Durham Market Stats

Historic districts, countless local attractions, a wealth of career opportunities, and surprisingly affordable housing make Durham one of the Triangle's best places to call home. While it may seem like a large city, Durham offers countless neighborhoods with both modern and suburban charm—and you'll never have to travel far to find just what you need.

Wondering what else sets Durham apart? Ranked as the 23rd Best City in America by Livability, this growing metropolis also offers a stellar education system, top-notch healthcare, and so much more. And believe it or not, home prices in Durham are actually 27% less than the national average.

Ready to call Durham home? Let's explore!

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89ºF / 70ºF

Summer Climate

53ºF / 30ºF

Winter Climate

Life in Durham

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The Durham real estate market can be competitive—which is why it's crucial to have a local professional on your side. When you work with us, we'll make sure your home is priced accurately, marketed thoroughly, and staged for success. Feel free to browse a few of our resources, and give us a call when you'd like to get started!

Durham at a Glance

There's a reason why Durham is one of the most popular communities in the Triangle, and we'd love to help you find your new niche! As your local experts, we know all the insider details on living in Durham—feel free to contact us with any other questions you might have.

Quick Facts

Population: 279,000
County: Durham, Orange, Wake
Median household income: $58,905
Median home value: $283,077

Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 32 min
Chapel Hill: 27 min
RTP: 12 min
Major Roads: I-85, US-15, US-70

Explore the Area

Everything You'll Love in Durham

Local shopping & dining

Whether you're looking to shop the day away or enjoy a delicious meal, you'll find everything you could ever need at Southpoint Mall. This vast retail hub features indoor and outdoor shopping, as well as a food court and a number of sit-down restaurants. Durham is also home to a variety of locally owned stores, many of which are located throughout downtown.

Feeling hungry? Experience a taste of Durham at Vin Rouge or Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Biergarten.

Verdant parks and recreation

From golf courses to parks to trails, Durham has everything you need to live an active lifestyle. Attend an event or just go for a scenic stroll at Durham Central Park, located on the corner of Hunt and Foster Streets. Love to hit the links? Check out the Duke University Golf Club's championship-caliber course. And if you really want to get away from it all, plan a camping trip to the 4,000+ acre Eno River State Park.

An active community calendar

You'll never have to travel far to find something going on in Durham. Cheer on the Durham Bulls baseball team or the Duke Blue Devils, attend a performance at the Durham Performing Arts Center, or visit the interactive exhibits at the Museum of Life and Science. Durham also puts on a variety of events throughout the year, like the Bull City Food & Beer Experience and Festival for the Eno.

Unbeatable job opportunities

As the main base of the Research Triangle Park, Durham offers ample employment opportunities in just about every field imaginable. In fact, Durham is often called the "City of Medicine" thanks to its top-notch healthcare and thriving medical field.

Top employers in the Durham area include Duke University, IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, and Fidelity Investments. 

Linda Craft Team Realtors: Your Durham Experts

Does Durham sound like the perfect place to put down roots? Whether you're searching for a suburban home, a downtown condo, or something in between, we'd love to help! With over 350 years of combined industry experience and an in-depth knowledge of life in the Triangle, we have everything you need to find your real estate success. Whenever you're ready to get started, we're just a phone call away.

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