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Old 09-16-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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Hi all! I'm new to the boards, but from reading all the posts from other people trying to decide where to set up shop here, I though I'd create an account and seek some expert advice.

There's a good chance I'm going to be landing a job in the Charlotte area here in a week or two, the company will be located in either Fort Mill or Rock Hill. I definitely want to live within the city limits since I've heard so many great things about this city. I'm really excited to be able to move here and take advantage of everything that there is to do. I'm coming from Youngstown, Ohio and if anyone's familiar with that area then you can relate to the big change that I'm going to go through. lol

To the question in hand, I'm a 22yr. old single male looking to see what areas are the best to meet lots of other people around my age. I'm probably looking more into an apartment, but also open to other options that may be out there. Price wise, probably under $1000/month (which is steep in itself) and I'm guessing other young people don't want to pay that much for residency either. Also, obviously somewhere that has a good amount of stuff to do. (Where I've grown up I'm used to doing absolutley nothing most of my life. ) lol

Thanks guys! Look forward to any replies!
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Well, I don't know much about being single, 22, or living in the city limits. So, I'll just say welcome to the area and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:50 PM
 
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shoulda said you were a 22/F and you would have gotten alot more responses and some free housing offers as well, LOL
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Check out Creative Loafings Best of 2008.
You may want to check out the neigborhoods...
NoDA...NoDa Home - Charlotte's Historic Arts District
Plaza-Midwood-there is a myspace site for this, but I am not allowed to out it here.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Cornelius NC
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our 21 yr old son moved here last Spring and is loving it. But he lives up here near us in Huntersville. He found a room mate at work and lives in a really nice gated apartment with pool, exercise room, etc. Most people that live in this complex seem to be professionals in their 20s. His rent is in the 700s for 2 br. And they are really nice. He and the friends he made at work have found a lot to do in this area. He isn't into clubs so if that is what you are looking for there is definately more to do in Uptown. University City isn't that far from us and I haven't been over there yet, but I am sure there is night life there.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:29 AM
 
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Just took the trip here for the first time and so glad I did before I moved here. You will have no problem finding housing for under 1k/month. Depending on the kind of life you're trying to live, my experience is that the price range (in safe, nice areas near or in city limits) is 550-750 a month. And that's if you're shooting for a two bedroom. For a one bedroom, it's closer to the 550 area.
You may be bent on living in the city, but you can get a very similar feel living close to and not in the city and pay a lot less. You can be in the thick of the action in less than 20 minutes' drive, while paying 400-600 dollars less a month. Once you get settled, just head into uptown and park your car. I found a couple of spots that only charge 5 bucks to park your car in a garage for as long as you like (except for over nights). Park your car and just walk around uptown. If you don't find something to do there and meet people in your age bracket, you are not in Charlotte.
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