Come Explore Durham

Thrive in the heart of North Carolina's innovation hub! Durham, a city brimming with energy and opportunity, offers a lifestyle unlike any other. Immerse yourself in a dynamic atmosphere fueled by world-class universities, cutting-edge research centers, and a thriving arts scene. Explore the vibrant American Tobacco Historic District, a testament to Durham's rich past, or unwind in the natural beauty of Eno River State Park. Savor the city's acclaimed culinary scene, boasting everything from farm-to-table delights to international flavors. Whether you're a young professional seeking a vibrant social scene, a growing family looking for excellent schools, or a retiree yearning for an active lifestyle, Durham has something for everyone. Let Spencer Properties be your guide to finding your perfect fit in this captivating city.

Our Comprehensive Area Guide 

Since there's a seemingly endless list of things to do and see in Durham, our Spencer Properties team thought we would create a comprehensive area guide for you—this way, you can experience Durham like a true local! Take some time to acquaint yourself with the city, and then make sure to join our VIP list to get the area's latest listings sent directly to you! 

Durham at a Glance


Population: 291,928
County: Durham
Median Home Value:
Median Rent: $1,950

Getting Around

To Raleigh-Durham Int'l Airport: 28 mins
To Research Triangle Park: 22 mins
To Cary: 38 mins
To Wake Forest: 44 mins

Our Top Picks for Durham

Want to know our favorite local spots? We have a feeling they may become your favorites, too!


Durham's culinary scene is as diverse and exciting as the city itself. From farm-to-table restaurants showcasing seasonal delights to international flavors representing every corner of the globe, your taste buds will be in for a treat. Explore the trendy restaurants in the American Tobacco Historic District, or grab a casual bite at a local food truck. Whether you crave classic Southern comfort food, innovative Asian fusion cuisine, or a sizzling steak, Durham's restaurants cater to every craving. Don't forget to indulge in the city's renowned craft beer scene or unwind with a glass of wine at a cozy bistro.


Durham's calendar brims with events that cater to every interest. Immerse yourself in the city's vibrant arts scene with live music performances, captivating theater productions, and thought-provoking museum exhibits. Catch a national touring act at a historic venue, or cheer on the Durham Bulls, the city's beloved minor league baseball team. History buffs can delve into the past at immersive historical reenactments or explore the many museums dedicated to Durham's rich heritage. Foodies can delight in culinary festivals showcasing local flavors, while outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy farmers markets brimming with fresh produce or attend one of the many outdoor concerts held throughout the year. No matter your passion, you're sure to find an event in Durham that sparks your joy.


Unleash your inner explorer in Durham's shopping haven! Forget cookie-cutter stores - here, independent boutiques and local makers reign supreme. Picture this: wandering charming streets lined with historic buildings, unearthing handcrafted jewelry nestled beside unearthed vintage treasures. Feeling peckish? Dive into specialty shops overflowing with artisanal cheeses and exotic ingredients, while vibrant farmers' markets tempt your taste buds with the freshest local produce. From head-turning fashion statements at independent boutiques to curated art finds in galleries, shopping in Durham is an adventure for the senses. It's not just about acquiring things, it's about discovering the heart and soul of this dynamic city, one unique treasure at a time.


Buckle up for an adventure in Durham, a city bursting with attractions that ignite all interests! Immerse yourself in the rich history at the American Tobacco Historic District, a vibrant hub where restored warehouses now house shops, restaurants, and museums. Nature lovers can find solace in the stunning Eno River State Park, perfect for hiking, paddling, or simply soaking in the beauty. For a dose of culture, explore the world-renowned Nasher Museum of Art or catch a captivating performance at the Durham Performing Arts Center. And don't forget the thrill of cheering on the Durham Bulls, the city's beloved minor league baseball team, at their iconic ballpark. From historical gems to outdoor escapes and artistic delights, Durham's attractions offer endless possibilities for exploration and entertainment.

Community Guide to Durham

Durham Attractions

Ready to Be a Durham Local?

Looking for your dream home in Durham or want to know more about life here? We have the real estate expertise and personalized advice to guide you every step of the way—we know Durham inside and out! Contact our team to learn more and schedule a showing of your favorite homes. Don't forget to explore our exclusive buyer resources below.