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Low-Rise Apartment
Downtown Durham, 501 Willard St | Durham
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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Covered Parking
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Sun Deck
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.9
Excellent
9 Reviews

About this Location

10A/15/5 (bus) - 3 min
12B/2A/3 (bus) - 3 min
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Forest Hills Park
22 min walk
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,025+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,009+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$1,538+
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Conference Rooms with A/V Capabilities
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Coffee Bar
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Events
    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Sun Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Central A/C
    •  Fireplace
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Covered Parking
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Max Pet Weight  
    •  Max Pets Limit  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
  • Storage

    •  Pantry Closet
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 8.9/10, based on 9 renter reviews

9.2
Location
7.8
Amenities
8.8
Management
8.7
Value
7.6
Social
9.2
Safety
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Perfect place to live, just a little far of the university

no complaints at all, the place is nice, safe, clean, excellent administration but if you don't have a car, the university can be far from you.

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Hidden Gem

I’ve loved living at the Whetstone. The management is nice and responsive, rent is very reasonable for a managed property in the area and it’s in a great location. Easy walk to the center of Durham (and Shooters) and a great option for Duke grad students with a car. The apartment complex has a small gym/pool and a mini convenience store in the building.

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Best spot for value in American Tobacco Campus

The location, situated just next to the American Tobacco Campus and event centers such as DPAC (and tons of restaurants/coffee shops in walking distance) is absolutely perfect, and the price is far lower than other surrounding complexes. The leasing team are wonderful and frequently host resident events with free food and drinks as well as contests and giveaways. Parking is free and gated, and there is free guest parking as well (a commodity). The bedrooms and living areas are a bit smaller than I would like, though.

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Pretty good, no mayor problems

The building is nice, relatively new, and clean. The neighbors don't bother that much, the building is really safe (no issues so far) and the maintenance service is quick and effective.

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Apartment is great! Very quiet and beautiful floor plan. Management is very responsive. Small pest problem that was taken care of very quickly. Only downside is that the apartment gym is very small.

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Proximity to Downtown is Key

The management at Whetstone is very responsive, the location is absolutely perfect (close proximity to restaurants, DPAC, the American Tobacco Trail), and the other residents are very courteous/clean.

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Great place down town!

It's a beautiful place down town that was just recently constructed. It's near the bus station, and walking distance to downtown (~5 min). Filled with restaurants and bars. Adjacent to the beautiful American Tobacco campus. Definitely cheaper than living by the medical school, and makes up for the cost of a parking pass in like two months worth of rent. Gym, grand pool area, and dog park all available as well as parking.

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Great place, great location

Right next to downtown. A bit pricey but worth it, never loses power during storms because of its central location. Has a gym and pool. Very pet friendly. Lots of dogs, in fact might be a bad place if you are allergic.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 27 Recs

Toast
Dame’s Chicken & Waffles
Pompieri Pizza
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grocery 3 Recs

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Whole Foods
Thomas & Howards Cash & Carry
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convenience 2 Recs

Walgreens
Rite Aid
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fitness 6 Recs

Global Breath Studio
YMCA Wellness Center
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parks 2 Recs

Durham Central Park
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coffee 6 Recs

Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop
Loaf
DaisyCakes
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About Downtown Durham

Before the 1990's, not much took happened in Downtown Durham. Since then, the area underwent a period of revitalization and has reaped the benefits as it's more populated with businesses, restaurants, and people. Popular spots here include Taste Carolina, Fullsteam Brewery, and Doyle's Vin...
Bars
Noise
Clean
Restaurants
Modernization
Relatively Safe
Local Businesses
Median rents in Downtown Durham
Studio
$
1,150
1 Bedroom
$
1,600
2 Bedroom
$
2,200

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Downtown Durham Reviews

18 reviews
The neighborhood is good; very centrally located to Downtown Durham and Duke East Campus. The neighborhood is a lot of families, although this apartment's block tends to be younger people. There have been several burglaries in the area in recent months, although I don't feel unsafe walking around at night.
It's a quick drive to campus which is awesome. It is a prime location however, there are a lot of people loitering in the area and I prefer to drive to go on daily walks elsewhere. Despite it being in a prime location, it can feel very quite at times too.
Interesting neighborhood. Not dangerous however there is a lot of noise due to surf club located right across the street.
It's been cool but not too much to do because of covid. Weekends can get loud outside because of the close proximity to bars and restaurants. If everything was open it would be sweet.
Great experience. Some of the best bars ans restaurants are in Downtown, as well as the DPAC, Bulls stadium and other things to do. It's close to the American Tobacco Campus and Trail. One of the "busiest" places in Durham.
Great
Diverse and friendly so far. As "urban" as you'll get in close proximity to Fuqua
Safe neighborhood, nearby downtown Durham.

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