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Old 05-24-2015, 07:06 PM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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Thanks so much guys. That was very helpful. I'll look into those neighborhoods you mentioned. I think I will be very happy in Winston-Salem and am really looking forward to it.

Thanks for all your comments and advice.
When is your move?
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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When is your move?
I will be moving in mid July.
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Our move has been delayed to now. We are moving in about 2 weeks, right before Christmas. I've read that Winston-Salem is a great city to be in during the holidays.

I'm looking at apartments to rent and am wondering if these are good areas. One is 1010 Oak Grove Rd near Forsyth Community College north of downtown and another is 2930 Ramsgate Ct south of downtown. These 2 apartments are the same price but the one at Ramsgate Ct is significantly larger and has an extra bedroom. I'm wondering if both these areas are safe and which area would you guys rather live in?

Thanks in advance, you guys have been more than helpful.
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Southport
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Our move has been delayed to now. We are moving in about 2 weeks, right before Christmas. I've read that Winston-Salem is a great city to be in during the holidays.

I'm looking at apartments to rent and am wondering if these are good areas. One is 1010 Oak Grove Rd near Forsyth Community College north of downtown and another is 2930 Ramsgate Ct south of downtown. These 2 apartments are the same price but the one at Ramsgate Ct is significantly larger and has an extra bedroom. I'm wondering if both these areas are safe and which area would you guys rather live in?

Thanks in advance, you guys have been more than helpful.
I would advise you to pass on both of those. Of the two, I'd probably go with Oak Grove Road, but again, I think you should look elsewhere. And just as an fyi, Oak Grove Road is south of downtown, and Ramsgate is north of of downtown.
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:05 AM
 
Location: NC High Country
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I haven't lived in W-S since 2008, but I'm going to respectfully disagree with carolinadawg2. I think the Ramsgate location is the better choice of the two you listed. But in general, not knowing the rent for either, I think you could do better. Where will you be working? That might help you get better advice on locations.
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:21 AM
 
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I think both of those areas are generally safe, but both are very close to college campuses and thus will likely be full of students. Whether that's good or bad depends on what you're looking for.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:43 AM
 
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Yeah, that Ramsgate area doesn't seem bad, but that area near the Coliseum/University intersection is really hit-or-miss. It's not far from a country club and a fantastic university... and it's also not far from some severely seedy neighborhoods. Without specifically knowing what the complex on Ramsgate is like, it's hard to say whether it's a place I'd recommend.

But for anything approaching the price range you mentioned in your early posts, I, like roadpony, feel that you could likely do better.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Southport
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Do a Google Maps streetview look at Ramsgate. I wouldn't live there.
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:06 PM
 
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Do a Google Maps streetview look at Ramsgate. I wouldn't live there.
I did, and I didn't see any particular red flags. I've just never been there in person. What put you off?
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Southport
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I did, and I didn't see any particular red flags. I've just never been there in person. What put you off?
The "quality" of the residents cars, the poor condition of the parking lot pavement, the motel-like architecture of the buildings, the unshielded dumpsters, the crappy looking landscaping. It doesn't exactly scream "great place to live". It may be fine, I just wouldn't take a chance on it, given the number of better options, especially in the OP's price range. I'm sure the rent at Ramsgate is nowhere near $1,000 a month. At least I hope it isn't.
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