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!