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Old 09-05-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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I have a chance for a transfer to the area. I have been trying to get to SC for quiet some time now. I don't know much about the Columbia/Lexington area so I am seeking your opinion. Give me the good, bad, & ugly. I am single "for now" She will be joining me later on. We have no children and don't plan on it, so schools are not an issue. No pets either. Looking to rent for now, around $550-$675 one bedroom.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I have a chance for a transfer to the area. I have been trying to get to SC for quiet some time now. I don't know much about the Columbia/Lexington area so I am seeking your opinion. Give me the good, bad, & ugly. I am single "for now" She will be joining me later on. We have no children and don't plan on it, so schools are not an issue. No pets either. Looking to rent for now, around $550-$675 one bedroom.
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Do you know what part of town your job will be in?
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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550-675 is pretty tough to do for 1 bedroom in Cola right now. Seems like even older places want 750 and up.

you'd probalby have to tell us more about yourself to help you out much here.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:33 PM
 
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Click this link and click "classifieds" and click "apts for rent."

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Old 09-06-2013, 04:28 AM
 
Location: WI
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i wont speak for any apts in the Cola area, but will say (after watching my sister deal with numerous issues at one Lexington complex), be wary when shopping on price alone. Housing can really be one of those "you get what you pay for", so as stated if you have an idea on what area you'd be working and wanting to live, it will be easier to give suggestions.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:53 AM
 
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Well, I know of a few apartments that you can rent in your price range, but like another poster said, you will definitely get what you pay for. Park Place in West Columbia is near the bottom of the barrel, but it is in your price range. There are some cheap apartments on Percival Road in Columbia, but you want to stay away from that place if at all possible. There's another cheap place on Zimalcrest Drive in Columbia (I forget the complex's name), but that's another nasty place.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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550-675 is pretty tough to do for 1 bedroom in Cola right now. Seems like even older places want 750 and up.

you'd probably have to tell us more about yourself to help you out much here.
I work in radiology. The job I put in for is at the VA. I can up my budget to around 800. What about the Lexington area? I don't mind a drive. As long as I'm 30-40 mins from work
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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I work in radiology. The job I put in for is at the VA. I can up my budget to around 800. What about the Lexington area? I don't mind a drive. As long as I'm 30-40 mins from work
For the Lexington area, one complex my sister had good luck in and overall they seemed to be nicely taken care of was the Waterway Apartments. Should be able to get a 1 br less then $800. I cant say what travel would be like, i'm sure a Lex poster would have better info on that part.

My opinion on one complex to avoid in Lexington is Chimney Ridge, that's the location she ran into countless issues with the place and the management (and residents, infestations, etc). So i cant recommend that one.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I work in radiology. The job I put in for is at the VA. I can up my budget to around 800. What about the Lexington area? I don't mind a drive. As long as I'm 30-40 mins from work

There is a nice apartment complex behind the Target shopping center on 378/76 less than a mile from the VA Hospital on Pelham Dr. (think it's called Hampton Court?), but I'm pretty sure it's going to be north of $800...as others have said, you typically get what you pay for.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I work in radiology. The job I put in for is at the VA. I can up my budget to around 800. What about the Lexington area? I don't mind a drive. As long as I'm 30-40 mins from work
Why commute 30 minutes when there are great neighborhoods near where you work? You could spend the extra $200 you'd spend on travel expenses to get a nicer apartment and also help the environment.
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