What Makes Durham Unique
Durham is the 4th most populous city in North Carolina and is at the core of the four-county Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Area. Durham is home to some of the country’s more well-respected institutions of higher education, especially Duke University and North Carolina Central University. Durham is also a national leader in healthcare-related research and development, which are the focus at the Duke University Hospital and many private companies. Duke and its Duke University Health System are the largest employers in the city. North Carolina Central University is a historically black university that is part of the University of North Carolina system. These two universities make Durham one of the vertices of the Research Triangle area; central to this is the Research Triangle Park south of Durham which is devoted to research facilities.
As with every area, Durham is home to many neighborhoods, each with unique character profiles and home style. From neighborhoods boasting trails and parks and historic homes, to new developments build on easy transportation access, there is something for everyone in Durham. Urban? The downtown is booming. Rural, there is an escape to outdoor pageantry. Seagroves agents will work with you to get a comprehensive “lay of the land” or help you accurately determine the best possible sales price for your home. For those looking for information about specific neighborhoods, we have provided you with brief descriptions of the most popular in Durham.
Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough Schools
Durham schools offer a fit for every person, child or adult, young or no-so-young. As home buyers and sellers, knowing everything you can about the schools, both public and private, will impact your property value. Buyers with or planning for young children want to know that their schools provide the best possible path for all; buyers who plan to re-sell will want to know how the schools will impact their potential sale, and those who are ready to sell will want to leverage the community schools to ensure the great number of prospective buyers.
By no means exhaustive, here are resources that will help you evaluate the schools in your communities.
Economy & the Housing Market
The Durham real estate market is not only thriving, but it’s expanding month to month. Whether you’re buying or selling, Durham offers many advantages. If it is time for you to sell your Durham home, Seagroves agents can help you understand your community and how best to market and price it for sale. If you’re relocating to Durham, understanding the neighborhoods is a must. Each has its own unique flavor and Seagroves real estate professionals can help you navigate and understand.
A Town for Everyone
Durham is rich in history while maintaining an edgy arts community. The food scene is celebrated, the start-up culture pervasive. Durham is in a community category all its own. Discover Durham sums up the essence of Durham: “Before our sidewalks were lined with award-winning eateries, they were traversed by our first generation of industrious entrepreneurs. Seeds of equality and justice were planted here long ago, and they have blossomed into a colorful community where murals tell our proud story of inclusivity. We are where inspiration is found, where all are welcome, and where the wild, wonderful, bold, and beautiful come together in unexpected ways.”
In Durham, it has been said that inspiration can be found around every corner and that it is a place where a bold, beautiful and wonderful, wild history. both future and past, in a community where equity and justice came together years ago to create a colorful welcoming home where all are welcome.
Bottom line? Durham is an amazing place to live and own a home. The market is strong for sellers and priced right for buyers. 2020 saw a 49% increase in residential transactions. Durham remains an ideal area for home buyers and here in the region, you’ll find a wide variety of housing options, building styles, areas and neighborhoods, and lifestyles. Seagroves agents are ready to work with you to find your perfect home or sell your home in this exciting market.