Durham County is home to the beautiful city of Durham and top-rated Duke University. Close to the RTP and RDU International Airport, Durham is often called “The City of Medicine” because of the world-class hospitals and research facilities in the area. Noteworthy is the central location of the Durham Veterans Administration Hospital, where several of the Duke University trained medical doctor graduates end up practicing. Durham County is intertwined in many ways with the City of Durham. The County was formed from parts of Orange County to the west and Wake County to the east and south. From the movie Bull Durham to the halls of Duke University, from the Durham Performing Arts Center to the Festival on the Eno River, Durham County provides a rich and cultural background for families who want to live, work and play in the heart of the Triangle area. Even with the close proximity to urban areas, Durham County NC land for sale is available for equestrian operations, executive estates, and hunting lands. Durham County has been important to North Carolina history since the colonial days. First incorporated in 1853, the County was centered around the railroad and then gained much prosperity with tobacco growth and manufacturing after the Civil War. Today, Durham County has gained world class status in medicine, research, and high technology. With the Research Triangle Park, Duke University and its affiliate medical institutions Durham County is one of the most desirable places to live.
Over the past two decades, over $250 million in bonds have been allocated to the improvements of schools, public infrastructure, sewer systems, museums, and historical districts in Durham County. Durham County has a population of about 263,000 of which about 230,000 live in the city of Durham. The diverse populations complements the diversity of business ventures. The core of the population is between the ages of 25-50 making Durham County a great place for young professionals as the 2009 Forbes’ List #3 Ranking for the Best Place for Business and Careers demonstrates. Durham residents enjoy a great quality of life and live in a wide range of settings. Durham offers trendy or historic North Carolina homes for sale, as well as horse farms for sale on the outskirts of Durham County land. With good public schools, area sports teams, parks, arts, music, and fine dining Durham County has everything to offer as far as cultural, historical, educational, and recreational amenities. If you are interested in rural horse farms for sale tucked beautifully into the central Piedmont or North Carolina homes for sale within Durham County, contact the Carolina Farm Credit in Hillsborough, NC. These helpful agents assist home and land buyers with Durham County land and home purchases. Call us today at 919-844-9492. Click here to search for Durham County NC open land, farms and acreage currently on the market – -or- Click here to search for currently marketed homes in Durham County NC that offer significant acreage.