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Old West Durham

A Durham Neighborhood


Though it began as a blue-collar mill area, this historic neighborhood has a very bohemian, progressive vibe. 9th street is Old West Durham’s incredibly walkable shopping district, giving residents and visitors alike easy access to fantastic retail and dining options. These shops include many unique clothing boutiques, jewelry shops, and bookstores. There are also many rentals along this beloved destination, meaning you can live within close proximity of both Duke University and some of your favorite Durham restaurants, bars, and shops. Old West Durham is one of this city’s many hidden gems.

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May Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2020 Durham Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the May 2020 key findings and figures for the Durham rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Durham and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Durham rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Durham Rent Prices Increase From April to May

Durham rent prices increased over the last month. From April to May, the city experienced a 6.61% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Durham one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,275.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from April to May, Durham experienced a 4.41% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Durham two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,302.0.

May Prices: Durham vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Durham and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in Durham over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 0 of the Durham suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 0 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rents did not increase in any of the Durham suburbs

  • Rents did not decrease in any of the Durham suburbs.

May 2020 Pricing Trends: Durham vs. National Comparisons

Durham Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Durham over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Durham rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Durham one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of ABODO's May 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Durham and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Durham and suburbs

1 BR May 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR May 2 BR M/M % Change
Durham, NC $1,196.0 3.55% $1,247.0 1.22%


Each month, using over 1 million ABODO listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.