Walden Pond is about 5 minutes away from Duke. Also, the Woodcroft area is really nice with Townhouses starting in the low 100K range. If you want to send me an email, I can set up a no obligation email search for you. Good luck!
Congrats on your daughter's acceptance at Duke!
As it turns out, I am assisting another buyer with a purchase of a townhome in Durham right now. On the south end, there is a variety of townhouse developments in the Woodcroft area within walking distance to shopping and local amenities. On the north end, there is a new gated townhome community known as Glen Laurel where the prices are very reasonable. Of course, there are other possibilities in safe locations. Please feel free to contact me at the toll free number below so we can discuss your daughter's specific needs in greater detail.
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Tonya M. Snow-Saleeby
Fonville Morisey Realty
My wife and I just put our townhome on the market in Durham. The place is located about 5 or 6 minutes South of Duke in a beautiful private area. We have lived there for 2 years and it has been great for us. It's just time to find a bigger place to start a family. Our neighborhood has numerous Duke grad students, including our next door neighbor. Our place is in walking distance to Super Target, Sams Club, movie theaters, a 24 hour Harris Teeter, and tons of other shopping venues. For pictures and more information visit the link or just shoot me an email. Our listing agent is offering 1/2% back at closing if the buyer uses her as a dual agent. Let me know if we can be of any help even if you look elswhere!\
Collin & Sarah Brown
This is a great area and I am sure your daughter will love it here. I live in Durham and my office is 5 minutes from Duke. I would be happy to help you find a nice Townhome. You can contact me directly at email@example.com and I will answer any questions you might have. Of course my services as a buyers agent are free of charge.
Great for your daughter. As for who has the "BEST ANSWER" that is up to you. Anyway my neice is at Duke pre-med so if you like I can ask her where the students feel is the best place for your daughter. I can put you in touch with a top realtor in the area and also get you some direct information from my neice about the inside scoop on what the students think and feel.
If you like just drop me a line.
Coldwell Banker Triad
Hi Jeff! CONGRATULATIONS on your daughter's acceptance to Duke. What a great school. I'm sure she will enjoy living here.
Except for a few years in Tennessee, I have lived here most of my life. The pace of life is slower than many areas, but not backwoods! The cost of living is reasonable, and home prices, while not on the bottom of the chart, are still very, very reasonable here.
I am located in the Raleigh/Durham area. Raleigh is located in Wake County, which was cited on CNN last week as the 6th fastest growing county in the US. While Raleigh is certainly growing, so are the bedroom communities surrounding....including Durham. I say all that to say that I think you will be making a good investment by purchasing a townhome for your daughter.
I have 2 sons living in Tennessee who are college age. So I know the feeling of wanting to protect them when they are so far away.
While nothing is ever guaranteed to be completely safe, there are many good areas to consider. I would be honored to work with you and your daughter as you search for that home.
Please feel free to contact me for more information at 919-906-8865, or visit my website athttp:// http://www.mikecarswell.com .
I'd love to add you to the list of our happy homeowners!
While a Real Estate professional cannot legally tell you what â€œsafeâ€ neighborhoods are, we can direct you to places to locate information about schools, crime, recreation in an area. For Durham, NC, I would recommend visiting
http:// http://www.durhamnc.gov/mayor/mayor_sotc.cfm. There you will find a wealth of information about the area, including police and neighborhood links. I have sold many homes to happy clients in Durham, and a good deal of home owners in any area, contact the local police or Sheriffâ€™s Department, to get the exact statistics for the neighborhoods they are considering home.
Really, the ideal plan is to set an appointment with a Realtor and, visit homes that are in your price range. Then you and your Realtor can call the local police department for actual crime statistics in a neighborhood. They will usually provide quite detailed information.
If you send me deatils about the price range I will be happy to email you some nice choices from our MLS.
I hope this gives you a good starting place. Congratulations on your daughterâ€™s acceptance!!