When you are ready to commit to moving to Durham, and your Durham movers are scheduled and ready to go, you will need some additional information about the city you’ll call home. Try these online resources to get you up to speed.

  1. NC School Report Card. This website is a centralized location for information about the schools in North Carolina. This resource provides data about student achievement and attendance, class size, school safety, teacher quality, school technology, and other important information about the state’s public and charter schools.
  2. Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau. Try this website out, especially the section for “Newcomers.” It gives information about Durham including maps, shopping and dining guides, history, facts and statistics, info on pets, banks, the Department of Motor Vehicles, local government, medical and emergency facilities, taxes, employment opportunities, and schools.
  3. Durham Regional Association of Realtors. When you are ready to look for a home, you will need to find a realtor. On this site you can find a realtor by name or by company, or even find a home by size, price, location, and features. You can also learn more about the North Carolina real estate process.
  4. Durham Relocation Guide. On this site you will find information about Durham, including schools, job search resources, weather, demographics, and you can send away for a free relocation package.
  5. City of Durham. Visit this website for more information about the City of Durham. You will find useful information, such as the community strategic plan, boards, committees, and commissions, community resources such as police, fire, and utilities, and information about public schools, neighborhoods, traffic, and more. This site will help you get in touch with what is happening on the city level in Durham.

Before your Durham movers pack up your computer, check out these websites and you’ll feel more than prepared to arrive in your new city. Photo: Photo provided by Flickr user @byrdiegyrl under the creative common license.