Life in the Bull City

We love our hometown – and we're sure you'll love it too.

During your time at Duke University you'll have access to our hometown's lively community and to the dynamic Research Triangle Region.

Take the opportunity to explore Durham and the area. You may be surprised at how much the Bull City has to offer.

Seeing is believing

From our temperate climate and our modern take on Southern cuisine, to our entrepreneurial culture, Durham is a vibrant city in the heart of North Carolina. You’ll find your pick of sports, history, food, and the arts — all right here.

Take a quick tour

Durham's Best – at a glance

  • Mild climate – Average temperature of 59 degrees, all four seasons

  • Great location – Less-than-a-day drives to Washington, Atlanta, and New York, plus direct flights to the Midwest, West Coast and internationally
  • Affordability – The cost of living in Durham is 0.3 percent below the U.S. national average
  • Super smarts – Forbes magazine lists us as a Top 7 Tech City, alongside Seattle, San Jose and Boston.

Explore the bull city

Visit Duke's website devoted to all things Durham –

Visit durham.duke.edu