Duke Forest Neighborhood

Duke Forest Neighborhood

Duke Forest Neighborhood in Durham is a neighborhood of homes built from the Thirties to the Eighties and all the decades in between. The homes are an eclectic mix of traditional, modern, contemporary and colonial styles most just carved out of the wooded area that is Duke Forest. Home prices can range from under $200,000 to $800,000 some of the homes have been completely renovated with the latest energy efficient building codes, appliances and structural needs while others are sold as they were built.

The average sale price of homes sold in Duke Forest Neighborhood from Oct 2011 through Oct 2012 was $318,000 which is an average of $121 a square foot. The average days on market for homes in Duke Forest was 150 days. Lot sizes can range from .25 acre to an acre and a half. The majority of the lots are wooded and some will have the natural buffer of the original Duke Forest.

Residents of Duke Forest who choose the Durham Public School System would likely be enrolled in either Forest View or Lakewood Elementary, Githens Middle and Jordan High, however this might be subject to change and there are a number of private schools in the area also.

Duke Forest Neighborhood which surrounds the neighborhood of the same name is a 7000 acre tract of land owned by the university and maintained for research and teaching purposes since 1931. While it is private land they do allow hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding along with fishing in the New Hope Creek. The neighborhood is walking distance to Duke University, minutes from Downtown Durham and minutes to Research Triangle Park, home to more than 170 major companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, IBM.

The city of Durham offers a vibrant downtown with a nationally renowned restaurant scene, it is home to great restaurants like Nana’s, Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie, Toast and many more. Durham is also home to the Minor League Baseball team the Durham Bulls who have their stadium in the renovated district known as the American Tobacco Campus also close by is the Durham Performing Arts Center which is in the top tier of all theaters in the US. There are lots of sporting activities close by like Duke & UNC  football and basketball, and there are ten golf courses in the area.

About RaleighCary

George Wilson is owner and Broker in Charge of Raleigh Cary Realty, an independent Real Estate firm headquartered in Cary , North Carolina. "In 2008, I was working for a big national Real Estate company. A client of mine who I'd just helped purchase a home two months before got laid off from his job and wanted to quickly list her home. When I charged the client less to help her out, the firm was very upset with my decision. I opened Raleigh Cary Realty shortly thereafter, with a vision that we'd always have the flexibility to do the right thing for our clients, no matter what." -George Wilson

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