Welcome to Durham, North Carolina

Durham is a city that is home to the historic of Duke University and North Carolina Central University, as well as a rapidly redeveloping downtown area centered on the American Tobacco campus of shops and restaurants. Research Triangle Park, a central hub of high-tech and research companies, is located less than ten miles south of Downtown Durham.

    Durham Statistics





    87ºF / 68ºF

    Summer Climate

    48ºF / 27ºF

    Winter Climate

    Live, Work, and Play in Durham

    Durham is one of the three "points" of the Research Triangle region and the county seat of Durham County, though a portion of the community extends into Wake County. Durham has the distinction of having a name recognition-boost from two historic properties. "Bull Durham" was a brand of tobacco produced in the late 19th and early 20th century, and a movie of the same name in the 1980s highlighted the area's minor league baseball heritage.

    Today, Durham residents appreciate the city's unique history while celebrating its modern growth and development. Let us introduce you to the area.

    Top Employers

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • Cisco (in Research Triangle Park)
    • Duke Health
    • Duke University
    • Durham Public Schools
    • Fidelity Investments (in Research Triangle Park)
    • GlaxoSmithKline (in Research Triangle Park)
    • IBM (in Research Triangle Park)

    Local Schools

    • Apex School of Theology
    • Duke University
    • Durham Public Schools
    • Durham Technical Community College
    • North Carolina Central University
    • North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
    • Watts School of Nursing

    Area Attractions

    • Carolina Theatre
    • Duke Homestead
    • Duke Lemur Center
    • Durham Bulls Athletic Park
    • Durham Performing Arts Center
    • Museum of Life + Science
    • Nasher Museum of Art
    • Page Auditorium at Duke University

    Want to learn more about Durham, its job opportunities, and its residential communities? We offer a wealth of resources on our website to educate you about the area and your home buying options. Choose a resource below to find more information.

    Durham Real Estate Stats

    Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® has helped individuals and families with their Durham relocation needs for over 30 years. As the #1 real estate team in the Triangle, we are here to help you find your new home and connect with the Greater Durham community. Call us at 919-235-0007 to get started today.

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