Currently working in Durham
I recently started a job here in Durham, NC (though as it is contract work, my residency is still in Illinois for now). I am renting a room in a house overlooking this nice little lake.
My first impressions of Durham and Raleigh is that it is a mix of the north and south. There are many "transplants" in this southern area, due to the many jobs in the Research Triangle Park where I am working. It is easy to tell the locals from the transplants by their accent and laid-back lifestyle.
I haven't gotten out and explored too much of Durham yet, so will put more up here later (and hopefully, more pics!)