About the City

The city of Durham and the Raleigh/Durham area is a vibrant community that is home to many nonprofit organizations, premier universities, hospitals, and research institutes. Durham’s rich history makes it a complex, engaging, and fascinating city. Home to several of the nation’s first African American learning institutions, business ownership and community leadership, it was also a pivotal force during the  civil rights movement. In recent years, Durham’s revitalized downtown area, diverse neighborhoods, universities, and Research Triangle Park has drawn a diverse population of people from around the nation and world.

Residents of Durham can’t stop talking about how much they love their city. Whether it’s eating at a delicious new downtown restaurant in the city that was voted by Southern Living as “The South’s Tastiest Town”, attending a Durham Bulls baseball game, or volunteering at a local community organization, Durhamites love enjoying and giving back to their city.

Learn more about living in and/or relocating to Durham >