Erwin - LaSalle

Quiet and Convenient for Duke Students
This area includes Erwin Road, LaSalle Street and Morreene Rd, which run just north of Duke's campus. The area has some popular amenity apartment buildings like The Belmont, Lofts at Lakeview, and The Heights, which offer quieter alternatives to the more-social apartments like Station Nine.If you like to go out, prepare for plenty of rides to Ninth Street and Downtown as they host the main strip of bars.

Renters here enjoy the area for its convenience to Duke and generally quiet scene. It's very nice living with a few nearby restaurants/amenities, but you'll have to venture elsewhere if you want to find the traditionally popular spots.
What Erwin - LaSalle Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.3
value
8.0
amenities
6.0
social
6.6
management
7.3
Median rents in Erwin - LaSalle
Studio
$
1,000
1 Bedroom
$
1,250
2 Bedroom
$
1,600

Living in
Erwin - LaSalle

Close to Duke
Nearby Amenities
Safe
Quiet
Not Much Nightlife
Chipotle
Harris Teeter
The Belmont
Erwin - LaSalle — 7.9/10 Rating (based on 354 neighborhood reviews)
It's been perfectly fine. People are nice but it's not much of a community, just a place where people live. Behind the Belmont which had a spate of robberies a few months back, but the Flats is further away from the main road and is better lit. So far no security incidents or concerns at the Flats. Affordability depends on which apartment complex you choose in the Erwin-LaSalle area. Wide range in rents, ranging from very expensive to very affordable depending on which one you pick.
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
In general, the neighborhood offers lots of green spaces, has access to public transportation, there are sidewalks (not usual in Durham), and is secure. Unfortunately, during fall 2021 and spring 2022 there were some robberies by the same person, but the police caught him very quickly. I have walked a couple of times around the neighborhood alone at night (10 pm) and nothing has happened to me. Anyway, you'd better be careful.
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Poplar West
Most everyone around is a graduate student that goes to Duke. While you most don't interact or mingle outside in more of a community mannor you never feel unsafe or uneasy.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Love the area. Very convenient, and it’s nice having restaurants nearby. Also not too far from the 9th Street area.
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
Not walkable to downtown Durham, but easily walkable to several nearby restaurants (Chipotle, Dunkin' Donuts, pizza, subs, mediterranean food), and about a 4 min drive to grocery store and pharmacy. Generally feels quite safe, although was advised not to visit gas stations on Erwin Rd alone at night.
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Lofts at Lakeview
Great and nearest location if one wants to stay closer to the west campus.
Has bus connectivity (LaSalle Loop) to the campus.
Nearest grocery (Harris Teeter) 20 mins by bus. Residential area mostly inhabited by Duke students. One has to travel other side of city to participate in events and activities.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Great for graduate students due to proximity to Law School / Fuqua. Walking distance to uni.
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Lofts at Lakeview
It’s a nice area with food and near other apartment complexes within walking distance.
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The Heights at LaSalle
I love being able to walk to class (about a 12 minute walk) from Trinity.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Close to campus with all the food and groceries close by as well.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
No issues with the neighborhood, I feel perfectly safe.
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Lofts at Lakeview
The neighborhood is normal, not perfect, but it's ok. There are a lot of forests. There is no supermarket, but there are some restaurants (sushi love, heavenly buffaloes, Enzo pizza, etc.) I chose it because it is near to the University.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
This neighborhood is right by West campus, but that's really the only perk. There are very few restaurants nearby, which are very subpar, and Harris Teeter not much further. You can walk to these places, but it's not a pleasant walk -- you have to walk on a bridge over a highway, over train tracks, etc. It's just not for pedestrians. It's also not as safe of an area as I expected, unfortunately.
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The Belmont Apartments
The neighborhood was perfectly fine when I started living there, but recently there have been some armed robberies in apartment buildings that are about a 10 minute walk away. However, I would like to say that I have not felt unsafe walking home at night and the security at Trinity is quite high. For example, you have to use a special key to get into the lobby (where a security guard sits after dark) and then you have to use the key to get in from the lobby to where the rooms are, and then again to get into your room. There are about 10 good restaurants within walking distance ranging from greek food to Mexican food to sushi so it's great for a quick dinner when you don't want to cook. There is also a hair salon and a manicure place, as well as a Walgreens pharmacy. We are very close to Duke Hospital and the bus systems are very accessible.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
The broader neighborhood's chief attribute is convenience to Duke. A lot of students live in the apartment complexes around here. It can be inconvenient sometimes getting to a supermarket from the neighborhood, though (eventually they're going to re-open a Harris Teeter on Hillsborough, which should mitigate this issue somewhat).
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Chapel Tower Apartments
The apartments are close to campus and easily accessible through bus, bike, or walking if desired. There is a nearby Kroger that is a less than 5 min drive away just up LaSalle St. Overall, there are some older apartments further up the road that have had issues with crime in the past, but The Heights and other apartments around the area seemed to be insulated from those issues.
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The Heights at LaSalle
Good neighborhood. Not the safest in the world, but don't keep valuables in your car and you shouldn't ever have any problems. Lots of young couples and students to be friends with!
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Poplar West
Close to Duke, bus line conveniently located. Overall safe, but have been some crime incidents. I wouldn’t recommend walking alone at night, but I’ve never felt unsafe
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The Belmont Apartments
Not a ton around here for night life or nice restaurants, but there are fast casual food options, it’s right by campus, and lots of students live here
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
It's good to live near Duke and near many of my classmates! I'm still in really close proximity to neighborhood things such as grocery stores and gyms. It's cool to feel like a part of the hospital campus! I've never felt unsafe.
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
Close enough to campus for you to walk it but also the heights at lasalle is so much better with just a little more rent
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The Belmont Apartments
Lofts is right next to a few restaurants - TGIFridays, Chipotle, Enzo's, Noodles, Smash Burger, Sushi Love, etc. The Kroger grocery store is just a few minutes away, off of Lasalle. This is a quiet neighborhood.
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Lofts at Lakeview
I have had no problems living in this neighborhood. The location is convenient and most of the time I feel very safe. You do have to be careful when walking at night but that is the case with most cities.
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Lofts at Lakeview
The apt complex itself is great. Some of the complexes in the area aren’t as nice, but the bus stops right in front of the Heights and I usually feel safe walking from the bus stop back to my apt.
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The Heights at LaSalle
Safe, close to school/campus, and a short drive to grocery stores and restaurants. Being right in between downtown, Chapel Hill, etc. makes it not too far from any of the major attractions.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
It is great that there are students around but there have been safety concerns.
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Campus Walk
It is great to be able to walk to school. Restaurants next door are ok.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
The neighborhood is a bit scary but safe within apartments. Quite safe to walk back from university even in the night. Multiple bus routes available after walking a bit.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
The neighbor is close to Duke and is a quick drive to other places
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The Belmont Apartments
Very close to Duke University so lots of students and young professionals. Close to a lot of amenities, great public transportation, and generally feels safe.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
I haven't gotten to explore the immediate area too much, but I love the proximity to West Campus, it makes getting to class without a car so much easier.
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The Belmont Apartments
Poor public transport system outside of Duke buses
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The Belmont Apartments
safe neighborhood. We haven't had much crime and Trinity Properties has an annual safety meeting to give helpful tips on safety for the area.
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Poplar West
Food and other facilities available right outside the building. Safe to walk to and from campus anytime of the day (will take 10-15mins).
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
The neighborhood is safe and there is public transport right next to the building. Easy to reach downtown and to get to near towns.
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Lofts at Lakeview
Living in Erwin-Lasalle is very close to Duke University West campus schools such as Engineering, Environment, Graduate, Medicine.
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Lofts at Lakeview
Walking distance from a restaurant area and from Kroger supermarket in the other direction. About 1.5 miles from campus.
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The Heights at LaSalle
Bus stops are accessible, there's a pizza place, a sandwiches place, a Dunkin donuts and a Chipotle, which is great.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Very low key, can get to school easily. A couple of nice shopping areas with 10 or so restaurants to choose from.
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
No bad experiences. There are always people outside (families, kids riding bikes). Well lit area at night.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Lots of people live in Heights or Belmont, so it is convenient for you to hang out with your friends.
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The Belmont Apartments
The neighbourhood is mostly residential, with a lot of fellow students living in the several apartment buildings. Walking distance to Duke campus and free buses during the week. Harris Teeter almost walking distance (or two Duke bus stops) away. There is no nightlife in the area, but 9th Street is only a couple of bus stops or short cab ride away.

It is a very hilly area, so walking or cycling to Duke will sometimes feel like a workout. The part of LaSalle St. leading to campus is really bad though, so you'd probably not want to bike there. Also Campus Walk Avenue has giant potholes on one side.

About safety: I have never had any bad experiences, nor have I heard of anything happening while I lived there, but it does get really really dark and quiet, so you would probably not want to walk around by yourself during the night.
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The Belmont Apartments
LaSalle road is one of the areas for graduate students. Majority of the apartments are where grad students live so many of your classmates are within the area. On one side of the Belmont is access to some restaurants such as Chipotle or Smashburger so if you are feeling hungry, you can grab some fast food. Walking home at night down LaSalle is safe and grabbing the LaSalle loop bus is quite easy.
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The Belmont Apartments
Very close (~10-15min walking distance) to the medical school/hospital and lots of restaurants nearby. Recent robberies at the Belmont have left some people shaken, but I have personally never felt unsafe in my apartment. Many first-year medical students live in this neighborhood. Easy to get on the highway, and also a quick drive downtown.
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
Close by to Duke west campus, Law School, Fuqua Business School, etc. Also, many restaurants in the area within walking distance. Downside is that there's no nearby grocery store. There used to be Kroger up the street but it shut down. Now you have to go all the way downtown to get groceries. (Harris Teeter, Wholefoods, Food Lion, etc.)
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The Belmont Apartments
Campus Walk is well located both in terms of proximity to both the campus and basic amenities. However, after 6 pm at nights, the neighbourhood gets very lonely which makes it all the more unsafe to venture.
Recently there have been many break-ins in and around apartments in the neighbourhood, although no one was harmed.
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Campus Walk
The neighborhood feels very safe. When I first moved in, management sent out a note that two cars had been stolen from the garage, which seemed concerning but I heard that the cars had been left unlocked or something to that effect. I am careful about locking my car in general and have never felt any issues around safety in this neighborhood. It is quite convenient to have a few restaurants/UPS in the adjacent complex.
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Lofts at Lakeview
A lot of food choices which is important for students. Walking distance to Duke, especially Fuqua.
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The Belmont Apartments
Overall the neighborhood is quiet and family oriented. The atmosphere during the day is friendly.
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Poplar West
Close to a lot of quick restaurants for food. An uber away from bars at 9th street or downtown.
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Lofts at Lakeview
Love that it is close to Fuqua.
Hate that there is nothing that resembles a grocery store within reasonable walking distance. They missed the ball in not having even a CVS nearby.
Lots of fast casual food spots.
Quiet area generally as it is close to the hospital and not much else.
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
Almost everyone in my program lives here. Super convenient to get to school and near food.
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Campus Walk
Near the hospital. Directly across from West Campus. Next to a bunch of restaurants.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
I like the neighborhood because it is close to Duke and not too far from downtown.
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Blue Leaf Apartments
The neighborhood is fine during the day. It isn't a place that I would be walking around by myself at night since it isn't very well lit and there have been some incidents in the past. There are some restaurants pretty close and during the day it is nice to walk around that area.
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Lofts at Lakeview
Very close to campus. Short drive to Harris Teeter. $8 Uber to Breitleaf Square
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The Belmont Apartments
The close neighborhood is very safe with all the other appartments nearby. Further up the road towards Kroger, it seems less safe. I have never experienced any trouble, but there are always some strangers just standing next to the road, which might make some people worried.
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The Belmont Apartments
Super safe, definitely one of the better neighbourhoods near Duke/Fuqua.
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
It is a safe neighbourhood that is in close proximity to the university
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Campus Walk
Very convenient and close to school and the hospital which is a plus
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
It is a pretty safe neighborhood, we have lots of restaurants near!
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Closest apartment to Fuqua. 10 minute walk or 4 minute bike ride.
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Lofts at Lakeview
It's a student residency area and everyone lives in harmony.
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Campus Walk
Great neighborhood, lots of places to eat, near Duke campus
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Lofts at Lakeview
The neighborhood is conveniently by the Duke west campus, and there are grocery stores and a few restaurants nearby. It's not a super walkable neighborhood.
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The Belmont Apartments
a lot of restaurants near the apartment, close to campus
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Lofts at Lakeview
Nice to have the food nearby, and nice to be by campus.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
The neighborhood is good as there is MEM community here
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Campus Walk
Mostly students, bars and restaurants in the complex.
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Erwin Terrace
Less MBA students than 9th Street apartments, but great access to school (walking distance) as well as a variety of restaurants. No real nightlife in walking distance, but very easy to get to more social parts of town (nothing in Durham is far away).
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
Very close to campus, extremely convenient to the hospital. Many students live in the complexes nearby. Some food options, but no real "neighborhood." The main attraction is that it's as close to living on campus as you can get off campus.
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Lofts at Lakeview
There are food options nearby and most graduate students live in the neighborhood which makes planning social events easy. Not always the safest neighborhood but you always have a group of fellow students looking out for you.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Great that the neighborhood is so close to the hospital which is great for me as a student. The apartment complex is close to a bus stop / a pretty loud street which sometimes has some noise but overall no major issues.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Limited sidewalks and streetlights, lots of robberies. Students and families live in this area with lots and lots of apartments. Nothing in walking distance except Duke University, which is why most ppl live here.
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Poplar West
Walking distance to campus and med school and a couple of restaurants here but overall not a very exciting area
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
Nice enough neighborhood. Only a few of the restaurants in the area are good and there is not much else to walk to. On the plus side it is possible to walk to most parts of Duke in a half hour or less.
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
Mostly professionals and graduate students.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
It’s pretty safe but I’d be careful at night
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Partner's Place
Very friendly and cordial.
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The Belmont Apartments
A few decent food options right next door. Gas stations + being on public transit lines makes for a lot of foot traffic, some questionable activity. Haven't felt unsafe in the complex at all though.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin Road
The area is not very safe.
Close to campus. Good university connect with public transport.
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11108
I've heard the apartments behind us can be dangerous, but Erwin Terrace is fine. Sometimes the front door to the apartment remains unlocked, which I've complained about, but it's normally okay.
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Erwin Terrace
Chipotle, smashburger, noodles & co. all directly (literally) outside the front gate.
Fuqua less than a mile. Closest apartment complex there is. Also close to hospital and gas station.
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Lofts at Lakeview
The neighborhood is very safe, even at night, and we don't need to worry about getting home on foot at late hours. The supermarket is close as well as a gas station and a few restaurants.
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The Belmont Apartments
The outlook is good and looks neat and nice! However, it was not highly safe around this area. But one good thing is the security in the house is good, with the alarm system.
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Blue Crest
It is nice but not many students live nearby so less social life here.
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Erwin Terrace
Close to groceries and the med school. Not a great "downtown" in walking distance but everything you need is close by and the real downtown is 10 minutes away by car.
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The Belmont Apartments
Close to hospital, but didn't love walking there at night.
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
Very residential with lots of apartments, restaurants within a short driving distance. Duke is 10 minutes away. Lots of parking. Grocery store 2 min drive.
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The Heights at LaSalle
Lots of options for quick food (Smashburger, Noodles & Co, Chipotle), not many bars; no walkable grocery store but Kroger is a <5 min drive away.
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Lofts at Lakeview
A few restaurants nearby, but no grocery store. Close to campus, but considerably far from downtown Durham. Very dark at night, and not the safest.
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Poplar West
The location is very convenient for school and for a number of restaurants. However, some parts of the neighborhood seem much nicer than others.
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The Belmont Apartments
Nearby bus stops for shuttles that stop near the medical school; everything (groceries, restaurants, school) is still most accessible via car
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The Heights at LaSalle
A lot of students and Duke associated people live in the same apartment complex. A bit of security concerns as it is not a gated community.
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Campus Walk
Closest to west campus of Duke. Some restaurants within walking distance, otherwise quiet in residential areas and not much going on.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Close to campus, but few grocery store and dining options in the immediate area. Biggest perk is proximity and that's really it.
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
I havent had much interaction with the neighborhood but I nearby apartments are nice to visit if you have friends living there.
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Campus Walk
Lots of other students live in the area. It's not as fun as downtown Durham, but convenience to school can't be beat.
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Lofts at Lakeview
I would love to have some more restaurants that aren’t fast food in the area. We love eating at Nosh though!
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Lofts at Lakeview
Not too safe. Robberies have been popping up frequently. Wouldn't recommend walking home late at night.
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The Belmont Apartments
Many other graduate students live nearby. It is an easy and convenient short drive up to CVS, Food Lion, and gas stations. Also walkable to the most western side of Duke campus and certain restaurants, yoga studios, and a bar or two. Easy access to the highway and just a short drive to 9th street. There are other nicer more expensive apartments that have faced break-ins however, I have not heard of any at Poplar West.
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Poplar West
Close to Fuqua, but there's nothing nearby. No shops, restaurants or grocery stores that are walking distance; (Everything is a short drive away, however) so it makes the area overall feel pretty dead/empty. If you want to be somewhere lively but that's still close, I'd recommend 9th street instead...: Dozens of cute restaurants, shops, and anything you need just a few steps away from your door.
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The Heights at LaSalle
So far, haven't felt unsafe. Close to campus, though I try to avoid walking back late at night.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Mostly, I was satisfied with the apartment. However, its rent is too expensive considering that nothing(water, electricity, internet) is included. The neighborhood felt a bit insecure with lots of robberies happened in Nov-Dec. The neighborhood would be better to live in if you have a car.
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The Heights at LaSalle
Close to Fuqua, gated, community areas; Heavenly Buffaloes coming to a location near you!
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
It's not much. I'm not even sure I'd describe it as a neighborhood. I'm used to being able to walk to my neighborhood's main street so maybe I'm a bit spoiled. The only things within walking distance are other apartment complexes, which is alright if you know other people living there.
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Partner's Place
Close to a few good restaurants and the Duke Transit line for travel to campus.
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Campus Walk
The heights is pretty safe and a lot of students live in this neighborhood
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The Belmont Apartments
We feel safe in this area. Very near west campus and a main road.
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Lofts at Lakeview
I moved here during COVID so I can't be too detailed. You can walk to the complex that has Chipotle, Baskin Robbins, Smash Burger. If being very close to lots of other students is not a priority for you, you'll be happy here. If it IS a priority, you might not.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Some shops and restaurant. Not crazy but correct for Durham
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The Heights at LaSalle
Quiet, friendly neighborhood. Mostly families live here.
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Poplar West
good neighborhood but douglas street can be dangerous
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Not much going on here, but very convenient to Duke.
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The Heights at LaSalle
There's one grocery store but a bit far by foot. Not many restaurants. Only one school bus line and one Durham bus line. So it's not really a very convenient place if you want to go to somewhere else other than the West Campus.
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Holly Hills Apartment Homes
The neighbourhood is good, most of the MMS students live in the nearby vicinity and most of the times you will catch up with many of them in the bus to school. Though there aren't any grocery stores close by.
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The Belmont Apartments
Super close to duke, not as close to downtown.
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The Belmont Apartments
Quiet neighbourhood; Many with families.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Don't really care about the neighborhood except that it is walking distance to campus and has some quick eat places to stop by on the way back from school if needed. Almost exclusively students here.
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The Belmont Apartments
Being so close to the school, I have not felt unsafe on the roads coming back at night. However, there have threatening break-ins at Belmont, which is a few hills down from Trinity.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
The walk to school is perfect. The neighbor tends to be dirty, cars drive too fast, and there are very limited, outdoor spaces to enjoy. Plenty of parking, however.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
It’s been good, it’s close to other apartment complexes which is nice, but it’s a little too close to the highway and other neighborhoods.
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The Heights at LaSalle
I like that my apartment is close to Duke and has restaurants on Erwin, but I dislike how everything on Hillsborough is junk food.
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The Heights at LaSalle
There is nothing to do there except if you like to eat sushis. It might not feel safe sometimes but I've never had any issue
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Close to school. Quiet enough. Duke neurology and Millennium Hotel are nearby. Though no restaurants or stores nearby.
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Partner's Place
The neighbourhood is safe during the day, but make sure to stay indoors and not wander during the night.
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The Heights at LaSalle
Good
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The Heights at LaSalle
Very close to Duke University Hospital
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Poplar Manor Apartments
It is a safe and a decent neighborhood.
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8
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Living on Erwin is a very convenient location
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8
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Lofts at Lakeview
love all the food options
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7
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Lofts at Lakeview
Very relaxed
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10
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
It is close to Duke's west campus.
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8
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Not safe at night. Perfect during day.
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8
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Quite a few food places. Near Duke. Peaceful.
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8
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Safe.
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7
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Blue Crest
Quiet place.
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8
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The Belmont Apartments
I walk to Duke and I always found it safe.
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Lofts at Lakeview
LOTS OF MMS STUDENTS
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6
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The Belmont Apartments
Close to several resteruants.
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9
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The Belmont Apartments
Great condition overall
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7
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The Heights at LaSalle
Close to school.
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10
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Erwin Terrace
There's a shopping strip very close by
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9
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The Heights at LaSalle
Close to campus, a lot of friends living around.
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6
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Campus Walk
Safe, walking distance to school
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8
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Great value for those for whom it makes sense
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5
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Bradford Ridge
Great location adjacent to campus. However, there isn't as much of a Fuqua social scene here.
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8
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Bus stop outside is full of sketchy characters--beware when walking alone at dark
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8
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
We are close to a few restaurants but not as much as those on Ninth street.
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Lofts at Lakeview
Only have heard reports of crime/robbery more towards Campus Walk ave.
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10
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Lofts at Lakeview
The neighborhood is good but can be a bit unsafe during night.
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7
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Campus Walk
Have heard about few criminal incidents, otherwise its safe
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9
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Campus Walk
Occanssionally native residents have party to late night.
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8
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Partner's Place
It’s close to School... other than that nothing great
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The Belmont Apartments
Not really a neighborhood, just Erwin/the hospital
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
not so safe
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7
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Partner's Place
Quiet neighborhood
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8
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The Heights at LaSalle
Nice neighbors
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6
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Good neighborhood, not exactly walkable.
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9
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The Belmont Apartments
Convenient but not very safe
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9
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Lofts at Lakeview
Good
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Erwin Terrace
Close to school.
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8
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The Heights at LaSalle
Close to bus
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6
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The Belmont Apartments
good neighborhood
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Lofts at Lakeview
Good overall!
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Lofts at Lakeview
Good restaurants downstairs.
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Erwin Terrace
People are nice
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The Belmont Apartments
It can be a little unsafe at nights
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7
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Campus Walk
Need a car to go anywhere, largely residential.
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6
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The Heights at LaSalle
Close to campus, not great food options
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5
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Known to be a little unsafe.
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Campus Walk
party sometime
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7
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Partner's Place
Shady in the evenings.
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6
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Its ok
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7
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The Heights at LaSalle
Doesn't feel very safe.
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4
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The Heights at LaSalle
it's chill, not much to do socially
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Poplar West
Average neighbourhood
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Campus Walk
The neighborhood is perfect, that I think this is the best neighborhood. You can get easily access to supermarket, different restaurant, postal services. Overall the parking in the neighborhood is also good. The neighborhood is crowded so I do not think there are many safety issues.
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The Heights at LaSalle
Location is excellent! This is a very popular area for med/graduate students. It's a short walk to campus. Within a very short distance to downtown Durham, Main Street, and 15/501 highway.
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The Belmont Apartments
The Erwin -LaSalle neighborhood has a lot of apartments like The Lofts, The Belmont, The Heights which give it a friendly vibe.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
I love being in walking/short bus ride to Fuqua. Adds a bit extra exercise in the day and allows me to decompress in between classes & other events. At the same time, it is a bit too far to walk to 9th St, where most of the social events are. If the social scene is extremely important to you, you may be buying a lot of ubers/passing on drinks at the event!
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
This is a quiet neighborhood set between Duke campus and the main highway. It is possible to walk to restaurants and the grocery store, though it is a bit of a walk. There is not much street noise and the community is gated. The bus that goes to campus picks up directly in front of Belmont for students who do not have vehicles. The grocery store is about a 10 - 15 minute walk away. My drive to campus is about 5 - 7 minutes (not including parking).
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The Belmont Apartments
Nothing out of the ordinary has happened so far. It's a great spot next to a restaurant mall and right at the front of the road so little ways for security issues to happen. It's a very visible building and parking is located inside the building so hard for any safety issues to occur. The neighborhood is quiet and the walls aren't so thin that i can hear everything happening so it's a nice calming environment. Also close to lots of bus stops for main routes which helps.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
It’s right in the center of Duke medical - not quite as social as downtown, but it’s across from a lot of great and convenient places, and down the street from my favorite Indian place and my favorite sushi place! Plus living across from the emergency room has come in handy more than once
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
15 min walking distance to campus
8 min bike ride
There is a bus close by
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The Belmont Apartments
It is right next to the hospital and close to campus. It is convenient!
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Close to the university, very nice area and feels somewhat safe.
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7
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The Heights at LaSalle
Most MQM students live nearby so it's easy to socialize
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The Heights at LaSalle
I feel safe alone during the daytime although would be weary walking alone in the dark. We are close to the hospital and school campus which is amazing for walking to school, but can at times feel difficult to step away from DukeMed.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Not the safest neighborhood and has little transit. There have been issues at other apartment complexes with safety, but Heights has been very safe. It is absolutely fine to walk around in the day here, but not at night. There are not very many restaurants or bars nearby, although downtown Durham is 10 minutes away.
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The Heights at LaSalle
The dining options within walking distance are ok in this area (some good options, but you could get tired of them after a while). However, you can't beat how close it is to the hospital. There are a decent number of students that live in this neighborhood (at least half) so there's a good community of medical students within walking distance as well. You probably need a car for groceries/to get downtown (part of living in Durham), although some people manage with a bike. I have never felt unsafe walking around at night (most of the walk is within view of the hospital) but I'm from a city. On a super late night you may like a buddy.
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Lofts at Lakeview
Next door to plaza with Chipotle, TGIF, UPS, and several other restaurants. Very short walk to another plaza with more restaurants and a wine/cider bar. 20-minute walk to class or to the hospital or to just about any other University amenity. Quiet! Bus stop very close by (though I've never used it). Occasional homeless beggars in plaza next door. Not a big Fuqua social scene here, though (but you can always change that!). A professor told my mother that this is the only neighborhood he would want his daughter to live in had she gone to Duke (for safety reasons primarily).
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Lofts at Lakeview
The area's main highlight is that it's very close to campus and groceries. The part of LaSalle closest to Erwin Rd has luxury housing. The other half of LaSalle is a lot less affluent.
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The Belmont Apartments
It is so close to the campus that pretty convenient to go to school but at night, it looks a little bit dangerous for example, someone frequently asks money on the road.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Close to the law school and food options in the same shopping center are very good. But not much of a "neighborhood" feel if that is what you are looking for.
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
The food in the area is really accessible and I feel quite safe in the surrounding area, excluding the gas stations and bus stop. I've heard some odd things at night but never seen anything fishy and feel safe coming home at night. +Tons of dogs!
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
I love being near Fuqua. I wish there closer grocery stores but I can bike to one in about 15 minutes so it could be worse.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Its pretty fine. There have been reports of some unsafely in the past but I haven't personally experienced anything.
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Duke Manor
Quiet neighbourhood. Conveniently located to West Campus and walking distance to Fuqua. Easy and healthy fast food options nearby. Close to food stores e.g. Kroger & Harris Teeter. Close to WaDuke trail.
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The Belmont Apartments
Fine for being close to the hospital relative to value. Decent restaurants and amenities nearby. Areas off of Erwin Rd proper seem to deal with robberies and whatnot. You could live in downtown Durham or off Ninth for a close commute and more to do but would pay more versus living farther away at a more exciting area like Southpoint.
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Lofts at Lakeview
This neighborhood is very close (within walking distance) of Duke University and of the bus stops to get to downtown. There are not many grocery stores nearby, but there are restaurants nearby.
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The Belmont Apartments
Good. Lots of families living around in my lane so lots of children. so feels safe.
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Duke Manor
Close enough to walk to parties at the Lofts, Exchange, or TC. On the edge of walking distance to school. A super easy drive to groceries, restaurants, 9th street, and downtown.
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Partner's Place
I feel very safe walking to the medical school from Trinity Commons. It is maybe a 10-15 minute walk, and an even shorter bike ride. I only have to cross the street once.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Great and safe neighborhood - quite close to most useful and day to day necessities. I'd say if you're commuting to West Campus it makes most sense for you to stay here!
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Campus Walk
It is just quite nothing more to say close and feels safe.
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Duke Manor
Quiet enough that I even can not notice their existence.
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9
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The Heights at LaSalle
The neighbourhood is quite good. I have mostly seen graduate school student stay around here. And to be more specific, a lot of MEMers stay around here.
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Campus Walk
Really close to school. Safe, not really any night life, but close enough to downtown. A few good restaurants. Ten minute drive to grocery stores.
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8
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
very close to my school (Fuqua), and there are busses that go to downtown Durham so it's convenient enough in terms of public transportation.
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6
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Poplar West
Little bit of the main road so its quieter and in a good spot. Feels safe and had no issues with anyone of anything in the neighborhood
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8
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Poplar Manor Apartments
It's very close to campus and the commute is approximately 20 minutes either walking or taking the bus and less than 10 on a bike.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
The neighborhood is great because you are so close to the Duke campus. You are also in close proximity to quick dining options!
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9
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
around the actual apartment complex is fine but if you walk down erwin closer to the gas station it becomes less safe.
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10
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Lofts at Lakeview
Very convenient to Duke's campus, the hospital system as well as two shopping centers with many restaurant choices
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Lofts at Lakeview
Surrounding area is not great. I have heard gunshots around and walking at night is not a great idea. That being said the complex itself doesn’t ever feel dangerous just surrounding areas are a bit more sketchy
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The Heights at LaSalle
A lot of students live in the neighbourhood (grad students especially). Some buses run direct to Duke.
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Partner's Place
Can be a little sketchy sometimes but I sacrifice that for being close to the hospital. Usually try to avoid walking alone at night but have done it plenty of times after staying late in the hospital or having to get there at 4 AM and have never had any issues. A nice selection of food/drink options just down the street!
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
This is a great place for students since majority of the people staying here are students. But this can sometimes be a problem for families in my opinion.
There are no shops in the immediate vicinity but there are a couple of convenient stores within walking distance.
Don't really know anything about the neighbouring residences since I've never been there.
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Campus Walk
The neighborhood is within walking distance to campus and is very convenient. However, it does not always feel like a "neighborhood". Many of the people in my building are students/residents/people staying here while their houses get remodeled, so there is a transient feeling to the area. Some people worry about the safety here because there are some people with homelessness who occasionally hang around on the corner and ask for money, but I am coming from a big city and this does not bother me.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
The Heights on its own is a nice little community but the surrounding apartments have had their own problems recently. Members of an apartment complex across the street (The Belmont) got robbed 4+ times in a span of two weeks. There were also crimes in the gas station across the street and another apartment complex up the street. Although fortunately there have been no reported crimes at The Heights.
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The Heights at LaSalle
Campus Walk has Belmont and Lofts close by which have a park and pool, so it's a pretty walk down the lane. The Millenium hotel is also close-by so that's a plus. There is also a set of eateries and a spa down the lane.

But the thing that makes Campus Walk ideal for me is proximity to the bus stop and the campus. There is not many non-students here, so when all the students know and interact with each other, it feels nice.

I haven't heard of too many mugging or break-in incidents yet, so it's a relatively safe neighbourhood.
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Campus Walk
The complex that the Belmont is in is very nice. There are speed bumps for safety, plenty of parking, and the fact that it is gated makes me feel extra secure. The only thing that I don't like about the surrounding area is that people cross the busy street all of the time, and at all hours of the day in order to get to the bus. During the day isn't as big of a problem, but there are no crosswalks and at night it is very hard to see people in the street since it is curvy and poorly lit.
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The Belmont Apartments
The Belmont is one of the nicer properties in the area. I didn't think the places across the street were as good. They are probably about 30% Duke people and the rest are regular Durham residents. If you go further down LaSalle, it is less safe. The apt complex next to the Belmont is a bit sketchy.
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8
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The Belmont Apartments
Close to campus and lots of other apartments in the area so you'll likely be near other students.
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8
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Lofts at Lakeview
Close to campus - easily walk to West Union for food or Fuqua. Morning campus runs are the best.
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Lofts at Lakeview
the apartment is located close to campus and very convenient for a quick bite to eat as well
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Lofts at Lakeview
I had a great experience in the past 4 months but there was a robbery case this month on the street as per Duke's email. Morrene Road park is right in front and great for outdoor activities.
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Partner's Place
There has been a history of robberies in the area, but I think they are less frequent these days. The neighborhood a mix of Duke students and low-income locals. But it's changing to more Duke students and student housing, and great convenience to good restaurants, fast food, and coffee.
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The Belmont Apartments
Neighborhood beyond the apartment is fine. There's some good restaurants well within walking distance. However, there's not really many small shops or stores within walking distance in case you need to buy some last minute toiletries or food. Lots of bus lines next to my apartment.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
This area is nice, the small shopping center with restaurants is very convenient.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Close to bus stop, school, grocery store, 15-501, and Chipotle!! Gates and safe.
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The Belmont Apartments
Didn't interact much.. but the neighborhood is safe and there are families.
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Campus Walk
It is a quiet place with great access to restaurants and Duke West campus
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Most MQM and MMS students live in the area, and it's very close to Fuqua
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Chapel Tower Apartments
The shopping center with nail place and some restaurants is really convenient. I wouldn't walk around this area at night or when it is dark alone. I like being close to the Flats and Trinity Commons because I have friends living there as well. Easy walk to west campus.
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Lofts at Lakeview
It is quiet and pretty. I like that it is well lit during the night.
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Poplar Manor Apartments
Very safe but not much experience interacting outside the Heights.
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The Heights at LaSalle
A lot of Duke students stay in this area and you will be seeing familiar faces frequently around. Not super safe but near to Campus and different fast food stores.
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8
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Partner's Place
As an MMS student, this is the place to be to work and play.
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Blue Crest
Close to the hospital and medical school, and food options.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Close to campus and can walk to food and the local park.
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7
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Chapel Tower Apartments
The complex is extremely safe, not to mention beautiful.
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The Heights at LaSalle
Neighborhood is close to DukeMed and Hillsborough road.
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The Belmont Apartments
Close to Duke, restaurants, walking trails and stores
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The Heights at LaSalle
Neighborhood is not bad. Anyways you need to be careful if you walk at nights. Sometimes in the public street there is no much light and cars are fast.
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The Belmont Apartments
This neighborhood is directly across the street from campus. It's also right next to a plaza with lots of food options - Chipotle, TGIF, Jimmy Johns, etc. There's a bus stop right by the complex, which can be a convenient way to get around Durham.
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Lofts at Lakeview
Right near Duke/VA hospitals and plenty of food establishments. Within running distance of Al Buehler running trails, short drive to other parts of Duke forest, can walk to Cameron for games, the gym if not during after hours for parking
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Lofts at Lakeview
Seems safe enough during the day to walk to campus! About a 25 min walk. Across from Duke Neurology and near the freeway.
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Partner's Place
Lots is students stay in this neighborhood from Duke. Some eateries at a walking distance. No hangouts spots per se
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The Belmont Apartments
Walking distance to Duke with a few restaurat options nearby if you're too lazy to cook. I feel it is also a safe area as a lot of students walk in this area to campus. You may need to drive/uber to a supermarket.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
The area around is not the safest and doesn’t have much food options but heights in itself is extremely safe
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The Heights at LaSalle
There are lots of good food places around.
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Friendly neighborhood and a lot of pets.
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Poplar West
A lot of students live here
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Blue Crest
Very close to Duke campus
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9
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Lofts at Lakeview
Not great for walking- only sidewalks along the main road. I don't feel safe walking at night.
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8
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
The Lofts is walkable to Duke's medical center and research facilities. There are multiple nearby restaurant and food options - but transportation is needed to get groceries or to get downtown.
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Lofts at Lakeview
Right by Duke, which is useful (only a 10 minute walk to the med school/hospital). Good variety of food options next door. Not the safest place to walk around at night but otherwise pretty OK.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Convenient to walk to Duke, but no grocery stores or pharmacies within walking distance.
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
Close to other apartments (Belmont, Trinity), but don't really go over to those places too often... Monthly events hosted by apartment complex, otherwise just a regular place to live
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
The community is safe but the neighborhood does face some safety concerns
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The Belmont Apartments
I love how close it is to Duke but I don't feel safe walking around the neighborhood at night. There have also been some issues with crime at nearby apartment complexes.
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
Mostly apartments. Conveniently located to Duke and hospitals, plenty of amenities on Hillsborough Road, though if you want good food you may need to drive a bit.
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Lofts at Lakeview
Many med students live in the area, making it convenient to make and hang out with friends. Area does not feel safe at night time to walk around by myself.
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Lofts at Lakeview
It feels pretty safe, but you definitely need to be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. It's not bad but it can get sketchy pretty quickly.
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The Heights at LaSalle
Not the safest place, but the apartment complex has a garage so you don't need to walk outside at night. So close to the medical school/convenient.
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
It is not uncommon in this area to get approached for money, but never have felt unsafe! Super close and easy access to campus and the hospital!
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9
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
They're was one apartment in our complex that got broken into. Other than that, nothing crazy. Close to campus, so generally there's no problem.
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Partner's Place
While heights and a few other apartments are in the same vincity, I’m very disappointed with belmont. I’d recommend trinity commons or lofts.
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4
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The Belmont Apartments
The eateries are convenient and it's very close to campus, but that's about all there is to it. It is a relatively safe part of the city.
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Lofts at Lakeview
My experience in the neighborhood has been fine and the tenants are warm. An occasional exchange does happen with the people around.
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Poplar West
Really easy access to campus, highways, and a lot of quick dining options; few nightlife spots and generally quiet social scene
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Lofts at Lakeview
Belmont is very safe. But the area in front of it can be a little unsafe. Otherwise, it's in a very convenient location.
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The Belmont Apartments
Kroger is the closest grocery store and it is 15 minutes by walking, though it is not a problem if you have a car.
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Lofts at Lakeview
the neighborhood is good if you are a student, need to drive to get to most places beyond Duke's campus
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Lofts at Lakeview
This neighborhood is residential, consisting of a high number of other apartment buildings, hotels, and a long-term care facility. Choose it because of its proximity to campus, not for the social scene. Wouldn't recommend living in this neighborhood if you don't have a car. 2-3 minute drive to grocery store (Harris Teeter) and road with a lot of fast food options; 8-10 minute drive to get to upscale Ninth Street or Downtown. If walking, it's a 10-minute walk to get to the nearest restaurants/shops (Chipotle, Noodles & Company) though there is a convenience store right next to the apartment complex.
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The Heights at LaSalle
Super close to campus. Can walk to Sanford school in 20-25 minutes. Bus takes about the same time to arrive, and there is a bus stop directly in front of the apartment complex (takes about 5 minutes to walk from apt front door to bus stop). Biking takes 7-10 minutes from apt to Sanford school. I have a car but do not drive to class.

As mentioned in the previous review, there seems to be quite a bit of crime in this area. I think it has something to do with it being so accessible to greater Durham. Unfortunately there seems to be great inequality in Durham and perhaps people in need view Duke students as wealthy, so crime becomes a problem. Again though-- this is just my experience in this area only--could be unique.
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6
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The Belmont Apartments
Within walking distance to school. Can be a little sketchy on the walk back during the night hours.
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8
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
Safety is a concern, but the bus runs around this area and majority of the program lives here.
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8
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The Heights at LaSalle
It is good with our neighborhood mainly because we have enough space for getting together.
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6
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Poplar West
Very close to Duke. Next to a Dunkin’ and a chipotle. A short drive from downtown Durham.
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10
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Fine neighborhood, good quick food options like chipotle but not a huge scene around.
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8
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The Belmont Apartments
Safety is a concern, however, the bus stops right outside, unlike Campus Walk
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6
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Unbelievably close to campus, and next door to a half dozen restaurants!
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10
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Lofts at Lakeview
Not very safe to walk around at night. In the sunlight is okay.
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10
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The Heights at LaSalle
Generally very good, close to Duke, but some saftey problems.
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7
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The Belmont Apartments
Kroger is close, walkable distant. But no other facilities.
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8
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The Heights at LaSalle
Pretty safe. Going out in the dark is not recommended.
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8
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Partner's Place
Very convenient to the hospital and campus (walking distance) and some chain restaurants with a few local spots, but overall not a very interesting neighborhood. Very bike-able to 9th st area, less so to downtown but still only about a 20-min bike ride
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8
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Wouldn't venture out at nights, relatively safe area
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9
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Campus Walk
There were some problems this year with robbers in Belmont apartments. It is nice to have lots of restaurants around 8chipotle, sushi love, another broken egg...). It does not have any grocery stores close by.
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7
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Poplar West
The apartment is close to duke transit to west campus. Most students living here are international graduate students. However, this also made the neighborhood an easier target for robbery and break-ins.
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6
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The Belmont Apartments
It is usually safe.
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7
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Generally good neighborhood
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8
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Chapel Tower Apartments
I enjoy walking to class with many other students in the area however theres not much to walk to. Maybe the Nosh shopping center but most other things (bars/food/grocery) I need to drive.
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9
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The Belmont Apartments
Erwin-LaSalle is convenient for students but definitely not the safest area. A few food options but not great for walking to. Little to no night life in the neighborhood.
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8
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Decent neighbourhood but kind of empty and dead at night. Feels safe near my complex though there have been reports of incidents on LaSalle.
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7
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Pavilion East
Walking distance to the hospital/TSCHE (plus the bus runs to TSCHE). Issues with security in 2018 with several robberies in a row.
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7
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The Belmont Apartments
There are a few restaurants around neighborhood.
It is not very safety so suggest to live in the apartment with entry gate.
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8
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The Belmont Apartments
The neighborhood is great. Mostly undergraduate students living at the Heights but there are also some graduate students.
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8
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The Heights at LaSalle
Close to school, near park, near bus stop. Not a lot to do within walking distance besides Erwin plaza areas.
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8
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Chapel Tower Apartments
pretty boring neighborhood, nothing commercially exciting nearby, only live there for the easy commute
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8
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Great location by the med school
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Neighborhood is good
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The Belmont Apartments
I enjoy living here in this part of Durham.
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10
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The Belmont Apartments
This neighborhood is very close to campus.
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8
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Very close to the hospital, relatively safe
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10
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
Nice and friendly.
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10
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The Belmont Apartments
Close to food and campus.
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10
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
Great neighborhood.
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8
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Partner's Place
I have had no negative experiences so far
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8
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Lofts at Lakeview
They are good and quiet.
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8
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The Belmont Apartments
Best neighborhood near Duke if you have a car.
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The Heights at LaSalle
Very convenient to campus
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7
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The Belmont Apartments
Lots of families so safe but not very social.
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8
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Poplar West
Its a stone's throw away from campus
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6
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Chapel Tower Apartments
feels safe and it is far from isolated
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10
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The Heights at LaSalle
Almost everyone that lives here is a Duke student
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The Heights at LaSalle
Nice neighborhood-very quiet and polite.
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9
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The Heights at LaSalle
Close to Duke West Campus
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10
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The Belmont Apartments
Great neighborhood
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10
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
There's nothing here but apartment complexes. It doesn't have a lot of sidewalks, streetlights etc.
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6
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Poplar West
My neighborhood is good. Not the best as there have been stray security issues in the past.
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7
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Campus Walk
Heights seems safer than the neighbors but always a good idea to be vigilant
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7
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The Heights at LaSalle
It was alright for only two years and for not being home the entire time.
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5
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Chapel Tower Apartments
close to campus, safe area, some noise, no very nearby grocery stores
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The Belmont Apartments
Walk-distance to campus.
Unsafe, over-prices, and noisy
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7
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The Flats at The Exchange on Erwin
Good neighborhood. But there tend to be isolated incidents.
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The Belmont Apartments
not very safe. :Lot of families around with lot of kids.
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7
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Holly Hills Apartment Homes
Erwin plaza has places to eat, no grocery shopping
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Sometimes a bit unsafe
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The Belmont Apartments
good
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The Heights at LaSalle
good if you need to be near the hospital
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7
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Lofts at Lakeview
Good
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Good
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7
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Chapel Tower Apartments
You do have to be careful in this area.
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6
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Partner's Place
loud upstairs neighbors
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7
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The Heights at LaSalle
It’s conveniently close to duke but nothing else
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The Belmont Apartments
Not safe but convenient
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7
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Partner's Place
Close to food :)
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Trinity Commons at Erwin
No interaction with neighborhood
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8
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Chapel Tower Apartments
no problems
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8
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The Heights at LaSalle
Overall good
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8
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The Belmont Apartments
Okay, have to be careful at night.
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7
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Poplar West
The neighborhood is not very safe
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7
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Campus Walk
Fine, feels safe enough but nothing spectacular
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8
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The Heights at LaSalle
Safety problem
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8
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The Belmont Apartments
No eat places nearby
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6
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Chapel Tower Apartments
Pretty good but a bit sketchy
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7
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The Heights at LaSalle
The street is unsafe
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8
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The Belmont Apartments
fair
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9
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The Belmont Apartments
Close to Fuqua.
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8
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Lofts at Lakeview
Not much interaction with neighbors.
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7
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Getting to Know
Erwin - LaSalle

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Fulton St to U.S. Hwy 15/501
North to South Boundaries: Hillsborough Rd to Cameron Blvd
dining
Biscuitville
Chai’s Noodle Bar & Bistro
Firehouse Subs
Taqueria Lopez
grocery
Food Lion
Kroger
convenience
Rite Aid
fitness
Al Buehler Cross Country Trail
Millenium Sports Club
coffee
Dunkin’ Donuts
Saladelia Cafe
bus
11 (bus)
20 (bus)
400 (bus)
LL (bus)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

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