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Old 02-02-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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Planning to stay in Charlotte week of Feb 19th. Will not have a car, will be taking buses to search for a place to live starting March 1st (Hey, I'm probably the only person planning to live in Charlotte totally w/o a car, using public transportation!)

I'll be looking for an apt or condo (w/ furnished bdrm & private bath) to share w/ one other mature female nonsmoker & located near a major bus route in these areas: Dilworth, near SouthPark Mall, or near UNCC.
Since I'm a single female who'll be staying at a hotel without a car, would the Extended Stay America hotel in this location (at University Executive Park Pl 28262) be both safe & convenient for me? I've already searched online for maps (hard to tell if stores/restaurants are walkable) & searched for hotel reviews-- very little available.

Anyone stay there recently? Pros & Cons? Is it remote for someone without a car? I'm over 40 yrs but very active, don't mind walking a few blocks. Moving from Buffalo NY where I've dealt with months of snowy weather each year, used to taking buses at night in snowstorms, walking & riding a bike in the winter-- six months of it!! So I think I'm pretty tough, don't think Charlotte will scare me too much! But I'm still wondering, even after extensive online research, if this hotel is right for me.

Consider this: I originally planned to stay at the InTown Suites Weekly Hotel on North Tryon St -- very affordable! -- until all the negative reviews & fear for my safety changed my mind. Any help will be appreciated!!
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:41 AM
 
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I stayed there in January - very nice.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:02 AM
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If you'll be in Charlotte for just a few days to househunt, I think you'd be better off renting a car. It will allow you to see more potential rental places and esp. you can drive by those places at night or in the evening, to get a feel for how safe the area is.

You can rent a car for a couple of days to really narrow down where you want to stay, and after that use the buses to see how easy it'd be to get around.

I am a believer in public transportation myself, but for some specific cases I think a car is more practical.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:35 AM
 
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Good luck with getting around the streets of Charlotte, where someone thought it was clever to have streets change name and/or have several variations of the same name (i.e. Sharon Amity, Sharon Rd, Sharon Ln...)
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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This post is over a year old. No need to offer advice to the original poster anymore
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:25 PM
 
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