Duke Park

February 17, 2024

Tim Clarke

Explore the charming community of Duke Park in Durham, NC. Discover your suburban sanctuary. Join us today!
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Situated just north of downtown Durham, Duke Park is one of the city's most historic and unique neighborhoods.

Developed in the early 20th century, this area has evolved into a thriving community with historic homes, arts and culture, and a strong sense of community pride.

History and Location

Duke Park sprang up in the 1920s around what was originally the Brodie Duke farm.

As automobiles became more popular, the area expanded rapidly with Craftsman bungalows and Victorian homes.

The neighborhood is centrally located just north of downtown Durham off North Roxboro Street.

The area is bordered by the Trinity Heights neighborhood to the west and Old North Durham to the north.

Housing and Architecture

Duke Park is known for its eclectic mix of architectural styles. You'll find Craftsman bungalows, Victorian homes, cottages, and arts & crafts style houses.

Many homes date back to the 1920s and 30s and retain their historic charm and character.

Tree-lined streets like West Knox Street and North Duke Street exemplify the neighborhood's quaint, vintage vibe.

Home prices range from the $300,000s to over $600,000.

Parks and Recreation

The 17-acre Duke Park serves as the heart of the community. Amenities include a playground, walking trails, picnic shelter, and off-leash dog park.

The park hosts popular neighborhood events like the annual Beaver Queen Pageant.

The Ellerbe Creek Trail also runs through the neighborhood, offering a scenic place to walk, run, or bike.

Downtown Durham with its shops, restaurants, and entertainment is also just minutes away.

Schools and Transportation

Students living in Duke Park attend the highly-rated EK Powe Elementary School, Githens Middle School, and Durham School of the Arts.

The neighborhood also provides easy access to Duke University.

Duke Park offers walkability and quick access to downtown. The Durham Freeway and NC-147 are close by for commutes throughout the Triangle. The neighborhood is also served by GoDurham public buses.

A Local Realtor's Perspective on Duke Park

With its historic homes, close-knit community, and eclectic vibe, it's easy to see why Duke Park has become one of Durham's most popular neighborhoods.

The area offers residents the best of both worlds - a quiet, almost small-town feel minutes from the energy of downtown.

As a local realtor, I've helped many clients buy and sell homes in Duke Park over the years.

Inventory is limited due to high demand, so buyers need to act quickly when properties hit the market.

And sellers can rely on my expertise to price homes competitively and market them effectively to find the right buyer.

Duke Park's charm, character, and location make it a one-of-a-kind Durham neighborhood.

I look forward to helping many more people put down roots and join this special community.

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Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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