The Best Neighborhoods to Live In Close Duke University

Finding Your New Home Near Duke University

Duke University has a Large Campus and Durham is not a Large City in Terms of Square Miles.  Many Parts of Durham are Higly Walkable and Bikeable for Someone who is Looking to Avoid the Cost of Owning a Car. Durham also has the DATA Public Bus System.

Regardless of if You are New Faculty or a New Duke Student - There are a LOT of Options that are Close By and Convienient.

  • Trinity Heights

    Originally Built by Duke University and Very Close to East Campus this has a Mixture of New Houses, Historic Homes, and New Townhomes. 

  • Trinity Park

    A Historic Neighborhood with a Mixture of New and Old Houses

  • Old West Durham

    A Favorite of Grad Students and Faculty this Area is Very Close to 9th Street

  • Watts-Hillandale

    Very Close to Old West Durham this Area is Notable for Larger Homes than what is Typically Found in the Durham Interior

  • Duke Park

    Farther Away from Duke Campuses than Usual but this Neighborhood is Notable for a Lot of Parks. It is Very Popular with Post Docs and Younger Adjunct Professors. 

  • Duke Forest

    This Older Neighborhood is Tucked into a Heavily Wooded Area Close to Duke. It is a Great Option for Those Who Choose to Bike to Campus. 

  • Cleveland-Holloway

    This Neighborhood is on the Outside of Downtown from Duke Campus. It has Undergone a Heavy Transition in Recent Years. 

  • Hope-Valley

    This Neighborhood has a Mixture of Larger and Smaller Homes but the Lots are Bigger than You'll Typically Find Close to Campus. 

  • Walltown

    This Neighborhood is Close to East Campus. It has a Large Number of Smaller Homes and a High Rental Percentage.