The Bull City is widely known for its top-notch medical, research and educational facilities including Duke Medicine and the highly esteemed Duke University. It has beaten out other larger cities for sought-after accolades and continuously receives recognition as a top hub for startup investment and innovation. The constant national attention draws people from all over the nation to the Triangle city and it quickly becomes the place they decide to call home.
Located in the heart of the city’s center, the American Tobacco Historic District merges business and pleasure amid a revitalized tobacco town setting. Leading tech and research companies, restaurants and entertainment venues fill the renovated warehouses and exposed-brick buildings. The District’s well-planned grounds welcome visitors day and night.
Family-friendly activities are abundant downtown with the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and Durham Performing Arts Center located on the same street. Home to the synonymously named minor league baseball team, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park is a buzz throughout the year with games during the season and outdoor events at other times. The largest performing arts center in the state, the DPAC hosts hundreds of national touring Broadway shows, off-Broadway performances and world-famous musicians throughout the year.
Nearby, the renowned 55-acre Sarah P. Duke Gardens hosts more than 300,000 visitors annually and serves as a serene escape from the rush of life. Visitors can enjoy five miles of walkways and trails amid a beautifully designed garden with natural wooded areas.
Foodies will agree that Durham’s restaurant scene is on point with tasty, locally owned establishments and talented chefs. From artisanal coffee shops and cafés to farm-to-table menus and regional craft beers, the city offers culinary delights sure to please.
A short drive from the bustling Research Triangle Park, RDU Airport and downtown Raleigh, Durham is making strides to offer its residents and visitors a setting of convenience and opportunity. It truly is a city on the rise.