Life in Durham

Durham has warm weather, cozy atmosphere, a great food scene, a lot of opportunities for outdoor activities, and a great dance scene. There is a lot of cultural diversity in the Triangle area, which is well reflected in the food and music scene too!

Lara Wadi, MD, Neurology - PG5

Live, Learn, and Serve in the Triangle Area of North Carolina

Duke Health is located in Durham, N.C., which is commonly recognized for its availability of jobs, relatively low cost of living, affordable housing, safe streets, culture, nationally ranked food scene, and diversity. Durham is part of North Carolina’s Research Triangle, one of three cities each anchored by a major university: Duke and N.C. Central University in Durham, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill.

In addition to living in these communities, Duke Health strives to improve the health of people and neighborhoods and promote goodwill as ambassadors of the communities we serve. Faculty, staff, trainees and students are engaged in programs and services with our community partners to achieve shared goals. Learn more about Community Health.

A Great Place to Work

Forbes ranked Duke University Health System as the number one healthcare employer in North Carolina in its 2023 Best Large Employer list.

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36 Hours in Durham

Take a tour of Durham in this New York Times article.


Durham Bulls

The Durham Bulls are a Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays that plays in the International League. Their stadium the Durham Bulls Athletic Park is right in downtown Durham next to the American Tobacco Campus.

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The OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival is the second largest queer, lesbian, gay and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons to downtown Durham every August.

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A Family Friendly Place to Work

In 2023 Newsweek magazine named Duke University one of “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Parents and Families".

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Music in Duke Gardens
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Events at the Nasher Museum of Art