Durham is Recognized in Top 10 Best Places to Live

U.S. News & World Report – February 2017

Durham Hotel Recognized as “A Hotel with a Sense of Place and Midcentury Style”

The New York Times, January, 27, 2017

Durham is recognized No. 2 as “Best Value Southern Gaycation”

Trivago, January 24, 2017

Durham is recognized in “Top 10 American Cities for Working Moms”

Citi  – Nov. 23, 2016

Durham recognized as “Most Educated City in the State”

Yahoo Finance – October 11, 2016

Durham is recognized as one of the “Top Ten Cities for Creatives”

Smart Asset – July 7, 2015

Cocoa Cinnamon is #7 on “24 US Coffee Shops You Have to Visit Before You Die”

Buzzfeed – January 2015

Durham is deemed the 9th Coziest City in America

Elle Decor – January 2015

Raleigh-Durham International Airport recognized as 9th Best Airport in 2014

Conde Nast (customer survey) – December 2014

Durham is a Top 50 Best Place to Travel in the World!

Travel & Leisure – December 2014

Durham is 1 of 11 Southern Towns You’re Forgetting But Shouldn’t

Huffington Post – November 2014

Top 10 Most Educated City in the US

Yahoo – November 2014

Durham ranked top 10 most affordable and desirable cities to live in

Kiplinger – September 2014

Durham County was recognized as the 13th most affordable county for rental properties in the United States in 2014.

RealtyTrac – August 2014

A list of most-cited scientists for 2014 features 32 researchers affiliated with Duke University

Thomas Reuters – June 2014

The Parlour ice cream shop was recognized among “The Country’s Coolest New Ice Cream Shops”

CNN Eatocracy – July 2013

Monuts Donuts was recognized as one of “The 21 Best Donut Shops in America”

Thrillist – April 2014

Mateo bar de Tapas was named among the “100 Best Bars in the South.”

Southern Living – January 2014

DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center was ranked the #4 most attended theater in the United States in 2013

Pollster – January 2014

Durham was recognized (along with Raleigh) as part of “10 Up and Coming Cities for Entrepreneurs”

Forbes Magazine – September 2013

Durham’s American Underground was selected by Google to become one of seven Entrepreneur Tech Hubs in the United States and Canada

Google – September 2013

Durham No. 10 on list for “Best Places for Business and Careers 2013″

Forbes Magazine – August 2013

Durham Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Durham Inc.’s “World’s Smallest Office” or Smoffice, won “Best Unconventional Project”

2013 International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Federation Competition – April 2013

Durham named “Tastiest Town in the South”

Southern Living Magazine – February 2013

Durham No. 6 in “America’s Top 10 Cities for Small Business”

Washington Post – February 2013

Durham No. 2 Best City for Mid-Career Professionals

Kiplinger – July 2012

Durham No. 1 Among America’s Leading Creative Class Metros

The Rise of the Creative Class– Revisited – July 2012

Durham No. 1 in Top 10 Large-Sized Fourth Economy Communities

Fourth Economy Community Index – December 2012 

Durham named No. 1 “Large County Best Positioned for Growth”

Fourth Economy Community Index – December 2012

Durham ranked highest paying in the South

Triangle Business Journal – May 2011

Durham, NC was No. 10 on the list Where Americans Spend the Most

Forbes – April 2010

Durham tied for No. 11 on the list of the “Best Cities” for Business

Market Watch – December 2010

Durham listed as one of America’s Up and Coming cities

Yahoo Finance-September 2010

Listed as one of the 20 Cities Surviving the Recession

Yahoo Finance – May 2010

Durham ranked No. 1 Best Place to Retire

Money Magazine – September 2010

Durham Ranked No. 4 Best City for Gollege Grads

Daily Beast – May 2010

Durham Listed Among 41 Places to Go

New York Times – January 2011

Durham ranked as having the No. 1 Housing Market in the U.S.

Wall Street Journal – August 2010

Durham MSA ranked No. 2 on the list of America’s Brainiest Cities

The Daily Beast – September 2010

Durham ranked No. 4 Brainiest Bastion in America

Portfolio.com – December 2010

Durham ranked seventh among the 2010 Most Livable Bargain Markets

MSN Real Estate-September 2010

Durham MSA projected to have the ninth-highest Creative Class Job Growth in the country

The Atlantic Monthly – September 2010

Durham ranked No. 1 among the Best Mid-Sized Cities for Jobs

Forbes – September 2010

Durham named the fourth Most Affordable City in America

NBC Today Show – March 2010

Durham ranked No. 5 among Top-Eating Cities

Bundle – May 2010

Duke University ranked the fifth best College in the South

Forbes.com – November 2010

Durham MSA named the Sixth Healthiest Housing Market in the U.S.

Hanley Wood Market Intelligence – February 2010

Durham MSA ranked seventh among the Best Places for College Students to Live

American Institute for Economic Research – September 2010

Duke University named the No. 9 College That Brings the Highest Paycheck

CNBC – December 2010

Duke University tied for the ninth on the 2011 list of America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News and World Report – August 2010

Duke University Hospital ranked No. 10 among America’s Best Hospitals, 2010-2011

U.S. News and World Report – July 2010


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