the neighborhood


The Durham economy is booming, with plenty of growth projected into the future. At The Forest, residents will be conveniently anchored near 100,000 jobs and counting. The Research Triangle’s largest employer, Duke University and Health Systems, Research Triangle Park as well as the 67 + top companies nearby – which offer plenty of chances to land the career of a lifetime.


The city of Durham is host to vibrant music culture, with countless events and museums. There’s the Durham Blues Festival, as well as jazz festivals, plays, concerts, and amazing art exhibitions. And let’s not forget the American Dance Festival, the Durham Performing Arts Center, and the Nasher Museum of Art. Of course, there are many great cinema venues, and places to eat, for when you want to catch dinner and a movie.


Within a short distance from The Forest lies four of the city’s major malls with enough shopping to last a lifetime. Durham Festival Center, Northgate mall, Shops at Erwin Mall and Croasdaile Commons. There are also additional venues not much further out, like The Streets at Southpoint, Durham’s major regional shopping mall, featuring over 140 different shops and restaurants and The Triangle Square, a premier retail center with fine dining and entertainment. Whatever brand, item, antique, or special something you’re looking for, the city has got you covered … just remember to bring your wallet.

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