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Berkshire Main Street

New Construction
Ninth Street, 704 15th St | Durham
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  •  Business Center
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  High Ceilings
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

7.4
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15 Reviews

About this Location

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
8 min walk
400/405 (bus) - 8 min
11 (bus) - 5 min
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,392+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,040+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,480+
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Conference Room
  • Entertainment

    •  Coffee Bar
    •  Grilling Station
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Luxury Cabinets
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  High Ceilings
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Pet Grooming Station
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
    •  Yoga Studio
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Overall rating 7.4/10, based on 15 renter reviews

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6.8
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Value
6.4
Social
8.9
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Berkshire Main Street reviews and highlights

  • excellent building amenities and beautiful facilities
  • plenty of parking available
  • close to center of social life
  • one of the best gyms of any complex in the area
  • pricey compared to similar buildings in the area
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Enjoyed Living Here

Overall, I have enjoyed living at BMain and haven't had any large issues. I like that it is close to Station 9, but not in S9. All of the apartments have Nest thermostats in them, which is great for saving money on cooling/heating. The community kitchen space is really nice and is perfect for having a large group of people over. The common spaces can be reserved online, which is also very convenient.

Be aware of where you chose to live in the apartments, as we are very close to the train tracks and the apartments that face the tracks have to deal with incredibly loud trains 5-10x a day.

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Great spot

Great high-end place for this area. Definately worth the premium and see if you can negotiate on price.

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Great management and facilities

Management is super responsive and shared facilities are plentiful and kept very clean.

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Living in Berkshire Main

Berkshire Main is one of the nicer buildings in the Ninth Street area. It is different from S9 and B9 because the complex is smaller, but with all the same amenities. In addition to that our hallways are internal. The building is a mix of (quiet) undergrads, doctors, and families. I moved here because I wanted access to the social life at S9 but also to be in a quieter building. It's been a great compromise and there are a handful of Fuquans here so I'm not alone. The facilities are comparable to B9 but the small size and internal hallways set it apart.

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Nice new building, a bit pricey, live on non-train tracks side of building

Berkshire Main is in a great location, very convenient for the Fuqua social scene. However, you still have to drive over the campus, which for me usually makes for a 20 minute door-to-door commute. If I had to do it all over again, I'd live at lofts or trinity commons so I could walk to campus. However, if you're going to live in the 9th street area, Berkshire Main is a solid choice. Much quiter than Station 9. Just be sure to live on the non-train tracks side of the building. The train gets really noisy.

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Great Complex, Great Location

Love BMain. It's a stone's throw away from Berkshire Ninth and Station Nine, yet a bit nicer and bit quieter. The shared amenities are great, in particular the pool, which is the nicest complex pool around. Gym is adequate and overall it's reasonably priced here.

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Generally great, some small nitpicks

This place is generally great: the floors are nice, countertops gorgeous, kitchen full of storage, nice bathroom, big closet. The apartment uses the Nest smart thermostat, which is kind of like living in the future. Overall, it's a great value. The onsite amenities are all nice, and the gym is the nicest I've seen in any complex I've lived in. However, there are some small things that I wish were different. Some lights are not very bright (bedroom and living area), and the water heater is not big enough to fill the very nice, deep tub. Furthermore, the placement of the washer and dryer in the closet causes the closet to become extremely humid when the dryer is running.

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Nice, modern apartment complex with a prime location.

The facilities are beautiful, spacious, and very modern. One of the best gyms I have seen at any complex in the area. Location is a big plus for the complex. It is walking distance to 9th Street and Duke's West Campus. Public transportation is less than a 5 minute walk. The apartment is, however, located adjacent to a railroad track and depending on where your apartment is located, it can be very loud. Aside from the occasional party, the apartment is relatively quite. Rent is a bit pricey for the broader Durham area, but on par with other apartment complexes in the vicinity. My biggest complaint is management. They do a poor job managing the complex. They change policies often and can't seem to keep some of the advertised common area perks functional or stocked (i.e. coffee machine is constantly broken or out of supplies, printer doesn't work, towels are a rarity in the gym).

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Overpriced, great location

The management could improve greatly. Additionally, it is a bit overpriced compared to similar buildings in the area.

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Great Building

This building is great comparable with some of its peers (Berkshire 9th, Trinity Commons, etc.). The main highlight for me has been use of the amenities: pool area, demonstration kitchen, and conference room. The management is competent and makes an effort to plan nice events and is responsive to requests. A few complaints: the walls are very thin so your experience is dependent on your neughbors. If you live on the side of the building that faces the train tracks, you will often hear the train go by loudly (I'm on the opposite side and it is not a problem). Another complaint is that recently corporate made the decision to charge us a fee ($50) to reserve any amenity space. This was in response to some community members abusing the space. It's too bad that this new policy impacts everyone. Residents still use the common space, we just can't reserve it for free anymore. I moved into the building a few months after it opened in summer 2015 and have noticed the quality of my experience declining as more and more people move in. Of course, this is the price you pay when you choose to live in an apartment building and share a community space. Overall, I am happy here and have chosen to stay until I finish my degree.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

23 Recommendations

Devil's Pizzeria
Subway
Devils Pizzeria
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Whole Foods
Harris Teeter
Food Lion
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Rite Aid
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Pure Barre
Bull City Pilates and Massage
Maitland’s Method
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Oval Park
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Ninth Street Coffee Shop
Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop
Starbucks
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About Ninth Street

This neighborhood refers to the apartments (Station Nine, Berkshire Ninth, Berkshire Main, etc.), townhouses, and houses on Ninth Street and surrounding roads like Hillsborough Road and Main Street. Ninth Street is by far the most popular neighborhood for Duke graduate students and young professiona...
Safe
Social
Duke Grad
Whole Foods
Harris Teeter
Very Walkable
Great Nightlife
Median rents in Ninth Street
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Getting around Ninth Street

400/405 (bus)

8 min

BCC (bus)

3 min

11 (bus)

5 min

6/6B (bus)

10 min

Ninth Street Reviews

62 reviews
The 9th Street corridor is really pretty great. You are within walking distance of everything you'd need from a barber and a bank to beer and books. It is probably 5-10% more expensive (between Harris Teeter, apartment, and other shops markup) than other areas of Durham, however it is a great community if you're single and want to socialize.
Ninth Street neighborhood is great for young adults, including those with spouses/significant others, who want convenient access to restaurants, bars, and a grocery store. It is only a short drive/walk from Duke's campus and downtown Durham. If traveling to Fuqua School of Business, best to drive or catch a ride as the walk is 40+ minutes.
limited immediately in neighborhood but 24 hour Harris teeter across the street is convenient and most grad students live in the area, which helps with carpooling, group work and socializing. Quick drive to school, Costco, bar/restaurant scenes etc. so far have felt pretty safe.
Ninth street is the place to be as an MBA student. Between Station 9 and Berkshire Ninth, the majority of MBA students live at these properties so it's great both for social interaction, but also planning work meetings with your team on the weekend.
The complex is located at the center of the 9th street surrounded by great diners, restaurants and bars. There is also a 24-hr Harris Teeter right in front of the building. The neighborhood is safe and easy to get to Duke and the downtown loop area.
Close to grocery store, can get rides from classmates, H5 bus stop is very close, van service after 6pm, can service picks up in the front of Fuqua and drops off at the door, all social activities happen in this area, pure barre is close by.
Proximity to grocery store is a huge plus. Like the restaurant scene a lot more since Healthy and Hale opened. Bruggers and Elmos have decent breakfast. Locale 22 is nice if you want a more upscale meal. Overall decent not amazing location.
Haris Teeter walking distance - very convenient. Decent selection of eateries. Also, can walk to Tavern Tuesday!
You can take the shuttle to school (~20-25 min), bike to school (~15min), or walk on a nice day (~30 min).

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