
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MLS#: 1919955
MLS#: 1919955
125 Barnhill Street
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1958
Keller Williams Realty Cary Keller Williams Realty Cary
$56,700
2 Bed, 1 Bath
775 SqFt
0.28 Acres
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MLS#: 1956271
MLS#: 1956271
429 LAKELAND Street
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1910
Rainbow Choice Realty Rainbow Choice Realty
$57,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
906 SqFt
0.12 Acres
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MLS#: 1959217
MLS#: 1959217
2601 Glenbrook Drive
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 1979
Lestep, Inc. Lestep, Inc.
$58,500
3 Bed, 1 Bath
980 SqFt
0.23 Acres
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MLS#: 1971996
MLS#: 1971996
608 Red Oak Avenue
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1947
Weichert, Realtors- Mark Thomas Properties Weichert, Realtors- Mark Thomas Properties
$59,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,104 SqFt
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 1923643
MLS#: 1923643
3513 Angier Avenue
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 1940
Weichert, Realtors - On The Move Weichert, Realtors - On The Move
$60,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,188 SqFt
0.40 Acres
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MLS#: 1972749
MLS#: 1972749
1306 Drew Street
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 1960
Highgarden Real Estate North Carolina Highgarden Real Estate North Carolina
$60,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,092 SqFt
0.11 Acres
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MLS#: 1979099
MLS#: 1979099
311 E Pilot Street
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 1967, Basement
Allison James Estates and Homes Allison James Estates and Homes
$61,400
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2,646 SqFt
0.25 Acres
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MLS#: 1973756
MLS#: 1973756
901 Usher Street
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 1957
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$66,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
934 SqFt
0.35 Acres
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MLS#: 1954661
MLS#: 1954661
701 Old Oxford Road
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 1936
Re/Max Winning Edge Re/Max Winning Edge
$68,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,147 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 1946720
MLS#: 1946720
1315 Hearthside Street
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1969
Re/Max Preferred Associates Re/Max Preferred Associates
$69,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,280 SqFt
0.22 Acres
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MLS#: 1971367
MLS#: 1971367
236 S Woodcrest Street
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 1979
Triangle Star Realty Triangle Star Realty
$69,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,500 SqFt
0.54 Acres
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MLS#: 1974408
MLS#: 1974408
230 Brassy Creek Avenue
Durham, NC  27712
Year Built: 1972
Triangle Star Realty Triangle Star Realty
$69,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,412 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 1963874
MLS#: 1963874
1306 Liberty Street
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 1920
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$70,000
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1,684 SqFt
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 1974194
MLS#: 1974194
901 Belvin Avenue
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 2001
Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill Keller Williams Realty Chapel Hill
$70,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,120 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 1978738
MLS#: 1978738
201 Briggs Avenue
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 1955
America's Best Realty America's Best Realty
$70,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,440 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 1978871
MLS#: 1978871
3906 N Glenn Road
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 1985, 1 Car Garage
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$70,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,056 SqFt
0.45 Acres
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MLS#: 1959725
MLS#: 1959725
2325 Curtis Street
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1971
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$71,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,000 SqFt
0.25 Acres
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MLS#: 1979269
MLS#: 1979269
504 Lakeland Street
Durham, NC  27701
Year Built: 1960, Basement
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$72,000
4 Bed, 1 Bath
1,176 SqFt
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 1974803
MLS#: 1974803
5308 Redwood Road
Durham, NC  27703
Year Built: 1968, Basement
Allison James Estates and Homes Allison James Estates and Homes
$73,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2,288 SqFt
3.18 Acres
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MLS#: 1955877
MLS#: 1955877
2501 Dearborn Drive
Durham, NC  27704
Year Built: 1983
Porter Service Realty Porter Service Realty
$75,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,148 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 1972564
MLS#: 1972564
1724 Wynn Road
Durham, NC  27713
Year Built: 1950
Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Croasdaile Sales Office
$75,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
840 SqFt
0.44 Acres
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MLS#: 1976631
MLS#: 1976631
1102 Willowdale Drive
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1962, Basement
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$75,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2,330 SqFt
0.26 Acres
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MLS#: 1977261
MLS#: 1977261
117 Archdale Drive
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1967
Frank Ward, Realtors Frank Ward, Realtors
$75,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,066 SqFt
0.28 Acres
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