Homes for Rent in Durham, NC

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7 Noorin Court Durham, NC 27713

$1,995
4 Beds
3 Full / 1 Half Bath
3,000 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2135097
Property Type Detached
Exceptional custom built home w/ tons of upgrades throughout. 1st floor features beautiful hardwoods, formal dining, 1st floor master suite, spacious family RM with vaulted ceiling, built-ins & gas-log fireplace. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen provides granite counters, SS appliances & plenty of cabinet space. Large 2nd floor bedrooms, Nursery, loft and walk-in closets. Huge walk-up attic, screened-in porch & fresh paint! Relax in the screened-in porch overlooking private back yard. Comm. Rec. included!!

3006 Courtney Creek Boulevard Durham, NC 27713

$1,495
2 Beds
2 Full / 2 Half Baths
1,547 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2133460
Property Type Attached
Available Now. Beautiful townhome located in sought after Wynterfield. 1st floor offers Bonus room, 1/2 bath & 1-car garage; 2nd floor has open Family room with gas fireplace, fully-equipped Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, island & pantry & is open to Dining area; 3rd floor has 2 spacious Bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom. Enjoy convenience to I-40, South Pointe Mall, Duke & RTP.

121 Basset Hall Drive Durham, NC 27713

$1,495
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,663 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2129759
Property Type Attached
Available 8/10/17. End-unit Townhome with open floorplan. Just minutes to RTP, Duke, UNC, SouthPoint Mall & MUCH more! Features include gas fireplace in Living room, lovely Dining area, fully-applianced Kitchen w/pantry, spacious vaulted Master Bedroom w/glamour bath offering double vanity, soaking tub & separate shower, 2 more nice-sized Bedrooms w/shared bathroom, 2 car garage. Community pool included. The kitchen, dining & living pictures have “red” walls. They are no longer red. ALL walls are neutral.

108 Citrine Court Durham, NC 27703

$1,295
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,641 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2131537
Property Type Detached
Available 9/8/17. Dogs negotiable, no cats. Wonderful 3 bedroom home with large lot located on a cul-de-sac. 1st floor offers lots of natural light and open family room, dining area & large fully equipped E-I-K with pantry and plenty of cabinet space. Spacious master suite with two good sized additional bedrooms and a loft on second floor. One car garage. Security system included in monthly rent.

700 Finsbury Street Durham, NC 27703

$1,295
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,192 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2138573
Property Type Condo
Available 9/5/17. Gorgeous condo with many upgrades! Hardwoods, granite countertops, stainless appliances in fabulous kitchen! Ceramic tile in baths, walk-in storage. Covered porch perfect for relaxing after a long day! Convenient to RTP and shopping. This is luxury living!

700 Finsbury Street Durham, NC 27703

$1,200
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,136 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2138024
Property Type Condo
Available August 25th. Gorgeous condo in a great location with many upgrades! Hardwoods, granite counter tops in kitchen with stainless appliances, ceramic tile in baths. 9 foot ceilings and lots of storage! Come home to relax on the covered porch. This is a winner that you're going to love!

16 Alicia Court Durham, NC 27704

$1,150
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,285 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2142871
Property Type Detached
Available 8/10. Beautiful ranch home -- Gleaming hardwood floor in sky-lit Living room w/fireplace, hardwood floor extends into Dining room open to Kitchen w/plenty of cabinet & counter space plus pantry, ceiling fan in Master Bedroom w/private bath & private entry to deck, 2 more nice-sized bedrooms, Lovely deck w/wooded view, 1 car garage

durham1In 1854 Dr. Bartlett Durham sold a four acres of land to the North Carolina Railroad Company to build new station between Hillsborough and Raleigh and before long a small settlement grew there which was to become the city of Durham. The first tobacco factory had opened in Durham in 1854 by R. F. Morris. Ten years later, In 1865 the armies of Union and Confederate forces gathered around Durham Station as General Joseph E. Johnston negotiated his surrender to General William T. Sherman at Bennett Place at the end of the Civil War. Union troops liked the taste of the local bright leaf tobacco. This began the growth of Durham’s tobacco industry and led the city to prosperity. By 1880 Durham’s population had grown to over 2000. Textile mills began to grow along the railroad lines and banks and insurance companies soon appeared as money flowed into the community.

 

Tobacco companies owned by men like Washington Duke began to grow. Duke had begun his tobacco empire from a small log cabin on the Duke Homestead Residential neighborhoods grew around these industries as workers filled the town to work for tobacco where he was producing around 125,000 pounds of smoking tobacco annually. In April 1874, Duke purchased two acres near the railroad where he built a new factory marking the beginning of a large scale tobacco company which climbed rapidly to the top of the industry. Cigarette making had been by hand, a tedious job done by eastern European immigrants who could roll about 4 a minute. Duke took a chance on a new machine that had been developed in 1880 by eighteen year old James Bonsack that could make around 200 cigarettes an hour (when working properly). After some adjustments it was a success and Duke and his sons became major players in the world of tobacco. In 1890 they merged with their four largest competitors to form the American Tobacco Company and had a monopoly on tobacco products in the USA. When this trust was broken up by the US Supreme Court in 1911 four major companies emerged. They were Liggett and Myers, P. Lorillard, R. J. Reynolds and the American Tobacco Company.

durham2In 1892 Trinity College moved to Durham from Randolf County to land donated by Washington Duke and Julian Carr. Following a 40 million dollar donation by James Buchanan Duke, son of Washington Duke, the college was renamed Duke in 1924.
In 1898 John Merrick founded the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, the oldest and largest African-American owned life insurance company in America. M&F Bank, founded in 1907 was the strongest African-American owned bank in the US. Both were located in the neighborhood of Parrish Street which soon attracted more African-American owned businesses and was known throughout the country as “Black Wall Street.” In 1910 North Carolina Central University was founded by Dr. James E Shephard as the nations’ first publicly supported liberal arts college for African-Americans. Sit-ins were pioneered in Durham. During the civil rights era, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., made five public appearances in Durham. The most dramatic was on February 16, 1960 at the Durham Woolworth’s in 1960. The historic lunch counter is on display at North Carolina Central.

 

 

durham3In 1910 the six story Trust Building on Main street was the tallest building in North Carolina. By the thirties a public works boom saw the construction of the Post Office, the Armory, Durham Athletic Park, the Snow Building and the CCB and Kress buildings as Durham products became known internationally and money flooded into the city. But as these companies grew and acquired more holdings many of them left the city and the center of Durham began to lose its vitality. By the seventies shopping malls and suburbs had drawn people away from downtown which was carved up by the Durham Freeway and the Downtown loop in a flawed attempt at ‘urban renewal’.

 

The 1980s some of Durham’s older neighborhoods began to be revitalized. Two old tobacco warehouses were restored creating the Brightleaf Square shopping center. The old Carolina Theatre was also restored durham4and became a center for live performances and films. The Historic Preservation Society of Durham was founded in 1974 to preserve Durham’s architectural heritage and people began buying old houses in various neighborhoods. In the years since many of the tobacco warehouses, factories and mills have been converted into shopping centers, condominiums, restaurants and offices. The Single A Durham Bulls baseball team, made famous by the film Bull Durham (actually they were one of the top drawing minor league teams before the movie ever came out) left their old park to a new $16-million brick ballpark in 1995 and the Bulls began playing in the Triple-A International League.

 

The loss of industry was certainly a big blow to the city of Durham, but the success of Duke University in academics and sports (particularly basketball), the growth of the Duke University Medical center and other hospitals and health services, not to mention nearby Research Triangle Park and North Carolina Central University is more than enough to off-set the losses and mistakes of the past. The downtown warehouses and lofts attract artists, dancers, musicians and restaurateurs and have made the city a good bet for investors. In the near future, if not right now, Durham should begin to look and feel like the exciting place it once was. With a vibrant international and artistic community, the people of Durham are ready.

Attractions and Activities


durham5American Tobacco Campus

318 Blackwell St Durham NC 27701
(919) 433-1566

Former “Lucky Strike” cigarette factory which was transformed into a 1 million sq. ft. retail, residential and office campus which includes restaurants, shops, amphitheatre and on-site parking garages.

 

 

 

 


durham6Brightleaf District

905 W Main St Durham NC 27701
(919) 682-9229

Shops, nationally acclaimed restaurants, and thriving nightclubs in the west end of Downtown Durham. Anchored by namesake Brightleaf Square; listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It includes turn-of-the-century brick tobacco warehouses, art galleries, jewelers, clothiers, and specialty shops.

For more area attractions please visit: Things to do in Durham

Parks and Recreation

durham7Durham Parks and Recreation strives to help citizens discover, explore, and enjoy life through creative and challenging recreational choices that contribute to their physical, emotional, and social health. Let this site serve as your guide in planning healthy, fun, and quality activities for you and your family. Let us show you how to play more!

For more information, visit Durham Parks and Recreation.

 

 

Events Calendar

For a complete list of events in the Durham area please visit: Durham Events Calendar.