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Low-Rise Apartment
Duke Central Campus, 1505 Duke University Rd | Durham
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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Carpet in Bedroom
  •  Dog friendly  
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Furniture Packages  
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

6.7
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6 Reviews

About this Location

Limited nearby
public transit
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
17 min walk
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$535+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$555+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$955+
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Coffee Bar
    •  Grilling Station
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Furniture Packages  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Carpet in Bedroom
    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Surface Parking Lot
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
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Overall rating 6.7/10, based on 6 renter reviews

7.7
Location
4.8
Amenities
6.2
Management
8.2
Value
5.2
Social
6.0
Safety
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Apartment Benefits

The Apartment is located 3 minutes away from West Campus, via bus or car and 15 minutes if walking. The bus passes every 30 minutes and goes directly on West campus. Very safe place to stay and the maintenance team is good. They have regular socials at the apartment pool and give aways. The appliance are in very good condition.

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Affordable and comfortable

University Commons is an affordable and well maintained apartment complex that is just a 20 minute walk to campus. The campus buses are just a 7-8 minute walk and this is within the Duke Vans area.
The maintenance staff isn't too responsive but the management is courteous and keep planning activities for residents.
I would recommend these apartments to international students.

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Just OK

The apartments in University Commons are adequate but not nice. The neighborhood is sketchy and management isn't the most friendly.

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University Commons

The main pro of University Commons is the low price point and convenience with transportation to Fuqua via buses and the Duke van service. The buildings are older units and don't have the amenities like the newer larger complexes. Maintenance issues arise frequently and are often slow to be resolved. Would only recommend the apartment if price is top priority.

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  • 2 beds / 1 bath
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Cheap and Quiet!

My place is perfect if you want to live alone and don't want to spend a lot of money. This place is super reasonable and it is bikable to campus. It is not in the Station9 area so you are a little disconnected which could be seen as a perk or a detriment depending on your personality. I like having the space and its quiet.

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Perfect location for Duke PA students

Located a few miles away from the Duke Physician Assistant Program building, Duke campus, and Duke University Hospital, this is the perfect location to live as a Duke PA student! There is a DATA bus stop at the corner, two pools in the complex, and two gyms as well. It has everything you need. It is also a walkable distance to the Durham Greyhound/Megabus bus station and downtown.

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Signature Spots

16 Recommendations

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