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Off-Campus Housing in Durham

Begin your search for off campus housing in Durham, NC here. Read on to learn what’s available for rent, find answers to common questions, and learn things to consider as you search.

Learn what's available for rent.

NearDuke.com is a local search engine to help students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars find housing close to Duke’s campus.

DukeList (Duke netID required for login) allows Duke community members to post ads for both housing and roommates, as well as items for sale such as furniture. 

Some students also use other national search engines like Apartments.com, Zillow.com, or Trulia.com to find places.

If you’re searching for a place to live and know you won’t be able to visit before renting, ask the rental agent of any properties you are interested in to set up a Skype, WhatsApp, or Facetime tour. Ask if there are photos or videos they can send you of the property that are not available on their website.

University-provided housing for graduate & professional students:

    • Lancaster Commons is an apartment complex reserved entirely for Duke graduate & professional students. The priority application window for the 2024-2025 academic year will end on May 20 at 11:59pm EST. Subsequent applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    • 301 Swift Apartments: Duke Housing & Residence Life has limited, on-campus apartments available for rent for graduate and professional students. The priority application window for the 2024-2025 academic year will end on May 20 at 11:59pm EST. Subsequent applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Recording: Virtual Off Campus Housing Fair

Interested in learning more about housing options once you move to Durham? Watch this recorded panel discussion with current students and staff about searching for housing, safety, and transportation.

Watch the recording

Things to consider...

  • Setting a realistic budget for your expenses and housing is important. Be forewarned, the least expensive options may have downsides associated with safety, noise, or lack of amenities.
  • Use a check list to plan your budget and make sure you’re considering different factors like rent, utilities, and transportation costs.
  • The average rent in Durham is around $1,500 -$1,900 per month. Learn more from local market data here
  • Review the Community Crime Map & Durham Crime Statistics in advance of selecting a neighborhood, complex, or house. You can search the Community Crime Map by address.
  • Browse apartment or neighborhood reviews (google reviews, apartmentratings.com) or connect with current Duke student residents through your program, department, or school.
  • Ask the apartment management or landlord about safety protocols they have in-place for their residents. Ex: Is your apartment community gated? Do you utilize cameras in exterior locations? What type of crime preventative measures is your apartment complex taking?
Learn more about safety in durham and at duke

If you have a car, your off-campus housing search can include places in the broader Durham area. If you won’t have a car, consider living close to campus and understand your options for getting around:

  • Duke bus routes – free to all students. If you will not have a car, consider living on or near Duke bus routes.
  • Duke Vans – late evening, free rides from campus to nearby apartment complexes
  • Durham & Triangle area bus routes – all Duke students can get a free GoPass
  • Uber / Lyft – reliable ride-share in the area
  • Bicycles, Scooters, and Walking
Read more about transportation in durham and at duke
  • As you’re conducting your housing search, be sure to note the proximity to amenities such as grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and other shops.
Learn more about local grocery options
    • Is this a 12-month lease? Is there an option for a 9-month lease? 
    • What is the security deposit? When will it be returned? 
    • When is rent due (first of the month, end of the month)? 
    • How do I/we pay rent (check, online, etc)? 
    • How much notice do I/we have to give before leaving?
    • What happens if we need to break the lease? 
    • Are any utilities included in the rent?
    • Are subleases allowed?

Basic comparison of Off-Campus housing in Durham

Note: This chart is intended to provide a basis reference of some of the commercial properties in Durham. Students are encouraged to do additional research and contact properties directly. Prices and amenities can change without notice.

PROPERTYPRICEDISTANCEUTILITIESAMENETIES
The Belmont1br
2br
$1399 – $1489
$1799 – $1899
1.1 milesTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Bradford Ridge1br$893 – $11580.9 mileWater, Trash Removal, SewerWifi, Pets, Laundry in unit/building, Security, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Trinity Properties-Campus Walk2br
3br 2ba
$1235 – $1365
$1585 – $1760
1 mileTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Fitness center, Security, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Trinity Properties- Poplar WestStudio
1br
2br 1 ba
2br 2ba
$915
$1035
$1145 – $1225
$1395
1 mileTrash RemovalPets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Security, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Terrazzo DurhamStudio
1br
2br 2ba
$1671 – $1846
$1821 – $2156+
$2437– $2,776
0.9 mileTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Chapel Tower1br 1ba
2br 1ba
$1215 – $1660
$1440 – $1830
1 mileTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Duke Manor1br 1ba
2br 1ba
$1065 – $1620
$1310 – $1815
1.2 milesNAWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
TEAM Apartments- Erwin Terrace2br 2ba$2350+0.9 mileWater, Trash Removal, SewerWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
TEAM Apartments-Poplar Manor1br 1ba
1br 1ba- $950 - $1050
0.9 mileTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
The Flats Exchange on ErwinStudio
1br 1ba
2br 2ba
$1721 – $2412
$1818 – $2416
$2444 – $3985
0.9 mileTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
The Heights at LaSalleStudio
1br 1ba
2br 2ba
$1864 – $4193
$1667 – $4956
$2269 – $9545
1 mileNAWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Lofts at LakeviewStudio
1br 1ba
2br 2ba
$1468 – $1544
$1367 – $1626
$1772 – $1895
0.9 mileNAWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Trinity Commons at ErwinStudio
1br 1ba
2br 2ba
$1599 – $3099
$1599 – $3099
$1999 – $2699
0.9 mileWater, Heat IncludedWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center
Holly Hill Apartment1br 1ba
2br 1ba
3br 2ba
$1125 – $1200+
$1250+
$1525+
1.2 milesWater, Trash Removal, SewerWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Security, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Lenox East1br 1ba
2br 1ba
3br 2ba
$884 – $1231
$1239 – $1550
$1653
3.9 milesWater, Trash Removal, SewerWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building,Fitness center, Security
The ForestStudio
1br 1ba
2br 2ba
$1050- – $1570
$1055 – $1890
$1280 – $2050
2.9 milesNAWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security

Click here for a downloadable Near West campus housing chart

PROPERTYPRICEDISTANCEUTILITIESAMENETIES
810 NinthStudio - $1641 – $1782
1br 1ba- $1815 – $1996
2br - $3369+
3br - $4515+
1.8 milesTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Berkshire MainStudio - $1863
1br 1ba- $1863 – $3711
2br 2ba-$3423 – $4101
3br 2ba- $3800+
1.2 milesCableWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Berkshire 9thStudio $1787 – $2237
1br - $2469+
2br - $3094+
3br - $4432 – $5357
0.7 mileNAWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Station 91br 1ba- $1647 – $1993
2br 2ba- $2324 – $3305
1.3 milesTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center,Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone

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PropertyPrice (US Dollar)Distance from Duke ChapelUtilities IncludedAmenities
605 West EndStudio - $1183 – $1246
1br 1ba- $1392 – $2096
2br 2ba- $1712 – $2066
1.8 - 2.2 milesTrash RemovalPets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
American Tobacco Apartments (Old Bull/Noell)Studio - $1300+
1br 1ba- $1400 – $2200
2br 2ba - 2010 – $2758
3br 2ba- $4000+
1.8 milesTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security
Atlas DurhamStudio - $1180 – $1380+
1br 1ba- $1370 – $1875
2br 2ba- $2800+
2.2 milesTrash RemovalPets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security
Brightleaf on MainStudio - $1576 – $2612
1br 1ba- $2783 – $4264
2br 2ba- $2998+
3br - $3555+
2.1 milesNAWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Bull HouseStudio - $1189+
1br 1ba- $1482+
2br 2ba - $1968+
3br -$2114+
2.9 milesNAWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center
Cortland Bull CityStudio - $1233 – $1352
1br 1ba - $1322 – $1512
2br 2ba- $1954 – $2621
2.2 milesNAWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center
Foster on the ParkStudio - $2033 – $5287
1br - $2024 – $5370
2br - $3418 – $5460
3br - $3712 – $10000
2.6 milesTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center
Icon DowntownStudio - $1025+
1br - $1025 – $1424+
2br - $1475 – $1725
1.1 milesTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Liberty Warehouse ApartmentsStudio - $1306 – $4027
1br - $1690 – $3708
2br - $2369 – $4872
2.7 milesTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center
The RamseyStudio - $1370 -$2058
1br - $1540 -$2838
2br - $2350 - $3656
3br - $3070 -$4218
2.8 -3.1 milesNAWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center
Whetstone ApartmentsStudio - $1234+
1br - $1286 – $1715+
2br - $1661 – $1931+
2.1 milesNAWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security
Van AllenStudio - $1348 – $1485
1br - $1508 - $2190
2br - $2307 – $3051
3br - $4068 - $6976
2.6 milesTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security

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PropertyPrice (US Dollar)Distance from Duke ChapelUtilities IncludedAmenities
Colonial Townhouse1br 1ba - $1230 – $1645
2br 1.5 ba - $1,410 – $1,890
3br - $1467+
2.5 milesNAWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center
Garrett West1br -$1465 $1619
2br 2ba -$1470 – $1610
3br 2 ba - $2127 – $2172
4.7 -5.2 milesNALaundry in unit/building, Fitness center
Haven at Patterson Place1br - $1351 – $1476
2br 2ba- $1563 – $1763
3br 3ba -$1548
6.1 -7.2 milesNAWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center
Realm at Patterson PlaceStudio - $1268+
1br - $1256+
2br - $1349+
3br - $1832+
6.1 -7.2 milesTrash RemovalPets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center
The Reserve at Patterson PlaceStudio - $1280 – $1887
1br - $1410 – $1870+
2br - $1875– $2960
3br - $2060 – $2809+
6 milesTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Package center
University HillStudio - $1599 – $1606+
1br - $1685 – $1810+
2br 2ba- $2350 – $3082
3br 2 ba-$3399 – $3843 +
3 milesWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center

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PropertyPrice (US Dollar)Distance from Duke ChapelUtilities IncludedAmeneities
Clairmont at Hillandale1br - $1295 -$1375+
2br 2ba- $1495
3br - $1885+
2.7-3 milesTrash RemovalWifi, Pets allowed, Laundry in unit/building, Pool, Fitness center, Security, Package center

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PropertyPrice (US Dollar)Distance from Duke ChapelUtilities IncludedAmenities
Trinity Properties-Georgetown Manor2br 1.5 ba- $1495
3br 1.5ba - ​$1795
2.5 milesTrash RemovalPets allowed, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Trinity Properties-Governor1br 1ba- $12252.2 milesTrash RemovalPets allowed, Duke Bus Access, Duke Vans Zone
Trinity Properties-Murchison1br 1ba - $1145
2br 1ba- ​$1375
2.7 milesTrash RemovalPets allowed, Duke bus Access

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