Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB-
- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingB
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA-
Durham is a city in North Carolina with a population of 264,310. Durham is in Durham County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Durham offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Durham there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Durham and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Durham are above average.
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Our Durham community by far is the most culturally diverse city in North Carolina. It is a great place to learn, live, and grow. It is the home of champions from the Duke Blue Devils to the North Carolina Central University Eagles. Our city has the small-town feel but a robust big city-style nightlife. Did I mention that the food here is phenomenal? Our community by far is one of the foodiest in the state as a very strong rival to Ashville, NC. Lastly, I would like to share our best-kept secret. I personally introduce you to the world-famous Durham Bulls Baseball. Catch the spirit of Durham, NC!
Durham is a great place to live espiecally if you are moving from up north or a more expensive area of the country. In my opinion, while it technically does lie well below the Mason Dixon line, it holds very few of the negative connotations about the South. Downtown Durham and many of its suburbs include many "hip" (seriously, hip) restaurants and coffee shops. Durham has something for everyone, those looking for an urban vibe will absolutely be fulfilled if choosing to live downtown or near central Durham. Durham also offers plenty of standard suburban spots as well for those looking for the best of both worlds. On the outskirts of Durham, there are some rural spots filled with open fields and green trees for miles. Durham is pretty, cool, fun, stylish, and unconventional in all the best ways!
Since I have been living in Durham NC it has grown on me tremendously. The centralized location in NC is the most convenient. It allows me to be able to visit other family members in NC without being to far from the remaining family members. The weather in Durham is also a variation of the weather on the western part of North Carolina and the Eastern part of North Carolina. Summers are ideal summers as far as the heat and winters are cold enough to produce the precipitation needed for a Merry Christmas. The diversity in culture, race, ethnic groups and income levels produce a well balanced economy in Durham NC making it possible to find employment in almost every industry while still being able to make a competitive wage. I love Durham North Carolina!