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Old 07-02-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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Hi,

I'm relocating to Charlotte within the next 30 days for work. A friend of mine is in the process of moving as well for work, but his job is in the Columbia SC area. My job appears to be close to the University Area. He has talked about living somewhere in the middle and becoming potential roomates. Is this feasible, as I don't want a 45 minute commute to work???? Aren't these places kinda of far from one another??

Thanks for any input.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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Since the university area is North of the city, you are looking at about an hour and 45 minute drive which would be about 50 minute drive per person if you lived in the "middle".

The middle would be somewhere south of Rock Hill, SC but north of Columbia. There is not much there I am affraid.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:44 AM
 
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Hi,

I'm relocating to Charlotte within the next 30 days for work. A friend of mine is in the process of moving as well for work, but his job is in the Columbia SC area. My job appears to be close to the University Area. He has talked about living somewhere in the middle and becoming potential roomates. Is this feasible, as I don't want a 45 minute commute to work???? Aren't these places kinda of far from one another??

Thanks for any input.
Yet, too far unless you both agree to a 45 minute commute.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:49 AM
 
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Thanks so much. I did some generic Mapquest searchs, and assumed as much. I just wanted to ask the experts. I'll just have to catch my buddy on the weekends. Considering the fact that I currently live in Chicago and he lives in Atlanta, this is still a huge improvement in regards to our distance.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:51 AM
 
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Thanks so much. I did some generic Mapquest searchs, and assumed as much. I just wanted to ask the experts. I'll just have to catch my buddy on the weekends. Considering the fact that I currently live in Chicago and he lives in Atlanta, this is still a huge improvement in regards to our distance.
If you are going to be working in the University area, it's really better to live there too You'll find many nice places to choose from - I recommend anything north of Harris Blvd in the Mallard Creek section.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:08 AM
 
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Great, this is a huge help. I'll have to get my search going, because I need to be down there at the end of the month. Just looking for rentals right now, and once I get settled, I'll be looking to buy a place. Again, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:14 AM
 
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Hi,

I'm relocating to Charlotte within the next 30 days for work. A friend of mine is in the process of moving as well for work, but his job is in the Columbia SC area. My job appears to be close to the University Area. He has talked about living somewhere in the middle and becoming potential roomates. Is this feasible, as I don't want a 45 minute commute to work???? Aren't these places kinda of far from one another??

Thanks for any input.
Not feasible. I live in Fort Mill, SC, which for all intents and purposes fits your "middle" description. Estimating travelling to University in rush hour traffic from Fort Mill in 45 minutes is aggressive...which means, you'll not make that. Columbia proper is a one and a half hour drive from Fort Mill. Not something your roomie would want. Moving south of FM to Rock Hill will worsen the drive for you.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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Just a "heads up". The university area can go from nice to very shady in a matter of blocks. I would check here first before you comit to renting anything and hopefully people on this board will tell you if that area is okay or not.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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Just a "heads up". The university area can go from nice to very shady in a matter of blocks. I would check here first before you comit to renting anything and hopefully people on this board will tell you if that area is okay or not.

Will do. I know that I have read that on several posts concerning the University Area. It's very similiar here in Chicago with certain neighborhoods. And I don't want to be one of those people that move to a neighborhood because it looks nice in the day, but becomes something totally different at night.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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Not feasible. I live in Fort Mill, SC, which for all intents and purposes fits your "middle" description. Estimating travelling to University in rush hour traffic from Fort Mill in 45 minutes is aggressive...which means, you'll not make that. Columbia proper is a one and a half hour drive from Fort Mill. Not something your roomie would want. Moving south of FM to Rock Hill will worsen the drive for you.
Thanks, I'm totally not looking forward to a hour or so commute. I'm looking more in the range of 20 minutes or less. Since reading these posts, I've already called my friend to tell him, that being roomies won't work.
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