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Old 01-29-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I will have 30 days of temporary stay paid by the company.
In the mean time, i need to find a place to live for me.

Which area do you suggest ?
I won't... and no one else can either.

Ask your employers HR people to help you find something nice that is **convenient** to work.
Ask them to recommend at least 4 apartment complexes.
One is likely to be as good/bad as any other.

Come back and ask about the A vs B, B vs C, C vs D, D vs A (and so forth) questions.
Maybe someone will have some specific insight.

hth
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'll have a bit of fun and make tons of assumptions and fire off some recommendations:
  • Greenway at Fisher Park - This location would allow you to walk to work each day. You'd be close to downtown and the ballpark and plenty of restaurant / bar options nearby. The downside is it's pricey for the sq footage you get compared to the rest of the area, but this is a brand new complex and has easy access to the Greenway.
www.greenwayatfisherpark.com
  • Plantation at Horse Pen Creek - This is the apartment complex I first moved to when I took a job change back in 2011. I like that all the apartments have 9' ceilings and feel spacious. There are cheaper places, I think I paid $750-800 for a 1/1. You can find plenty of 1 bed / 1 bath for 600 depending on your needs. I liked the location, complex was clean and I had easy access to the places I needed. There are no bars within walking distance but I often ran to the Military Park which is a mile away and there are lots of trails in this area. Also, I would recommend the 3rd floor; they have wood staircases and you hear every step of the person who needs to be at work by 6 am.
www.plantationathpc.com

  • Hayleigh Apartments - I've been recently searching to move apartment in the Spring. This complex is pretty new, they still have on-going construction for their tennis courts and additional buildings. They real point of interest for me was they had 3 bed / 2 bath apts for $931. The apt prices get set daily, but that's real low compared to most other complexes which avg 1050-1200 for a 3/2. They also had a number of promotions going on right now, free month of rent, no application fees etc. These get adjusted daily, so YMMV. Location wise, it's just down the road from Plantation @ HPC. They have a relatively low rating on one of the apt rating websites but I've been through the property at various times and don't see much merit in some of the reviews.
www.hayleighvillage-apts.com/
OK, those are the three that I like. Obviously you may have different taste unless we're twins somehow separated at birth that have the exact same preferences. Things that would help guide our suggestions:
  • What's your budget? 1/1 can range from 500-900, 2/2 700-1100 and 3/2 900-1500 (Generally)
  • How many bedrooms do you need? Ideal Square footage?
  • What's more important: 1) Proximity to your office 2) bars/restaurants 3) Outdoors/Trails/Parks?
  • Along the same line, what do you like to do in your freetime? Go to a coffeeshop, hit up a small bookstore, find a new lake or greenway, sit on the front porch and yell at small children giggling too loudly?
  • Probably should've got this early, but how old are you. I just assume late twenties early thirties because I assumed you're my twin, but I realize this logic may be flawed. Is anyone moving with you?
  • Do you have pets? I'm really just asking if you have a dog because a cat is equivalent to a goldfish in my mind when it comes to apartment hunting. Neither (cat nor goldfish) is likely to go outside or need to be walked. A dog, depending on the breed, can obviously restrict you from some complexes.
Hope your transition goes smoothly in the meantime.
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