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Mid-Rise Apartment
Brightleaf, 605 W Main St | Durham
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  •  Additional Storage Available
  •  Business Center
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  On-site Management
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Sun Deck
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

7.5
Good
13 Reviews

About this Location

12B/15/5 (bus) - 8 min
1A (bus) - 2 min
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Durham Athletic Park
10 min walk
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,036+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$874+
2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths
$1,136+
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,400+
  • Convenience

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

    •  Game Room
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Sun Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
    •  Skylights
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

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

    •  On-site Management
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
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Overall rating 7.5/10, based on 13 renter reviews

9.4
Location
7.3
Amenities
5.2
Management
6.6
Value
6.7
Social
7.3
Safety
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Good
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West Village reviews and highlights

  • huge gym compared to most apartment gyms
  • easy access to parking garages
  • perfectly located in downtown Durham
  • high ceilings, modern kitchens with granite countertops, wood floors, and exposed brick walls and balconies
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Not good

Good side: Convenient location, safe neighborhood
Bad side: No window in the bedroom, not daily garbage pick, no in unit washer/dryer, a little expensive, not effective leasing office

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Ideal location

In my opinion, West Village is the best place for couples to live in Durham. The apartments are large and newly updated, and it's in walking distance to all the great bars and restaurants. My partner loves being in an area that isn't full of Fuqua students as she has made many young professional friends here. The management staff isn't the best, but they are improving. I've also had very little interaction with them. The maintenance staff is very quick to respond should there be an issue. The only con is that it is not close to the majority of your classmates and it is further from fuqua (.5 mile). Considering everyone drives to campus, it's not really an issue.

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Location is Perfect

Great location, as there are many good restaurants and bars within walking distance. Downtown is also a fairly quick drive to Fuqua. However, the management of the complex is downright awful. We were misled on multiple items. Some examples: we were told we had free parking in the garage in our building (upon arrival we were informed it would be $45 per car per month); we were told that we were moving into a new unit (upon move-in day we found red wine stains on our carpet). In the Moore building (in which we live), the walls are very thin, so if you have a noisy neighbor (or a neighbor with noisy pets), you will easily hear it. Management does not seem to take any sort of questions, concerns or requests the tenants have seriously. There have been multiple instances of crime around the complex, and management's response has been minimal (no new cameras or security guards).

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West Village

Excellent location (downtown) with very cool apartments. It is a renovated tobacco warehouse with exposed brick and beams, and large warehouse style windows.

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Tobacco warehouse

Amazing Tobacco warehouse converted into loft apartment. Walkable to everything. 12 minute bike ride to Fuqua. High ceilings, exposed brick.

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Flowers Building

Pros:
- Great location downtown. Durham's best restaurants and bars are walkable.
- Apartment was spacious with nice features. Has an industrial vibe.
- Relatively inexpensive (compared to some other complexes)
- Can catch the Bull City Connector bus to go to school
- I recommend the Flowers building which has large windows letting in light (as compared to Hicks or Toms). I also think Flowers gets fewer students.

Cons (some depending on your perspective):
- Not as many Fuqua students
- The Connor Group took over management in 2016 and tried to price gauge everyone (e.g. opening offer for lease renewal of $700 inc per month).
- Walls for bedrooms don't go all the way up, so not a great spot for roommates. You can have a convo between bedrooms.

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Great Location, Great Character

West Village has an awesome feel to the buildings- with high ceilings and exposed brick, it is very homey. It's also a great location as you're right downtown. Mgmt is fine, amenities are fine, it doesn't have a great community feel with the neighbors; but as b-school students we didn't care about that as much bc we have the Fuqua community.

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Love the West Village

Great lofts. Highly recommend.

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Nice Downtown Location with Great Amenities

West Village is in Downtown Durham close to a lot of the nice cafes, restaurants, and bars. The campus has a mix of new and old buildings, but they all share great amenities. Most of the tenants are young professionals with a few grad students. I love the location, but the only downside is that it's not quite walking distance to Station 9 where most of the Fuqua students live.

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Location is king

Great access to downtown

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

21 Recommendations

Parker & Otis
The Federal
Dame’s Chicken & Waffles
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2 Recommendations

Whole Foods
Thomas & Howards Cash & Carry
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1 Recommendation

Rite Aid
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7 Recommendations

Global Breath Studio
YMCA Wellness Center
SyncStudio Downtown
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Durham Central Park
Durham Parks and Recreation
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Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop
Respite Café
DaisyCakes
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About Brightleaf

Brightleaf Square is a small section in the west end of downtown Durham that offers plenty of restaurant, shopping, and nightlife opportunities. You'll find the Brightleaf Square (pictured above) as the main hub for all these options. In the summertime, free outdoor concerts are commonplace and peop...
Pleasant
Supermarkets
Very Walkable
Downtown Durham
Brightleaf Square
Great Bars/Restaurants
Bike/Public Transit to Campus
Median rents in Brightleaf
Studio
$
1,050
1 Bedroom
$
1,150
2 Bedroom
$
1,400

Getting around Brightleaf

10A/15/5 (bus)

8 min

1A/1B (bus)

6 min

1A (bus)

2 min

BCC (bus)

3 min

Brightleaf Reviews

5 reviews
Living in Brightleaf is great. All of the great bars and restaurants are within walking distance and therefore I have very little need for a car or uber outside of the school week. It also helped tremendously during recruiting as most of my events were held at the hotels and restaurants downtown. Brightleaf is also very convenient to walk to Bulls games.
Plenty of bars, restaurants, groceries and supermarkets, bus stops surrounding
Dowtown Durham is the most exciting in terms of restaurants/bars. That said, Fuqua still gravitates toward ninth street.
Living in downtown Durham allows you to take advantage of all that Duke and Durham have to offer. You can easily walk to a Durham Balls game, the Durham Farmer's market, every trendy restaurant in town, the new swanky hotels, great ice cream shops, great bars, and the Duke East Campus. You can also easily use public transport or bike to Fuqua and Duke West Campus from here. It's just a pleasant place to be that allows you to get away from Fuqua and experience new things but also stay engaged.
Great area with a lot of good restaurants and bars within walking distance.

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