Old West Durham is an historic neighborhood located near Ninth Street and Duke University, in Durham, NC. The community is located west of downtown, just south of Watts-Hillandale and west of Trinity Heights. The neighborhood is a National Register Historic District, and has an active neighborhood association, and hosts social events throughout the year so that neighbors can get to know one another.
Old West Durham is known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Durham, originally a settlement called Pin Hook, where travelers would rest before arriving to Durham. Most of the development in Old North Durham occurred in the late 1800s, as a mill village, through the 1930s. The Old West Durham Neighborhood Association website contains a lot more information about the history of the neighborhood.
Home styles include bungalows, Victorian, and craftsman. Homes are priced from the mid-$100s to $500s, with most homes selling around $250-350.
Old West Durham is conveniently located within walking distance to tons of shops, restaurants, parks, and more. Ninth Street is a popular district located between Duke's East and West Campuses. Some of our favorite spots on Ninth Street include Zenfish, one of the Triangle's first poké bars, Monuts, which features delicious donuts, sandwiches, and more, Happy + Hale, for smoothies, juices, salads, and grain bowls, and Burger Bach, with unique burgers and amazing french fries. Shopping options on Ninth Street include Regulator Bookshop, an independent bookstore, and Zola Craft Gallery, which features contemporary crafts and handmade gifts, many by local artists.