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American Village, Diamond Diamond Head Dr | Durham
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog Park  
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center  
  •  Granite Countertops  
  •  Hardwood Floors  
  •  High Ceilings
  •  Laundry
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances  
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Walk-in Closets

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9.3
Excellent
23 Reviews

About this Location

Limited nearby
public transit
In a quiet
neighborhood
Bennett Place
12 min walk

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  • Bathrooms

    •  Double Sinks  
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Gas Range  
    •  Granite Countertops  
    •  Microwave
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances  
  • Living Room

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

    •  Private Garages
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog Park  
    •  Dog friendly
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center  
    •  Swimming Pool
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Overall rating 9.3/10, based on 23 renter reviews

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9.1
Value
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Social
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Townhouse in Thompson Ridge

The townhouses in Thompson Ridge are great places to rent! The neighborhood is very nice and is less than 10 minutes from Duke's medical school campus. Each townhouse is unique, but mine is beautiful and spacious.

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Thompson Ridge

Great location, units are nice, lots of medical students in neighborhood. Easy access to Duke Forest.

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Cheap Comfortable Living Near Duke

Super affordable living with plenty of space. Short commute to Duke Hospital, but feels incredibly detached. Excellent area for getting out into nature.

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Location & Family Friendly!

Great location being close to campus and perfect set up for families.

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It's great!

It's a great set of townhomes. There are definitely certain things that I wish were true--basically just space and size. But it's great for our time in school.

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Thompson Ridge is Great

Spacious, affordable, quiet place, ideal for students who bring their families.

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More space, same price, no FOMO

Students pay more to be close to 9th street, mostly because of FOMO. But there are so many activities, you won't miss out on as much as you might think. Thompson Ridge is a no-brainer for families, couples, or pet owners, given that it isn't more expensive than alternatives but it's bigger. But even single folks will enjoy it--roommates can help. Pool and Fitness center. People outside all the time. Duke Forest. Quite new and in good condition. At the very least, consider moving up here for 2nd year or even at the semester break. And about the same drive to campus (biking is just as quick as driving when you factor in parking).

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Thompson Ridge Review

I love Thompson Ridge. I really like all the nice trails to walk around and there are a ton of dogs in the neighborhood. It is a really lovely place almost entirely composed of grad students and young families. Very safe and nice environment.

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Thompson Ridge

Great place to live. Kitchen is really nice, we have a garage, great neighborhood, easy access to Duke Forest and the hospital.

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Great townhome community ~5 minutes from Fuqua

Thompson Ridge/ American Village is a quick 5-6 minute drive from Fuqua and right by the Duke Forest. It's very safe, quiet, and pet-friendly.

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The Neighborhood

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About American Village

Close to downtown lies American Village, a peaceful and relaxing neighborhood with a great nature scene. American Village is quiet and a bit secluded, but still filled with destinations in the area to go to and enjoy. Walking/biking trails are always available thanks to Duke Forest and American Vil...
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Very Safe
Duke Forest
Street Parking
Great Location
Not Much Nightlife
Median rents in American Village
Studio
$
750
1 Bedroom
$
950
2 Bedroom
$
1,050

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American Village Reviews

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Good neighborhood, surrounded by other good neighborhoods. A lot of graduate students and Duke team coaches live here. A fair number of young (<10yr) kids around. A dog park and lots of pets. Forest walking trails. Occasional stolen items in cars when people leave them unlocked.
Very safe. It's full of families and kids. We got to meet a lot of families at the pool during the summer before classes.
Location is convenient to Duke's campus and the Sanford School. Also less than half a mile from a grocery store. If you're looking for a location closer to night life, restaurants, bars, etc., this isn't it. Short drive to downtown (about 10 minutes), but if you're looking to walk to downtown/9th street check out somewhere else.
Lovely people. People are always active and there is plenty of space to walk around/exercise.
The community is a mix of grad students, young couples with kids, older people, and lots of dogs, so if you don't want to feel like you're reliving your college days, this community is nice and much quieter than some of the other apartment complexes in Durham.
Great location, just a 7 minute drive to campus. Very quiet, relatively safe. Cars parked outside, so not garage-secure, but overall happy with it.
We feel very safe in this neighborhood and everyone is very friendly. We love the proximity to the forest!
5 minute drive to Fuqua/campus. Highway 15/501 is seconds away, making trips within and outside the city highly convenient. Essentially backs up to the Duke Forest with access to miles of trails.

Main downside is nothing is within walking distance (grocery, restaurants, etc.). Many people in this area bike, but be wary as there are not bike lanes.

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