CNN.Money recently named Durham, NC the # 1 place in the country to retire. We heartily agree! Choices for broadening any horizon are just steps away from your Forest home or, close by in the neighborhood.
Durham, known as the "City of Medicine," is famed for its outstanding medical facilities, clinical services, research, teaching, and technology, and is home to more than 300 medical and health-related companies. It's also on the map for great dining, having recently been named as one of the top 3 towns for foodies by Gourmet Magazine.
Wander around one block of our downtown and you can experience the Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham Bulls Baseball Stadium, and the American Tobacco Historic District. All draw visitors year-round. Add our three major universities nearby for year-round activity, from great cultural and educational events to nail-biting sports.
Over 20 shopping centers and two major malls in and around Durham offer hundreds of retail outlets, from major department stores and discount houses to small shops and specialized boutiques. Fine North Carolina crafts are found at unique shopping areas such as charming Brightleaf Square, a converted tobacco warehouse.
A short drive from our central North Carolina location takes you to famed beaches in one direction and majestic mountains in the other. For trips further away, Raleigh-Durham International Airport is conveniently located 20 miles from the Forest campus. This airport offers a broad variety of daily international, national, and regional flights.