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Old 12-10-2011, 05:31 PM
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Hi! I moved to Charlotte about six months ago, and have been on the hunt for a better apartment for a few weeks (I moved for a great job op and booked the first thing I could find). Anyway, I was hoping some of you would be willing to help and give me some information on how safe the following apartment complexes. Any other insight would be appreciated (noise factor, location, commute to uptown):

1 - Sterling Magnolia in South Charlotte (cheapest of the three, but is this in a good part of town in terms of places to eat/things to do?)
2 - Metro808 in Plaza Midwood (extremely nice listings, a bit more expensive than the Magnolia, but seems like a fun area with the local comic shop, cajun place and Showmars)
3 - Camden South End - A great commute for me, and the price is in between the Sterling Magnolia and Metro808. I'm just not sure if its the safest location.

Any help or advice or information on any of these would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:22 PM
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If I had to choose of the three.

1. Metro 808 - fun, trendy area. Just across 74 from Elizabeth which is also a very nice area. Close to Independence Park.
2. Camden South End - toured these myself, very generic apartment for the price they want you to pay. Especially compared to what you'd get at Metro. I live in the neighborhood and it's very safe. Camden is just across Tryon from some older/boarded up buildings that I think were going to be another phase of the Millennium as they still have their banner on one of the fences.
3. Sterling Magnolia - Nothing wrong with Cotswold, very desirable part of town for a lot of folks. Close to Uptown and Southpark. Just has more of a suburban feel. Which if you don't mind and price is a top priority then you would be just fine here.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:46 PM
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Thanks for all of the help there - all of your sentiments completely echo what I've been feeling. Basically, we've narrowed it down to the Sterling Magnolia (1150 a month for a 2BR) and the Metro (1375-1405 for a 2BR). We like both of the areas a whole lot - and your advice really helps - thanks very much!
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:13 PM
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Randolph Road can be a nightmare during rush hour. Take that into consideration if thinking about Sterling Magnolia. It is very convenient to Cotswold Shopping Center. If you want to be near bars and restaurants, and minimal rush hour traffic, I'd go with Metro.
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