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Welcome to Durham 

All are welcome in Durham, where seeds of inclusivity were planted long ago and have blossomed into ample opportunities for anyone and everyone. When walking the streets of Durham, you'll see bold murals telling the stories of the city—from its tobacco-grown origins to today's buzzing entrepreneurial spirit, there are many inspiring stories to be heard here. Make your dreams come true in Durham, and more importantly, have a strong community supporting your dreams every step of the way.  

Want to write your own story in Durham? Let's get it started today! 

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There's So Much to LOVE in Durham!

Behind the Scenes of "Bull City"

Although many may believe that Durham's distinct nickname of "Bull City" refers to livestock, the nickname actually is related to the city's tobacco roots. John Green of the Blackwell Tobacco Company named his product "Bull" Durham Tobacco, which eventually became one of the most famous trademarks in the world. The product sparked a number of popular sayings such as "bullpen" and "shooting the bull." 

Parks & Recreation

Whether you want a day spent delving into a local state park or a river to race down in your kayak, you're always in for an adventure when you explore this city's recreational scene. Eno River State Park is an area staple, featuring mature forests, historic mill and home sites, and about 30 miles of trails alongside the river. And for our sports fans, there's nothing better than cutting loose with the Cameron Crazies at one of Duke University's basketball games. 

Art Appreciation 

Durham is a work of art in itself—from rustic tobacco warehouses and captivating cityscapes to mural-filled walls and an abundance of natural green spaces, the city serves as a picturesque backdrop for any Kodak moment. A hub for art appreciation, Downtown Durham hosts an immersive art gallery on the third Friday of each month. These galleries give residents the rare opportunity to meet designers from local studios and galleries. 

Food & Drink 

They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach—but we say, the fast track to Durham's culture is via its restaurant scene. From farm-to-table restaurants and food trucks to craft breweries and international eateries, Durham's food and drink are as diverse as the city itself. Much more than just a meal, dining at a Durham restaurant is an all-inclusive experience. You can indulge in North Carolina barbecue against the backdrop of a botanical garden, or grab a quick bite from a food truck while walking the city streets. 

Durham Attractions

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American Tobacco Trail 

The American Tobacco Trail doubles as the perfect sightseeing path and an ideal spot to get your steps in! This 22.6-mile trail, 12 of which are in Durham, stretches alongside an abandoned railroad bed that was originally built for the American Tobacco Company. Start your trek on the trail at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and end up exploring all parts of the American Tobacco Campus. 

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Bull City Burger and Brewery 

You can always know what to expect when you go to Bull City Burger and Brewery. As the oldest brewpub in Durham, this restaurant sticks to its tried-and-true roots. Here, everything is made in house except the ketchup, and they only serve pasture-raised beef. With 59 different ales and lagers over an 18-month cycle, there are new craft beers to try every time you visit. The brewery loves to experiment with unique combinations like chocolate and jalapeños to create one-of-a-kind beer flavors. 

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Sarah P. Duke Gardens 

Located in the heart of Duke University's campus, these 55-acre gardens draw in more than 600,000 visitors annually. People from all over the world come to take in the sights of these specialized gardens. There's always something new blooming here, with every flower imaginable planted on the grounds throughout the year. Serving as a gentle reminder to stop and smell the roses, Sarah P. Duke Gardens are a breath of fresh air outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. 

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Find Your Durham Home

Jam-packed with the unexpected, Durham is full of surprises just waiting to be discovered—and we think you'll be surprised how much you love it here! Ready to find your Durham home? Contact The Helbert Team today for more information or to schedule a showing.