Why Durham, NC?


  • Durham, NC, is located in the center of North Carolina in an area called “TheTriangle” including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The Triangle has a temperate 4-season climate and is about three hours from either the Carolina coast or the Appalachian Highlands. Durham’s population is about 245,000 and is the most ethnically diverse of the major communities in the state.
  • CITY OF MEDICINE: Durham’s physician-to-population ratio is almost 4.5 time the national average. Durham has 46% of the biotech firms based in North Carolina. Durham serves more than 200,000 veterans through the VA Medical Center with access to Duke Medical Center.
  • SPORTS: Durham is home to the Durham Bulls minor league baseball team made famous in the 1988 movie, Bull Durham. The Triangle area also boasts the Carolina Hurricanes, the professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, NC. For collegiate sports: Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, NC State and Wake Forest University are all 40 minutes or less drive to home games.



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