From shooting zombies to carving pumpkins and even sniffing out a murder suspect, fall in Durham is an exciting time, with so many Halloween-inspired events to enjoy. Every weekend through October, you’ll find something fun to do. Here’s a run-down of some of the best upcoming activities not far from Palladian Place:
Xtreme Haunt – A Real-Life Zombie Shooting Experience
Xtreme Park Adventures
October 14 – October 29
If you want to try your hand at a real-life zombie apocalypse experience, head to Xtreme Park Adventures on Friday or Saturday between October 14 and October 29 for Xtreme Haunt. Board your own military vehicles mounted with paintball guns, and drive through the park to shoot costumed zombies. Tickets are $15 and include the ride with 100 paintballs.
Durham Symphony Orchestra’s 3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular
Head to the Northgate Mall to enjoy live spooky music from the Durham Symphony Orchestra. This family-friendly event also features a puppet show put on by Paperhand Puppets Intervention. Local food trucks will be on hand for your dining needs, and children’s activities will keep all attendees engaged well. The concert and events start at 4 and there is no cost to attend.
Duke Homestead’s Halloween Phantasmagoria
Explroe the history of Halloween aind spiritualism at Duke Homestead on October 28. This kid-frienldy event focuses on historical concepts instead of frightful ones, and will provide an interesting look into the origins of this popular holiday. The event starts at 6:30, and put on your walking shoes as it will take you all over the Homestead.
Halloween Murder Mystery
Maggiano’s Little Italy
From 6-9 on Halloween, Maggiano’s Little Italy will transform into a dinner theater for a hilarious muder mystery dinner theater experience. Guests should remember that by attending, they could become a participant and evne a murder suspect! Tickets to hte enent include a three-course dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and the show.
Life in Durham is rarely boring, and in October it comes alive with spooky fun. Take some time to plan for one of these events on your calendar!
The 2016 Olympics may be over, but the state of North Carolina comes out with quite a few bragging rights! Our state sent a number of Olympians to Rio de Janeiro, and several came home with tales of glory. Here are some athletes with ties to North Carolina who brought home a little bit extra in their suitcases this summer:
Kathleen Baker is, perhaps, one of the most memorable. This 19-year-old swimmer not only brought home a silver medal in the women’s 100 meter backstroke, but she did so in spite of the fact that she suffers from Crohn’s disease, a debilitating gastrointestinal disease. She was also one of the four women in the 4×100 meter medley relay that won gold for the United States.
Ryan Held is an NC State student who competed with the famous Michael Phelps in the men’s 4×100 meter freestyle relay for his first Olympic gold medal. He certainly made the Wolfpack proud with his performance!
Ibitihaj Muhammad is a Duke graduate who made headlines for being the first athlete from the United States to compete using a hijab. However, even more impressive was the fact that she brought home gold in sabre, a sport that’s often overlooked in the US during the Olympics.
Anthony Ervin may not be from North Carolina, but since he trains with the Charlotte-based SwimMAC Carolina, he definitely has a connection to our state. Anthony was part of the 4×100 meter freestyle relay gold medal-winning team, and he also brought home gold in his other event, the men’s 50 meter freestyle.
After playing one season at Duke, Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers to their NBA championship by hitting the winning shot in game 7, and he also helped lead the US men’s basketball team to victory in Rio!
A new fall semester is gearing up to begin at Duke University and the Duke School of Medicine! If your education is bringing you to Durham to study, now is the time to get to know the area a little better so your transition can be a smooth one. Here’s what you need to know about Durham:
Where to Shop
Durham’s districts are what make the community unique, and knowing the districts will help you find the shopping opportunities that meet your needs. Are you looking for eclectic boutiques? Head to the Brightleaf District, where two restored tobacco warehouses are filled with shopping and dining options. For unique artwork, the Golden Belt District with its artists and galleries await exploration. The Ninth Street District has a number of shops that cater to the college scene, while the Rockwood District with its antique stores is a great location for treasure hunting. Of course, for the traditional mall experience, the Streets at Southpoint and the Northgate Mall are both available.
Where to Dine
When you’re coming home from a busy shift at Duke Medical Center or a late night study session for your graduate program, the last thing you want to think about is cooking. Durham has you covered with an excellent foodie scene. Here you can find everything from barbecue cooked up by a family in a hole-in-the-wall joint to international cuisine to tantalize your taste buds. Some local favorites include the deli food at Foster’s Market, the Cosmic Cantina for burritos or Elmo’s Diner for breakfast. Don’t forget Cocoa Cinnamon for your morning coffee!
Utilities in Durham
As you get settled in your new apartment at Palladian Place, you are going to need to set up your utilities. Palladian residents are responsible for power through Duke Energy, water (with sewer, trash, and storm water) through CWE (this utility bill will be set up for you by our office), cable or satellite television, telephone, and internet.
Things to Do
When you’re not in the classroom or the clinic, you’ll find that Durham has plenty for you to do! Whether you take in a sporting event at Duke (like a late-season Durham Bulls game), explore the Susan P. Duke Gardens, spend some time enjoying the nightlife of the city or taking a tour of a local museum, this community is always active and inviting. From the Apartments at Palladian Place, you will be well positioned to enjoy all that it has to offer.
To schedule a private tour or reserve your new apartment in Durham, call our Leasing Office at 919-401-9991 today!
The Apartments at Palladian Place are located in Durham, and around the Fourth of July, Durham comes alive with patriotic celebrations. This means you don’t have to travel far from your home to enjoy plenty of red, white, and blue festivities! Here are the best local events to put on your calendar for the Fourth this year:
July 2 & 4, 10am – 6pm
Durham City Park
On July 2 and 4 from 10 until 6, West Point on the Eno at Durham City Park will be hosting the 37th Annual Festival for the Eno. This popular Durham event will bring together everything you love – food trucks, local art, hands-on demos, and, of course, exceptional live music. Make plans to attend to hear Hiss Golden Messenger, Nikki Hill, Peter Holsappel with the Forryst Brothers and more as you enjoy the beauty of the Eno river. This year’s festival will include paddling demonstrations, giving you a chance to see how you can best enjoy one of Durham’s finest amenities – our very own river!
July 4th, 6:05pm
Durham Bulls Stadium
It’s a Durham tradition, and this year is no different. Every Fourth of July, the Durham Bulls host a home game right before the city’s fireworks show. This year they will be hosting the Syracuse Chiefs with a 6:05 start time. Tickets to the game include the fireworks show afterwards, and the ballpark is the best place to view the display.
July 4th, 9:15pm
Durham Bulls Stadium
After the Durham Bulls game, stick around to see the spectacular fireworks show put on by the Durham Parks and Recreation department. The Durham Bulls Athletic Park is the ideal spot to see the fireworks, which are scheduled for 9:15 p.m., but you don’t necessarily have to go to the game to enjoy the fireworks. Gates to the ballpark will open for general admission after the 7th inning of the game, but with limited availability. Some viewing outside of the stadium is available, but the ballpark is the best location from which to enjoy the spectacular.
You’ve heard the speeches about why certain apartment communities are better than the rest, right? But how and why does Northwood Ravin blow all of those communities out of the water? Check out this list from our new corporate blog!
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1. THEY BUILD IT.
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