Durham is a colorful and creative community that continuously earns accolades as one of the best places in the U.S. to visit, live and do business. It is one of three municipalities – along with Raleigh (the state capital) and Chapel Hill, home of the University of North Carolina – that form the Research Triangle, known worldwide for its outstanding research universities, innovative technologies and entrepreneurial spirit.
Durham also boasts a wealth of natural beauty; has more than 550 restaurants; and hosts performances, festivals and sporting events year-round. North Carolina’s beautiful beaches are a few hours to the east, while the rugged mountains to the west are popular for hiking, fishing, boating and skiing.
In addition, Durham is only a short flight and reasonable driving distance from New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Ga., giving students access to a wealth of cultural and professional resources during their studies.