In this article, I’ll list the best areas and places to stay in Durham. I recently spent 3 months house-sitting in Durham and really loved every minute of my time there. It’s an easily walkable city that’s nicely separated into some great areas to stay and spend your time in.
Having had family visit while I was there, I came to know the different sections of the city well. I’ve compiled some information on where might be best to stay in Durham NC.
Durham, North Carolina is a bustling city filled with great bars, restaurants, cafes, and things to do. Once known predominantly for its tobacco production, there’s a rich amount of American history to be discovered on almost every corner.
Today, the city has become a center for technology. Google has a building located right in the heart of the city, and Apple is also currently developing a property just a few miles outside of town.
Best Areas to Stay in Durham
Downtown Durham: Best Place To Stay in Durham for Your First Time
Downtown Durham is a great area that encompasses bars, restaurants, cafes, and breweries that are sure to keep you entertained. If you’re heading to Durham for the first time this is the best area to stay in Durham.
The area itself was undergoing a lot of development during my stay. Huge new apartment complexes were being built directly in the heart of things. This didn’t detract at all from my experience and is a testament to Downtown’s increasing popularity as the ‘place to be’.
Walk around for a few minutes and you’ll come across everything from a baseball field used in a Hollywood movie to some of the best bars and restaurants in Durham.
Best Places to Stay in Downtown Durham
Despite it being the best area to stay in Durham, Downtown doesn’t have any big hotels. It has more of a neighborhood feel to it, and therefore, apartments are the best option if you want to be in close proximity to everything.
1. Amazing apartment – In an ideal location and with the added bonus of parking. Located so close to the action that everything is a stone’s throw away and just one block from the many bars located around Geer Street. It’s also an equal distance to the famous Bulls Athletic Park. Click here for details.
2. Modern Apartment – Just a two-minute walk from the center of Downtown is this wonderfully modern and fully equipped apartment that includes parking, as well as a swimming pool – a real rarity for…