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Durham - The Bull City

The secret is out: Durham is a great place to live. No matter how you slice it, the quality of life, available opportunities, and prospects for growth are better here than just about anywhere in America. It's easy to see why — natural beauty, low cost of living, big city amenities, accessibility to the coast and mountains, and great weather for most of the year. But don't just take our word for it. Here are a few of the recent accolades heaped on the Bull City.

Praise for Durham seemingly never stops, so check the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau for the most recent accolades.


Durham also has received some great coverage in national and local media in recent years:

Watch Law and Place: A History of Durham, a video about the Bull City, and peruse this site to see why we love Durham – and why we think you’ll love it, too.

What's with the bull?

The Durham Bull"The Bull City" is just one of many names used for Durham. Learn about its origins and other monikers at What’s in a Name?.


Learn More

Raleigh-Durham is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. With the dizzying pace of change in the area, it can be hard to keep track of restaurant, bar and nightlife openings and other exciting developments. Here are a few sites that track the latest comings-and-goings in the Triangle.

Have a story to share?

We love hearing stories about the Bull City. If you have a favorite restaurant, hangout, or want to share a story about Durham, please email us!

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