Reimagine Downtown Living

Downtown Durham Luxury Apartments

Welcome to Brightleaf on Main, a modern Downtown Durham luxury apartment community featuring a wide array of micro, studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments to choose from without compromising your taste. Spacious, unique layouts and distinctive amenities welcome you home, along with exceptional service and an ideal next-door location to shopping, dining and entertainment options at Brightleaf Square and Downtown Durham. Are you looking for an apartment for rent in Durham, NC? Contact our friendly, professional office staff to schedule a tour today.

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Caring Community

One look at our spacious floor plans and it's easy to see how Brightleaf is different from other apartments for rent in Durham, NC. With a variety of floor plans to choose from, we’re certain there’s one that’s just right for you. Browse our micro, studio, one, two and three bedroom floor plans.

Click here to view our site plan.

Pricing is subject to change daily and varies by unit. Please select 'Apply Now' or contact our Leasing Team to find the home that's perfect for you!

Modern Amenities

Unparalleled Features

The living spaces at Brightleaf on Main are thoughtfully designed with comfort and convenience in mind, and are stylishly appointed with the kind of premium materials and finishes you won’t find in any other apartments for rent in Durham.


Apartment Amenities

  • Micro, Studio, One, Two, & Three Bedroom Floor Plans
  • Stainless Steel Appliance Package
  • Modern, Slate Grey Quartz Counters
  • Front Loading Washer/Dryer In-Unit
  • Walnut-Style Plank Flooring Throughout
  • LED Modern Light Fixtures
  • Tiled Kitchen Backsplash
  • Programmable NEST Thermostats
  • Custom Designed Closets
  • Soft Close Cabinetry
  • Undermount Vanity Sinks
  • Google Fiber


Community Amenities

  • Stree Free Payments With FLEX
  • National Green Building Standard Certified
  • Outdoor Saltwater Pool w/ Tanning Shelf
  • Outdoor Beer Garden w/ Bar, TVs & Firepit
  • Large Outdoor Lounge & Grill Pavilion
  • Cutting-Edge Cardio & Conditioning Center
  • Spacious Flex & Yoga Studio
  • Indoor Kitchen & Lounge w/ Fireplace
  • Conference Rooms
  • Game Room w/ Foosball & Flatscreen TVs
  • Engaging Resident Activities
  • Direct Access to Brightleaf Square
  • Alternative Fuel Car Charging
  • Minutes from Duke University Campus
  • Professional On-Site Management & 24/7 Maintenance
  • Dogs & Cats Welcome*
    *Restrictions apply. Inquire for pet policy.

Everything Within Reach

Prime Location

The brick warehouses that line the streets of Brightleaf create an old-world feel in this Durham neighborhood. Anchored by two former tobacco warehouses in Downtown Durham, this walkable district wraps around a central courtyard and contains a variety of boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and art galleries. Known as Brightleaf Square, this area is known as a gathering place for live music, festivals, and events.

Brightleaf follows Durham Freeway to West Chapel Hill Street, then heads north along Duke Street to Trinity Avenue. Duke University's East Campus is located just outside the neighborhood, while the Durham School of the Arts is located on North Duke Street. Brightleaf is the ultimate live-work-play community, with a variety of offices located within its converted brick warehouses. The two main warehouses, the Watts and Yuille tobacco warehouses, were built around 1900.


Thoughtful Details

For Our Residents

We've set up a quick and easy way for you to pay your rent online so you can focus on the more important and fun things in life. Visit our Resident Portal and pay rent with a simple click of a button.

Resident Portal

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Feel free to contact us by phone or send us a note using the form below. You can also set up an appointment in advance to tour our apartments for rent in Downtown Durham, NC; we'd be delighted to give you a tour. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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