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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Durham

All the stores close by and shopping centerparks school trails and even banks close to you and bus stops

All families with kids, but, not always loud, i lovev that. Also, there are lots good restaurants nearby

There is a mix of apartments, condos, and townhomes in the neighborhood. We are very close to most stores. Airport location is convenient.

I like most about my neighborhood that everyone looks out for everyone. I also like the fact that you do not have travel far for a nice casual restaurant and shopping.

It's a good school nearby and it's close to home, it's easy for the kids to go to school, it's a good school environment

My neighborhood is close to the highways and downtown. There are alot of nice restaurants nearby. My place of employment is less than 5 minutes away.

Who Lives Here

Durham Demographics

Education

High School

31%

Associate's

23%

Bachelor's

26%

Master's

15%

Doctorate

5%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

25%

4 people

17%

5 people

8%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

43%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

6%

200k+

7%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

12%

20-45

41%

45-65

23%

65+

12%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Durham?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jul '24$1574$1617$2109$1825
Jun '24$1508$1587$2012$1803
May '24$1469$1631$1961$1821
Apr '24$1489$1612$1996$1815
Mar '24$1396$1561$1640$1717
Feb '24$1468$1459$1545$1737
Jan '24$1468$1452$1562$1745
Dec '23$1572$1455$1581$1747
Nov '23$1506$1492$1657$1745
Oct '23$1440$1494$1663$1700
Sep '23$1589$1532$1660$1700
Aug '23$1569$1525$1619$1692
Jul '23$1551$1610$1847$1750

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Durham

Durham Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

26%

15-30 Mins

47%

30-40 Mins

15%

40-60 Mins

7%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3535

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 36 of 49 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 31 of 49 renters

Percentage: 4141

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 33 of 49 renters

Percentage: 3232

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 31 of 49 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 39 of 49 renters

Top Scores: Parks, Grocery, Restaurant

Things To Do In Durham

Top Score

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Durham is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 62% more parks than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Durham gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 7% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 6% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 40% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Durham.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 29% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Durham.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 19% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Durham doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 15% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Durham doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 5% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Durham.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 19% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Durham Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 49 of 49 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 46 of 49 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 45 of 49 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 42 of 49 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 40 of 49 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 40 of 49 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 40 of 49 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 39 of 49 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 37 of 49 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 35 of 49 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 31 of 49 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 31 of 49 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 30 of 49 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 29 of 49 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 26 of 49 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 26 of 49 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 25 of 49 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 25 of 49 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 34 of 49 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 42 of 49 renters

Durham Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Durham

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Durham, NC

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN DURHAM, NC

Home to the Research Triangle Park and Duke University, Durham is a major hub for healthcare, technology and academics. Dubbed the "Bull City," Durham's character has been strongly shaped by its once-thriving tobacco industry. The urban downtown district, Duke Central Park, boasts historic architecture and performing arts venues, but natural areas like Falls Lake and Eno River State Park aren't far outside the city limits.

During the late 19th century, Durham transformed from a rural unincorporated community into one of America's largest manufacturing centers thanks to tobacco industry tycoon George Washington Duke.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN DURHAM

Ready to make your move? Consider Hayti, a historically African-American community that's home to one of the country's top HBCUs, or rent an affordable apartment in Southpoint and spend your monthly savings at the many nearby shopping centers. Duke Forest is another great neighborhood, catering to outdoorsy types and college students who want to stay close to the funky retailers, restaurants and bars on Ninth Street.

  • Downtown: Known for its restaurants, breweries, and shops, Downtown Durham is a lively neighborhood with plenty to do and see!
  • Erwin: Erwin is a residential neighborhood in Durham located in between to Duke University Hospital and Morreene Road Park.
  • Hope Valley: If you’re looking for a home in the suburbs near golfing and country clubs, Hope Valley should be at the top of your list.
  • Lakewood Park: Lakewood Park is a small residential area in Durham near Maplewood Park on either side of Chapel Hill Road.
  • Ninth Street: Bustling with character, Ninth Street has been called Durham’s Greenwich Village due to its charming shops and cafes. Ninth Street is the ideal neighborhood for graduate students and young professionals and families.
  • Research Triangle Park: Research Triangle Park, also known as The Triangle, is the largest research park in the United States. There are plenty of places to live in The Triangle with access to many nearby Durham attractions.
  • SouthPoint: Located in the middle of the Research Triangle Park, SouthPoint is a safe place to live with access to restaurants and shopping.
  • Trinity Park: Trinity Park is one of Durham’s oldest neighborhoods located near downtown and Duke University’s East Campus.
  • Warehouse District: Named for its former tobacco industry buildings that have been converted into apartments, the Warehouse District is a favorite hangout in Durham with its trendy tapas restaurants and wine bars, but it’s also a great place to live!
  • Woodcroft: If you prefer to live amongst the trees, Woodcroft is an ideal neighborhood set in the North Carolina Piedmont woodlands.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN DURHAM

As one of the top five most populous cities in North Carolina, Durham is thriving and offers plenty of things to do and see. Here are our top 10 picks for fun things to do in Durham:

  • A visit to Sarah P. Duke Gardens is one of the best free things to do in Durham. Stop and smell the roses in the spring and the azaleas in the summer.
  • Housed in restored brick warehouses, Brightleaf Square is a top destination for boutique shopping and fine dining. For a more traditional retail spot, drive down to The Streets at Southpoint to browse bargains at more than 150 stores.
  • Lined with art galleries, bustling bars and chic restaurants, the historic American Tobacco Campus is perfect for social gatherings with family and friends.
  • Sing the Duke Blue Devils fight song at Cameron Indoor Stadium, home of one of the most successful NCAA men's basketball teams of all time.
  • Buy tickets for a live performance in Fletcher Hall at the historic Carolina Theatre. This Beaux-Arts landmark also has strong ties to the city's African-American culture.
  • Applaud passionate actors and musicians inside the modern Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), which often hosts off-Broadway touring shows and stand-up comedy acts.
  • Relive the final chapters of the U.S. Civil War at Bennett Place. This historic site includes a restored family farm where Union general William T. Sherman signed a treaty with Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston.
  • Become a biologist or engineer for the day thanks to interactive exhibits at Museum of Life + Science, which also offers close encounters with live animals.
  • Have a hot dog while you watch minor league baseball at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home of the Durham Bulls, a Triple-A team affiliated with the MLB Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Go behind the scenes at Honeygirl Meadery with a free tour to see, and taste, why handcrafted honey wines are making a comeback.

DURHAM FOR FAMILIES WITH KIDS

According to recent data by Niche, Durham is home to one of the state's best high schools and more than 75 other public, private, charter and magnet schools. For an after-school family adventure, pick your own strawberries at Waller farm or get close to the cute and cuddly primates at Duke Lemur Center.

PET-FRIENDLY DURHAM, NC

Durham extends a warm welcome to pets and their humans with its numerous dog-friendly trails and dog parks. Check out Piney Wood Dog Park, with its separate fenced areas and one for Frisbee before heading to The Regulator, a Durham landmark that welcomes well-behaved dogs with a treat.

GETAWAYS FROM DURHAM

Water lovers and weekenders appreciate Durham's proximity to Cape Hatteras, the Travel Channel's pick for #1 beach in the state, and Carolina Beach, the closest beach to the city. Looking for a destination further inland? Durham is within five hours of Baltimore, Washington DC, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Savannah and Knoxville.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN DURHAM, NC

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Durhan that match your needs.