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Culture & Community

This isn’t the beach. We make our own waves.

Durham isn’t a passive place to stop. It’s a starting point for an adventure. Durham is a place with a progressive, diverse community, collaboratively solving dilemmas and innovating each day. We like our barbecue and biscuits just as much as our locally sourced small plates and craft cocktails. We’re a gritty tobacco-grown town with dozens of thriving international corporations. We’re activists, scholars, artists, and entrepreneurs. We always aim to blaze a new trail, and we look to our rich history and the cultures that weave the fabric of our city to lead the way. That’s an experience we want to share with you.

So, no — we’re not a beach town — but palm trees are overrated. Bring your curiosity.