American Village

Residential Area Close to Duke/Downtown Durham
Close to downtown lies American Village, a peaceful and relaxing neighborhood with a great nature scene. American Village is quiet and a bit secluded, but still filled with destinations in the area to go to and enjoy. Walking/biking trails are always available thanks to Duke Forest and American Village Park. There are also great eateries in the area to go grab a quick bite. Restaurants in the area include The Dog House, Zaxby's Chicken Fingers & Buffalo Wings, Shanghai Restaurant, and Biscuitville.

Bars in the area that the younger crowd enjoys include Lobby Bar, Bluestone Grille, and CookOut. American Village is very close to Duke, the commute only being around ten minutes away.
What American Village Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.4
value
8.0
amenities
6.4
social
6.0
management
6.8
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 — 8.3/10 Rating (based on 30 neighborhood reviews)
Good neighborhood, surrounded by other good neighborhoods. A lot of graduate students and Duke team coaches live here. A fair number of young (<10yr) kids around. A dog park and lots of pets. Forest walking trails. Occasional stolen items in cars when people leave them unlocked.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Thompson Ridge
Very safe. It's full of families and kids. We got to meet a lot of families at the pool during the summer before classes.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Thompson Ridge
Location is convenient to Duke's campus and the Sanford School. Also less than half a mile from a grocery store. If you're looking for a location closer to night life, restaurants, bars, etc., this isn't it. Short drive to downtown (about 10 minutes), but if you're looking to walk to downtown/9th street check out somewhere else.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
n/a
Lovely people. People are always active and there is plenty of space to walk around/exercise.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Thompson Ridge
We feel very safe in this neighborhood and everyone is very friendly. We love the proximity to the forest!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Colonial Village at Deerfield
Very, very safe neighborhood. You could leave doors unlocked, though I wouldn't recommend it. Very secluded and quiet area. All residential -- no eateries or shops in the neighborhood at all. Really close to campus.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Duplex
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
Great place for families.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Thompson Ridge
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
Families, retirees, and young professionals
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Thompson Ridge
This is a very quiet neighborhood that’s purely residential and secluded by the Duke Forest. It’s convenient to the freeway to get almost anywhere and is close to duke. But that’s about it.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Forest
The neighborhood is very nice and secluded. Right by Duke Forest and near next to quite a few family neighborhoods.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Colonial Village at Deerfield
Nice neighborhood, very safe and easy to run/bike around the area.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Forest
Quiet suburban-feel
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Colonial Village at Deerfield
Love it!
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Thompson Ridge
Close enough to Duke. Feels a bit isolated, which in my opinion is nice. The rent is much cheaper than it is around campus and Duke Forest is nearby which makes it easier to go for hikes.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Forest
Great neighborhood, lots of students from DukeMed, easy access to Duke Forest, very runner and dog friendly
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Thompson Ridge
Safe, close to Fuqua, quiet neighborhood, great amenities (pool, gym, dog park, walking trail).
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Thompson Ridge
Lots of homes with families. Very friendly, nice, and quiet for those with kids.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
18 Gorham PL
The community is a mix of grad students, young couples with kids, older people, and lots of dogs, so if you don't want to feel like you're reliving your college days, this community is nice and much quieter than some of the other apartment complexes in Durham.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Colonial Village at Deerfield
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
Great location and perfect for families
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Thompson Ridge
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
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, and safe neighborhood.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
8 Carson Circle
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
Everyone keeps to themselves. Mix of ages, from college students to young families to older/retired individuals.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Forest
Friendly, quiet, safe.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Thompson Ridge
Fantastic Neighbors.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Private Owner
People do not bother.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Morreene West Apartments


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
grocery
Kroger
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
%

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