Since you really can’t even start thinking about living off campus until senior year, most students don’t worry about it too much. However, if you’re a big “I want my own apartment!" kind of person, you might not be thrilled by Duke's options. While there are plenty of apartment complexes close to campus, Duke and Durham lack a cosmopolitan high-rise scene that other universities often possess.
That being said, the options off campus are more than sufficient. There are many new apartment buildings, and most are reasonably priced. Additionally, there are houses for sale or rent off East Campus.