Homes for Sale in Durham, NC by Price
Known as the City of Medicine, Durham attracts professionals and students from around the world who are searching for Durham homes for sale. To meet the variety of homebuyer preferences, needs and budgets, the Durham home search often extends to homes in Hillsborough and Mebane, Chapel Hill homes, and real estate in Cary. Prospective homebuyers often anticipate living in the area while attending Duke University only to realize that the wonderful lifestyle is a reason to stay and call North Carolina home.
As one of the anchor cities of The Triangle (Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill), the City of Durham covers approximately 95 square miles and the population is approximately 225,000. Durham serves as the county seat of Durham County and portions of the city extend into Wake County. Downtown Durham was North Carolinaâ€™s first commercial district on the National Register of Historic Places.
Forbes.com ranked Durham as one of the "Top 20 Places to Educate Your Child" in 2007. Durham NC real estate, as it integrates with the Research Triangle Park, is the home of Duke University, North Carolina Central University, Durham Technical Community College, and the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. Durham Public Schools provides public education and there are quite a variety of other schools in the area, including a school for hospitalized children and the state-run residential high school North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
Whether it's a day trip to a North Carolina beach (east), to the NC mountains (west), or a day spent enjoying local activities, there's always something exciting to do when you live in the heart of Carolina! The Durham Performing Arts Center provides an excellent, multi-performance space that opened in 2008 with seating for up to 2,800. It is the largest performing arts center in the Carolinas. For a good baseball game, it is the Durham Bulls Athletic Park with a 10,000-seat capacity and great hot dogs.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, attracting annually more than 300,000 visitors, is the crown jewel of Duke University and is a premier public garden of renowned distinction for its landscape design. For a day of learning, whether young or older, Durham's North Carolina Museum of Life and Science provides the opportunity for an indoor/outdoor, one-of-a kind science park experience, featuring the "Magic Wings" butterfly house and a spectacular dinosaur trail that opened in 2009. There's never a dull moment in the heart of Carolina!
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