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District Guides

Discover the districts that make Durham so unique, from 9th Street to Southpoint. Each corner reveals a story, a taste, or a unique experience just waiting to be explored.

Wherever you are in Durham, there's a one-of-a-kind, homegrown small business or experience that expresses the city's unique personality. Explore the city by neighborhood to find tucked-away gems, stories that have shaped our history, eclectic cuisine and more.

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The Ultimate Downtown Durham District Guide

Welcome to the heart of the city — the quintessence of everything dazzling and extraordinary. Here's what to see, what to do and where to eat in the six neighborhoods that make up downtown Durham.

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Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, NC

Hayti, West End & East Durham Guide

The Hayti, West End, and East Durham districts contain endless riches just beyond a passing glance; here, you’ll be the steward of your own adventures. Discover more of Durham, just off the beaten path.

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Clouds streak across the sky on a sunny day above the Lakewood Community Mural at El Futuro.

A Guide to the Rockwood and Lakewood Districts

Southwest of downtown, the scenic and diverse Tuscaloosa-Lakewood and Rockwood neighborhoods offer some of Durham’s best thrift and antique shopping and nationally-renowned dining.

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Dr. James E. Shepard Statue on the campus of North Carolina Central University

A Visitor's Guide to NCCU & Fayetteville Street

Experience the energy of the first state-supported liberal arts HBCU at North Carolina Central University's campus, and immerse yourself in the history and culture of the surrounding neighborhood.

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The Ultimate Guide to Ninth Street & Duke University

West of downtown, Duke's iconic campus and attractions offer entertainment, beauty and relaxation while the historic Ninth Street shopping and dining district charms with a college-town vibe.

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Your Guide to North Durham

For any visiting history buff, nature enthusiast or taco connoisseur, North Durham has the winning combo. Work up your appetite with a hike on the Eno river or a visit to one of Durham County's three state historic sites.

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A Definitive Guide to the 15-501 Corridor

There’s more to the expansive boulevard connecting Durham and Chapel Hill than meets the eye. Welcome to Durham’s burgeoning hub of small business, public art and family-friendly entertainment.

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Your Guide to Southpoint and Research Triangle Park

North America's largest research park attracts families as a dynamic workplace. With a top super-regional mall and an emphasis on live, work and play, South Durham is more of a destination than ever.

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