By Bill Dandridge
While this blog relates primarily to real estate matters, today I am going to diverge from shop talk to offer two reasons why living in the city of Durham is so desirable.
First of all, today is World Water Day (Hooray H2O!). Here in Durham we are already in the third day of Creek Week 2010, which lasts from March 20th to the 27th. Visit keepdurhambeautiful.com to view the numerous events planned for this week sponsored by Durham City and County, the Eno River Association, North Carolina State Parks, the Haw River Assembly, the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association, the Northeast Creek Streamwatch, the New Hope Creek Corridor Advisory Committee, and Keep Durham Beautiful, Inc. While some of us might want to live closer to the beach, we can all help to make our local streams and riparian areas cleaner and more habitable.
Second of all, Barbara Corcoran, the real estate contributor on the Today Show, recently listed Durham as the fourth most affordable city to live in in the United States. While we residents already appreciate the value that living in Durham adds to our lives, it is still nice to receive national recognition! The study was based not only on the availability of affordable real estate but on other quality of life metrics as well. One of those is the proximity of greenspace and recreation areas, and we can all help keep our city’s greenways more attractive by joining in the fun of Durham’s 2010 Creek Week.