Durham is an innovative and creative community that is always involved in something new. It is often referred to as the heart of the state due to its prime location, and it is considered to be a nexus for industry, research, learning, and creativity. It does not matter whether you are a visitor, resident, planner, consultant or journalist, there is something about the city that continues to attract people from across the globe to the area. From the food to shopping to nightlife, Durham is an All-American City. Plan a day trip, weekend getaway or decide to make Durham your new home!