Best Places to Live

Durham, NC

Population: 246,084
LIV
SCORE
640
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau

It's hard to separate Durham from its anchor, Duke University. But the city's history goes back through tobacco production, textiles and agriculture. Durham has embraced its roots as it has remade itself as a research and technology hub – with great food – in the last half century.

Durham, NC Ranking Data

Civic
52
Demographics
73
Economy
60
Education
70
Health
78
Housing
47
Infrastructure
50