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Old 07-19-2007, 09:13 AM
 
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Hi everyone! I recently accepted a job as an RN @ CMC and will be moving to Charlotte shortly. I'm single and 24 and was wondering where all of the young professionals live? I've been reading the posts and it seems like a lot of them live uptown, but I'm afraid that uptown is a little out of my price range right now. Are there any other areas with lots of young people, shopping, dining, a good nightlife, etc? I'm also concerned with safety and commute times. Any help would be appreciated, since I am new to the area and know nothing about it! I'm very excited, though!
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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You may like to try NoDa, Southend, Dilworth, and if you don't mind a drive, Lake Norman/Cornelius/Huntersville.
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Hello Karen,

Outside of Uptown, the young professionals seem to be scattered. There are soem art districts and such, but one f the nice things, is the city is pretty small, so you can get somewhere in 30 min. Since you mention price and safety (sometimes mutually exclusive) avoid the west and east sides and stick north and south. Some people will say the Harris Blvd apts have high crime, I can't see it in the records and it is fairly central and you get to both uptown and lake Norman easily. About 20 complexes off that road, some better than others. Noda is nice too, but can be harder to find some in lower prices.
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:02 PM
 
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You may like to try NoDa, Southend, Dilworth, and if you don't mind a drive, Lake Norman/Cornelius/Huntersville.
Agreed. But you might also try some of the up and coming neighborhoods that are still a little rough around the edges but nice families are moving in and turning them around. You can still get good deals on bungalos and condos or townhomes in the East Morehead and Wilmore areas. You can see downtown from each area. They're about a 5-10 minute commute (not on the freeway).

But Carolina guy has the best advice....although you may find dilworth to be expensive. NoDa is a REALLY cool place.
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Agreed. But you might also try some of the up and coming neighborhoods that are still a little rough around the edges but nice families are moving in and turning them around. You can still get good deals on bungalos and condos or townhomes in the East Morehead and Wilmore areas. You can see downtown from each area. They're about a 5-10 minute commute (not on the freeway).

But Carolina guy has the best advice....although you may find dilworth to be expensive. NoDa is a REALLY cool place.
I've heard that about Wilmore--Turning around like other little neighborhoods near center city.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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Move to South Park! You definitely want to live SOUTH of Charlotte. Anything north, west, or east is going to be families or ghetto. Generally, the further south you get, the less expensive. My wife and I found a 2 bedroom apartment on Providence Rd. and Fairview for $700/mo and we loved the location and younger crowd. Very near South Park mall, uptown, Phillips Place, etc. Check out one of the Camden apartment complexes in the area (Pinehurst, Foxcroft, Dilworth).
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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PS... you should probably rent before you decide to buy. You are not going to know which areas are "up and coming" or just plain ghetto unless you live here for a bit and see for yourself. Good luck.
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Old 07-21-2007, 04:31 AM
 
Location: "The Gorge"
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Check out Plaza Midwood. Great neighborhood, restaurants, shopping, nightlife and you are like 5 minutes from CMC on Kings Drive.
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Old 07-21-2007, 09:03 AM
 
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I agree with wfpineda. There are numerous apartment complexes off of providence road. and it is a very nice place of Charlotte to live.
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:15 PM
 
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Great! Thanks, everyone! I'm heading down to Charlotte next weekend to start my apartment hunt. I'm a little overwhelmed right now, but I'm definitely excited!
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