Duke Park is a beautiful historic neighborhood located on the southern border of I-85, north of downtown Durham. Duke Park is a National Register Historic District. The neighborhood is known for its tree-lined streets, huge city park, and diverse home styles. Adjacent neighborhoods include Trinity Park to the west and Old North Durham to the south.
Towards the center of the neighborhood lies Duke Park, a huge city park that was formerly a farm, with walking trails, a playground, and more. The park had a public pool that is now filled in, but the historic bathhouse still stands.
Duke Park was developed from the 1920s to 1960s, and features a wide variety of homes, some of which are pictured below:
Home styles include Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, ranch, and modernist. Homes in Duke Park are priced from the $200s to $500s, with most homes selling in the $300s-$400s.
Duke Park is located about a mile north of the Central Park and DIY Districts of downtown Durham. Durham Central Park hosts the Durham Farmers' Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as well as various events and concerts throughout the year. Popular spots for food and drink in this section of downtown include Cocoa Cinnamon, Fullsteam, and the Pit. Options for other activities include catching a live band at Motorco, taking a yoga class at Blue Point Yoga Center, and touring a distillery at the Durham Distillery.
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