Durham has been aptly named “The City of Medicine” in reference to its reputation as a national leader in medical research and health care as well as its inclusion in Research Triangle Park. However, Durham also boasts a thriving artistic community, world-renowned universities such as Duke University, and a celebrated food scene. Your days will be packed with acclaimed performances at The Durham Performance Arts Center, peanuts and cracker jacks at The Durham Bulls baseball stadium, tours of incredible historic homes and churches, walking The American Tobacco Trail, as well as taking in the beauty of the Duke Cathedral and Duke Gardens. From a growing Downtown area focused on local businesses and historical preservation to surrounding residential neighborhoods that exude southern charm, Durham has something for everyone.
Research Triangle Park “Durham County is home to the largest science park in North America, The Research Triangle Park (RTP). This 7,000-acre development is home to more than 200 companies employing over 55,000 employees. RTP is a globally prominent, high-technology research and development center that serves as an economic driver for the region. RTP is home to a broad spectrum of companies-from Fortune 100 multinational research and development operations, to university spin-outs and start-up operations (New Homes and Idea Magazine).”