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Life at Duke

Our students work in a supportive, close-knit community of researchers and scholars, but we know there is more to life than work. On the pages in this section you'll find a wealth of information to help you make the decision to come to Duke and live in Durham, North Carolina. This is a great place to work, dine, explore the outdoors and personal hobbies, enjoy the arts, and raise a family.

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#6 Best Place to Live in the U.S.

U.S. News lists Durham and neighboring Raleigh among the best places to live in the United States—noting a strong job market and high quality of life.  More »

Durham, Duke's Hometown

This 2-minute video offers a view insight into the unbeatable combination of Southern hospitality, urban energy, cultural tradition, and high-tech innovation that drives Durham, NC – Duke's hometown.