Durham: A Fast-Growing City Alive with Possibility

Though its population is about half that of neighboring Raleigh, Durham is no runner-up to Raleigh's highly-touted accomplishments. Where Raleigh is the shiny and established big-city big sister to Durham, Durham is a bright and burgeoning community filled with opportunity—for work, for play, and for high-quality living.

It’s a community where the young come to explore new careers in a fast-growing city and the old come to enjoy their retirement surrounded by arts, culture, and entertainment. It’s a place families flock to for the great schools, students stay for the exciting nightlife, and the young and old rejoice to find themselves at home in Durham.

Homes for Sale in Durham, NC by Price

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Real Estate Trends

Average Sales Price: $266,933
Average Price Per Sq. Ft.: $162.39
Average Days on Market: 81
Number of Homes on Market: 1,396

Meet Your Neighbors

Chosen for its affordability, burgeoning arts and entertainment districts, and proximity to outstanding career opportunities, Durham is a melting pot for a diverse mix of residents.

Durham has become an area of major draw for young professionals, families, retirees, students, and everyone in between for its highly-diverse mix of affordable homes, top-notch employment opportunities, especially in the technical and medical industries, outstanding education, and true wealth of arts, entertainment, and excitement.

It’s home to major companies and employers like Duke University and Duke Medical Center, located just seconds from the world-renowned Research Triangle Park, and boasts numerous options for award-winning public, charter, independent, and private schools, as well as plenty of opportunities for continuing education.

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photo: Durham City Skyline

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photo: Historic Downtown Durham

Enjoy the Lifestyle

Arts, culture, music, entertainment, nightlife (and beer!), parks, recreation, sports… Durham has it all!

You’ll find no shortage of things to do, see, and enjoy in Durham. Find award-winning performances at the Durham Performing Arts Center, local music and productions at the Carolina Theatre, or outstanding exhibits at the Nasher Museum of Art. Cheer on your favorite team at a Durham Bulls baseball game or at a Duke University men’s basketball game. Shop, dine, enjoy live music, or stay out all night at the American Tobacco Historic District of Downtown Durham. Find employment with a major national company at the Research Triangle Park, or with a small tech company right in the heart of Downtown. Enjoy outstanding local events and culture at endless festivals, concerts, plays, and other celebrations, or simply spend the day relaxing at your local park or exploring the American Tobacco Trail. In Durham, there’s something for everyone.

Durham Performing Arts Center

photo: Durham Performing Arts Center

Historic Duke Campus

photo: Historic Buildings At Duke University

Shopping, dining and entertainment in Durham NC

photo: Shopping, dining and entertainment in Durham NC.

Enjoy beautiful Durham

photo: There's always something fun happening in Durham!

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Durham at a Glance

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Quick Facts

  • Population (2018): 274,291

  • Population Growth Since 2010: +19.3%

  • County: Durham

  • Mean Home Price (2014-2018): $207,900


Travel & Commute

  • Raleigh: average 24.6 min

  • Public Transit: GoDurham

  • Airport: RDU Airport

  • Major Highways: I-85 & I-40

Explore the True Potential of Durham, NC!

If you're ready to start exploring all that Durham has to offer or you already know and you're thinking of buying a home here, then it's time to contact The Marti Hampton Team! We are your guide to life in the Triangle and your real estate resource for buying or selling a home in Durham. Give us a call today to learn more about Durham or buying a home or to start searching for your dream home in Durham!

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This data was last updated on: 06/25/22 11:50 AM. A full data refresh was last performed on: 06/24/22 09:39 PM.

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