Inside Durham's most expensive apartments

3522 Ridge Road. | Photos: Zumper

Whether you're looking for a new apartment or not, sometimes it can be fun to look at an upmarket real estate listing to see what life could be like if money were no object. So what exactly does the high-grade end of Durham's rental market look like these days -- and what amenities, room count and square footage might someone land, given these astronomical prices?

We examined local listings in Durham via rental website Zumper to pinpoint the city's most luxurious listings.

Read on to see the select listings currently on the market. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)

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3628 Carlisle Drive (Hope Valley)




Here's this single-family home over at 3628 Carlisle Drive in Hope Valley. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and it's a sprawling 3,500 square feet in size. Whereas the average price for a four-bedroom rental in Durham is roughly $1,650/month, this rental is currently going for $3,500/month.

In the single-family home, you can anticipate hardwood and tile flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, a fireplace, designer appliances, a breakfast island, recessed lighting and ceiling fans. There's also garage parking, secured entry and outdoor space. Inhabiting this top-of-the-line home isn't for everyone: cats and dogs are not welcome.

According to Walk Score, the surrounding area isn't very walkable, isn't particularly bikeable and has a few nearby public transportation options.

(Check out the complete listing here.)

3522 Ridge Road




Then, there's this single-family home over at 3522 Ridge Road. It has four bedrooms and five bathrooms, and it's a voluminous 4,320 square feet in size. This home is currently listed at $3,200/month. What, exactly, makes it so expensive?

The home features hardwood and tile flooring, high ceilings, ceiling fans, recessed lighting, a fireplace, a deck, a gourmet kitchen, a breakfast island and a dishwasher. The unit also features garage parking, secured entry and outdoor space. Pets too can reside in this sumptuous villa.

Per Walk Score ratings, the area around this address isn't very walkable, isn't particularly bikeable and doesn't offer many public transit options.

(Check out the complete listing here.)

205 S. Bend Drive (The Hills at Southpoint)




Then, here's this single-family home located at 205 S. Bend Drive in the Hills at Southpoint. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and it's a voluminous 3,342 square feet in size. This place is currently priced at $3,000/month.

In the home, you can anticipate hardwood and tile flooring, high ceilings, ceiling fans, recessed lighting, designer appliances, a breakfast island, a game room and a walk-in closet. You can also expect to find outdoor space and garage parking. Pets too are welcome in this palatial house.

According to Walk Score, the area around this address isn't very walkable, has minimal bike infrastructure and has minimal transit options.

(If you want to daydream, see the complete listing here.)
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