Over-hyped, Overrated Relocation Destination
Saving up to move out! Status 5 years.
Sum: Didn't take long to see it all. Southern charm left, slabbed with northeasterners moving in. Cost of living is rapidly on the rise and Durham is in a gentrification crisis.
Housing: The area is a bubble, all in it has sky rocketed. Prices for homes increased 100k in just three years. Build quality is shotty for value.
Schools: I hate to say this, but, they are deplorable. Sending a kid to private cost around 22k yr and its a lottery.
Crime: Downtown is risky at night. Violent crime has not gone down. Personally, my home has been broken into and my vehicle have been vandalized three times. Lots of aggressive pan handlers downtown. My out of town guest didn't get a safe impression. The vibes don't get better, pan handlers are always holding a sign outside traffic lights and major retail.
Traffic: Worse every day. Getting on 40 and 85 is like playing Russian roulette. I gave up honking, afraid I get a dead Read More