My boyfriend and I recently returned from our "Charlotte scouting" trip, and we loved it! This forum was so helpful in narrowing our focus for neighborhoods -- many people recommended Dilworth, Myers Park, South Park, Elizabeth areas for great condo and townhouse rentals, and upon first glance (from the rental car
), they seem right! We picked up an Apartment Finder magazine and drove around looking at neighborhoods, but there are so many complexes to choose from! Now I'm wondering if anyone can offer INFO AND ADVICE on narrowing down our rental search. Here's what we know we want:
-- 2 bedroom+ townhome or condo (around 900+ square feet) in one of the above areas (our budget max is $1,000/month, but we'd prefer to keep it in the $750 - $875 range, if that's even possible)
-- Private entrances!! (we're not into these complexes with 3 or 4 condos built on top of each other and hundreds of units)
That's really it! We'd love a dishwasher and washer/dryer, a fitness center, etc. -- but those amenities aren't worth living in one of those gigantic complexes with all those other tenants -- in our opinions. We just want somewhere that's safe and at least semi-private. We want our own door! Maybe even some semblance of a yard...
I would actually prefer to rent a house or bungalow, but my boyfriend insists we choose something that's managed by a company (that way, we're not like homeowners -- if the sewage pipe breaks, we don't have to wait for a landlord to call a plumber; we have a management company that hopefully has a super and/or maintenance crew on-call)...
Does anyone out there live in such a place or know anything about some we should look at? There seem to be several that fit the bill (Elmhurst, Sedgefield, Strawberry Hill, Lake Hill, Providence Square, Randolph Park, The Courtyard), but I'm only looking at the pictures and the outside -- would love input on what they're REALLY like.