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Average Rent in Durham, NC

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Durham Studio - $1,508-11%
Durham 1 Bed - $1,588-4%
Durham 2 Beds - $2,003+9%

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See what Durham, NC has to offer.

Local Reviews

All the stores close by and shopping centerparks school trails and even banks close to you and bus stops

All families with kids, but, not always loud, i lovev that. Also, there are lots good restaurants nearby

There is a mix of apartments, condos, and townhomes in the neighborhood. We are very close to most stores. Airport location is convenient.

I like most about my neighborhood that everyone looks out for everyone. I also like the fact that you do not have travel far for a nice casual restaurant and shopping.

It's a good school nearby and it's close to home, it's easy for the kids to go to school, it's a good school environment

My neighborhood is close to the highways and downtown. There are alot of nice restaurants nearby. My place of employment is less than 5 minutes away.

Demographics

Education

High School

31%

Associate's

23%

Bachelor's

26%

Master's

15%

Doctorate

5%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

25%

4 people

17%

5 people

8%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

43%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

6%

200k+

7%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

12%

20-45

41%

45-65

23%

65+

12%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Durham, NC

In Durham, NC, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,508 to $2,003. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Durham, NC is $1,508. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,588. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,003.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-11%

Changed from $1,694 to $1,508
1 Bed

-4%

Changed from $1,654 to $1,588
2 Beds

+9%

Changed from $1,838 to $2,003

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
5%
6%
17%
35%
37%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Cary$1,725+2%
Garner$1,500--
Clayton$1,495--
Apex$1,422--
Wake Forest$1,375-5%
Morrisville$1,3490%
Raleigh$1,261-16%
Hillsborough$1,213--
Carrboro$1,195+5%
Mebane$1,095--
Burlington$887-8%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Garner$1,905+1%
Cary$1,699-1%
Apex$1,560+7%
Morrisville$1,523-6%
Fuquay Varina$1,498--
Wake Forest$1,491-6%
Mebane$1,474+27%
Raleigh$1,368-11%
Hillsborough$1,292+1%
Knightdale$1,292-8%
Carrboro$1,255-1%
Sanford$1,200--
Clayton$1,180-20%
Pittsboro$1,149--
Burlington$1,075-4%
Lillington$975--
Graham$895--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Chapel Hill$2,700+13%
Garner$2,2220%
Apex$1,989+17%
Cary$1,977-3%
Wake Forest$1,957+6%
Morrisville$1,881-3%
Fuquay Varina$1,799--
Raleigh$1,668-9%
Mebane$1,641+16%
Knightdale$1,550-1%
Hillsborough$1,495+2%
Clayton$1,495-8%
Carrboro$1,372-10%
Pittsboro$1,275--
Burlington$1,252+1%
Graham$1,050-5%
Zebulon$1,050--
Lillington$800+9%
Danville$7000%
Sanford$650--

Compare Neighborhoods

Lakewood Park

$900

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Duke Park

$900

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Rockwood

$1,075

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Durham, NC?

For renters in Durham seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Lakewood Park, Duke Park, and Rockwood, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $900, $900, and $1,075 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Burch Avenue and Omah Street, where the rents are $1,162 and $1,195, a favorable comparison to Durham's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,588.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Durham, NC?

In Durham, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Farrington, Trinity Heights, and Patterson Place. A 1-bedroom apartment in Farrington averages at $2,637, in Trinity Heights it averages $2,300, and in Patterson Place, the average is $1,942. For additional high-end living options, Downtown Durham offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,889, and South Square at $1,815. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,588 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Durham, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Durham, NC?

In Durham, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Rockwood, Downtown Durham, and Lakewood Park. In Rockwood, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,075. Downtown Durham sees average rents of $1,889 for a 1-bedroom unit. Lakewood Park offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $900. For those seeking other popular areas, Warehouse District presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,585, and Burch Avenue at $1,162. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,588 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Durham, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Farrington$2,339+16%
Duke Forest$1,739+38%
Erwin$1,649-30%
South Square$1,638--
Ninth Street$1,633--
Downtown Durham$1,519-12%
Northeast Central Durham$1,295--
Burch Avenue$1,000-5%
Watts Hospital-Hillandale$849-13%
Research Triangle Park$825-51%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Farrington$2,637+28%
Trinity Heights$2,300--
Patterson Place$1,942+17%
Downtown Durham$1,889-4%
South Square$1,815+89%
Ninth Street$1,784-13%
Southpoint$1,693+1%
Meridian$1,614-4%
Warehouse District$1,585--
Research Triangle Park$1,504--
Erwin$1,435-15%
Hope Valley$1,385--
Croasdaile$1,300--
Walltown$1,251-4%
Omah Street$1,195--
Burch Avenue$1,162-11%
Rockwood$1,075--
Lakewood Park$900--
Duke Park$900--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Farrington$2,896+13%
Downtown Durham$2,599-17%
Central Park District$2,549--
Ninth Street$2,538-2%
Forest Hills$2,495--
Warehouse District$2,479--
South Square$2,430+110%
Patterson Place$2,320+18%
Erwin$2,299+36%
Research Triangle Park$1,918--
Southpoint$1,880+1%
Meridian$1,854-1%
Duke Forest$1,600--
Burch Avenue$1,575-2%
Duke University - West Campus$1,519--
Old North Durham$1,500-17%
East Durham$1,495--
Croasdaile$1,460--
Woodcroft$1,419--
Omah Street$1,415--
Colonial Village$1,395--
Hope Valley$1,347--
Northeast Central Durham$1,2950%
Walltown$1,282-5%
Lakewood Park$1,280-3%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

26%

15-30 Mins

47%

30-40 Mins

15%

40-60 Mins

7%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3535

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 36 of 49 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 31 of 49 renters

Percentage: 4141

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 33 of 49 renters

Percentage: 3232

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 31 of 49 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 39 of 49 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Durham is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 62% more parks than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Durham gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 7% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 6% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 40% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Durham.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 29% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Durham.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 19% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Durham doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 15% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Durham doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 5% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Durham.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 19% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 49 of 49 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 46 of 49 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 45 of 49 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 42 of 49 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 40 of 49 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 40 of 49 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 40 of 49 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 39 of 49 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 37 of 49 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 35 of 49 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 31 of 49 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 31 of 49 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 30 of 49 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 29 of 49 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 26 of 49 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 26 of 49 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 25 of 49 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 25 of 49 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 34 of 49 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 42 of 49 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Durham

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About

Durham, NC

Overview of Durham

Durham is a progressive area that is mostly populated by mix of friendly North Carolina natives and people working at or attending Duke University. Filled with culture and entertainment, Durham's liberal community is commonly cited as one of the best places around the country for living and working. If you're new to the area, there are a ton of things to do while you're searching for Durham NC apartments. Whether it's exploring the city, shopping, or feeling the rush of cheering on the Duke University basketball team, this is one city you'll never want to leave.

Durham NC Apartments & Cost of Living

The cost of living in Durham is slightly below the national average. This applies to housing costs as well as typical goods and services. Since the median rent for apartments in Durham NC is lower than the national average, you'll certainly be able to find a rental you can enjoy that doesn't break the bank.

Neighborhoods large and small are scattered throughout Durham. Some of the most affordable neighborhoods to search Durham NC apartments include Lakewood and Northgate Park, while you can find an older, more historic feel in Forest Hills. Or, if you're looking to live in an active and progressive neighborhood, consider looking for apartments in Old West Durham.

Durham North Carolina Work & Study

Durham is definitely known most of all for being a college town, and that college is Duke University. Durham NC apartments are home to many students who go to Duke, but its most rivaled basketball school, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is just across the way. North Carolina State University isn't too far from Durham and also provides exceptional education as the three schools form what is known as the Research Triangle. North Carolina Central University is also located in Durham.

Durham North Carolina is great for those who are seeking well-respected degrees in higher education or are interested in the health care industry. Medical and scientific research is a common career field for residents in Durham as well as surrounding communities. There are almost 140 major firms located in Research Triangle Park including IBM, Cisco and United Therapeutics.

Durham Neighborhood Guides

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City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Raleigh, NC 21.1 miles$1,368$1,668
Cary, NC 15.5 miles$1,699$1,977
Morrisville, NC 12.5 miles$1,523$1,881
Chapel Hill, NC 10.4 miles$2,364$2,700
Wake Forest, NC 21.8 miles$1,491$1,957
Garner, NC 25.2 miles$1,905$2,222
Apex, NC 18.3 miles$1,560$1,989
Research Triangle Park, NC 6.6 miles------
Mebane, NC 21.8 miles$1,474$1,641
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