Durham's CENTRAL Park Area
The Bull City's various neighborhoods are as diverse as her inhabitants but the Central Park area of the city seems to be where they all join together. Centrally located (hence the name) between Downtown, Old North Durham, and Trinity Park, some of this area's landmarks have been here for over a hundred years while some of the newest developments like Liberty Warehouse incorporate the old while creating a hip new vibe fitting for the community's growth and revival.
FUN FACT: the original home of the Durham Bulls was named "El Toro" park and the team was actually called the "Durham Tobacconists" when it began in 1902. Doesn't have the same ring to it, does it? Now the home to NC Central's baseball team (go Eagles!), this is one of our favorite spots to catch America's past time.
Just a few short steps away from the diamond, you'll find some of the best drinks around. We're particularly fond of Cocoa Cinnamon's hot chocolate in the winter, Durham Distillery's award winning "Conniption Gin" in the Spring and Fullsteam's "Paycheck Pilsner" virtually any time of the year. Pair a beverage with a bit of music at Motor Co. or Blue Note Grill and you have yourself the perfect evening out.
Saturday's year round belong to the Farmer's Market where you'll find everything from fresh baked bread to preserves, fruit, free-range eggs, and veggies all cultivated within 70 miles of the city's center. Stop by Durham Yoga Company for a 9am Saturday morning session and maybe treat yourself to a Rise biscuit or doughnut while you shop for the week's groceries. You're likely to see one of our agents there!
A few of our other Central Park hangouts:
Base Pilates: get your groove on at the coolest spot to get fit in the whole Triangle. Say hi to Sarah, Adeline and Stella from us while you're there!
Geer Street Garden: A farm-to-table restaurant, we highly recommend the brunch + Bloody Mary scenario.
Claymakers: North Carolina's pottery tradition is well known and you'll totally understand why if you ever take in an exhibition, class, or workshop here.
Thinking of calling this area your home? Check out Durham's newest condo project LEYLAND POST.