Durham is a city on the move. Located between Raleigh and Chapel Hill, the city of Durham, also know as the Bull City, was once a railway depot and the center of the once thriving tobacco and textile industries.
Durham is often recognized as the home to Duke University and the Duke University Healthcare System, and of course movie buffs remember Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon and the movie, Bull Durham.
In recent years, the city of Durham has stepped up revitalization of its downtown and undergone an economic and cultural renaissance of sorts. Partnering with developers from around the world, the city continues to promote the redevelopment of many of its former tobacco districts, projects supplemented by the earlier construction of the Durham Performing Arts Center and new Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Walk along the former tobacco warehouses and you will see a number of startup technology companies, restaurants, and other venues that call downtown Durham home.