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Living in Durham

Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina, one of three cities — Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh — that form North Carolina’s famed Research Triangle. Each of the cities is home to a major research university. The triangle area, with a combined triangle-wide population of more than a million, boasts a robust intellectual climate and broad cultural diversity. Read more about living in Durham and the Triangle.

"I love both Durham and its surroundings. Friends that I met as an intern and I have driven to the beach, gone to the NC State Fair, and walked on beautiful hikes off of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville. Locally, we’ll attend food truck rodeos and explore the newest restaurant to open here. There's always something new." -- Suma Shah, MD

"It's hard to pick one thing that I like about living in Durham! I like that there are people from many different cultures and backgrounds that live in the Triangle. There are a lot of good restaurants here - it's hard to pick a favorite, but I have to recommend all of the local donut shops (I've tried Monuts, Rise, Duck Donuts so far). There are many good places to go walking or running. When we want to travel, it's fairly easy to get to the beach, mountains, or to another city nearby (Richmond, D.C., etc)." - Anna Bunker, MD, Child Neurology/PGY-3 Resident (2017)