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Chapel Tower

1315 Morreene Road Durham, NC

Updated over 2 years ago
$785  -  $1,795
1 - 3 Bed
1 - 2 Bath
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Rent Unit Bath Sq. Ft. Date Available
$785+ 1 550  ft2 Now
$785+ 1 568 ft2 Now
$750 1 586 ft2 Unavailable
$890 1 846 ft2 Unavailable
Rent Unit Bath Sq. Ft. Date Available
$920+ 2 950 ft2 Now
Rent Unit Bath Sq. Ft. Date Available
$1,360+ 2 1325 ft2 Now
Dogs Ok
Cats Ok
Air Conditioning
Balcony, Deck, Patio
Fitness Center
Disability Access
On Bus Line
Surface Parking
In-unit Laundry
On-site Laundry
Property Details

Come home to Chapel Tower, the closest apartment community to Duke University! Duke Medical Center and the V.A. Hospital are just down Erwin Road, as are many new shops and restaurants. Our convenient Durham, North Carolina location provides easy access to Research Triangle Park, Chapel Hill, Streets at Southpoint Mall and much more, via I-85 and 15-501. Our large swimming pool with free Wi-Fi is great for summer fun, plus there's a playground for the kids, a clothes care center and access to a complete fitness center. We offer one and two bedroom apartments at our convenient Morreene Road location, plus one bedroom and spacious three-bedroom/two-bath plans at our Holly Hills location on Campus Walk Avenue. Visit today and reserve your home at Chapel Tower!

Additional Details
Last Updated: over 2 years ago
Contact Number: (888) 511-9563
Is this property currently leasing units?
Yes. There are 4 available units at this property.
How many units are move-in ready in the next 2 months?
This property has 4 units vacant and ready for immediate occupancy.
What's the square footage of the available units?
The available units range from 550 to 1,325 square feet.
Does this property allow cats or dogs?
This property allows tenants to keep cats and dogs.
How many bedrooms are in the available units?
There are 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units available.
How many bathrooms are in the available units?
There are 1 and 2 bathroom units available.
What's the monthly rent at this property?
Rent on available units ranges from $785 to $1,795. Chapel Tower has 1 bedroom units available starting at $785, 2 bedroom units available starting at $920, and 3 bedroom units available starting at $1,360.
Where is this property located?
This property is at 1315 Morreene Road in Durham, NC. It's 3.7 miles west from the center of Durham.
By PAM PURCELL, August 15, 2018
I've lived here almost two years... .Maintenance has always been professional & responsible...

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By Emily Sam4y koo ttjii j, February 09, 2018
I called in several issues at once. Some of them I had on my move in list of repairs needed. They had come, looked, shrugged and never returned at that time almost 2 years ago. This time a whole team showed up within 48 hours. They fixed as much as they could, plus some things I had not reported. They returned this afternoon with an electrician. They are still here trying to repair the electrical issue. The only thing left is for the person responsible for the ceiling to come in and look at what appears to be leaks in the roof. Great new maintenance team and management.

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By Lori Riggs, December 29, 2017
Chapel Tower is a great apartment community overall. The staff are friendly and helpful. The maintenance team is prompt and efficient. The grounds are well kept and maintained. The neighborhood is mostly quiet. The location is great with easy access to 147, 15/85 and downtown Durham. I would highly recommend this apartment complex to anyone looking for an affordable place in Durham.

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By Christelle Tan, December 19, 2017
I am a second year medical student and decided to live in Chapel Tower for the affordability and location. I wanted to be close to Duke Medical Campus, and compared to other apartments that are close to the hospital, this one is a fraction of the price. It is also right across the street from a bus stop that I take to get to the hospital. It is super convenient. The size of the studio is perfect and most of the appliances are brand new. Only set backs are that I have had some trouble with the food processor in the sink and the bathroom shower tub is stained/old. The walls are a little thin so I can hear my neighbors on occasion, but the community is really quiet and it hasn't been a problem so far. My biggest concern is the lack of security. My friends who live in more expensive apartment complexes live in gated communities that are difficult to access unless you are a resident. That is not the case here. I installed an alarm system for peace of mind, but have not had any issues so far. Finally, when I first moved in I didn't have my washing and dryer installed for the first 2+ weeks. It is also difficult to get in touch with staff over the phone or by email, but if you are able to make a trip to the leasing office, the staff is helpful.

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By Katie Waltar, December 15, 2017
Great location; walking distance to Duke's West Campus (which is very helpful since there's no parking there). Beautiful trees, excellent value, and kind staff and maintenance people. Definitely recommend.

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By Kurt Meletzke, December 12, 2017
I've lived at Chapel Tower for seven years now and I'm quite happy with my apartment as well as my interactions with the staff and fellow neighbors. I live in building one and it's quite quiet and safe. I've never had trouble finding a parking spot and it's quite an easy walk to the west campus of Duke University.

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By Diah Handayani, December 09, 2017
I chose this apartment because it's the closest to my school (Duke West campus), I can just walk or bike. It also near bus stop either in Erwin Road or Morreene Road, so it's helpful if you don't have a car. The rent fee is reasonable for old apt, the neighborhood just fine, not too crowd. I live in renovated unit so it has washer and dryer to use anytime I need and the management changed my fridge due to the leakage on the previous one. However, the roaches issue is the most annoying thing which I believe the management did not do their best effort to tackle it. My unit had been exterminated but It wasn't help a lot. Overall, it is just fine for you to live here.

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By Joseph Krall, December 07, 2017
I've been a resident at Chapel Tower for about four months. I chose it because of it's close proximity to Duke's campus. The rent is reasonable for the location, and while the apartments are older, I am in a recently renovated space with a new fridge, washer, and dryer. It's been a great fit and the staff have been consistently responsive to any questions I've had.

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By Brian Valley, December 02, 2017
I currently live in a 2-bdrm apartment here at Chapel Tower and have has a great experience - reasonable rent, great location near Duke's West Campus, and all the needed amenities. The office staff are particularly helpful and personable.

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By Hope42Day Encouragement, September 29, 2017
I'm a new resident and I am throughly enjoying my apartment at Chapel Tower! The management are friendly, supportive and very helpful! If you have a question or are in need of something, the team are swift to take care of your request or concern. Brenda has been most helpful to me from my initial inquiry to move-in and even now that I'm getting more settled in my apartment!

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By Jon Fuller, September 27, 2017
I really enjoy having my own space at Chapel Tower / Holly Hills. I've been a tenant since May of this year. I'm currently staying in a 1 bed 1 bath apartment. It's just minutes from Duke's West Campus and the rent is pretty reasonable. Would def recommend checking them out.

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By Spencer Ivey, September 22, 2017
I moved to Chapel Tower early in July in order to be close to class as I began a masters program at Duke. I have had a great experience so far, and Chapel Tower caters to the needs of both students and those working/living in the Durham area. The location of the apartments has been ideal. It takes only 15 minutes to walk to class every day, as Chapel Tower is conveniently located so close to Dukes West Campus. Beyond this, the community is close to both 15-501 and the Durham Freeway, allowing residents to access Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding areas quickly and efficiently. Beyond a convenient location, the apartments themselves are actually quite nice. I was pleased to find new appliances including a full washer and dryer, dishwasher, and fridge in my one bed one bath apartment. Chapel Tower also adds a number of nice touches such as recent renovations, custom wall colors, a waste valet service, and a brand new mail system. With all of these features, living in Chapel Tower has been both comfortable and functional. Another factor that has defined my experience at Chapel Tower has been the extremely helpful and polite staff members. When I first moved in I had no trouble with paperwork or move-in details thanks to Brendas help in the leasing office. Whenever there is a problem, the leasing office is only a phone call away. In my experience, the leasing office staff has been very accommodating and efficient at solving any problems that have arisen. Overall, I highly recommend Chapel Tower to anyone looking for an affordable, convenient, and pleasant place to live in Durham or around Duke.

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By Kyle Smith, September 19, 2017
I have been living in a two bedroom apartment in Chapel Tower for a few months now. The location is excellent for those working or studying on Duke's West Campus; it is easily accessible on foot or on bike, and the LaSalle Loop bus has a stop right in front of the apartment. It is also very close to bus stops to other parts of Durham as well as Chapel Hill. The leasing office staff, especially Brenda, is friendly, helpful, and responsive. The interior of the apartments is mostly nice, as I believe it was recently renovated. A washer, dryer, and dishwasher are already included in the apartment, which is very convenient. My biggest complaint would be the cockroaches. While cockroaches are certainly found in many apartments in Durham, they seem to be more plentiful here than other places I have lived. I have also heard other people worried about crime in this area, although I have not personally witnessed any myself in or around Chapel Tower. Overall, I am quite satisfied with Chapel Tower in terms of value for its price.

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By Ally Joy Wolfe, July 14, 2017
Since moving here last year in 2016 I have had nothing but great experiences. The location was perfect I was close to downtown where there's lots to do and even close to the shops on 15 501 where you can do all your shopping. My neighbors are like family and they always lend a helping hand or even a cup of sugar, I've never had any safety issues or even noise problem; and I come in late from work each night and they keep it very well lit! The staff is not only professional but they also care about their residence in a personal way that is one of the things I really like about this community is that we are a community you're not just known as an apartment number--- but by name, each and every person!

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By DeAndre Gamble, July 08, 2017
I have really enjoyed staying here at Chapel Towers over the last few years. A great place to live, with very nice neighbors. This location is convenient as it is close to Duke and to grab a quick meal. My most liked thing about living here at Chapel Towers would have to be the reliability of the Staff & Maintenance. The pool area is a beautiful place to spend a few hours on a hot sunny day.

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By Lloyd Moore, July 08, 2017
I've been living here for almost 2 years now, and I love it here. Coming from the Wash DC area, I am VERY happy with the value, per dollar ratio here. Good bus access, and about a mile from my office. The office staff is courtious, and helpful. Maintenance is also responsive, and makes repairs in a timely manner. I like the neighborhood and the people who live here.

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By Jonathan Trujillo, July 06, 2017
Chapel Towers is a very nice place to live in my opinion, the apartments are nice and spacious, the neighborhood is nice, the staff here are always nice and respectful. Especially Brenda and Emma who work the front desks. Every time I go in there, they are happy, smiling and they always do there best in regards to helping in any situation. Maria who works in one of the offices is also extremely nice and respectful, always helping with any issues we might have. The pool and areas in the neighborhood are well maintained, the laundry mat is also well in order, and the people there are nice and friendly.

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By Thomas Jones, June 19, 2017
I am a current student at Duke University and did not start looking for apartments until late June. Many apartments that I called had no available units left and/or lackluster customer service. However, my experience with Chapel Tower was excellent from the start. I spoke on the phone with Brenda Funes, who was very helpful, energetic, and relate-able. She gave me all of the information I needed and personally took me around to the see the available units the next day. Thanks to Brenda and Chapel Towers in general I was able to easily figure everything out that I needed to with apartment hunting. Considering this is my first apartment, I was very pleased with how effectively everything was run at Chapel Towers. I am excited to be living there in the fall, especially due to its close proximity to Duke's campus.

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By Genevieve Palmer, April 20, 2017
It's getting better here. When we first moved in we had a lot of issues with children looking in our windows (the first floor apartments are halfway underground, so the windows sit at ground level), but the kids in questions seem to have moved. In the summer, residents of first floor apartments get a very early wake up call every other day or so from maintenance workers trimming grass with weed wackers; since the windows are at ground level, a weed wackers would be running roughly 5 feet from my sleeping face (with a window between us) at 7:30. There are a tooooon of renovations going on, and it's quite consistently loud. My ceiling started leaking when a renovator made a mistake in the apartment above me. They aren't careful with their nails, either; I had five nails in the tires of my car due to maintenance workers dropping them in the parking lot. Walls are extremely thin. Our sink has started flooding at least three or four times in the past year, spewing sewage-smelling water and refusing to drain properly. In the past they've fixed this rather quickly (the whole building contributes to the quality of the pipes, so if someone above you is flushing coffee grounds down the sink, the first floor apartment feels the hurt), however we've currently had a work request in for four days on this issue and it hasn't been resolved. Pet fee is a little ridiculous. Windows are extremely dated and don't lock very well. Make sure there are locks on the windows when you move in, there weren't on several of ours. Our bathtub leaks from the bottom whenever someone takes a bath (not a shower). Virtually no bathroom storage, not a ton of kitchen storage. No closet lights, only two overhead lights in the whole apartment. I will say that it was awesome to move into brand new carpets and brand new high efficiency appliances, all of which worked great. I think that some of the repairs in the building are cheap and faulty, though. I've read a lot about bug problems in the comments, but we haven't really had that issue at all, in the whole year that we've been here and without needing to be particularly sterile. Parking is a non issue. The pool looks clean although I never used it. The garbage situation has improved tremendously, folks come pick up every day from small trash receptacle that we leave outside the door. Recycling needs a lot of work, we still have to take it to a big dumpster on the far side of the property. Office staff have always been very nice to us. Neighbors can be a little loud and leave a lot of beer bottles and trash around, but are always super nice when you talk to them about it. No robberies since I've moved in. All in all, I just felt like the rent was far, far too expensive for what we were getting, especially with much nicer small houses renting for less in East and Southeast Durham. Even a small house in Trinity Park rents for not much more than an apartment here. They tried to raise our rent dramatically after the first year, and the only way that it would have been at least close to what we paid initially was if we opened an 18-month lease, which simply wasn't worth it. Maybe affordable for Duke Students, but I don't doubt that a lot of the residents that came here for affordable housing are being displaced.

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By Kelsea Smith, October 07, 2016
I live here currently and have had an overall good experience. It's one of the most affordable places in Durham that you can find and it's in a great location close to Duke. Neighbors are friendly and the community seems great. We have a new washer and dryer in our unit and a dishwasher and they all work really well.

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By Danielle Marie, September 23, 2016
My family and I have been here almost a year and enjoy it very much. It is in a nice area and everything you may find yourself needing is close by. There is a nice park across the way as well for the children that we enjoy taking them to. Nice neighbors and an overall good community. We have not ran into any problems and look forward to spending more years with them.

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By Zemmie Brown, September 08, 2016
Chapel Tower is a good place to live! Located near Duke campus and other businesses...you'll never be out of touch with your surroundings. The staff are friendly and are always ready to help you. There were some minor pest and maintenance issues.

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By Patrick Juras, August 10, 2016
I've lived at Holly Hills for about a month, and the complex is fine by me. I live in a spacious, recently renovated 1-bedroom apartment and only pay $650 per month in rent. As a student, I took advantage of several discounts and got a utilities package for $195 per month. Holly Hills is within walking distance of Duke Med School (about 1 mile), and I've had no problems with noise, crime, or bugs (albeit I've only been here for a month). The folks in the office are friendly, and signing the lease was straightforward. My biggest complaint is maintenance. When I moved in, a bunch of little things were missing (e.g. towel racks, shower rod, washer and dryer weren't hooked up, etc), and maintenance never responded to some of my requests. My apartment is also poorly insulated. On a 100-degree day the air-conditioner can't keep up, and the apartment heats up to 81-82 degrees by mid-afternoon. However, this issue is probably specific to third-floor units. The pool and gym are off-site as well, which is inconvenient. Holly Hills isn't the Ritz, but it's a decent place for the price. It's good value, and as a med student that's what I was looking for.

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By Mohammed S., December 03, 2014
The staff ( Patricia , Carmen ) are very friendly and welcoming . They respond to my service requests promptly. They replaced my AC unit for a new one. They...

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By ali sami, November 05, 2014
The staff ( Patricia , Carmen ) are very friendly and welcoming . They respond to my service request promptly. They replaced my AC unit for a new one. They regularly spray my apartment against any insects.

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By Aaron Brown, September 25, 2014
I've been living there for a few months now. I have to say that I have been pretty pleased with the service and the quality of living. As a college student, its not a bad place to live.

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Rent Report

If you upsized to an average priced Durham 2 bedroom apartment, you would pay 19% more per month.

If you downsized to an average priced Durham studio apartment, you would pay 5% more per month.

Monthly Rent Rent per Sq. Ft. Suggested
Monthly Income
Durham Average
Studio $1,287 $1.70 $3,862
1BR $1,217 $1.70 $3,650
2BR $1,497 $1.30 $4,490
3BR $1,651 $1.10 $4,954
4BR $1,994 $0.80 $5,983

Availability in Durham

Knowing what units are available is important when finding the best deal. Property managers may be willing to give concessions if they have many vacant units.

Currently in Durham there are 418 2BR units available. If you're looking to negotiate, this may be your best option.

Available Units in Durham
Studio 60
1BR 415
2BR 418
3BR 165
4BR 31
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