Morehead Hill is a gorgeous, under-appreciated historic neighborhood located just south of downtown Durham, and north of Forest Hills. Orchard Park, a beautiful city park, is located in the neighborhood.
Morehead Hill was Durham's first suburb, and boasts beautiful mansions as well as more modest, affordable homes. Developed in the early 1900s, home styles include Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, and bungalow. A few homes remain in the neighborhood that were constructed in the late 1800s as well. In addition to being a National Historic District, Morehead Hill is a Local Historic District.
As home styles and sizes vary greatly in Morehead Hill, home prices range from the $200s to $600s. Most homes sell in the neighborhood in the mid-$300s to $400s.
Morehead Hill is within walking distance to tons of activities. Catch a baseball game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and a Broadway show at the Durham Performing Arts Center—both less than a mile away. The Durham Co-op Market, a cooperatively owned grocery store, is also less than a mile from the neighborhood. The Brightleaf district of downtown Durham is about a mile away, and features some of the area's best dining and shopping. The rest of downtown is also an easy walk away.