Part of the famous Research Triangle, Durham, NC is a city of opportunity, recreation, and education. With a population of approximately 500,000, the area has exploded with activity and construction for the past 50 years. Since the slow death of the tobacco industry beginning in the mid 20th century, Durham, NC has reinvented itself into a major player in the technology and medical fields.
The Duke Medical Center is world renown for specializing in fields of medicine that are considered to be cutting edge. Advancements in cancer treatments, heart and vascular innovations are among the many issues treated at this superior facility.
Adjacent to the medical center is Duke University, one of the most prestigious schools of higher education in the U.S. With an enrollment of roughly 15,000, entry into this university is extremely competitive and only the best and brightest are accepted. In addition, the Duke Blue Devils basketball team is considered to be one of the most successful programs in collegiate sports. Duke sponsors 26 varsity teams and competes aggressively with the teams of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Women’s softball is scheduled to debut in the spring of 2018.
As a rule most of the visitors to Durham, NC are here for a purpose; business meetings, doctors’ appointments, sports events and other specific reasons. However, for those who want to relax and enjoy what the city and surrounding areas offer, you don’t have to look hard or far. Every year there are over 5,000 events of some sort representing arts, music, theater, holidays, and celebrity birthdays to name just a few. There are side trips to make and tours to take!
When you’re headed this way, stop in and enjoy. Durham, NC has much to offer!!
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