Homes for Rent in Durham, NC

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81 Edgewood Drive Durham, NC 27713

$4,995
5 Beds
5 Full / 1 Half Bath
5,179 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2184079
Property Type Detached
Large 2 story home with full basement. Convenient location close to hwys, shopping, etc. Main Level has Formal Dining Room, Living Room/Study, Large Kitchen, Family Room, Guest suite and additional laundry. Upstairs has Master Suite, 3 more bedrooms, laundry/utility room. Finished basement has Home Theater room, 2nd Kitchen, Full Bath, two office spaces and large living area. Screened porch & deck overlook fenced back yard. Community pool at tenant expense. Tennis, playground, & trails. Welcome home!

5 Noorin Court Durham, NC 27713

$2,595
5 Beds
5 Baths
3,957 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2191637
Property Type Detached
Immaculate custom built home w/ tons of upgrades located in highly sought after Fairfield Subdivision. 1st floor features beautiful hardwoods,1st floor guest suite, all formals, spacious family room w/ vaulted ceiling & exceptional gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters, breakfast-bar & plenty of cabinet space . 2nd floor master suite, J&J suite + bonus room. 3rd floor has another finished bonus room, full bath & storage space. Relax in the screened-in porch overlooking private back yard. Comm. Rec included.

201 Turnstone Drive Durham, NC 27703

$2,495
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,411 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2171668
Property Type Detached
Napa Valley Pinnacle Collection home kindles conversation with its open kitchen and gathering room, socializing in the formal dining room. The spacious single-story split plan layout also gives ample space to relax. The generous Owner’s Suite offers a harbor, with a spa-like bath and a his-and-hers walk-in closet,covered front porch ,screened in rear porch with adjoining patio . All the amenities that you wish for are here in this 55+ community. One small pet, negotiable, with pet fee and deposit.

7412 Chesley Lane Durham, NC 27713

$2,195
5 Beds
3 Full / 1 Half Bath
2,850 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2191592
Property Type Detached
Exceptional custom built home in sought after Fairfield Subd. First floor features beautiful hardwood floors,all formals & spacious family room with vaulted ceiling & gas-log fireplace. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counters, center island and plenty of cabinet space! Large master suite with sitting area. Clubhouse, Pool, tennis courts & walking trails. Great location close to shopping, restaurants, I-540, RTP, RDU Duke & Chapel Hill. This is a must see property that will not last long!

1104 Lotus Lilly Drive Durham, NC 27713

$1,800
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,762 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2183765
Property Type Attached
BRAND NEW TOWNHOME near SouthPoint Mall ... enjoy the convenience of nearby shopping, restaurants and entertainment! Beautiful features throughout this 3 Bedroom 2-1/2 bath with 2-car garage; open Kitchen with casual Dining area that connects to large Family room; Kitchen offers granite counters, oversized island and all appliances; enjoy relaxing in lovely Sunroom; fall in love with the Master Suite and luxury bath; spacious secondary Bedrooms

6 White Spruce Court Durham, NC 27703

$1,695
4 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
2,840 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2191839
Property Type Detached
Lovely 4 bed/2.5 bath Craftsman home. Hardwood flooring throughout entire first floor. Granite Countertops, SS appliances, and upgraded cabinetry in kitchen. Featuring a large open floor plan, upstairs bonus room/loft. Large Master bedroom, master bath and a huge master closet. Fenced in backyard! Convenient to RTP, Durham, shopping, restaurants, RDU aiport, I-40. Long term lease (over 18 months) preferred. Welcome Home!

12 Beaver Creek Lane Durham, NC 27703

$1,595
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
2,200 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2187784
Property Type Detached
Available 7/11/18! Great home in great location near RTP/RDU! 3 bedrooms + bonus. Tons of upgrades, open and bright! Kitchen has great cabinet/counter space. Large family room centers on fireplace. All bedrooms are great size. Nice flat yard and great community!

4320 Chimney Stone Road Durham, NC 27704

$1,525
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,800 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2187852
Property Type Detached
Just 15 minutes from Brier Creek, front porch to enjoy beautiful landscaping, living room leads to dining room open to kitchen w/raised bar, all appliances & pantry, washer/dryer included in laundry area, 2nd floor has master suite w/wic & private bathroom w/garden tub/shower, 2 more bedrooms (1 w/wic) plus bonus/loft perfect for home office or play area, pull-down attic for storage

704 Bellmeade Bay Drive Durham, NC 27703

$1,500
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,874 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2190176
Property Type Detached
Avail 7/11! Great home in beautiful Grove Park! 15 minutes from Brier Creek. 3 bedroom plus large bonus-all w/ ceiling fans. Nice flowing floor plan w/ living room, separate dining, & nice bright eat-in kitchen. 2 car garage. Back patio overlooks yard. All appliances in kitchen stay. Washer/Dryer hookup only. Community amenities include pools; walking trail; sand-floored playground; sand volleyball court; Lit tennis courts; lake with dock; clubhouse for receptions; fully equipped gym! Pets considered.

905 Reedy Way Durham, NC 27703

$1,495
4 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
2,080 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2176474
Property Type Detached
Available May 18th - Great 4 Bedroom 2.5 Bath home close to RTP, Southpoint, AND Brier Creek! Spacious floor plan with formal dining, eat-in kitchen full of nice bright natural light, large living room. All bedrooms up as well as laundry area with washer/dryer hookup. 2 car garage! Nice patio area out back. Pets may be considered. Amazing locations close to everything you need.

3006 Courtney Creek Boulevard Durham, NC 27713

$1,395
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.

3379 Tarleton Street Durham, NC 27714

$995
2 Beds
1 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,108 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2188425
Property Type Attached
Adorable 2 bedroom townhome in the Villages of Cornwallis.Spacious bedrooms & nice open floorplan. All appliances and lawn maintenence included.Rear patio with storage shed. Convenient to Duke, UNC, RTP, I-40, NCCU & Southpointe Mall.

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.