Durham, North Carolina

Durham NC Real Estate, Durham area and Community Information


Durham, North Carolina, is the fourth largest city in the state. The high-tech Research Triangle lies between Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. This community of about 240,000 residents is the home of Duke University and North Carolina Central University.

History

The Great Indian Trading Path once ran though the area. The trail eventually stimulated settlement and commercial transportation. John Lawson, an English explorer, chronicled the scenic qualities of the area by referring to it as "the flower of the Carolinas." In the mid-18th century, King Charles I promoted further settlement of the area through land grants. The area was mostly agricultural in nature until the railroads arrived in the mid-1800s. After the Civil War, the tobacco industry thrived as word spread of the sweet, flavorful tobacco grown in the area.

Parks and Recreation

Eno River State Park is a 3,900-acre expanse of tranquility, seclusion and serenity. The swift-flowing, shallow waters of the Eno River cascade through near-wilderness at many points. Step back in time as you imagine the earliest settlers crossing the river on their way to their next adventure. Nature trails and hiking paths abound in this unspoiled, pristine world. The Little River Regional Park offers residents a wide array of recreational opportunities across its hundreds of acres. Enjoy miles of mountain bike trails, hiking trails and even a butterfly garden. The park also offers an ADA 0.25-mi paved trail, playgrounds, extensive picnic facilities and a birding trail.

Attractions and Activities

Those that elect to invest in Durham NC real estate will enjoy a lively arts scene. The Carolina Theatre is a popular venue for concerts, theatrical productions and independent films. In 2005, the Nasher Museum of Art opened at Duke University, and it has hosted a series of international traveling exhibitions.

Events

The American Dance Festival has been identified as "the world's greatest dance festival" by the New York Post. The festival seeks to promote and support both experienced and emerging choreographers. This Durham institution has been working to widen the audience for dance since 1934.

A prospective Durham home buyer can really benefit from the knowledge of a local Durham real estate agent in sifting through the hundreds of single-family Durham NC homes and condominiums that will be on the market at any one time. The homes for sale in Durham range from affordable, updated bungalows to upscale estates.

If your focus is on newer real estate in Durham, Alex Rivers can show you value-priced Durham properties that include fine amenities like brick facades, energy-saving systems and ample storage. Young families will find appropriate starter-type Durham homes for sale, and the discriminating buyer can consider luxurious residential Durham real estate.
Alex Rivers
Alex Rivers
Broker