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Old 01-31-2010, 07:58 PM
 
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Hi Everyone,

I am going to be moving to Charlotte permanently for work in late Feb and getting by on temporary housing for around three months. I'm moving for work (coming from Chicago) and when I was in town, I didn't have much time to look at many apartments. Unfortunately, the ones I did look at were all a bit generic and cheap despite the fact that they looked awesome online.

This is not to say that the apartments were awful, but there was nothing about them that made me say, "hey, I want to live here!" I'm admittedly not all that familiar with the area so I was hoping some people might be able to make recommendations or share experiences.

I would really like to find a place with hardwood or laminate flooring, updated kitchen (would really like granite counter tops), 2 bedroom and 1 or 2 baths for (preferably) under $1200. Any thoughts?

Thanks!
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hi Everyone,

I am going to be moving to Charlotte permanently for work in late Feb and getting by on temporary housing for around three months. I'm moving for work (coming from Chicago) and when I was in town, I didn't have much time to look at many apartments. Unfortunately, the ones I did look at were all a bit generic and cheap despite the fact that they looked awesome online.

This is not to say that the apartments were awful, but there was nothing about them that made me say, "hey, I want to live here!" I'm admittedly not all that familiar with the area so I was hoping some people might be able to make recommendations or share experiences.

I would really like to find a place with hardwood or laminate flooring, updated kitchen (would really like granite counter tops), 2 bedroom and 1 or 2 baths for (preferably) under $1200. Any thoughts?

Thanks!
I'll dm you my favorite spot

The good thing is though that you'll have 3 months in temporary housing, so that gives you plenty of time to shop around!
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Matthews
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Check out legacy matthews and the Bexley brand of apts...We love where we are Good luck!!!
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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Where will you be working and what side of town do you want to be on? How far are you willing to travel for work. All this helps us pinpoint you to some luxury apartments.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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Where will you be working and what side of town do you want to be on? How far are you willing to travel for work. All this helps us pinpoint you to some luxury apartments.
Good call and thanks for asking!

I will be working right around Arrowwood and...right by the Microsoft industrial park building...place. I am very open to areas to live and I don't mind a 20-30 minute drive to work. My girlfriend will also be coming with me and we agreed that distance isn't a huge issue; the important thing is that we genuinely love the place we end up at.

As it stands now, I had done most of my searching in South Park and due to time constraints on my first visit, I couldn't see places in Uptown, Ballentyne, etc.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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I would look at Dilworth, especially if you have a pet or want to get one. Close to everything and can get some great deals right now.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:16 PM
 
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I'll dm you my favorite spot

The good thing is though that you'll have 3 months in temporary housing, so that gives you plenty of time to shop around!

Can you DM me too. A friend is looking for a place. Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:11 PM
 
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Default Looking for a nice 2 bedroom apartment..

My fiancee and I will be moving to Charlotte in April. Her office is in south park, on randolph, so we are interested in apartments near there in south park, or possibly Ballantyne. There is also a strong possibility she will be doing some work in north charlotte. We heard there were some nice areas near the university area too. Anyone have any suggestions in any of those areas for under $1000? Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Check out Auston Woods Charlotte Apartment Homes | Apartments in Charlotte NC on the North side of Charlotte. Worth checking out!
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Check out Gramercy Square (Simpson Property Group | Dwell in Satisfaction (http://www.rentayrsley.com/ - broken link)) in Ayrsley. Right down the road from S. Tryon and Arrowood. This apartment complex just opened in the last year and are fairly modern in design, including the kitchens. They appear to run $800-$1500 per month, but from what I hear they've been fairly flexible on the initial rent in order to fill units.
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