North Carolina, The City of Medicine, home to
Duke University, is #3 on the Top Best Places to
live and work in the United States. Not bad for a
small tobacco community on the edge of North
Carolina's Piedmont region. The American Tobacco
Historic District is over a century old and
Historic Landmarks in Durham, are the Duke
Homestead and Tobacco Factory, the Bull Durham
Tobacco Factory, Duke University Chapel, and many
Afro-American landmarks such as Pear Street, ('the
black Wall Street'), and
North Carolina Central University.
The beauty and mystery
of the Neuse River from Falls Dam to Pamlico Sound,
the famous Lucky Strike Building, and the raucous
Durham Freeway, bear witness to the vitality of a
city comfortable with its history and its future.
Even Durham's restored parking garage revels in the
natural beauty of 100 year old pine timbers.
Durham's new baseball
stadium, built for
The Bulls, (named in honor of Bull Durham
Tobacco), is modeled on Baltimore's Camden Yards. It
represents the best in American Baseball, and evokes
Crash Davis' 1948 legend.
Established in 1838,
Duke University Medical Center is among the best
Graduate Schools in the United States.
Research Triangle Park, in Durham, houses 50% of
the biotech firms based in North Carolina and is the
largest research facility in the world.
University Medical Center (the #4 medical center
in the US),
Durham Regional Hospital, the North Carolina Eye
& Ear Hospital, North Carolina Specialty Hospital,
VA Medical Center (in the top 11% of all
hospitals nationally), not only serve the local
population well medically, but provide respected
employment and world-class opportunity for
recognition in the medical field.
educational needs are served by NORTH CAROLINA
CENTRAL UNIVERSITY, DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY
COLLEGE , CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT TRAINING-RESEARCH
TRIANGLE PARK, DUDLEY BEAUTY COLLEGE, CAROLINA
BEAUTY COLLEGE 3, and WATTS SCHOOL OF NURSING as
Duke University. Many other facilities of higher
learning are within a comfortable commute to
neighboring communities such as
Chapel Hill NC,
Fearrington NC, and
Located 20 miles
Raleigh, the state capitol of North Carolina,
Durham enjoys a year-round pleasant
which encourages outdoor activities such as sports,
golfing, picnicking and family bar-b-ques.
Durham's population in
the 2000 census was 187,035.