Durham, "The City of Medicine," is one point of the North Carolina Triangle. Along with the capital Raleigh and bordering town Chapel Hill, it is home to major universities, research centers, and medical treatment facilities. The city center has a revitalized downtown that includes a new performing arts center, a walkable Main Street filled with restaurants and hipster art, and easy access to green areas for low-frills relaxation. The Durham Bulls minor league baseball team is based Downtown and draws sports lovers into the stadium all summer long for fun and food. Durham has a fairly high transient population due to it being home to Duke University and North Carolina Central University. Students from the nearby University of North Carolina also make Durham their temporary home and commute for classes. Because of the number of universities in the area the city is home to a high concentration of people holding advanced degrees. Shopping opportunities are plentiful in the high-end Streets of Southpoint as well as in easily-accessible Northgate Mall. Locally-owned small businesses and access to family farms is in no short supply in this progressive city. Restaurants run the gamut from Southern-style barbecue dives like to gourmet French eateries. People seeking beauty can find pleasure by walking the Sarah P. Duke Gardens just off Duke's main campus. Those who like seeing beauty indoors will be just as enthralled by the nearby Nasher Art Museum which houses Duke's private collection as well as many traveling exhibits.
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