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We pride ourselves on the spirit of community at The Forest and how friendships seem to magically blossom among the many incredible people who live and work on our campus. Whatever path led them here, we’re so grateful that our residents chose to live within our community. In the following testimonial videos, a few Foresters reveal some of the reasons why choosing The Forest at Duke was the right move for them.

Ebbie and Wes Steen

Residents since 2016

"Whatever you want to do, you're going to find friends who enjoy doing that with you. You can be as busy or not busy as you want."

Judith Ruderman

Resident since 2018

"The Forest at Duke is a fit for me because it is full of welcoming people, interesting people, people from all over from whom I can learn."

Myrna Adams

Resident since 2018

"There's a stimulating population here, and they all have wonderful stories to tell. There's plenty of warmth and humanity and friendship available to you, and I have that."

Melissa McLeod

Resident since 2019

"I wanted to be in a community where there's lots of arts, but also opportunities to bike and hike and be outdoors."