March Madness. With brackets upturned and the sweet 16 here, there’s no better time to live in Durham. In fact, with Duke in Durham and UNC close by, and both of these teams holding their own in the tournament this year, Durham is the ideal town for those who go crazy for March Madness. And this year’s success is no fluke. These teams are consistently among the top, and a home or apartment in Durham puts you near them all.
Consistently Performing Teams Make Durham Residents Proud
Whether you are cheering for the Tarheels or the Blue Devils, you can be certain that your team will probably perform well. Historically, both of these teams have made strong showings each March in the NCAA tournament, so you can be proud of your favorite team. But be careful with just how crazy you go. Rivalries can run strong in Durham, so you might have some friendly over-the-fence banter with your neighbors once you choose a side!
A Number of Locations for Viewing the Tournament
March Madness isn’t just about basketball. It’s also about friendship and camaraderie. During the tournament, sports bars offer specials to draw in spectators, and this is a great way to experience the games. One reason that Durham is so appealing as a March Madness town is the large number of bars and other establishments that will showcase the tournament while offering excellent dining experiences and an environment that brings people together around the game.
Catch a Game During the Regular Season
Before March Madness hits and the teams head out to the tournament location, you can catch them in person at UNC or Duke easily from your home in Durham. The close proximity of both of these campuses allows you to experience the thrill of cheering your favorite team to victory during the regular season.
Not many communities can boast two exceptional teams within close proximity and a friendly, sports-loving population. There are many reasons to love Durham, but during March Madness season, basketball is certainly one of the best!