Durham skyline with the American Tobacco Campus view at twilight.

How to Pick the Perfect Durham Community

Durham is a “little big” city. It has the close-knit feel of a small town with all the big amenities and attractions of a major metropolitan area. The school district is top-notch, the parks are beautiful, and you’ll never run out of tasty new restaurants to try.

There’s also a plethora of wonderful neighborhoods, and something for every kind of lifestyle. Whether you prefer new-construction residential bliss or a high-rise condo in the heart of Downtown, there’s something for you here.

But, with so many wonderful neighborhoods and communities to choose from, how do you pick one that’s just right? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

Here’s a quick guide to the three biggest parts of Durham. Let us know if you have any other questions about finding a home in Durham.

Northern Durham

Woman walking with flowers.If you’ve been looking for a residential haven, complete with beautiful new-construction neighborhoods and all-star amenities, you just found it. Northern Durham offers convenience, charm, and luxury all in one!

Easily commute to the Research Triangle Park, enjoy a Saturday afternoon at the Museum of Life and Science, or venture through Whippoorwill Park for a fun day of nature.

What’s not to love about Northern Durham?

Central Durham

Ok, if traditional residential neighborhoods aren’t your scene, you may want to take a closer look at Central Durham. If you’re an adventure lover, you’ll love this part of town. It’s home to the Durham Performing Arts Center, as well as the famed Tobacco District.

You can catch a world-class performance at the Carolina Theatre, take in a game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, or hop on your bike for a trail ride through American Tobacco. Pick your poison, Central Durham has something for everybody.

Southern Durham

Large two-story suburban home.For a quieter, laid-back lifestyle you can’t go wrong with Southern Durham. Minutes away from top attractions like the Streets at Southpoint and home to luxurious neighborhoods and homes for sale, this is an ideal residential community.

Although it is largely residential, Southern Durham still has a number of excellent shopping centers and restaurants, and is conveniently located near major expressways.

Easily enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Southern Durham while still being close to work, school, and top Triangle attractions.

Ready to Call Durham Home?

We’re here to help. Allow us to custom-tailor a unique home-buying experience for you. Take advantage of our easy-to-use home search tool and home-buying guide to make your real estate transaction as easy as possible.

Have any other questions about life in Durham? Don’t be afraid to reach out to us!

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