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Old 07-16-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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Hey y'all, moving from Charlotte to Wilmington. Have a job lined up in Rocky Point with decent pay (steps 1&2 down!) That said I need a place to live, right? I have found that places that allow pets are far and few between. I am looking to spend about $700 a month and would rather live in an old house that has been converted into apartments than a "community" where there are 15-20 apartments in a building. I love the idea of walking to bars or cafes, and do not love the idea of frat boys vomiting on my car or being shot. (I know, I'm picky!)

I find Wilmington and Charlotte to be a lot alike in that one block has million dollar homes and the next has, well, not million dollar homes. Here it is all about the exact location because your neighbors may be bank execs or crack dealers. Gentrification here has done wonders and horrors at the same time.

So, ideally, I would like a small single family house/duplex or house converted into apartments. I have found some places online and of course, they look amazing online and when I've driven by in the afternoon, I wasn't able to get a real feel for the place. I found two converted apartments: a place on Orange Ave (btwn 8th and 9th) and one on Queen St (btwn 7th and 8th) and lastly a house on Kenan (Varsity and Wilshire). Any suggestions? If I can't find a place soon, I am going to lose the job. THANKS!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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p.s. If you're familiar with the places above: Yes? No? RUN!!??
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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If you can't find anything right now, put your things in storage and rent a room from some one, month to month. Presuming it is only you and no one else. That way you can start your new job, and have time to look for someplace to live that you would like. Check out cregslist, there are usualy houses/appartments listed and rooms to rent listed there.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:24 PM
 
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I am most familiar with the Kenan Court area, and I think it's safe, and close to a commercial corridor. The next best looking one was Orange and 9th, although I haven't been there. I was a little leery of the Queen and 8th from the streetview, but haven't been there.

Don't wait too long to find a place!
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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Thanks. I have been haunting these boards for awhile. Everyone here is so helpful. Good idea about renting a room, I hadn't thought of that. And, if someone "thinks" someplace is safe, that is about 99% better than what I've gotten so far! Heading into town tomorrow to do more recon!
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