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Durham Retirement

Great for Senior Living

It's always nice to be voted the best in a category. So when Durham was voted best place in the US to retire that was a pretty big deal.

Then it happened again – twice in one year.

Both CNN/Money Magazine and ranked Durham as the best, and there are certainly many things that make Durham attractive as a retirement destination. 

Durham offers many ways for retirees to be enriched and productive as their lives take a turn for the leisurely and peaceful. In addition to great lifestyle-focused residential options, there are many continuing education programs through the various educational institutions here.

Volunteering is also a well organized aspect of life in Durham – so much so that there is a center devoted to the organization of supply and demand of needs and providers.

The medical care in Durham routinely ranks among the best available in the country. There are five hospitals including the world-renowned Duke University Medical Center here. Couple this with all the other amenities of the community, and those first place rankings make all the more sense.

Retirement Communities

Retirement Housing

A variety of retirement community options for those seeking independent living to nursing care. See more...

Durham Medicine

A City of Medicine

A world-renowned medical community makes Durham, NC a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire. See more...

Photo Credit: Movie screening at Durham Central Park - Dan Hacker/DCVB

March 6 - August 3, 2014

"Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection" Art Exhibit

Since the turn of the 20th century, artists have appropriated imagery from well-known works of art, commodities and the media in order to make a statement about art’s relationship to, and place within, our world. The artists included in this installation use appropriation in their own way and for their own purposes, addressing themes of identity, politics, economics, history and nostalgia. Central to all of these works are questions of originality and the processes that go into making art. This installation includes works from the Nasher Museum’s collection by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Alice Wagner, Vik Muniz, Alexander Kosolapov and others. Admission $5, $4 seniors, $3 non-Duke students with student ID.

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