Come to see Durham homes and find an active, lively community. Duke University is located in the town, and Durham real estate owners get to enjoy many sporting and cultural events because of the university. Jobs in the area are plentiful. The university of course employs a great number of local residents, as does Duke Medical Center. Research Triangle Park is located in Durham, too. It is the largest research park in the world and is the hub of Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Over 200 companies have offices in the center, too, including IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, and Cisco Systems. The National Institute of Health has its office for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in the park, too.
Because of the proximity of Duke University, education is a priority in Durham. Families considering Durham homes will find many excellent schools for primary and secondary education. The public schools in the area turn in some of the top scores on state standardized testing. Parents can choose to send their kids to neighborhood schools, as well as charter and magnet schools with special focuses, including medicine and the arts. Durham also has a number of great private and parochial schools. In 2007, Forbes put Durham on the list of the top 20 places to educate children.
Durham is a beautiful place to live, with lots to do. There are verdant parks, fantastic restaurants and coffee shops, and great shopping. Sports are also a big deal in Durham. Duke University’s men’s basketball team sells out all of its home games. The Durham Bulls are the local minor league baseball team, and the Durham Dragons is the women’s fast-pitch softball team. The city also hosts cultural events, including the Bull Durham Blues Festival, the American Dance Festival, and a documentary film festival, among others.
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