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Old 04-05-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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I am a college senior and about to graduate here in May. I have a full-time job lined up that I will begin shortly after graduation but am currently looking for a place to live. I am not positive as to whether I will have a roomate or not as I am waiting on final word from him (which I will get in the next few weeks).

My question being is what should I expect to pay for a 1 bedroom apartment in the Uptown area? Also for a 2 Bedroom apt?

What complexes does everyone recomend and which ones should I avoid?

What is everyones experiences with living in this Uptown area? Good, bad, worth the extra money per month? How about the parking?

I would be working in the South Park area so I figure it would be a reverse commute.

I have a ball park figure of about what it would cost a month to live up there and know that having a roomate would make it more affordable but want to see peoples thoughts on the subject... Is the extra money worth it?

Thanks in advance
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:33 AM
 
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Come on everyone.. Please?
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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www.rentuptowncharlotte.com
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:48 PM
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I'd say you're looking at around $900-$1100 for a 1 bdrm. I live uptown in a condo. I think you get more for the money renting from a private owner in an uptown condo than you do renting from one of the apartments.
Uptown apartments are Post Uptown, Post Gateway ( I think ), Alpha Mill, Cotton Mill, Quarterside, Catalyst.
You can also try South End...they have various new complexes but I think the rents run a little high.
Is it worth the money...it depends. If you're uptown a lot after work and on weekends I'd say yes. To me the biggest advantage of living uptown is that I can walk to work...since you work in southpark it just depends on your lifestyle.

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Old 04-08-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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I am looking around on the rent uptown charlotte website but are there any other portals out there of finding privately owned condos in the uptown.. I was also susgested this buy a co-worker as he rents a condo uptown but it was done through a realtor.

Anyother advice?

Thanks
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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craigslist? that or a realator. I live in alpha mill and its decent.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:10 AM
 
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I own a place uptown that I rent (it is available, DM for more info ) , and lived there previously.

Craigslist is good resource for finding privately owned stuff or you can work with a realtor/managed property. Anything private that is managed by another person/entity will be more expensive b/c they take their cut.
The larger managed complexes aren't too bad price wise from what I understand.

1B/1B will run about 800-1100 depending on what part of uptown.
2B/2B go for 1200 and up again depending on where and how nice.

I like 4th ward, that is where I lived. It is fairly safe, and very walkable to food/entertainment. Harris Teeter is right there in middle of 4th ward and 4th ward park is nice.

Is it worth it? Well that depends on what you want... if you like hitting bars/ restaurants or Bobcat/Panther games and don't want to worry about driving home after drinking, then yes, it is very worth it. Parking can be a pain but again, depends on what complex you live in. My building is very strict on towing, so it isn't as bad. However, if you have to drive uptown to have fun... get ready to pay for parking. I was lucky enough to live there when after 5pm everything was fair game.

I live in South Charlotte now, my commute sucks now.. let me tell you, the reverse commute is sweet, you get to wave at everyone piling into Uptown Then again, if you rent in South Park your commute is an after thought. Good luck
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