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Old 02-04-2007, 06:46 PM
 
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My boyfriend and I may be moving to Charlotte this summer if he decides to start a grad program at UNC Charlotte. We would like to be in a neighborhood that is comprised of young professionals/grad students and that is somewhat close to the university. I am a consultant who travels by plane each week, so I'd like to be close to the airport if possible, but being close to the university is more important.

If we could find a 1BR for $800/month or less, that would be great. We both have cars, so we'd like parking to be accessible and fairly inexpensive. Also, we'd especially like neighborhoods with good restaurants, shopping and entertainment options. We have not visited Charlotte yet and have no idea where to start looking for apartments. Does anyone have any suggestions of areas that we should look at? We'd like to look at several different areas.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:26 PM
 
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My boyfriend and I may be moving to Charlotte this summer if he decides to start a grad program at UNC Charlotte. We would like to be in a neighborhood that is comprised of young professionals/grad students and that is somewhat close to the university. I am a consultant who travels by plane each week, so I'd like to be close to the airport if possible, but being close to the university is more important.

If we could find a 1BR for $800/month or less, that would be great. We both have cars, so we'd like parking to be accessible and fairly inexpensive. Also, we'd especially like neighborhoods with good restaurants, shopping and entertainment options. We have not visited Charlotte yet and have no idea where to start looking for apartments. Does anyone have any suggestions of areas that we should look at? We'd like to look at several different areas.

Thanks in advance for your help!
The university area is not near the airport so since proximity to the college is more important I suggest you check out areas north of the campus going toward Harrisburg, Huntersville or Concord. Housing right around the campus is plagued with crime - so don't get too close to the school. Especially avoid anything on the opposite side of WT Harris Blvd from the campus - bad news. UNCC is mostly a suitcase college, so it doesn't have the same feel of a college town. But I'm sure there are plenty of young couples in the areas I mentioned. Just remember, do not rent anything on or behind Harris Blvd and you well be much better off. Oh, and that $800. a month will probably get you a two bedroom apartment
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:39 PM
 
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Hey, thanks so much for the info! Just to follow up, what kind of crime are we talking about? I currently live in an "up and coming" neighborhood in center city Philadelphia. We have a drug ring on the block and have had two murders since september. Would you say the University area is comprable?

Also, if we didn't have locational constraints, what would be the most ideal place for a young professional and a grad student to live?

Thanks!
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:50 PM
 
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It not that bad just do not leave anything in your cars and lock the doors type of crime.
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:37 PM
 
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Hey, thanks so much for the info! Just to follow up, what kind of crime are we talking about? I currently live in an "up and coming" neighborhood in center city Philadelphia. We have a drug ring on the block and have had two murders since september. Would you say the University area is comprable?

Also, if we didn't have locational constraints, what would be the most ideal place for a young professional and a grad student to live?

Thanks!
No, you can't even compare the whole city of Charlotte to Philly, much less just the university section of Charlotte! The problems here are home invasions, car thefs, car breakins, muggings at night around campus or the apartment parking lots - that type of thing.

I personally think you would find you fit in, and I bet love, the Dilworth area on the southern edge of uptown. Good luck in your search
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