South Durham is a rapidly growing, popular part of Durham, NC. The area features tons of new home communities, as well as older, established communities. To learn more about living in South Durham, check out the information below, including popular things to do and neighborhoods. Check out popular neighborhoods in South Durham, as well as in other parts of Durham, by browsing the sidebar to the right. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the most recent homes for sale in South Durham.
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South Durham is so popular due to its convenient, central location, minutes from I-40. From South Durham, you can easily be in downtown Durham in 20 minutes, downtown Raleigh in 30 minutes, Chapel Hill in just 15 minutes, and RTP in just 10 minutes.
Living in South Durham means you're never far from all that the Triangle has to offer. You'll also find tons to do just minutes away.
The American Tobacco Trail, a 22 mile trail built on an abandoned railroad corridor, runs through South Durham. The trail offers a convenient place for residents to walk, jog, and bike. Piney Wood Park is home to one of the nicest dog parks in Durham, as well as an athletic field, playground, tennis courts, and more. The Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is just 20 minutes south, and features multiple swim beaches, boating ramps, miles of hiking trails, and more.
South Durham hosts tons of indoor fitness options as well. The Hope Valley branch of the YMCA is just a few minutes away. You'll also find yoga studios, cycling studios, krav maga, boot camps, and more.
The South Durham Farmers' Market, open on Saturdays, features local produce, meat, seafood, dairy products, coffee, baked goods, and more, all produced within a 50 mile radius of South Durham. One of the Triangle's most popular coffee shops, Bean Traders, is also in South Durham. Bean Traders always has unique, delicious seasonal drinks, as well as fresh baked pies, waffles, quiche, and more.
Other popular options in the South Durham area include Joe Van Gogh, a local coffee shop in the Woodcroft area with delicious breakfast, Dulce, a small cafe and bakery featuring delicious cakes, gelato, and sandwiches, and True Flavors Diner, a popular spot for weekend brunch.
At the mall, you'll also find popular restaurants like the Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano's, and Zinburger. The food court features more than just the typical spots, with places like American Meltdown, with delicious grilled cheese sandwiches. Near the mall, Rise Biscuits and Donuts is a popular, quickly growing local chain open for breakfast and lunch.
South Durham is home to several popular craft beer shops. Sam's Bottle Shop has a huge selection of beer and an outdoor patio. Growler Grlz, with tons of beers on tap available to go in growlers, and the Glass Jug, featuring a large selection of beer available in bottles, cans, and growlers, as well as an on-site brewery, are two other popular spots.
The Streets at Southpoint is the Triangle's top location for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The Streets at Southpoint features popular stores like Nordstrom, J.Crew, Sur la Table, Crate and Barrel, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Sephora, Cole Haan, and much more.
Near the mall, you'll find several other shopping centers that feature popular stores like Target, Home Goods, Nordstrom Rack, Ulta, World Market, and much more.
The Streets at Southpoint features a 17 screen movie theater. Silverspot Cinema, an upscale movie theater in Chapel Hill with assigned seating, is less than 15 minutes away.
There are plenty of concert venues within 20-30 minutes of South Durham: Motorco Music Hall, in downtown Durham, Cat's Cradle, in Carrboro, and the Pour House, in Raleigh, are all popular spots to catch a live show. PNC Arena is a large indoor arena in Raleigh that hosts hockey and basketball games, concerts by Top 40 musicians, and more. In downtown Durham, the Durham Performing Arts Center is a theater that hosts over 180 performances a year, including Broadway shows.
South Durham features a mix of new developments and slightly older, established neighborhoods developed from the 1960s - 1990s. Many neighborhoods feature amenities including walking trails, community pools, and tennis courts.