The Durham facility is part of the Triangle area (Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill) of North Carolina. Usually referred to as just "The Triangle," it is a well known metropolitan area in the middle of North Carolina. Many of the people in this area moved here from other areas of the country and became so enamored of the climate, people and environment that they chose to locate here permanently.
Home to Duke, North Carolina State, UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University, the Triangle lays claim to a well educated population. Along with the community colleges in the area and fine school systems, the Triangle is an ideal location for employees with children of any age, as well as for employees who want to further their own education. Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill also boast two well-known teaching hospitals, in addition to the many other medical facilities in the area.
Sports are an integral part of life in the Triangle. If you enjoy college sports, the Triangle puts you in the heart of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), where basketball on "Tobacco Road" creates an intense level of friendly, if sometimes heated, competition. The Carolina Hurricanes professional hockey team calls the Triangle home, as well as the Durham Bulls minor league baseball team. Sports in the public school systems are also very popular. The WakeMed Soccer Park hosts professional matches, college and high schools tournaments and other events.
The Triangle area is filled with wonderful restaurants. From upscale French restaurants to Chinese, Italian or just plain old southern style, you will find many options for enjoyable dining close to home. (For more information about restaurants, as well as dining, shopping and other things to do in Durham, visit the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.durham-nc.com )
As of 2008, Durham is now home to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility that houses the largest performance hall capacity in the state. Broadway productions, as well as marquee musical and comedic performances have already entertained sell-out crowds in the Center's short history. With performers such as John Legend, Harry Connick, Jr., Bill Cosby and Robin Williams, and plays with well-known names like "The Color Purple", "Rent" and "Legally Blonde," the DPAC gives people from around the country an unbelievable experience in the heart of downtown Durham.
With museums, art galleries, concerts in the RBC Center in Raleigh and at other venues around the Triangle, there is plenty to do to keep busy and have fun. However, if you love the beach, you can be at North Carolina beaches in about 4 hours and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in about five. Or if you prefer the mountains, a four hour drive west will bring you to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. If you need to fly, RDU airport is only a few miles away.
The Triangle has a little of just about everything to offer, and puts you in an ideal location for pretty much everything else.