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by | Dec 7, 2016 | The Triangle | 1 comment

I wanted to take a moment to boast on the city where I live, Durham, NC. This wonderful old city has transformed itself from its roots as a tobacco town to an entrepreneurial high tech city, all while maintaining a wonderfully diverse and thriving community.

There are certain things that are widely known and associated with Durham, like it’s exceptional colleges, North Carolina Central University, the first public liberal arts college founded for African-Americans, Duke University and its world renowned medical facilities, the Sara P. Duke Gardens, and the Durham Bulls AAA baseball team.

The Duke Chapel, located on Duke's campus in Durham, North Carolina
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Perhaps lesser known, but equally impressive, is the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the nation’s first residential high school focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The American Underground is also Google Tech Hub for entrepreneurs with three locations in Durham, including the American Tobacco Campus.

Speaking of technology, did you know that 75% of the internationally known Research Triangle Park resides in southeastern Durham County?

Love the arts, theatre and music? The Bull City has you covered.

Home to the American Dance Festival, some great museums from the quirky 21c Museum Hotel to the Nasher Museum of Art, and two exceptional theatres which illustrate the old and new Durham, with the 1920’s Beaux-Arts style Carolina Theatre and the #4 ranked theatre in the United States, the Durham Performing Arts Center, show that Durham has a vibrant and active arts scene.

Are you a foodie? Fuggetaboutit. Durham is a foodie’s heaven. You’ve got a wide array of restaurants featuring James Beard Foundation Award finalists like Nana’s, Mateo and Vin Rouge, to some great down home cooking with Elmo’s Diner, Bullock’s Bar-B-Cue, and the local institution of scratch-made goodness and huge and awesome desserts, Foster’s Market.

Bottom line is that if you are considering living or working in the Triangle area, explore Durham. It has a ton to offer!

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About Rob Silvia

Rob Silvia is a full-time Customer Service Manager of the Fonville Morisey Realty IT Department.

With over 20 years of experience in IT and operations management, Rob provides service and support for over 200 corporate employees and 800 sales agents that make up Fonville Morisey Realty.

In his spare time, he enjoys digital photography, music, and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. He has been married to his wife, Sally, for 12 years and have four daughters and four grandchildren, with one on the way.

Fonville Morisey Realty has 11 sales offices, with over 850 associates and employees throughout the Greater Triangle region.  FM offers mortgage, insurance, property management, title services, real estate education courses and relocation services through its divisions and partners. For more information about Fonville Morisey Realty, visit