Life in Durham
Durham isn't our location; it's our home. Durham—along with neighboring Raleigh and Chapel Hill—is part of central North Carolina's Triangle area. Located between beautiful mountains and sunny beaches, Durham offers the best of city, suburban, and rural living. With just a few minutes, you can find a bustling downtown area, convenient suburban shopping, or the still and serenity of Duke Forest.
- #1 Foodiest Small Town (Bon Appetit)
- Top 10 Places to Live (US News & World Report)
- The South's Tastiest Town (Southern Living)
Learn more about Durham's many accolades.
Rated one of the nation's most livable areas and hottest places for business by Money, Fortune, Forbes, Entrepreneur magazines and others, the Triangle metropolitan area is home to more than 1.3 million people. It is one of the most educated cities in the US with one of the highest PhDs-per-capita rates thanks in part to its four universities—Duke and North Carolina Central University in Durham; North Carolina State University in Raleigh; and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.