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Old 08-05-2012, 06:38 PM
 
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Hello,

I will be moving to Charlotte next June and am not too familiar with the neighborhoods as I have only been to Charlotte once before. I loved SouthPark, Myers Park (though this one may be too expensive for me), and Dilworth but don't remember any other neighborhoods. I am looking for something that is safe, green, is at the max 20 mins from uptown and is around $1000 for a 2 bedroom range. Can anyone recommend any neighborhoods that fit this criteria? I loved how safe South Park and Myers Park felt, and dont wanna get something that I'll regret from a quick look.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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$1000 a month is enough to get you into "south Charlotte" but would be just beyond where you were exploring in the Dilworth / Meyers Park areas. It's not impossible to rent in Dilworth for $1000 a month, there are some older apartment complexes, duplexes and quads on Park Road... but these tend to get rented simply by putting "AVAILABLE" signs in the windows. If getting close in to uptown is important to you I'd advise putting the foot time in, and walk the area thoroughly.

If you're OK with being about five to seven miles out, you should be able to get something. Look on Woodlawn, farther out on Park, on Monroe roads. There are several apartment compelxes to inquire with.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:55 PM
 
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Hello,

I will be moving to Charlotte next June and am not too familiar with the neighborhoods as I have only been to Charlotte once before. I loved SouthPark, Myers Park (though this one may be too expensive for me), and Dilworth but don't remember any other neighborhoods. I am looking for something that is safe, green, is at the max 20 mins from uptown and is around $1000 for a 2 bedroom range. Can anyone recommend any neighborhoods that fit this criteria? I loved how safe South Park and Myers Park felt, and dont wanna get something that I'll regret from a quick look.

Thanks for the help.
You can find a nice apt in your price range for sure in Charlotte, though not in Myers Park. I'll send you a few links

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:01 PM
 
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$1k/mo rules out Myers Park. Even SouthPark's supposedly roach-infested (read the reviews) Fairington is out of that range.

You may be able to find something in your prince range in Dilworth or Sedgefield, though. 20 mins outside of Uptown is a pretty big radius, so you have a few options. Maybe search around Carmel Rd/South Charlotte.

Try craigslist, padmapper, and hotpads.com
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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Thanks for all the help. I have been looking, but it seems like different sites refer to different neighborhoods differently so I am getting confused. Some rental sites refer to SouthPark as "South Charlotte for example.

Any specific neighborhoods I should look at? Any neighborhoods I absolutely need to avoid? I heard pretty much everything South of Uptown is solid and everything north of Uptown I should stay away from (until Concord anyway). Is this good advice?
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:44 PM
 
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I would also add to the list Cotswold, most likely you can find a nice 2 bdr at $1,000 and it is very close to uptown.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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You should check out Marsh Properties. My wife and I just moved into a great townhouse in Dilworth/Sedgefield that would fit what you are looking for (and your budget). We are about 7 minutes from my uptown office.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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Thanks for all the help. I have been looking, but it seems like different sites refer to different neighborhoods differently so I am getting confused. Some rental sites refer to SouthPark as "South Charlotte for example.

Any specific neighborhoods I should look at? Any neighborhoods I absolutely need to avoid? I heard pretty much everything South of Uptown is solid and everything north of Uptown I should stay away from (until Concord anyway). Is this good advice?
Not quite. Concord is northeast of uptown up I85, and yes there are lots of areas to avoid between uptown and the University area. But you don't have to go as far as Concord to get nice places as there are many in the University area.

In addition, you can be in very nice areas north of uptown on I77 in Huntersville much quicker than going up I85.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:08 AM
 
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If you are okay with living in Ballantyne I really enjoyed living at Plantation Park, had a 2br/2ba apartment for $850 a month.

Its about 15-20 minutes to downtown with normal traffic. Extremely safe and lots of stuff to do in the area.
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