Where should I live? (Duke)

  1. Hi all!
    I'm super excited to say I've accepted a position at Duke University Hospital on a neuro unit. I'm graduating in May and planning to move in late June with a lease starting July 1st. I want to live in Durham. Some people have told me that Durham isn't the nicest place but I'm from the Chicago area so I'm not really phased. I was wondering if anyone knew of apartment complexes around Duke that are relatively inexpensive yet nice. Also if there are any othere new grads/nurses at Duke looking for a roommate- let me know 😊
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  3. by   WookieeRN
    Hey Egesse!

    A lot of people say Durham isn't nice. I have no idea what they're talking about, to be honest. I am from the Philadelphia area originally, and spent 4 years in West Philadelphia. Durham is no where near what I would consider bad. I will say that I am quite fond of the South/Southwest area of Durham myself. I currently live in that part of Durham, and while I hate my current complex (and I'm hoping to move July/August) the area is awesome!

    My best advice would be to use one of the many apartment search websites and put in your criteria, then look up their resident reviews on a website like apartmentratings.com.

    I will be starting at DUH this summer as well
  4. by   Egesse
    Thank you so much! I remember you commenting on my other thread about being stressed out and trying to relocate to NC. I'm super glad it all worked out. If you don't mind me asking, do you know your living plans for July/August?
  5. by   WookieeRN
    I don't know my living plans yet after July. My lease expires July 31, so I will probably start looking next month to find a new place for July/August since I think I need to put my 60 day notice in by the beginning of June.

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