As students begin to enter the Fuqua community, the first major question (besides how do you pronounce Fuqua) is: Where should I stay? Fortunately, the city of Durham offers a variety of housing to meet all types of needs. Here are a few of the more popular selections -
Alexan Place – $$
This apartment community has long been popular for Duke graduate students. Located conveniently close to several shopping centers, restaurants and a movie theater, Alexan Place offers a great location for those not interested in driving far to grab groceries, or seek entertainment. It also serves as a great potential place for carpooling if you choose not to bring your car to Fuqua. However, at 4+ miles away, it would not be feasible to walk to campus in the mornings.
*Best For* – Those seeking suburban living, younger students, those seeking convenience
Station Nine – $$$
This apartment community is another popular location for Duke graduate students. It caters to those seeking a more active nightlife, and is well-known for hosting Fuqua parties as well as its close proximity to Ninth Street – a popular location on nights and weekends. However, it is also known for its quality, with gated entrances, movie center, and various amenities. At around 2 miles from Fuqua, it is relatively close to campus, but biking may not be advisable due to the traffic on Erwin Road.
*Best For* – Younger students, single students, those seeking active nightlife
The Lofts – $$$$
The Lofts at Lakeview are among the priciest living areas at Duke. Yet with this price comes great convenience and amenities. Located within walking distance of several bars, restaurants, and the Duke campus, The Lofts is great for people without cars, and with a desire to simulate urban living. It also is highly secured with entrances opening to the interior of the building, and required passes to enter. However, The Lofts’ hefty price tag keeps more Fuquans from living there.
*Best For* – those without cars, students who are willing to spend a little more on housing
More Nearby Popular Options:
Addington Farms (best for families; similar to Alexan Place) – $$
Pinnacle Ridge (similar to Alexan Place) – $$
West Village (similar to The Lofts) – $$$$