The Watts Hospital - Hillandale neighborhood contains some of Durham's finest historic homes. The first homes were built in the area around Watts Hospital, which began construction in 1908. The surrounding neighborhood grew rapidly in the early 1910's and 1920's, and then again in the 1940's after the end of the Great Depression.
Watts Hospital, which closed in 1976, is now the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the state's only public boarding school (11th and 12th grades only) for North Carolina's most exceptional students. Students representing all 100 North Carolina counties attend this beautiful school where average SAT scores range between 1330 - 1360.
The Watts Hospital - Hillandale neighborhood is known for its many unique homes, most of which were built in the first half of the century. Several homes have large wrap-around porches that beckon neighbors to stop and chat with one another. A thick canopy of majestic oaks, planted around 1913, lines the neighborhood streets. Watts Hospital - Hillandale is less than a mile from Duke University, the Ninth Street district and Northgate shopping mall.
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Watts-Hillandale Statistics from the Triangle Multiple List Service
In 2006, 29 houses were sold in the Watts-Hillandale neighborhood. Of these, the average house was a 1712 square foot, 3 bedroom 1 bath home selling for $221,246. Average time on market was only 64 days, far below than the Durham market average of 81 days.
Durham County Statistics
In 2006, 3643 houses were sold in Durham County. Of these, the average house was an 1920 square foot, 3 bedroom 2 bath home selling for $200,233. Average time on market was 81 days.