Right now Duke is one of my choices, but I need to see how I do on the Sept LSAT before I can say definitely. Can you tell me what you think is special about the area around Duke? Just curious to get lots of different perspectives.
It seems like it's a great place for families. My wife is a stay-at-home mom, and it is affordable, yet there are lots of things to do. It seems like plenty of job opportunities abound in the area for spouses who are into that sort of thing. Of course, I've spent a total of about 5 days in Durham, so what do I know? Ask me again in a couple of months!
I went UG to a Durham school. I ditto the above. It's a great quality of living for the cost especially if you come from somewhere insane like DC or NY.
It's a tad pricier than Charlotte, the largest city in the state, but its much more, um, well, for lack of a PC way of saying it - Durham is a smarter city. *dodges Charlotte bullets*
There are many schools in a small area so lots of educated folks thus I find Chapel Hill and Raleigh a little less race and class conscience. Also, lots of quaint neighborhoods and much better shopping. A lot more money in the Research Triangle area, the public schools are rated some of the best in the nation and are lauded for tackling growth and diversity in a way that seems to be making EVERYONE happy - a feat in and of itself.
Um, the nightlife is slower than in Charlotte but it can be found. Better live music scene. And for you, you're in the state's capital. Can't beat that.