Downtown Durham

Proudly Part of the "New South"
Before the 1990's, not much took happened in Downtown Durham. Since then, the area underwent a period of revitalization and has reaped the benefits as it's more populated with businesses, restaurants, and people. Popular spots here include Taste Carolina, Fullsteam Brewery, and Doyle's Vineyard.

Downtown Durham is easily one of the cleanest and safest cities in the country with the main area being The Historic Parish Street. It dubs itself as part of the "New South", which refers to a call for modernization of society and attitudes for cities in the south. Come join the movement.
What Downtown Durham Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.4
value
7.0
amenities
8.0
social
7.8
management
8.4
Median rents in Downtown Durham
Studio
$
1,150
1 Bedroom
$
1,600
2 Bedroom
$
2,200

Living in
Downtown Durham

Modernization
Durham Central Park
Restaurants
Noise
Clean
Local Businesses
Relatively Safe
Bars
Downtown Durham — 8.7/10 Rating (based on 6 neighborhood reviews)
Haven't had any issues in my neighborhood. There's a lot to do around my apartment, i.e. farmer's market, bars, great food, baseball, DPAC, etc.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Whetstone
So much to do!
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Whetstone
Right next to Durham Central Park. Relatively safe.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Liberty Warehouse
Perfect location for food and bars near downtown
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Liberty Warehouse
Interesting neighborhood. Not dangerous however there is a lot of noise due to surf club located right across the street.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Liberty Warehouse
Good
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
A house near downtown


Getting to Know
Downtown Durham

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: N Alston Ave to Washington St
North to South Boundaries: U.S. Hwy 15/501 to Durham Fwy
dining
China King Chinese Restaurant
Old Havana Sandwich Shop
Pizzeria Toro
Saltbox Seafood Joint
grocery
Thomas & Howards Cash & Carry
fitness
Bikram Yoga Durham
CrossFit Durham
Global Breath Studio
YMCA Wellness Center
parks
Duke Park
Durham Central Park
Durham Parks and Recreation
coffee
Cocoa Cinnamon
Ninth Street Bakery
Sangha Teahouse
bus
4 (bus)
400/405/DRX (bus)
9A/9B (bus)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Downtown Durham includes zip codes 27701 and 27704
Rent vs Own
60
%
of Downtown Durham residents are renters
Driving to Work
75
%
of Downtown Durham residents drive to work
New Construction
8
%
of housing units in Downtown Durham have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
85
%
<20 units
5
%
20-49 units
10
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
23
%
18 - 34
31
%
35 - 54
29
%
55+
17
%
Unit Mix
5
%
Studio
23
%
1 Bed
36
%
2 Bed
36
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
54
%
Undergrad Student
6
%
Grad Student
6
%
Unemployed
9
%
Retired
23
%

Best Apartments
in Downtown Durham


Studio $1,025
1 Bed $1,009
2 Beds $1,538

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Studio $1,185
1 Bed $1,290
2 Beds $1,894

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Studio $1,360

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1 Bed $610

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