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Old 03-18-2018, 09:33 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

I hope this thread finds everyone well.

My name is Make and I am planning to move to Charlotte in May. I recently live in Tampa, but I got tired of the heat and insane humidity. Charlotte was one of the options, and I am moving with my job. TBH, I have never been there, but I heard that the city is beautiful;thus, I have a question regarding housing

1- where to live? I mainly will be working from home but I travel 50-70% of the time. That being said, I am looking for something affordable and nice area in which everything is close to me. One of the things that I hate about Tampa is being sporadic.


Thank you,
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:15 PM
 
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That being said, I am looking for something affordable and nice area in which everything is close to me. One of the things that I hate about Tampa is being sporadic.
Is that a characteristic of ALL of Tampa, or is that just the characteristic of where you chose to live in Tampa? I ask this because MANY have moved to Charlotte in search of "affordability"; only to complain later about the crime and suburban nature of what it was they could afford.

I'll be completely honest with you. The parts of Charlotte where everything is "close together" and are "safe" will cost you at least $1,000/month for a studio or 1 bedroom. Think $1,500/month minimum for 2 bedrooms. Anything cheaper than that will either be less walkable or not as safe.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:22 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

I hope this thread finds everyone well.

My name is Make and I am planning to move to Charlotte in May. I recently live in Tampa, but I got tired of the heat and insane humidity. Charlotte was one of the options, and I am moving with my job. TBH, I have never been there, but I heard that the city is beautiful;thus, I have a question regarding housing

1- where to live? I mainly will be working from home but I travel 50-70% of the time. That being said, I am looking for something affordable and nice area in which everything is close to me. One of the things that I hate about Tampa is being sporadic.


Thank you,
Do you need to use the airport frequently?
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:37 AM
 
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What does affordable mean to you and what is "everything" to you. For some people, "everything" is a Walmart, grocery, Michael's, Home Depot, and Khol's. For other people "Everything" includes restaurants and bars that aren't chains, coffee shops, nightlife, stores, and groceries.
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:37 AM
 
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Define affordable as it relates to housing. Will you rent or purchase?

There are several recent threads about moving from Tampa to Charlotte, which you can access via the search feature. Here is one of them:

Anybody Move from Tampa?
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:12 AM
 
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Do you need to use the airport frequently?
preferably yes..but as longs as their ubers, i will be fine in any where
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:16 AM
 
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Is that a characteristic of ALL of Tampa, or is that just the characteristic of where you chose to live in Tampa? I ask this because MANY have moved to Charlotte in search of "affordability"; only to complain later about the crime and suburban nature of what it was they could afford.

I'll be completely honest with you. The parts of Charlotte where everything is "close together" and are "safe" will cost you at least $1,000/month for a studio or 1 bedroom. Think $1,500/month minimum for 2 bedrooms. Anything cheaper than that will either be less walkable or not as safe.

I totally understand that, but overall Tampa is not my cup of tea.. The weather is extremely hot and humid
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:42 AM
 
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I totally understand that, but overall Tampa is not my cup of tea.. The weather is extremely hot and humid
So is Charlotte for 2 - 3 months during the summer.
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:00 AM
 
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Are you looking to purchase or rent? Huntersville/Denver are both north of Charlotte(15/25 minutes) and both provide a lot of amenities (shopping, eating, parks, lake norman) and are still close to uptown and the airport.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:10 PM
 
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Are you looking to purchase or rent? Huntersville/Denver are both north of Charlotte(15/25 minutes) and both provide a lot of amenities (shopping, eating, parks, lake norman) and are still close to uptown and the airport.
rent..thank you for the answer
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