6.8 out of 10


43.1384795578893 -70.923437482145
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Singles


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"A typical college town"

A tiny cluster of streets and red brick buildings, Durham is - like nearby Exeter - defined by its academy. Less upscale and picturesque than Exeter, which makes a roaring tourist trade off proud parents looking to invest in a piece New England memorabilia - Durham has a grittier, more functional feel. Its enormous campus dominates the town, which has little besides standard college-student joints.

It's likely that non-drivers visiting New England will end up in Durham; the University bus network - WILDCATS, which heads to Portsmouth, Newington, and other regional centres, is based here - as is the non-UNH-affiliated bus company. (Durham is also a stop on the Downeaster train, which connects Portland, Exeter, and Boston, among other New England towns). Tourists visiting New England without a car should thus expect to end up here for at least one lunchtime, a lunchtime that would be well-served by visiting the authentic, Old World Three Chimneys Inn, although Young's Coffee Shop may be just fine for budget travelers.
  • University scene
  • Plenty of transport
  • Small
  • A bit run-down
Recommended for
  • Singles

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