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Live Out Your Dreams in the Bull City

Wondering why buyers are flocking to Durham? Affectionately known as the Bull City, Durham is known as an epicenter for jobs, entertainment, cuisine, and so much more. In fact, people from across the country are starting to notice this city's one-of-a-kind charm—U.S. News even ranked Durham as one of the top ten places to live in the nation. If you want to join this stellar community, now is the time to make your move. Durham's market is highly competitive, which means homes don't stay on the market for very long!

Want to learn how to live like a Durham local? Here's everything you need to know.

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Live, Work & Play in Durham!


Wondering what sets Durham apart from the Triangle's other top cities? Many buyers are moving here for the job opportunities, but they're also finding that the area is pretty affordable compared to other similar cities.

Believe it or not, homes in Durham go for an average of $247,682. That's 65% less expensive than homes in Cary! When you factor in Durham's top-notch location, this city really does have everything you could want...and more. 


Duke University. Fidelity Investments. IBM. These are just a few of the organizations that call Durham home...and they're currently hiring. So many professionals move to the Bull City for its career opportunities, and here, the job market is always growing.

Durham residents enjoy a record-low unemployment rate of 3.1%, as well as an average household income of $54,840. Top career fields in the area include healthcare, engineering, and pharmaceuticals. 


If you want to have some fun around the Bull City, just ask a local for some recommendations! You'll see plenty of natives cheering on the Durham Bulls at the American Tobacco Campus or strolling around the Streets at Southpoint.

Don't forget to also check out the Durham Performing Arts Center, which hosts a countless variety of musicians, plays, concerts, and speakers. Go ahead—snag some tickets for your next night out! 

Durham at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: I-85, US 501, US 15 
Airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Public Transit: GoDurham
Distance to Raleigh: 31 minutes, 21 miles
Distance to Chapel Hill: 29 minutes, 16 miles


Population: 228,330
County: Durham, Orange, & Wake
Zip Codes: 27701 - 27722
Median Home Value: $247,682
Median Rent: $1,234

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There's Even More to Love!

Durham residents are proud of their city—and one visit is all it takes to see why. Here are a few more reasons to love this unique area.

Delectable Dining

Get ready to work up an appetite! Living in Durham means you'll have access to some of the Triangle's best bites—and there's always a new spot to try. Even the pickiest eaters have no trouble finding something to satisfy their palettes, and more adventurous foodies will have a blast, too. Locals always recommend spots like Dame's Chicken and WafflesGuglhupf Cafe & Biergarten, and Brigs at the Park.

Tons of Shopping

Want to spend an afternoon indulging in a little retail therapy? Have some errands you need to run? When you call Durham home, you'll gain access to some of the Triangle's favorite shopping destinations, including the Streets at Southpoint. This one-of-a-kind mall features both indoor and outdoor retailers, as well as a massive food court. Other favorite spots include Brightleaf Square and Northgate Mall.

Endless Green Space

Imagine being able to take in the stunning Carolina blue sky whenever you want. Durham's amazing system of public parks, greenways, and trails make it easy to enjoy the great outdoors, which means it's time to start exploring! Just head to the Duke Forest or the Eno River State Park to experience North Carolina's native flora and fauna—you can even bring your furry friend along with you! 

Top-Rated Schools

Searching for a public school system that makes the grade? Most of Durham's younger residents are served by Durham County Public Schools, which operates 54 institutions across the area. Here, children can experience plenty of hands-on learning opportunities and custom-tailored curriculum that will prepare them for life after graduation. You'll also be close to Duke University, one of the top colleges in the South.

Your Dream Home Is Waiting!

Ready to jumpstart your home search? The Reeves Team is here to help! We have over a decade of experience when it comes to helping buyers plant new roots—and we're excited to help you, too. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions!

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