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Old 03-27-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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Hey Everyone,

I'm graduating form UNC-Chapel Hill this May and will be moving to Charlotte to begin work at Wells Fargo (South College Street in Uptown Charlotte) in June. I'm starting my apartment search and was wondering what apartments to look into?

Ideally I would love to live in Uptown and walk to work but I don't mind a short drive (especially from the South Park area). I guess my budget for rent would be as high as 900-1000 and I am looking for a place for only one person, so a studio wouldn't be an issue. Safety is a huge concern as well, I would like to live in an apartment where I won't have to worry too much about my car getting broken into. Any Uptown apartment or suburb (10-15 min drive) apartment complex would be awesome!

Any advice would be helpful!

Go Heels!
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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My friend lived in the Camden (then Summit) Grandview right after college.
The Post Graham apartments seem to have many young people too - and right downtown in Fourth Ward.
Good Luck!
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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You might be better off renting something in South End near the light rail.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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Circle and Mosaic are the 2 I can think of in SouthEnd. New apartments, on the light rail, near restaurants and shopping.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:32 AM
 
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I know someone else fresh out of college who is happy at the apartments on 7th between McDowell and N. Myers Street. It would be an easy walk to work and is a nice modern building.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:21 PM
 
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When my husband was in law school, he interned for a summer for a firm here. He lived at Post Gateway Place, and it was great. It was a very young vibe, there were plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance, the parking garage was gated, and he could walk about 10 minutes to the BofA building.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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I read some negative reviews about Post Gateway's safety. Apparently a lot of people have been robbed at the apt's and cars have been broken into?

I looked at South End a good amount. I've heard of The Circle and Mozaic. Any other apartment complexes in that area? Also, any one familiar with Quarterside Apts?

Most of the apts I've heard of are around 900-1000 dollars. Is that normal in the area or abnormally high compared to the past few months?
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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I read some negative reviews about Post Gateway's safety. Apparently a lot of people have been robbed at the apt's and cars have been broken into?

I looked at South End a good amount. I've heard of The Circle and Mozaic. Any other apartment complexes in that area? Also, any one familiar with Quarterside Apts?

Most of the apts I've heard of are around 900-1000 dollars. Is that normal in the area or abnormally high compared to the past few months?
I would take the negative reviews about Post Gateway to heart. There are a lot of partying students who live there. You'll be a working man when you move in and don't want to be in a loud place when you've got to get up early in the morning

I am not a fan of Quarterside due to the mix of low income housing in the area, but that's just me.

Rents have been on the rise in Charlotte for at least 2 years now. A one bedroom in a nice complex is going to cost you a minimum of $775. and more often closer to $800-845. And those are just decent, nice places, not fancy ones.

I like Circle at Southend - it's a good location for someone your age and would be very convenient for your job and for having a social life.

You might want to also look at Eastover Ridge (down Randolph Rd two minutes out of uptown). Many young professionals live there and it would be in your price range.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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Wow, I really like Eastover Ridge! Are there more apartment complexes similar to Eastover Ridge right around downtown. I like how its only a few miles from Uptown!
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:16 AM
 
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Sterling Magnolia is similar to Eastover Ridge and across the street.
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