The location of Wetrock Farm simply cannot be beat.
An area that used to be defined by seemingly endless tobacco fields is graced today with hay fields, grain crops, and estate residences. While most active agricultural areas are half an hour or more from a city, Wetrock Farm is a short 15-minute drive from Downtown Durham.
Durham, home to world-renowned Duke University, is a culturally rich community that offers a unique blend of good food, culture, entertainment, and nightlife. Wetrock Farm is close to Research Triangle Park (25 minutes), Downtown Chapel Hill and UNC (30 minutes), RDU International Airport (35 minutes), and Downtown Raleigh (45 minutes) as well. [Create map/graphic with relevant locations, distances and driving times]
Northern Durham County is a safe, attractive area with a rich agricultural heritage. Located three miles outside of Durham’s city limits, Wetrock Farm offers the benefits of rural life with easy access to the city.
Durham & The Triangle
Durham is a major job center and a hotbed for local food (see NY Times Article “Durham, a Tobacco Town, Turns to Local Food”). As a crucial corner of the Research Triangle, Durham has well-developed and growing Biotech, R&D, and Education industries. With exceptional dining options, theater, live music, and minor league baseball, Durham offers all the benefits of city life just minutes away.
Wetrock Farm is also close to the other two corners of the Research Triangle: Chapel Hill, a quaint college town, and Raleigh, a major business and cultural center.
Chapel Hill: Home to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has a number of popular restaurants, bars and music venues.
Raleigh: North Carolina’s state capital hosts North Carolina State University, the NC Museum of Art, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, and many trendy nightlife options.
“Durham: A Local Food Heaven”
Noted by Bon Appetit magazine as “America’s Foodiest Small Town,” Durham is consistently recognized in the national media for its up-and-coming restaurant and food scene. The city has received numerous accolades and has been featured multiple times in The New York Times and other prominent national outlets. There is simply no better place to be if local food and exceptional cuisine are important to you.
Refer to NYT articles in footnote: “Durham, a Tobacco Town, Turns to Local Food” and "Durham Dining: Pies, Panini and Barbecue".