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Downtown Durham, 501 Willard St | Durham
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  •  Business Center
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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8.6
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18 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
$1,134+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,223+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$1,611+
Schedule Appointment At
(919) 366-5140
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Conference Room
  • Entertainment

    •  Coffee Bar
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Lounge  
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pet Weight  
    •  Max Pets Limit  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
  • View

    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 8.6/10, based on 18 renter reviews Write a review

9.2
Location
7.5
Amenities
8.9
Management
8.5
Value
7.4
Social
8.5
Safety
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good value for money

Pros:
1. New building and quiet neighborhood (though trains are passing by at mid-night around 2:00 am, it doesn't bother me)
2. 3-minute walk to Durham station, there are buses to school and the airport
3. 15 minutes walk to downtown

Cons:
1. Not so many MBA students live here
2. Not a big neighborhood, facilities such as the gym room and swimming pool are small

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Whetstone Review

Great Place to live. Gym leaves something to be desired.

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Good Apartment

It is a good apartment overall. Crime is low. I have heard of a garage break-in, but never witnessed one or damage. The apartments are nice. The coffee machine is great. Management is responsive. The gym is terrible, but equivalent to any apartment gym. The pool and outside areas are very nice. Overall, it is a great value for the price and I plan on staying there for as long as I am in Durham.

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Whetstone apartments

Great apartment downtown! one con is the pool is in the center of the complex and can occasionally get noisy. another is that my packages keep getting stolen, despite having a mail room lol. otherwise managment is great, maintenance is awesome, the complex is clean and nice, and the price is great for a downtown apartment.

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Great Management

One of the best apartment complexes I've moved into, if not just for the spacious floor plans, parking, and proximity to downtown Durham and ATC, but for the amazing management who are extremely personable and set up monthly events for residents!

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Great apartment in a great location

I love living at the Whetstone apartments. I live in a Corner unit and we get plenty of sunlight. Management is responsive and has lots of events for residents. Great amenities and location to downtown Durham. Only cons are that sometimes there is a weird smell in the halls, and it can be a bit noisy. Recycling is also a challenge.

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Whetstone - Student Perspective

The apartment is well maintained, has covered parking, and is located right downtown. Being downtown, its nosier than other places. I wish the windows were not so thin because you hear buses and trains often. The space is on the smaller side but has a nice layout and spacious bathrooms and bedrooms. Management is nice and there are a lot of young people who live in the building.

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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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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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convenience 2 Recs

Walgreens
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fitness 6 Recs

Global Breath Studio
YMCA Wellness Center
SyncStudio Downtown
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parks 2 Recs

Durham Central Park
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coffee 6 Recs

Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop
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