Durham, NC, is a colorful, creative, and entrepreneurial community and the proud home of Research Triangle Park, Duke and North Carolina Central Universities. Durham is consistently ranked among the greatest places to live and work in the nation. There are lots of wonderful housing options available within walking or biking distance to campus. From brand new urban loft apartments, to historic homes, to eco-friendly cooperatives you should be able to find a space that meets your needs, budget and lifestyle.
Duke graduate students look for housing off campus in an apartment or home. Looking for a place to live in a new city can feel daunting. Here are some helpful tips:
- If you want to avoid driving to and parking on campus, you should try to look for a place either within a couple miles of where you will be taking your classes, or find a place within walking distance to a Duke Bus stop or the free Bull City Connector. Both buses generally stop at least 4x an hour during school hours.
- You can look for rooms to rent and properties to rent on Duke's Off-Campus Housing Site. There are many affordable options in the $500 - $1500 range.
- Try to talk to someone on campus about the area you are going to rent in before you sign a lease. To find someone to talk to, get in touch with the Administrative Assistant for the Department you will be associated with.
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