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Old 10-28-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Upstate,SC
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I see Charlotte has a lot to offer! Are there any apartments downtown you would recommend? Also, I have been looking at apartment ratings and see some areas have more crime than others (which can be a problem in any city)...In addition to South/Southeast area -Is the University area considered safe?
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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I wouldn't put much stock in apartment ratings. What you get there is all the complainers and people with bad experience and none of the people with good experiences.

Check the crime stats with the local police precinct, that's the only *real* data, IMO.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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I see Charlotte has a lot to offer! Are there any apartments downtown you would recommend? Also, I have been looking at apartment ratings and see some areas have more crime than others (which can be a problem in any city)...In addition to South/Southeast area -Is the University area considered safe?
I wouldn't take to much stock of the ratings either. I have lived in one of the highest rated complexes ...and I am 99% sure that the management posted the positive ratings themselves...what I read and what we actually got were VERY different.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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what a great picture
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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Hi there. I have a great patio home for sale! no yard work great price. Aside from the sales speech, we live in the university area in a community called davis lake. I love it here. we are close to everything. My advice is get to know the side roads! Traffic can be snarly everywhere but many of the neighborhood and side roads are free-flowing. good luck my dear!
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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I'm also considering moving to Charlotte and I found an apartment locating service while researching the area. It's called Apartment Homes TLC and it's a free service. I haven't contacted them (since I haven't decided to move yet), so I can't rave about their services but they may be worth a try. Here's the link: www.apartmenthomestlc.com

Good luck (from an Ivy girl in DC)!
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I would live closer to center city rather than further (Matthews).

Traffic is much worse going into the city in the morning and out of the city in the afternoon than vice-versa. Going from Matthews to Idlewild on Independence in the morning has to be one of the worst commutes in Charlotte (in terms of minutes/mile).

There are lots of great apartments of uptown, and you can find good stuff in Elizabeth too. There are probably some good places in Plaza-Midwood and NoDa, but they'd take a little more searching. I'd avoid apartments between Wendover and Sardis... at least along Monroe Rd. There are plenty of choices between apartments and condos that would put you on the right side of that commute.

Matthews will give you a more suburban feel, if that's your thing... it's hard to see the skyline from Hwy 51 though!

She said "safe" was important - which is why I recommended she go more towards Matthews. You can actually live in a couple of nice places right in Matthews and be at Idlewild and Independence in 20 minutes in the morning rush - so that's no big deal if you ask me. Why you would send a young FEMALE looking for a SAFE area to NODA is just beyond me
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