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-College-town amenities
-Attractive residential areas
-Strong economy


-Home prices
-Crime rates
-Hot, humid summers

What Bert Has To Say About Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area

Previously, the so-called “Durham” metro area was part of the larger Research Triangle triumvirate of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area. Now Raleigh, and the large suburban enclave of Cary, have been split off into a metro area of that name, leaving the western half of the former metro area under the name Durham. The Durham area includes Chapel Hill, so on the surface, the two major cities in the area are both college towns – Durham is home to Duke University, while Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina. But that’s where the similarities end. Durham is an old tobacco town, not too prosperous, not too interesting but livable. Some of the old tobacco processing plants in town add some historic interest.


College town(s) Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
County: Durham County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent

City: Durham, Gorman, ... 3 total
Zip Codes: 27713, 27705, ... 10 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 441 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Durham

    The unemployment rate in Durham County is 4.70 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Durham County jobs have Increased by 2.25 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Durham County's cost of living is 2.90% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Durham County's Cost of Living
    Durham County's population is 300,952 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 65.52 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 33 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Durham County is $174,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.43%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Durham County public schools spend $10,967 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Durham County. Learn more...

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