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Durham, the youngest of the Triangles three key cities, was originally called "the flower of the Carolinas" in 1700 by explorer John Lawson, because of its beginnings as a small farming community. Today, it has developed into the fourth largest city in North Carolina.

Sports, entertainment, the arts - wherever your tastes lead, Durham has it. World class facilities like the Durham Performing Arts Center, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art along with nearly 100 City-owned parks and recreation facilities, along with the reasonable cost of living all come together to make Durham a great place to live.

There is a diverse range of property available in Durham. Options range from upscale loft-style apartments in downtown Durham to horse farms in the countryside. You will find new neighborhoods and communities, as well as delightful historic sections. Homes vary in price from entry-level to luxurious executive homes.

In Northern Durham you will find acres of country style living, with miles of outdoor recreation. Southern Durham is the fastest growing suburban district in Durham. This area has close proximity to Research Triangle Park, Streets at Southpoint Mall, and Chapel Hill.