Get off the beaten path and discover some of Durham's smaller neighborhoods and local attractions, which offer something for everyone.
Durham's Hayti community was once one of the most unique and successful African-American communities in America. It flourished from the 1880s to the 1940s, becoming known as the Black Capital of the South.
Urban renewal efforts undertaken in Durham effectively eliminated this thriving community, but some of its history and heritage are preserved by the St. Joseph's Historic Foundation at the Hayti Heritage Center, which anchors this district along with North Carolina Central University further south on Fayetteville Road.
Northern Durham is full of older neighborhoods with distinct character, expansive picturesque farms, as well as city parks and nature areas.
Along Interstate 85 in Durham lies a bevy of visitor resources, along with a thriving Hispanic community.
This commercialized area near the intersection of Hwy. 15-501 and Mt. Moriah Rd. is part of the main thoroughfare between Durham and Chapel Hill.