Homes for Rent in Durham, NC

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1023 Saffron Loop Durham, NC 27713

$1,750
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,692 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2210436
Property Type Attached
Available now! Brand New end-unit townhome w/ gorgeous top-end finishes. Southpoint Townes is a new community convenient to I-40, NC-55/54, 540, Southpoint Mall, RTP and RDU! Be the first to rent this beautiful home with full 2-car garage, bright open living/dining, huge kitchen w SS apps, subway tile, granite counters & ample storage. HRDWDS down & 2 blinds on all windows. Master features over-sized WIC & LG ensuite w granite double-sinks & huge walkin shower. Pets considered. Welcome Home!

123 Zante Currant Road Durham, NC 27713

$1,750
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,820 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2211797
Property Type Attached
Available late September. New Construction, nearly complete. Main level boasts gorgeous finishes/hardware, HRDWD flooring, bright open living area & large private back yard area. 2 blinds on order. Kitchen offers Granite Counters, Tile Backsplash, Large Center Island, Ample Cabinet Space, SS Apps & Walk In Pantry. LG master features include Trey Ceiling/Crown molding & HUGE WIC, ensuite w Tile Floor, Dual Vanity & Garden Tub. Secondary rooms are great-sized. Community w Pool & Dog Park. Welcome Home!

517 Nantahala Drive Durham, NC 27713

$1,595
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
2,050 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2206315
Property Type Detached
Exceptional corner-lot home located in highly sought after Hope Valley Farms Subd. Fresh paint, new carpet & laminate throughout. 1st floor offers spacious family room with fireplace, formal dining & fully equipped E-I-K with breakfast bar & plenty of cabinet space. Second floor master suite provides large walk-in closet, vaulted ceilings, separate shower and garden tub. Relax on the back deck overlooking large private yard. Great location close to RTP, RDU, UNC, DUKE, shopping & major Hwys, must see!!

2776 Wyntercrest Lane Durham, NC 27713

$1,495
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,880 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2213880
Property Type Condo
Beautiful 3 bedroom townhome with garage in prestigeous Wynterfeld. Spacious Kitchen with island breakfast area. Large living room includes gas fireplace, The upstairs master has vaulted ceiling and plant shelf offer a very open feeling. The deluxe master bath features separate shower and garden tub. The downstairs bonus room is perfect for a play area, or TV room and opens to a private patio surrounded by natural area. Pets are negotiable under 40 lbs.

700 Finsbury Street Durham, NC 27703

$1,395 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Davis Park, Durham
New
$1,395
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,136 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2215223
Property Type Condo
Available October 5th. Gorgeous condo in convenient location close to RTP! Granite counter tops in kitchen with stainless steel appliances. ceramic tile in baths, 9 foot ceilings, great walk-in storage, hardwood floors! 2 spacious bedrooms and a covered porch for relaxing after work. Great location with quick access to Durham Freeway, Davis Drive, I-540 and I-40! This one won't last long!

5340 Fayetteville Road Durham, NC 27701

$1,295
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,280 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2212815
Property Type Detached
Available now. Sorry, no pets. Newly updated 3bdr/2.5 bath minutes from Southpoint Mall and 540/40. Lots of natural light and laminate flooring throughout first floor. Good sized living area with separate dining. Kitchen has updated counter-tops, back splash and newer appliances. All 3 bedrooms up. Storage shed in back for tenant use. Lawncare is responsibility of tenant. Welcome home!

3379 Tarleton Street Durham, NC 27714

$995
2 Beds
1 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,108 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2208376
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.