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Old 09-18-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I am a single professional, mid 30's, no kids. Relocating to the Charlotte area and seeking advice on where to look for rental - apartment or condo. Will be working in S Charlotte, and hope to keep the commute < 30 min.

My price range is flexible. I am seeking nice, mid to upscale area that is not "city" (I like trees and lakes more than shopping malls ), smaller boutiques, nice areas to walk and eat. Any advice that will keep me from landing in "family suburbia" or in an area that is congested and busy is greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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I am a single professional, mid 30's, no kids. Relocating to the Charlotte area and seeking advice on where to look for rental - apartment or condo. Will be working in S Charlotte, and hope to keep the commute < 30 min.

My price range is flexible. I am seeking nice, mid to upscale area that is not "city" (I like trees and lakes more than shopping malls ), smaller boutiques, nice areas to walk and eat. Any advice that will keep me from landing in "family suburbia" or in an area that is congested and busy is greatly appreciated!!!

Southpark area has it all. Can walk to dozens of restaurants, boutiques, etc. And, it is a safe area.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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Look into the Fairington. Heart of it all.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte may as well be "family suburbia". This is a family friendly town/city/metropolis/mega-city/whatever you want to call it. You really should be a bit more specific. Flexible is not a hard number. $2000/month, you can go anywhere you want. But, loom at Dilworth and South End. In my mind, South Park is more families than anything. And what are you looking for in boutiques? Prada or reclaimed funky accessories?
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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Most of the nice, upscale apartment complexes are closer in to Dilworth or Elizabeth than out in the suburbs, in my opinion. The complexes in south CLT from SouthPark out to HWY 51 were generally built in the 1970s-1980s. Cielo on Park road is a newer exception though, and near the middle of south CLT close to the Park Road shopping center.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:13 PM
 
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Don't live in South Park if you're a single guy. South Park is mostly families, though I can see a single woman liking it because of all the shopping and upscale restaurants. As a single guy, looking for parts of town with single girls, you should live in one of the following neighborhoods: Elizabeth, Southend, Dilworth, or Uptown itself.

This site tends to be full of married suburban types with lots of kids, so they tend to forget what's important to those of us who are single.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Thanks for the recommendations, and I apologize if my inquiry is a bit broad. I noticed no one has mentioned Ballantyne area - yet I hear it is an upscale area with professional singles?
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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You really don't want to be in Ballantyne. Pretty much all families. If you're working in South Charlotte, try to find something in Elizabeth, Southend or Dilworth and dmg suggests.
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