Set in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, Durham is best known as part of the North Carolina Research Triangle. This area is a national leader in progressive technology, advanced medical research, and world-class health care.
There are several corporate employers here in Durham, North Carolina. The largest, Quintiles Transnational, is a multinational company serving the combined industries of health information technologies and clinical research. Headquartered in Durham, its annual revenue is $9.7 billion. It is an industry leader with over 55,000 employees. Another major employer, Patheon N.V., is a pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization headquartered both in Durham, NC and Amsterdam. A third corporation is Cree, Inc., the American worldwide manufacturer and marketer of lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and products for power and radio frequency applications.
Peak Suites offers corporate housing rental solutions for short-term or long-term stays. We welcome employees as well as local Durham corporations to use our customer-satisfaction-focused relocation services.
Durham also houses academic powerhouse Duke University, landing it a spot on Livability’s Top 10 College Towns. Duke University Hospital is a world-renowned academic medical center. Duke University Hospital continues to seek life-changing breakthroughs to improve the quality of life for everyone in the world.
On the Duke University Campus is the neo-Gothic architectural styled famous Duke Chapel. Nasher Museum of Art features work by contemporary artists like Christian Marclay and Ai Weiwei. Also, in Durham, The Museum of Life + Science has exceptional exhibits, a scenic and spacious Butterfly House, and wildlife habitats for bears and lemurs.
Founded in 1966 on the campus of Duke University, the Duke Lemur Center is a world leader in the study, care, and protection of lemurs. They are the earth’s most threatened group of mammals. Having more than 200 animals across 14 species, the Duke Lemur Center houses the world’s largest and most diverse population of lemurs outside of their native Madagascar.
The American Underground is a thriving campus for entrepreneurs in Durham. They help connect founders and funding as well as offer mentorship programs and dedicated workspaces that are designed to grow as your company or startup grows.
Downtown Durham has the Durham Baseball Athletic Park (DBAP), home of the Durham Bulls. They are the most famous minor league baseball team in America. Durham is often referred to as “The Bull City.” Their beloved bull mascot is named “Wool E. Bull” (from the novelty unrelated song oldie “Wooly Bully” and the “e” is short for the word “education”.)
When it comes to hiking and biking trails, Durham offers a variety of options. The American Tobacco Trail (12 miles of its 22.6 mile-trail is in Durham) runs along an abandoned railroad bed originally built for the American Tobacco Company in the 1970s. Starting just across from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park at Morehead Avenue, it is a must for bicycling, hiking, walking, and running.
Nature lovers take delight in Eno River State Park and Little River Regional Park & Natural Area which also offer extensive hiking and biking trails. There is even a birding trail that takes you through hardwood forest and around the flowing waters.
After all that exercise, The Bull City offers entertainment you can appreciate while being comfortably seated. The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is in the heart of Durham. They are one of the top three entertainment venues in the country. They host famous musicians, popular comedians, and Broadway productions.
If you are looking for a rainy-day activity, try the Streets at Southpoint. A shopper’s paradise and dining destination distinguished by award-winning design and a wide selection of retailers. There are over 150 shops to explore in an appealing setting. Dine at your choice of several distinctive restaurants. You can even take in a movie right here at Southpoint AMC 17.
We serve North Carolina with housing options for those in transition. We help a diversity of clients including corporate employees, entrepreneurs, medical professionals, and university staff and students. We are focused on listening to your needs and we treat you with the respect and care you deserve.
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