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Durham, North Carolina is located in Durham and Orange Counties. Durham is a colorful, creative and capitalist community. The city is known as the City of Medicine. The northernmost city in the Triangle, Durham is host to many Research Triangle commerce and businesses. It has been rated number one out of 274 other counties of similar size on the Creativity Index from Carnegie Mellon University.

Durham is located at 36 degrees N latitude and 78 degrees 55 minutes W longitude. It has a moderate climate with very warm humid summers and mild winters. Temperature in Durham is very pleasing allowing for outdoor activities like golf almost year round. One can easily find beautifully maintained, affordable golf in the Durham area. Durham is consistently ranked in the regional and national media as one of the top places to live and do business in the United States.

Durham is also home to 13 historic sites, three art centers, 12 signature annual events with national or regional recognition, plus dozens of other core and celebrated annual events, six science and nature centers, and great spectator sports venues. The Dli Museum and Art Gallery is one of Durham city’s most modern visitor attractions where you can explore the story of county Durham at war. A thousand years of welcoming pilgrims has given Durham a reputation for hospitality.


Durham is situated 13 miles (21 km) to the south west of Sunderland, in North East England. There is quite a range of cultural activities and resources in Durham. The city has numerous jazz festivals, blues festivals, symphony concerts, and art exhibitions to choose from. The American Dance Festival and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival happen here every year. The Cathedral and Castle combine to give the City of Durham one of the most distinctive skylines in the world.

Durham comprises the splendour and magnificence of a World Heritage site, quiet medieval streets and historic events, with the excellent modern amenities that you would associate with a cosmopolitan city. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy in and around the city of Durham. The American Tobacco Trail has 12 miles of trails from downtown to the county line that offer residents good access for biking, hiking, walking, or jogging.


Many real estate experts and homeowners strongly believe that Durham, North Carolina Real Estate is good for investment. Commercial real estate in Durham is flourishing. Durham has a variety of real estate listings so whether you are looking for townhouses, condos, luxury homes, or investment properties all you can easily locate within the city. Durham has many unique vacation rentals and self catering accommodations that make a perfect family vacation.

Rich in both history and modern culture, Durham offers something for everyone. Durham hotels boast some of the greatest variety in the state. You will truly have your choice of location, price, and amenities year round in this great city. Popular amenities such as free high-speed Internet access, a fitness center, and swimming pool are available at all the hotels in Durham. 


Food is a distinctive highlight to Durham. In fact, Durham boasts some of North Carolina's most notable chefs and restaurants. Durham’s inns, restaurants and cafés offer something for everyone with food from all over the world. Durham offers many interesting attractions. While here you can enjoy visiting Bennett Place State Historic Site, North Carolina Central University, Research Triangle Park, Hayti Heritage Center, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Historic Stagville, or the Carolina Theatre. From arts, to sports, to college campuses, there is something for everyone in Durham!

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A wide range of shops and restaurants co-exist happily with the Victorian Market. Much of Durham’s shopping area is closed to traffic, making for a more relaxed atmosphere. The city has a modern shopping centre, but also offers a haven of peace with pleasant walks along the wooded river banks and the opportunity to take boat trips on the River Wear.

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