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Low-Rise Apartment
Downtown Durham, 300 Blackwell St | Durham
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Central A/C
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Private Decks
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Vaulted Ceilings
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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About this Location

Thomas & Howards Cash & Carry
10 min walk
2A/3/3B (bus) - 3 min
12B/15/6B (bus) - 8 min
Forest Hills Park
21 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,360+
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Entertainment

    •  Playground
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Microwave
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Central A/C
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
    •  Vaulted Ceilings
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
    •  Gated Community
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Decks
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Overall rating 8.0/10, based on 1 renter review

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Location
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Amenities
10
Management
6.0
Value
5.0
Social
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Great area and apartment

ATC apartment is beautiful with high ceilings, massive windows, wood floors, new appliances, and good bathroom. While the location is ideal if you want to be right downtown, it's worth noting that the 9th street area is more of "downtown" in the traditional main-street sense of the term.

Pros to flag: Great communal courtyard, walking distance from downtown attractions (Bulls ballpark, restaurants, DPAC), aesthetically pleasing, responsive management, historical site.

Cons to flag: thin walls (can hear neighbors); some apartments have weird floor plans because it's an industrial-to-resi conversion; limited availability of units; walk to parking; no in-building gym (there is a YMCA right there); slow elevator; no full-size grocery in walking distance

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 27 Recs

Toast
Dame’s Chicken & Waffles
Bull City Burger and Brewery
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grocery 1 Rec

Thomas & Howards Cash & Carry
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convenience 1 Rec

Walgreens
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fitness 6 Recs

Global Breath Studio
YMCA Wellness Center
Durham Yoga Company
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parks 2 Recs

Durham Central Park
Durham Parks and Recreation
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coffee 6 Recs

Loaf
DaisyCakes
Ninth Street Bakery
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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

39 reviews
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.
I love the neighborhood -- it is very walkable with many young professional and students around. It is a little quieter during the week, but that may be due to the pandemic and less people commuting to down town for work.
We have enjoyed living downtown well enough, but we have not been able to take advantage of much of it due to COVID.
Great experience - tons of nice restaurants downtown and away from the 9th St cluster.
Van Alen is in a great spot in Durham. Several large new apartment complexes are being built around it. It is also right next to the Durham Courthouse which has a 24/7 police presence and patrol cars are constantly pulling in and out of the courthouse garage at all hours.
With that being said, Van Alen is still in Durham. It takes on average less than 10 minutes for me to go from Van Alen to the science drive parking garage at Duke.
The neighborhood is close to all restaurants and bars, but at the same time is far enough to avoid any noise issues. The bus station is across the street, so is easy to move around if you don't have a car.
The main problem has been the constant repairs and construction around the building during the whole time that I have lived there.
Downtown has great access to major sites like the Durham Bulls ballpark and DPAC along with several nice restaurants and bars, but it lacks day-to-day living focused amenities such as full-size grocery and drug store in walking distance.
I have always felt safe in the area and love that so many restaurants are walkable. Prior to COVID-19, it was also a huge benefit to walk to DPAC for off-broadway shows or to the Durham Bulls stadium for a game.

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