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Old 10-31-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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Hello,

I will be relocating from Fayetteville to Charlotte in a few months for graduate school at UNCC. Does anyone have any recommendations for apartments around the campus?

I'm looking for a 1 bed room apartment preferably within 15-20 minute driving distance from campus. I can spend about $600-700 a month, but 800 wouldn't be out of the question if the apartment and area can persuade me. A safe neighborhood is a must as I may be coming home or going out at later hours of the night.

Any advice and/or recommendations would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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I'd say start here:

Apt in UNCC

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Old 10-31-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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Thanks for the link; I'll be sure to use it as a reference. The apartments mentioned seem to be right around the campus, which is nice, but there also seems to be a lot of talk about theft and car break-ins in the surrounding areas, which I suppose is unavoidable in a big city with students.

Does anyone have any experiences with the outer areas like Concord? I'm not against commuting 30minutes each way if it lands me in a better area; I did the same in college.

I've lived in NC for almost 7 years now, but I've never been to Charlotte. Any advice on which parts of the city I should avoid?
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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Thanks for the link; I'll be sure to use it as a reference. The apartments mentioned seem to be right around the campus, which is nice, but there also seems to be a lot of talk about theft and car break-ins in the surrounding areas, which I suppose is unavoidable in a big city with students.

Does anyone have any experiences with the outer areas like Concord? I'm not against commuting 30minutes each way if it lands me in a better area; I did the same in college.

I've lived in NC for almost 7 years now, but I've never been to Charlotte. Any advice on which parts of the city I should avoid?
You could look in the Concord area near Concord Mills and still be well under 30 minutes. I'd say most days it would be 15 minutes door-to-door (although be advised it can take awhile to find parking on campus).

My personal opinion is that, as a graduate student, I would rather be a little bit removed from campus. Avoid the crime, avoid the loud parties, avoid living next door to undergrads you may be teaching as a TA. I chose to live in Cabarrus county for those reasons & couldn't be happier.

As far as specific complexes, check out Reserve at Stone Hollow, Bexley at Concord Mills, and there's another one on Concord Mills Blvd right across from the mall that is nice as well (can't remember the name).
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:09 AM
 
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You could look in the Concord area near Concord Mills and still be well under 30 minutes. I'd say most days it would be 15 minutes door-to-door (although be advised it can take awhile to find parking on campus).

My personal opinion is that, as a graduate student, I would rather be a little bit removed from campus. Avoid the crime, avoid the loud parties, avoid living next door to undergrads you may be teaching as a TA. I chose to live in Cabarrus county for those reasons & couldn't be happier.

As far as specific complexes, check out Reserve at Stone Hollow, Bexley at Concord Mills, and there's another one on Concord Mills Blvd right across from the mall that is nice as well (can't remember the name).
Excellent points. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll be sure to drop by Concord when I make my trip down to Charlotte.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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Excellent points. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll be sure to drop by Concord when I make my trip down to Charlotte.
Concord Mills traffic can be pretty horrific and you run the risk of car break ins wherever you go. And if you're coming from Fayetteville, the crime level here is not so prevalent. If you don't want to be right near the campus but much closer than Concord, look out West W.T. Harris or Mallard Creek Church Road. Many nice complexes there. Bear in mind, campus parking is $400 a year.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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Concord Mills traffic can be pretty horrific and you run the risk of car break ins wherever you go. And if you're coming from Fayetteville, the crime level here is not so prevalent. If you don't want to be right near the campus but much closer than Concord, look out West W.T. Harris or Mallard Creek Church Road. Many nice complexes there. Bear in mind, campus parking is $400 a year.
As much flak as Fayetteville gets for high crime, I've luckily never been a victim of, or even witnessed a crime. However, I also don't stay out very late here, which may change when I move.

Thanks for the recommendations. A lot of the threads I've read seem to mention those areas so I'll check them out as well.
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