has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Abhd is living in Durham, NC and has a little something to say:
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Solid place to live Posted On: 2/9/2011 6:59:45 AM
I have to say I am shocked to see some of the threads posted here trying to portray Durham in a bad light. Durham is an amazingly up and coming place to live and raise a family. Is there racism in places, some crime in areas, opportunities to improve, of course. What urban area doesn't struggle with these issues? Durham has made amazing strides and boasts many things: NY Times Top Places in the World to Visit in 2011, Best places for young people, America's Foodiest Small Town, Durham boast one of the top Theaters in the World(#11) in ticket sales, proximity to world renown intellectual centers of higher learning and business, and world renown healthcare.
Please think twice about posts listed here that are overly critical of Durham. Yes there are opportunities to improve, but a city only improves when individuals desire to be an active part of the community in which they live. I would be surprised to find out that the person who left Durham to move to Chapel Hill really found life to be all that better, or the housewife who claimed Durham to be boring ever left her comfort zone to look for culture and the opportunity to try something different.
If you're looking for a great place to live, first check your own attitude on life, then leave your neighborhood. Thankfully, I'm happy with the place my wife and our newborn have come to call home...Durham.