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Food, Culture, Music: How Bull City Has Become the Talk of the Carolinas

Durham skyline with the Lucky Strikes smokestack and the Durham Bulls water tower.
Durham, North Carolina, USA – April 27, 2015: The American Tobacco Historic District. Once the headquarters of the American Tobacco Company, the site is now part of a downtown urban renewal project.

For an unforgettable experience, nothing compares to a trip over to Durham, North Carolina.

Affectionately dubbed “Bull City,” Durham is a vibrant city known for its amazing food scene and wonderful cultural opportunities. Here, you can catch a renowned performance at DPAC before treating yourself to a smorgasbord of dining options—chicken and waffles, pho, ramen, and burritos almost immediately come to mind.

But, more than that, Durham has a unique community atmosphere that’s hard to describe. People are friendly here because they’re eager to make new friends, and there’s always something fun to do on the weekends.

So, in that spirit, here are five of the most compelling reasons to buy a home in Durham, NC.

The Job Market

Anchored by the prestigious Duke University, Durham’s job market is out of this world. A number of major companies and organizations call this community home, so there are a myriad of different employment opportunities available.

Some of the area’s biggest employers include Duke University, Cree, Premier Research, and Durham Public Schools. Durham is also a convenient drive away from one of the biggest employment zones in the state, the Research Triangle Park.

The Schools

Students sitting in a classroom.

Durham Public Schools is routinely recognized for its stellar academic programs, comprehensive curriculums, exciting extracurriculars and community involvement.

Plus, this district employs a record number of board-certified teachers!

The Food

Okay, time for the part we’re most excited about: the food. Durham is constantly being hailed as a “foodie’s paradise” of the south. It isn’t hard to see why.

First off: what are you in the mood for? If it’s South American cuisine, you’ll want to hit up Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas. How about tacos? Gonza Tacos and Tequila is unmissable—you have to try their carnitas, their margaritas, and their stuffed plantain.

How about a Southern classic? Dame’s Chicken & Waffles is drool-worthy, Instagram-worthy, and seconds-worthy. Can you see our heart eyes from over there?

Seriously, we’ll probably write a blog post soon just about Durham’s many foodie offerings, there’s so many good things to eat in Bull City!

The Entertainment

Concert venue with people waving their arms.

Music. Broadway shows. Inspirational talks. Sports. Durham is a haven for all kinds of entertainment and thrill-seekers.

Whether it’s catching a ball game of the famous Durham Bulls or seeing Wicked for the tenth time at the Durham Performing Arts Center, there are a million and one things to see in Bull City.

The Homes

From townhomes to luxury estates, townhomes to single-family developments, Durham has some seriously beautiful real estate options.

And our team is here to help you find the home that’s right for you. Give us a call here at Dash Carolina. We’re proud of our no-BS approach to real estate. In fact, we’ll never hesitate to tell you why you shouldn’t buy a particular home.

Our end goal is to make sure you end up in a home that you absolutely love. So let’s get started achieving your goals today.

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