Ninth Street

Great Nightlife & Popular for Duke Grad Students
This neighborhood refers to the apartments (Station Nine, Berkshire Ninth, Berkshire Main, etc.), townhouses, and houses on Ninth Street and surrounding roads like Hillsborough Road and Main Street. Ninth Street is by far the most popular neighborhood for Duke graduate students and young professionals in the area and the social scene is one big reason why. Expect frequent pregames, pool parties, and barbecues at Station Nine, and plenty of nearby events like Tav Tuesdays.

Beyond the social scene, Ninth Street is also a convenient neighborhood by most measures. There’s a Harris Teeter within walking distance and a restaurant for every occasion. This small area offers a lot to do.
What Ninth Street Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.2
amenities
8.4
social
7.8
management
7.6
Median rents in Ninth Street
Studio
$
1,200
1 Bedroom
$
1,550
2 Bedroom
$
2,650

Living in
Ninth Street

Duke Grad
Harris Teeter
Great Nightlife
Apartment Communities
Social
Safe
Whole Foods
Very Walkable
Ninth Street — 8.9/10 Rating (based on 107 neighborhood reviews)
Tiny "neighborhood" (does this one street even count as a neighborhood?) but has several key institutions, like supermarket, 5-7 nicer restaurants, 2 bars (both dive-y), a Duke store, a Pure Barre, several cute coffee shops, and random hipster shops. Short walk to Whole Foods, Cocoa Cinnamon, and Duke's East Campus (and Brodie Gym).
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Neighborhood Rating
Station Nine
Close to 24Hr open Harris Teeter supermarket and many other small restaurants (including the famous Heavenly Buffaloes). There have been in the last two years about 4 assault reports that occurred at the Harris Teeter parking lot.
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Station Nine
The 9th Street corridor is really pretty great. You are within walking distance of everything you'd need from a barber and a bank to beer and books. It is probably 5-10% more expensive (between Harris Teeter, apartment, and other shops markup) than other areas of Durham, however it is a great community if you're single and want to socialize.
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Station Nine
Most Fuquans live in this area. The Harris Teeter is convenient for walking. 9th Street has a lot of cool stores and restaurants. Easy to get to Fuqua.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Its fine. Nothing special. Just where most of the MBA students stay. Access to grocery store and some shops/eateries on Ninth Street.
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Berkshire Main Street
Walkable to two grocery stores and countless places to eat. Safe and close to all my classmates. What more could I want?
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Station Nine
You're within easy walking distance to stores, restaurants, and other major apartments popular with Fuqua students.
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Station Nine
The immediate surrounding area seems to be quite safe, but if you go further, it doesn't look that good.
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Station Nine
Ninth Street neighborhood is great for young adults, including those with spouses/significant others, who want convenient access to restaurants, bars, and a grocery store. It is only a short drive/walk from Duke's campus and downtown Durham. If traveling to Fuqua School of Business, best to drive or catch a ride as the walk is 40+ minutes.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
24-hr super market, Ninth Street bars and restaurants, food options, salon, everything you need
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Station Nine
Unless you are coming to Durham with a family in tow, Ninth Street is the place to be.
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Station Nine
limited immediately in neighborhood but 24 hour Harris teeter across the street is convenient and most grad students live in the area, which helps with carpooling, group work and socializing. Quick drive to school, Costco, bar/restaurant scenes etc. so far have felt pretty safe.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Good neighborhood that is close to school and downtown Durham.
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Station Nine
Generally speaking, the area near nine street are safe.
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Station Nine
Nearby all the other complexes, without the price tag.
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9th Street Commons
The complex is located at the center of the 9th street surrounded by great diners, restaurants and bars. There is also a 24-hr Harris Teeter right in front of the building. The neighborhood is safe and easy to get to Duke and the downtown loop area.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Proximity to grocery store is a huge plus. Like the restaurant scene a lot more since Healthy and Hale opened. Bruggers and Elmos have decent breakfast. Locale 22 is nice if you want a more upscale meal. Overall decent not amazing location.
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Station Nine
Lots of restaurants in walking distance as well as 24hr Harris Teeter. Easy to go on runs from building around East Campus or in nearby neighborhoods. Less than a 10min drive to downtown, campus and Erwin restaurants.
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Station Nine
This i s the place to stay if you're in b-school at Fuqua. Have a family? Try to score a spot close-by. Nearly everything happens around here in the evenings including study sessions and group dinners.
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Neighborhood Rating
Station Nine
9th street is a the best neighbourhood if you value being close to where the majority of your classmates live. Walking distance to several good restaurants (burger bach, guasaca, juju) and tavern.
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The Residences at Erwin Mill
Pros: Lots of Fuqua students; close to nice grocery store (Harris Teeter); walking distance to some restaurants

Cons: Most students drive to school; need to drive to downtown hotspots
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Station Nine
Convenient for Harris teeter and getting to tavern or grabbing a salad at Panera. Ninth street has a ways to go still to offer more desirable dinner options compared to downtown.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
9th Street is probably the best overall neighborhood to live in if you want to be close to school, and within walking distance to bars, cafes, grocery stores and the ups store!
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Solis Ninth Street
The neighborhood is great and has almost everything you need within walking or short driving distance including, grocery stores, restaurants and dry cleaners.
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Berkshire Main Street
Harris Teeter, close to Duke, many restaurants / bars on 9th street, close to bars, etc. on Main street. All in all a pretty great area.
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Station Nine
Pros:
- Two grocery stores
- Great restaurants
- Close to Duke's east campus
- Safe
Cons:
None
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Solis 9th Street
Excellent if your a graduate student at Duke University. Grocery stores, bars, and restaurants surround the area.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Pros: Close to campus, safe, near restaurants and grocery
Cons: Lack of reliable public transportation
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Station Nine
Ninth street area us everything you need.
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Station Nine
Great neighborhood and very friendly
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Station Nine
Close to HT.
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Station Nine
Lots of great restaurants
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Nice restaurants and bars nearby, close to campus, very close to most Fuqua students
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Always feels safe. Proximity to Harris teeter and restaurants/bars is great.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Right next to harris teeter and several bars. Walking distance from tavern!
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Station Nine
Not much to do, have to drive everywhere. Difficult not having a car
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Station Nine
Where most of Fuqua is. I can always hang out with my classmates.
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Solis Ninth Street
Close to everything you need and quick bike ride to campus
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9th Street Commons
Many restaurants and a few bars within walking distance
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Station Nine
Good area, lots of food places and grocery stores.
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Station Nine
Great location
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Station Nine
Close to everything
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Station Nine
Great if you want to be close to your classmates
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Berkshire Ninth Street
There are restaurants walking distance
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Station Nine
Good. Next to a railroad, so railroad noise.
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Station Nine
This neighborhood has everything you need!
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Station Nine
Great area to live
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9th Street Commons
Anything and everything in walking distance.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Good place for grad students.
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Station Nine
good neighborhood
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Neighborhood is good.
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Station Nine
Close to 9th st restaurants and grocery stores
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Good experience - no issues.
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Solis Ninth Street
Lots of restaurants and bars neaby
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Station Nine
One of the better areas to live in while attending Fuqua, 2 grocery stores within walking distance (Harris Teeter and Wholefoods), decent food in the area, and 80-90% of your classmates are in walking distance which makes team meetings off campus a breeze.
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The Residences at Erwin Mill
Really convenient to 24-hr grocery. Hair cuts, gas, restaurants, and bars all within walking distance. Near Duke and the Duke Gardens. Also not too far from driving from Costco and the North Point shopping centers.
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Station Nine
The Ninth Street area is a hub of activity. There is a brand new Harris Teeter that anchors a shopping center that includes fast casual restaurants (like Panera) and fancier restaurants (like Juju) along with Pure Barre, SportsClips, and other restaurants and bars. There is also a Whole Foods within walking distance or a quick drive away.

It's also within walking distance of East Campus (including Brodie Gym and the East Campus wall running route) and "The Tavern" which is the primary Tuesday night scene for Fuqua students.

The area is fairly safe and patrolled frequently by Durham Police and Duke Police.
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Station Nine
Close to other apartment complexes, literally next door to Harris Teeter and a bunch of restaurants. Close to cute neighborhoods and parks!
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Harris teeter supermarket is expensive but it's 24 hours. There are some selection of restaurants, not as good as downtown
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Station Nine
Harris Teeter makes things convenient, and it's easy to find people to share ubers with since S9 is across the street.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Close to S9, B9, and Harris Teeter. The only disadvantage is that Duke transportation is not as convenient.
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Berkshire Main Street
- Lots of restaurants nearby
- Close to S9 and other apartment complexes
- Close to grocery stores
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Berkshire Ninth Street
The neighborhood is great - a lot of students, Harris Teater, H5 with the route to the university.
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Station Nine
Good restaurants and bars within walking distance. Having Harris Teeter next door is key.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Close to other MBA students, but would be nice to be able to walk to more places.
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Berkshire Main Street
Has everything! Groceries, bars, coffee, walkable to monuts...
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The Residences at Erwin Mill
Good location. Lots of other Duke grads live in the area.
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Station Nine
Solid restaurants, and Harris teeter next door is legit
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Ninth street is the place to be as an MBA student. Between Station 9 and Berkshire Ninth, the majority of MBA students live at these properties so it's great both for social interaction, but also planning work meetings with your team on the weekend.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Close to grocery store, can get rides from classmates, H5 bus stop is very close, van service after 6pm, can service picks up in the front of Fuqua and drops off at the door, all social activities happen in this area, pure barre is close by.
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Station Nine
Haris Teeter walking distance - very convenient. Decent selection of eateries. Also, can walk to Tavern Tuesday!
You can take the shuttle to school (~20-25 min), bike to school (~15min), or walk on a nice day (~30 min).
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Station Nine
It's very convenient to have a grocery store right next door. In addition, there are lots of fun shops, eateries, and bars along Ninth Street. Of course, the close proximity to other complexes is also nice.
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Station Nine
its a good compromise of proximity to campus and stumbling distance to several bars that we frequent. Don't live south of campus; there's nothing down there and you will have to uber/drive everywhere
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Station Nine
Lots to do - shops, restaurants - also growing and booming. Great place to live as a student.
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Solis Ninth Street
I was an undergrad in 2010 and 9th was kinda run down with future promise. 6 years later there's a dozen more restaurants/bars, a new super market, it's super convenient and relatively nice.
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Station Nine
B9 and S9 - This is where almost all business school students live and if you're single or want to live near where most of the action will be, these two apartments are your best bet.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
One of the few walkable parts of Durham--close to bars, restaurants, and good living infrastructure (Whole Foods and Harris Teeter) and close to Duke's campus. Good spot.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
All my favorite restaurants in Durham are nearby, and I've been to a lot of restaurants. Neighborhood feel, cute shops, nice to look at.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Great neighborhood. Close to Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Monuts, Happy and Hale, Cocoa Cinnamon, and basically everything you need.
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Station Nine
- Close proximity to classmates

- Close to daily/weekly living needs (coffee, grocery, dry cleaning, etc.)
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Station Nine
Safe, social, within close distance to bus stop and other restaurants and bars and Harris Teeter supermarket.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Right across the street from Harris Teeter (grocery store). Plenty of bars and restaurants on 9th St.
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Station Nine
Good places to go and to eat, very safe
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Safe and many people live close
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Station Nine
Very convenient
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Berkshire Main Street
Plenty of restaurants, Tavern (bar), Harris Teeter (supermarket), and other residences.
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Station Nine
Grocery store across the streat, shops at erwin, all ninth street, close to brodie
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Station Nine
Love it! Great balance between proximity to campus and to shops/restaurants.
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Solis Ninth Street
Close to harris teeter and nineth street. 10-15 mins to bike to fuqua.
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Station Nine
Easy to walk to a few fun bars/restaurants. Not far from West Campus
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Solis Ninth Street
Excellent neighborhood. Definitely live around here as an MBA.
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Station Nine
Lots of stuff in area (bars restaurants and supermarket)
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Station Nine
Near other students and good options on Ninth street
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Solis Ninth Street
SO much to do!
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810 Ninth St.
great place to live
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Berkshire Ninth Street
No complaints!
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Station Nine
Teets and happy and hale. All you need.
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Station Nine
Great things to do.
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Station Nine
Great place to be. Close to bars and Tavern.
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Close to classmates, school and downtown area
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Proximity to Harris Teeter is a definite boon!
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Station Nine
Same neighborhood as S9. Great place to be.
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Solis Ninth Street
Harry Teets is awesome
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Station Nine
Great walkability and nearby many people
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Berkshire Ninth Street
Cool fun area, hub of the Fuqua social scene
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Berkshire Main Street
9th street is cool
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Station Nine
Safe neighbourhood
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Station Nine


Getting to Know
Ninth Street

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Broad St to Fulton St
North to South Boundaries: W Club Blvd to Durham Fwy
dining
Bali Hai Restaurant
Blu Seafood & Bar
Local 22
Mesa Latin Kitchen
grocery
Food Lion
Harris Teeter
Whole Foods
fitness
Bull City Pilates and Massage
Ninth Street Dance
Pure Barre
parks
Oval Park
coffee
Joe Van Gogh
Ninth Street Coffee Shop
bus
11 (bus)
1A/1B (bus)
BCC (bus)
H2 (bus)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Ninth Street includes zip code 27705
Rent vs Own
48
%
of Ninth Street residents are renters
Driving to Work
81
%
of Ninth Street residents drive to work
New Construction
13
%
of housing units in Ninth Street 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 Ninth Street


Studio $1,210
1 Bed $1,360
2 Beds $1,945

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1 Bed $1,650
2 Beds $2,145
3 Beds $2,500

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Studio $1,300
1 Bed $1,563
2 Beds $3,610

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1 Bed $1,145
2 Beds $1,860

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1 Bed $1,465
2 Beds $2,205
3 Beds $3,470

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