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Old 03-02-2007, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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$550 a month ?!?

I was paying over $700 a month 10 years ago! And that was for a one bedroom apartment in the University City Area.
Keep in mind, this an 18 year old kid. He can find some older apts in areas near Elizabeth were rent on a one bedroom is in that range. It wouldn't be what you or I would want to live in NOW, but at 18, yes.
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Near Charlotte, NC
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Keep in mind, this an 18 year old kid. He can find some older apts in areas near Elizabeth were rent on a one bedroom is in that range. It wouldn't be what you or I would want to live in NOW, but at 18, yes.
That's true. At 18 I was using one of those giant wooden cable reels as a table, and had old wooden crates stacked 3 high as a shelf unit
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:02 PM
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Location: Arlington, Virginia
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Why waste money on Strayer? Check out our community college system - all credits there transfer right over to the University of NC system. Just wondering where in Virginia you are coming from that you feel like it "doesn't offer" you anything - Virginia is a great state! Just don't come to Charlote expecting it to be paradise, okay? Charlotte is a nice place, but it has its problems too.

Are you coming alone or will you have a roommate? Do you have a source of income (parents maybe?) or will you have to work while you go to school? Can you afford rent of at least $550 minimum a month?
I live in Northern Virginia now. This part of the state is surburban hell with horrid traffic and skyrocketing rents and the coldness of people here. i'm orginally from Hampton Roads and would go back there but that part of VA has very few jobs and is now a little expensive. I can afford $550 a month from a sales job that can transfer to Charlotte. I know NC has its problems too but at least i can afford it. any suggestions on schools i can get my 4-yr degree? i'll be finished or close to finished with my 2-yr degree.
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Old 03-03-2007, 05:57 AM
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Location: Arlington, Virginia
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how about uptown? yall say it's safe to work but is it safe to live?
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Old 03-03-2007, 01:15 PM
 
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Yes. Uptown is safe to live in. A lot of high end condos are being built. I have never felt unsafe in center city, even late at night.
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Old 03-03-2007, 01:25 PM
 
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Alanboy,

Have you considered a roomate situation? The Charlotte Observer has ads for roomates. That might work for you until you find something of your own.
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:58 PM
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Default no to roomates

i would never consider a roommate situation unless i really had to. and i plan to have a job lined up b4 i move anyway which won't be at least for one maybe two years.
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:48 AM
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is east charlotte a place to stay away from too?
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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is east charlotte a place to stay away from too?
Parts of it, yes. Do not rent on Farm Pond Lane or anywhere along Albemarle Road. Also, avoid Eastway and the Plaza.
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:47 AM
 
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Morning..I as well am considering a transfer to the area, my company is located in the Charlotte but I am intersted in looking outside...possibly Lake Norman area...any info as far as a good system and low crime area would be great..as well as communting. I am a single mom and I am very very worried about the school systems as well as commute time in the event I need to run back to the school for any reason....
Thanks
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