Many people who move to the Pacific Northwest do so because of the unique and natural wonders of the area, and the city of Durham, OR is one of the most beautiful places in the Beaver State. Enshrouded by beautiful tall trees, people who live in Durham apartments for rent can't help but be nature lovers. In fact, almost one-fifth of the city is dedicated to green space, according to the city's website, making this the perfect place for wildlife enthusiasts as well.
According to City-Data, Durham is a prosperous place too, as its median household income is more than $17,000 above the state's average. However, many residents here enjoy a cost of living that is similar to the national average, making Durham an affordable place to live.
Many of the trees that stand in Durham were planted in the early 1900s by Pilkington Nursery, so the area's dedication to conservation has been documented for more than 100 years. In addition, the city incorporated in 1966 by residents because they feared that the area would become industrialized, so Durham has always had a community spirit that focuses on keeping the city small and eco-friendly. The city is named after Alonzo Durham, who operated saw and flour mills for many years and is noted as one of the founding fathers of the community.
Today, Durham is quiet and humble city with a small-town atmosphere - around 1,350 residents, according to City-Data. Many of the citizens here are educated and enjoy a drastically low unemployment rate compared to the rest of the country.
Many cities have parks - but Durham seems to go above and beyond for its citizens when it comes to green space. There are more than 1,800 acres of public parks, 14 miles of trails and greenways, two indoor pools, and 11 recreation centers. Despite its small size, you can bet there are plenty of reasons to get outside when you live here.
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