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Old 04-04-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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I will start working in the RTP area(morrisville) within a few weeks, but i am not sure where to live, however, i do have a few constraints.

My commute should be relatively short even in rush hour
I would like shops,stores,theater, all those fun things close by (like a downtown feel)
A nice view
Pet friendly area
Parking space
safety
2bed - 2bath apartment

Since i am just done with school, i am still out and about, the occasional social parties here and there, so not to suburban

Any recommendations with apartments and why?
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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what is your price range?
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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Brier Creek area might be a good bet. There are several apartment complexes, and it's designed to be mixed-use space (so apartments, homes, and shopping all in the same area.) It's not a "downtown" feel, it's mainly chain restaurants and shopping, but there are a couple of bars. And it's convenient to RTP, Durham, and Raleigh. That being said, I don't live there and don't have direct experience, but it seems like the location would be ideal for you, as well as being safe and having shopping, movies, and restaurants all extremely close.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Creedmoor, NC
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There are some beautiful apartments in Durham that have been renovated as part of the downtown revitalization. I believe they are reasonably priced, too... although more than you typical mega-complex.

From that area, it's a 5 minute drive down the Durham Freeway. There can be traffic on that road, but it's typically northbound in the morning and southbound in the afternoon - you'd be going the opposite direction.

Unfortunately, RTP is almost totally corporate stuff. There are some apartments on the outskirts, but do not meet any of your criteria. That said, you could drive to the fun stuff and have a super short commute daily.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:56 PM
 
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preferably between $700 - $1000
willing to pay a little bit higher if all inclusive (furnished)
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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2 br 2 ba apartment in Brier Creek for under a grand?
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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let's go back and clarify your constraints


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Originally Posted by kevon2310 View Post
I will start working in the RTP area(morrisville) within a few weeks, but i am not sure where to live, however, i do have a few constraints.

My commute should be relatively short even in rush hour
I would like shops,stores,theater, all those fun things close by (like a downtown feel)
A nice view
Pet friendly area
Parking space
safety
2bed - 2bath apartment

Since i am just done with school, i am still out and about, the occasional social parties here and there, so not to suburban. Any recommendations with apartments and why?
Define a "relatively short" commute.

Give us a better address of where you're working. (ie, "55 and 54" or somesuch).

define "pet friendly area" - you have a pet now (if so tell us what it is) or you want a pet. Are you talking about a place to take your dog after work, for example?

define a "view" and how important this might be.
safety isn't an issue

how important is 2 BR and 2BA? Why?
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:46 PM
 
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First of all, I appreciate the fact that I am getting all this feedback, I am new to this forum and did not anticipate this many responses in one day.

New and improved constraints

My work address would be 629 Davis Drive
Commute should not be more than 30mins even during rush hour
I would still like to have a downtown feel as well
I plan on getting a beagle (dog breed)- closeness to parks would be nice
The 2BR and 2BA was more of a family decision but when I think about it from a financial perspective a 1BR and 1BA is also acceptable
View – I have always lived in high rise buildings with lake views, night lights and such. The view is not as important but I would like to be able to wake up to a relatively calm and refreshing view, I hope you understand what I mean. If not, I can clarify further

Quick question BoBromhal, what do you mean by safety is not an issue?
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You'll be working in the same area as my husband. He suggested looking in the Southpoint Mall area. Not downtown, but there's restaurants, movies, shops close by.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Niflheim
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Check out grace park!
10 min to RTP..great location.
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