Rich In History
In the late 1800s, Durham had a robust economy based on tobacco and textiles. This thriving town had fashionable homes, a new hospital, and a respected university: Trinity College, which preceded Duke University.
Anchored by Queen Anne-style homes originally built for college professors, the area features homes in a variety of architectural styles including Victorian, Neo-Colonial and Craftsman. After a brief period of decline in the mid-20th century, Durham residents banded together to form the Trinity Park Neighborhood Association. This association was instrumental in halting hasty development and demolition of historic homes, and a priority was placed on restoring owner-occupancy.
Trinity Park is comprised of approximately 40 square blocks nestled between downtown Durham and the East Campus of Duke University. The centerpiece of the area is a large park that was purchased by a group of residents in 1980. The park is home to a playground for children of all ages, gazebo, monument, and spacious, shady areas to visit, play and relax. Throughout the year, it hosts a variety of concerts and festivals.
Mature trees and prize winning flowers line the streets. Well maintained and sidewalks and canopies of trees shade the way for pedestrians and bike riders. This bike-friendly neighborhood has bike lanes and signs to ensure cars are aware of bicycle rights of way. Park benches can be found in nooks to offer a rest or give friends an opportunity for conversation. The architectural variety makes the neighborhood prime for exploration. Passersby’s stop to admire home restorations and gardens in full bloom. The neighborhood is dog friendly and has dog stations to give convenience and encourage owners to pick up.
Today, this central neighborhood known as Trinity Park has a spot on the National Register of Historic Districts and is home to a diverse, active community of residents. Trinity Park has a superior walk score of 90, allowing residents to run many of their errands without the use of a car. A few blocks away from Trinity Park are a wide variety of small-business retail options, well-rated restaurants, and grocery stores. Entertainment and fitness are just a step away, where dance classes or yoga are available.
Durham is known as America’s Foodiest Small Town. Many local chefs are nominated for James Beard awards. Popular restaurants can be found 20 minutes in either direction of Trinity Park on 9th Street or Brightleaf Square. Whatever food cravings need to be filled: French, Asian Fusion, pub food, or Mexican, it can surely be found here. Wholefoods is within walking distance and the Durham Farmers Market is an easy bike ride away.
With quick access to the Durham Freeway, residents are quickly connected to the Research Triangle Park, I-40, and I-85. There are many employers are located in Durham from Duke University to Oracle. Startups and non profit organizations also line the sky. With the close proximity to RTP, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill there are many industries and opportunities.
Trinity Park is a high-demand area where homes sell quickly and usually at a premium. Many historic homes have been lovingly restored to their original splendor, and several are on display throughout the year during the bi-annual home and garden tour. As one of the oldest central neighborhoods in the Triangle, Trinity Park draws house hunters looking for unique properties and an unmistakable sense of community.
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Whether you are a first-time buyer or just looking to make a move, if the Durham area is on your list, you’d be well served to take a look at Trinity Park. Reach out to us at My NC Homes to find out more about Trinity Park.
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