Durham County is well recognized as one of the best places to live, work and retire in the entire country. With an unusual diversity of residents, the county has a blend of urban and rural living.
Home to Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and Research Triangle Park, this a very special place to work and learn. Because of the many renown medical centers, biotech centers, and exceptionally high physician to patient ratio, Durham has earned the reputation as the City of Medicine. Along with an invitingly mild climate, the cost of living and home prices below the national average, and the abundant career opportunities have all added to an exceptional standard of living. Many people who leave Durham in pursuit of their future, return when the opportunity
arises to call this home once again. These are the primary reasons why the county’s population of approximately 320,000 has continuously had steady growth.