What's it like to live in Durham?
May 30, 2011 2:10 PM Subscribe
What is it like to live in Durham, NC?
posted by ohsnapdragon to grab bag (19 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
As part of my ongoing quest to find the next and hopefully long term place to live, I'm currently looking at Durham, NC.
What is it like to live there? What would an average day be like? How is traffic/commuting? What does the weather feel like, really? What kind of people hang out in which parts? Where would I go for weekend trips? How hard is it to find a job? What are the best things? What are the worst things? What things would I normally not find out until I'd been living there a few months?
My partner and I are two females in our twenties, very liberal, want kids some day, have/love dogs, require a yard/green space, and want a mortgage manageable for someone in art/design. We currently live in midtown Atlanta, GA and the things we dislike are the traffic, the size/sprawl, what we perceive to be high real estate prices (even in this economy), and a hard to pin down corporate/shallow/commercial feeling. Other cities we like are Portland, OR, Lawrence, KS and Asheville, NC.
Any suggestions, descriptions, and commentary welcome, the more specific and personal the better.