New Duke Students: Things to Know About Living in Durham

DukeHospitalA 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:

SouthpointMallWhere 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.

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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.

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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!

Fourth of July Events Near Your Palladian Place Home

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:

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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!

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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.

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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.

 

Top 10 Reasons Why a Northwood Ravin Community is The Way To Go

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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TOP 10 REASONS WHY A NORTHWOOD RAVIN COMMUNITY IS THE WAY TO GO:

1. THEY BUILD IT.

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2. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.

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8. OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD APARTMENT FINISHES.

Stand back “black appliance packages” and “speckled countertops”! Enter stainless steel French door refrigerators, quartz or marble countertops, pull-out faucet sprayers & hood ranges. Did we mention the mosaic tile backsplashes or the glass front cabinetry with wine storage? Oh yes. And that’s just the kitchen. Step into your bathroom and rain shower heads, ceramic tile surrounds and bathtubs big enough to host a small pool party are at your fingertips. Northwood Ravin pulls out the stops on their interiors… Read more…

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Get Fit for Summer at Palladian Place

We have a zest for life at the Apartments at Palladian Place! Plenty of events and opportunities are scheduled for your enjoyment this summer — so stay tuned, because June is approaching quickly.

Did you know that we offer plenty of ways for you to stay healthy — and get summer-ready? Everyone’s different, and we all have unique ways of staying in shape. Whatever routine you choose, we can certainly facilitate. Of all the luxury apartments in Durham and Chapel Hill, Palladian Place offers some of the finest choices for fitness, hands down.

Here are a few ways we facilitate your fitness at Apartments at Palladian Place:

fitness-center-amenities-midUnsurpassed Indoor Fitness Facilities at Palladian Place

When the weather doesn’t seem to be fit for fitness, our indoor facility is a great option for you. In fact, Apartments at Palladian Place has the largest strength & cardio fitness facility in the area. We’re proud to feature TRX, top-of-the-market cardio and resistance training equipment, and high-end interactive cardio cycles in a climate controlled environment for year-round exercise.

palladian_site_mapBeautiful Outdoor Fitness Opportunities at Palladian Place

As the weather improves, you’ll want to get plenty of sunshine (Vitamin D!) and fresh air. And we have a great way for you to do just that by taking in a beautiful view of the indigenous nature and wildlife surrounding Palladian Place. How? Take full advantage of our mile-long hiking loop for a brisk walk, jog, or run — in tandem with Durham nature. Take in the sights & sounds and breathe in the fresh North Carolina air.

By the way, if you’re interested in learning more about wildlife in our area, be sure to visit Piedmont Wildlife Center for a fun and educational experience for people of all ages.

So c’mon, Palladian Place residents, let’s get fit for summer and enjoy our time by the pool with friends and family!

May Events at Palladian Place – Food, the Force and Fruits and Veggies!

April showers bring May flowers, as the old adage says, but at Apartments at Palladian Place, April gives way to a month filled with interesting and engaging things to do right here inour community. From celebrating all things Star Wars to enjoying all things produce, you will find plenty of community activities in May to get you out of your apartment and engaged with your Palladian Place neighbors. Here are some highlights:

Celebrate Star Wars with May the Fourth

Are we still on a Star Wars high, or maybe it has hit again with the release of The Force Awakens for home viewing? Palladian invites you to celebrate all things Star Wars on May the Fourth! Come eat snacks with your neighbors and enjoy talking about The Force, your theories on Rey’s parentage and plot twists you didn’t see coming when you saw the latest rendition of the Star Wars franchise. Food and fun we will have 😉 

Participate in Eat Fruits and Veggies Day

Food seems to be a central theme of our May events at Apartments at Palladian Place, and on May 26th you can join us in celebrating Eat Fruits and Veggies Day! Bring your favorite produce dish with you and enjoy dining outdoors with your friends and neighbors. Consider hitting up one of our local farmer’s markets before you come to get the freshest produce for your contribution, and learn a little more about healthy, fresh dining while enjoying tasty food with your neighbors. 

Adding Food Trucks This May

The Palladian Place community already enjoys monthly visits from the Tan-Durm food truck, which brings the tastes of India right to your front door. In May, Palladian Place  will welcome the tastes of China with the Chirba Chirba food truck joining the Tan-Durm in bringing street food right to the community.

At Apartments at Palladian Place, you enjoy the ability to live in a trend-setting community located close to Durham and Chapel Hill, and these May events capitalize on the atmosphere and ambiance of our lively community. Make your plans now to take advantage of some of these May events, and take the time to get to know your neighbors (and your community) just a little better!