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Durham, NC

Durham, NC

Durham, NC

Moving to Durham, NC?

Like many mid-size cities in the United States, Durham, NC is growing at a fast rate. Many people are moving to Durham, NC to do work or research in the medical field. However, many move there not realizing the great influence various health industries have on the city. Since 1910, major national and multi-national healthcare company headquarters have been moving to Durham, NC to cash in on the high concentration of medical research institutions in the area.

Today, nearly 1 in 3 residents in Durham is employed in a health-related field. There are over 300 medical-related companies there that yield an annual payroll of over $1.5 billion. With a population of just 228,000, one wouldn’t expect to find six large, modern hospitals in Durham; however, there are just that many! This is one of the reasons Durham has been coined, “City of Medicine.” If you have a peculiar health problem or wish to be a part of some cutting edge medical research, moving to Durham, NC will be a good move! If you don’t work in health care, don’t worry! Durham has plenty to offer residents.

Moving to Durham, NC—Helpful Hints

If you are moving to Durham, NC having never visited the area, we have compiled a list of interesting tidbits on what makes this area so enticing.

  • The climate in Durham. The city is considered warm and mild most of the year. Temperatures may reach 80 degrees, even in January. In summer, expect highs in the 90s. Durham residents also enjoy longer fall and spring seasons.
  • Learning in Durham. Duke University is located in Durham. It is considered among the top 10 universities in the nation.
  • Durham Transportation. The city has one of the most extensive transit systems compared to other cities its size. Seventeen bus routes connect all major attractions to the neighborhoods of Durham. Triangle Transit serves the region taking residents of Durham to Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and beyond.
  • Shopping in Durham. USA Today recently named the Streets at Southpoint in Durham among the nations “10 great places to spend it all in one place.” Stores include: Nordstrom, Macy’s, Hudson Belk, Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Bose, Fossil, Coach, and Cole Haan.
  • Durham Parks and Recreation. Get away from the bustle of the city! Visit Eno River State Park where you can enjoy true wilderness trails and along the clear waters of Eno River.
  • Food in Durham. Moving to Durham, NC is a foodie’s dream. There is every type of food imaginable here! Try Twisted Noodles, the area’s favorite authentic Thai.

Getting to Durham, NC

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U-Pack offers a unique moving option. With U-Pack, you pack and load, but WE do the driving. Our customers love that we make moving stress-free. We offer door-to-door delivery, and we don’t require a deposit or down payment. Our rates are competitive with truck rental, but without the hassle of driving. Want to see how much it will cost you to move with U-Pack? Get a free moving quote! Your quote will be for your specific move and will be all-inclusive. With U-Pack, there are no surprises or added fees for fuel, insurance, or mileage. You get the best prices and the best service with U-Pack. You can’t beat that!

Get a free moving quote by clicking or calling 1-800-240-7422. Our helpful moving specialists are ready to help you start planning your move to Durham, NC. If you are moving next week or next year, it is never too soon to start planning your move.

Moving to Durham, NC—Useful Links
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The service center for Durham, NC is located in Durham, NC.

Information about Durham, NC

Est. Population: 228330
County: Durham
Latitude: 35.9833
Longitude: -78.9000
Zip Codes: 27701