American Village

Residential Area Close to Duke/Downtown Durham
Located just minutes from downtown Durham, American Village is a quiet, residential neighborhood that's great for those who love the outdoors. The Duke forest and American Village park are two greats spots located in the area that offer great walking/bike trails. Besides that, you won't find much activity taking place around this neighborhood since its mainly residential.

Reviewers love this neighborhood for its peace and quiet. It's just a short trip to Duke's campus and only a 10 minute drive to nearby restaurants like Chipotle, McDonald's, etc. The area is not very walkable but the people are very friendly and you'll be hard-pressed to find many complaints.
What American Village Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
6.8
value
8.2
amenities
6.3
social
5.2
management
6.3
Median rents in American Village
Studio
$
750
1 Bedroom
$
950
2 Bedroom
$
1,050

Living in
American Village

Very Safe
Street Parking
Not Much Nightlife
Great Location
Duke
Quiet
Duke Forest
American Village Park
American Village — 7.8/10 Rating (based on 10 neighborhood reviews)
American Village is a residential neighborhood without any bars or restaurants, so it's not the most exciting place ever. That being said, it's quiet, right on the edge of the Duke Forest (great hiking trails), a couple minutes away from campus and grocery stores/chain restaurants (Chipotle, chinese, etc), and only about 10 minutes from downtown Durham. We've never felt unsafe or uncomfortable while walking around after dark.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Colonial Village at Deerfield
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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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
3916 Inwood Drive
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.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Thompson Ridge
People do not bother.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Morreene West Apartments
Love it!
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Thompson Ridge
Great neighborhood on the edge of the Duke Forest. Some of the homes are older and a little run down, but overall this is a great place.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
House
Nothing here, not super active neighborhood, dark at night. Not dangerous, but just not lively at night. Also we didn't have any trick-or-treaters at halloween.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Colonial Village at Deerfield
Close to campus. Quiet and safe. Great area for running/ biking and right next to the Duke Forest.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Standalone House
Quiet suburban-feel
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Colonial Village at Deerfield
Fantastic Neighbors.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Private Owner


Getting to Know
American Village

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Prestwick Pl to American Dr
North to South Boundaries: Neal Rd to American Dr
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
SafeSkills
bus
6 (bus)
6B (bus)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
American Village includes zip code 27705
Rent vs Own
48
%
of American Village residents are renters
Driving to Work
81
%
of American Village residents drive to work
New Construction
13
%
of housing units in American Village have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
87
%
<20 units
6
%
20-49 units
7
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
17
%
18 - 34
37
%
35 - 54
24
%
55+
22
%
Unit Mix
2
%
Studio
21
%
1 Bed
34
%
2 Bed
43
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
55
%
Undergrad Student
19
%
Grad Student
8
%
Unemployed
5
%
Retired
12
%

Best Apartments
in American Village



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2 Beds $850

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1 Bed $1,018
2 Beds $1,078

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