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Welcome Home to Van Alen, Downtown Durham’s Hottest New Apartment Community

The pulse of Durham gets a new beat with Van Alen, a 12-story Tower and 5-story Plaza living experience designed to bring the ultimate lifestyle to your doorstep. With architectural inspiration from local historic motifs, Van Alen offers a unique space to live, work and play, all just steps from the epicenter of Durham’s entertainment district and less than 30 seconds from the entrance to the Durham Freeway. This apartment community offers front row seats to the vibrant community and culture of downtown Durham, NC, while giving you an unbelievable assortment of amenities and modern conveniences to enjoy each and every day.

Choose from our Studio, 1, 2 or 3-bedroom apartment homes, each meticulously designed with your needs in mind. From soaring 10’ or 12’ ceilings to large walk-in closets with custom shelving, we’ve thought of everything to give you the kind of apartment space you’ve been searching for. Details like luxury wood plank flooring, quartz countertops, and garden tubs with glass shower enclosures simply have to be seen to be believed.

Our communal amenities continue to impress, from our resort-style saltwater pool with sun shelf to our indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge with skyline views of Bull City. And with all of these fabulous conveniences, you won’t believe the access you have to the great city of Durham, just steps away from landmarks like the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, The Carolina Theater, and Durham Performing Arts Center.

Grab a hold of this amazing opportunity! Simply give us a call or send a quick message, and you’ll be on your way to a private tour of our luxury apartments.

Modern Conveniences & Entertainment, All Within Your Reach.

Apartments created with you in mind.


Signature Amenity Collections

A Better Way to Live and Thrive in Durham, NC

When you step out the front door of your beautiful apartment home, you’ll still be enjoying the Van Alen experience, extending out into our lavish communal areas. Exclusive residential amenities, such as custom-designed cross-training room, on-site catering kitchen, saltwater pool with in-water seating, and Zen-inspired gardens with swinging chairs and intricate lighting, mean you never have to leave home to have it all. Get productive in our private on-site offices and collaborative conference spaces. Enjoy an overhead view of a beloved Durham Bulls ballgame, or a sunset view of the Durham Skyline from our beautiful rooftop deck. We offer our residents the added convenience and security of a covered parking deck or private garages, if desired. Our pet friendly community shows we care by offering a private pet spa and convenient dog park for you and your furry friend to enjoy. Our expansive fitness facility features upgraded strength and cardio equipment, and we even have a golf simulator if you want to work on your stroke. You truly can have it all when you sign up for the Van Alen lifestyle.

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Signature Amenity Collections
  • elevate
    1. Expansive Fitness Facility
    2. Upgraded Strength and Cardio Equipment
    3. Peloton Bikes
    4. Custom Designed Cross Training Rooms
    5. Private Fitness/Training Room
  • refresh
    1. Resort-Style Saltwater Pool with Sun Shelf
    2. Expansive Outdoor Seating and Lounge Areas
    3. Multiple Outdoor Fireplaces
    4. Outdoor Kitchen with Gas Grills
    5. Expansive Lawn and Gaming Areas
    6. Enhanced Courtyard Landscaping
  • social
    1. Walk Score of 80: Easy access to downtown Durham shops, restaurants & entertainment!
    2. 24-Hour Resident Social Lounge
    3. Monthly Resident Social Events
    4. Indoor/Outdoor Rooftop Lounge with Skyline Views
    5. Coffee bar
  • comfort
    1. Upgraded Sound Control Measures
    2. Solid Core Doors for Enhanced Sound Control 
    3. Washers and Dryers Included
    4. Keyless Fob Entry
    5. Interior Elevators and Corridors
    6. Elevator Access to Every Floor
    7. 24-7 Emergency Maintenance
    8. On-Site Management Team
    9. NWR Cares
  • connected
    1. Resident Cyber Café and Coworking Space
    2. Private Conference and Work Rooms
    3. Wireless Connectivity in Common Areas
    4. Manage guests, payments and service requests with Active Building app for iOS and Android
  • green
    1. Advanced Framing Techniques
    2. Efficient Low-E Windows
    3. Unit Envelope Air Sealing
    4. Energy Star appliances
    5. Smartphone Programmable thermostats
    6. Extra Wall, Floor & Ceiling Insulation 
    7. Water Efficient Plumbing Fixtures
    8. Landscaping Drip Irrigation
    9. Native Plants
    10. Storm Water Detention and Retention System
    11. Low VOC paints and sealants
  • live
    1. Studio, One, Two and Three Bedroom Low Rise and High Rise Homes
    2. Luxury Wood Plank Flooring
    3. Soaring 10’ ceilings with 12’ options
    4. Quartz Countertops
    5. Tile Kitchen Back splashes
    6. Kitchen Islands with Overhead Pendant Lights
    7. Custom Cabinetry Packages
    8. Under-counter lighting
    9. Energy Star stainless steel appliance packages
    10. Designer lighting packages
    11. Ceramic Tile Bathrooms
    12. Ceramic Tile Wet Walls
    13. Large Showers with Rain Shower heads, Wands & Built-In Benches
    14. Garden Tubs and Glass Shower Enclosures
    15. Large Walk In Closets with Custom Shelving*
    16. Custom Closet organizers
    17. Spacious Patios and Balconies
    18. Extra Large Windows for Natural Light
    19. 2” Faux Wood Blinds*
    20. Floor to Ceiling Windows with Roller Shades
    21. Peloton Bikes
  • paw
    1. Pet-friendly community
    2. Pet Spa
    3. Private Dog Park

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The Lifestyle You Deserve

From Studios to 3 Bedrooms, We Have You Covered

At Van Alen, we offer our residents a wide assortment of tower or urban flat style Studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom homes. Designed and constructed with Northwood Ravin innovation, each and every apartment is created with the kind of versatility, style, and convenience that our residents deserve. Our attention to detail shows how much we care about the Van Alen experience, from white subway tile backsplashes, to lavish wood plank flooring, brilliant quartz countertops, and even retro mosaic tile bathroom walls. Distinct features like shaker cabinetry, rain showerheads, floor-to-ceiling windows, custom closets and smartphone-controlled thermostats mean your comfort and convenience are of utmost priority when you join our community.

Simply browse through our various floor plans, and start envisioning the ideal fit for you. Then reach out to our dedicated management team to discuss pricing and availability, and you’ll be on your way to making one of our stunning living spaces your own unique home.

You'll be in the middle of everywhere you want to be.

Not All Apartments Are The Same


Great Experiences are Just Around the Corner

Van Alen Apartments: Premier Bull City Living

Take a stroll downstairs to conveniently located shops, restaurants, and the historic American Tobacco Campus. With more than 50 locations to shop, dine, relax, or be entertained within a 4-mile radius, Van Alen puts you at the center of it all. Just alongside the 147 Durham Freeway, and a quick shot up to I-85, any work commute or vacation road trip will be a breeze from your apartment. Enjoy shopping at the nearby Brightleaf Square, or an upscale night out at NanaSteak or Alley Twenty Six. Some of the most popular cultural institutions of Durham are mere steps away, from the Durham Performing Arts Center to The Carolina Theater. All of the vibrant city of Durham truly is at your fingertips when you live in our convenient luxury apartments. Take a tour of the neighborhood today!

*Neither the Owner, Property Manager nor Northwood Ravin, LLC can guarantee zoning for school districts. School districts and attendance policies are subject to rezoning and change. Please check with the local school board for confirmation of zoning and attendance policies.


*Neither the Owner, Property Manager nor Northwood Ravin, LLC can guarantee zoning for school districts. School districts and attendance policies are subject to rezoning and change. Please check with the local school board for confirmation of zoning and attendance policies.



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Custom made. Hand crafted. The Northwood Ravin difference is evident from the moment you set foot in our vibrant apartments. Visit us today to see what sets us apart. Van Alen is your opportunity to experience the very best of Durham. We look forward to connecting with current and prospective residents. Contact us today!

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Mon - Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm
Open until 7 pm on Durham Bulls Game Days (weekdays only)!