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Durham, North Carolina

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More than 242,000 people make Durham their home.  Why, you might ask.  It´s simple.  The reasonable cost-of-living, quality schools, first-class health care, plethora of sports, arts, entertainment, shopping options, and an abundance of the natural beauty typical of the Carolina Piedmont all contribute to the high quality of life that "Durhamites" enjoy.  Our diverse community makes us a cultural gem in North Carolina, while our diverse and growing economic base continues to attract new investment from all over the globe.  The presence of renowned colleges and universities, as well as the many high tech, biotech, and research based companies makes Durham a great place for spin-offs and entrepreneurial start-ups.  Simply put, Durham is a great place to live and all the area has to offer makes living in Durham that much better!

When it comes to entertainment, there is no shortage of it in Downtown Durham. In addition to Brightleaf Square and the many restaurants and bars that surround it, the beautifully restored 1926 Carolina Theatre in the heart of downtown offers cinema, performing arts, and several film festivals that attract thousands of people from both near and far.  Downtown is also the home of the Durham Bulls, America's favorite minor-league baseball team.

Each September, the Durham Arts Council hosts Centerfest, an outdoor festival featuring 125 artists and craftsmen from several states, as well as performers and food vendors in the center of downtown. These entertainment options, as well as countless others, truly make Downtown Durham an exciting place to be.

Here are some websites where you may find helpful information:

Visit Durham

Durham Public Schools

Durham Chamber of Commerce

Durham Bulls