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Old 10-29-2015, 07:33 PM
 
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The median rent in the U.S. is $934. In Raleigh metro it is now $938.
Um that's extremely affordable...
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:36 PM
 
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Um that's extremely affordable...
Affordable is subjective
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:59 PM
 
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I think that 930 median must be for the suburbs as well. I guess living in DC and near DC makes you cynical about rent prices but I think anything from 800-1200 to live downtown where you might be able to live alone and walk to red hat or citrix or a tech company and walk or bike to grocery stores and restaurants and bars seems unreal.

I think anyone could work as a waiter or in the service industry and be able to swing that rent but I am sure there are condos and houses and duplexes downtown that are available to rent two bedrooms and share nice condos and houses downtown for around 400-700$ a person.

this is amazing to be able to live alone in this in the heart of downtown for this price, I cant imagine finding anything like this in the district in a nice neighborhood but it would be 3 or 4 times more for anything that even approaches it

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/apa/5282112585.html

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Old 10-30-2015, 12:16 PM
 
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In regards to millennials and suburbia, the little talked about fact is that not all millennials are wanting hip, urban environments. There are many that dream of following the boomers into a single family home in the suburbs and raise a family. With that said, a significant amount do want dense, walkable, and urban, which is a huge uptick from previous generations which had virtually no interest in such a lifestyle.
In many cases, you can get something walkable outside of the city. You just have to know where to look. Many villages, boroughs and small cities can offer a happy medium in many metro areas across the country.
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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In many cases, you can get something walkable outside of the city. You just have to know where to look. Many villages, boroughs and small cities can offer a happy medium in many metro areas across the country.
Very true. I live in a suburb and I can walk to stores, buses, a light rail line and a university. I am surrounded by older apartment buildings, large homes and lots of big trees, grass and flowers. I'm just less than a ten minute walk from the Cleveland border.

I used to live in a Chicago suburb that was just the same.
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:11 PM
 
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Very true. I live in a suburb and I can walk to stores, buses, a light rail line and a university. I am surrounded by older apartment buildings, large homes and lots of big trees, grass and flowers. I'm just less than a ten minute walk from the Cleveland border.

I used to live in a Chicago suburb that was just the same.
Exactly and i know of local village with similar amenities nearby like the one this property is in: Apartments for Rent - 401 First Street, Liverpool NY - JGB Properties, LLC
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Um that's extremely affordable...
I'm sorry, but that is not extremely affordable. Extremely affordable is like $500 a month, not $938. $938 is about average, as I stated above, so how can it be extremely affordable?! If anything, it's on the pricey side.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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In my suburban area, the one I described in my previous post, one can rent a nice apartment for $650 on up. I have an 1100 sq ft apt, heat included one bedroom with an alcove in which I have a full size futon for which I pay $775.00. I think that's very affordable and the area is considered cool.

The problem is only the overpriced popular places get hyped so those are the places people think are the only places that are cool and affordable. That is so not true. A little research can prove otherwise. Everyone believing that just a handful of cities are cool is what causes these cities to be so expensive because those are the cities so many people flock to.

People just have to learn to think outside of what is presented as trendy and find other options.
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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People just have to learn to think outside of what is presented as trendy and find other options.
Correct. I have heard Louisville, KY has a real "cool" vibe but its not one of those places most people immediately think of. I haven't been there but from what I've heard and the pictures I've seen, it seems like it might be like a smaller Charlotte. Thing is, because its not hyped its still relatively affordable.
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:52 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I'm sorry, but that is not extremely affordable. Extremely affordable is like $500 a month, not $938. $938 is about average, as I stated above, so how can it be extremely affordable?! If anything, it's on the pricey side.
As in most threads talking about rent and salaries the location makes a huge difference. Here $938 is unheard of, affordable would be $1,400 if you could find it. Average is $1,615.
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