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Old 09-18-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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Hello Everyone: Can anyone tell me how it would be relocating to Charlotte from the District of Columbia in terms of cost of living, good medical care, entertainment, cost of rental - I would be looking for an apartment 1 bed. in the $600 to $800 range.

Any other information about Charlotte would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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You can easily find a one bedroom in that range. If you're youngish and single, the parts of town that you'll probably be most attracted to, in terms of renting an apartment, are also going to be the parts where you might end up paying a little more than what you're budgeting. Uptown is kind of pricey and so is Dilworth and Southend, which is where the young professional set tends to rent. But you can probably find a 1 bedroom apartment in South Park for that price. If you drive south/southeast from Uptown, you'll find all these little neighborhoods that will have apartments well within your price range. Or you could live on the outskirts of town, in an area like Steele Creek, which has lots of cheap apartments.

The thing about Charlotte is that it is very spread out. You're going to spend lots of time behind the wheel of your car no matter where you live, because there's always going to be something that you need that's far from you, either your job, or your doctor, or your favorite restaurant, etc.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:08 PM
 
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I grew up in the DC area and recently moved here to Charlotte. In my mind- Charlotte reminds me of what it must have been like in DC maybe 50 years ago when you could still actually AFFORD to live in/near the city. It is similar in very many ways except that the people are generally nicer and the traffic is WAAAAAAAY better!
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:31 AM
 
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Thanks for the infor it was quite helpful. I appreciate it.


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You can easily find a one bedroom in that range. If you're youngish and single, the parts of town that you'll probably be most attracted to, in terms of renting an apartment, are also going to be the parts where you might end up paying a little more than what you're budgeting. Uptown is kind of pricey and so is Dilworth and Southend, which is where the young professional set tends to rent. But you can probably find a 1 bedroom apartment in South Park for that price. If you drive south/southeast from Uptown, you'll find all these little neighborhoods that will have apartments well within your price range. Or you could live on the outskirts of town, in an area like Steele Creek, which has lots of cheap apartments.

The thing about Charlotte is that it is very spread out. You're going to spend lots of time behind the wheel of your car no matter where you live, because there's always going to be something that you need that's far from you, either your job, or your doctor, or your favorite restaurant, etc.
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