Everything Within Reach
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.