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Durham is one of the nation’s best cities to eat, play and live. With a thriving high-tech community, a flourishing art scene and a food culture rivaling major metropolitan areas, Durham is a great home for Duke University and its students.

Newsweek/Daily Beast

#1 “Smartest City” and #2 “Brainiest City”

“Raleigh-Durham has just about every intangible useful in attracting and developing a smart populace: It's a university hub, including three of the nation's elite schools...and those schools led to one of the nation's great technology incubators (Research Triangle).”

Durham listed in the Top 10 “Best Places to Live”
by U.S.News and World Report
The New York Times

Durham listed in the “41 Places to Go in 2011”

“A downtown turnaround means food worth a revitalization has transformed abandoned tobacco factories and former textile mills into bustling mixed-use properties...”

#1 creative class metro
by Atlantic Monthly
Bon Appetit

#1 “Foodiest Town”

“Imagine a place where foodies not only have a favorite chef, but also a favorite farmer; a place where the distance between the organic farm and the award-winning restaurant is mere miles; a place where a sustainable future is foreseeable.” 

See what the New York Times says too.

Durham is the 5th best place for new college grads
by The Atlantic Cities

Local Attractions

Local Attractions

In addition to popular Duke attractions such as the Nasher Museum of Art, Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Duke Chapel, Durham has countless popular attractions for shopping, watching a show or eating great food.

For a full list of Durham's most popular attractions, visit the official visitors site for Durham, N.C.