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Old 11-02-2015, 05:58 AM
 
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I was hesitant about making a post about finding an apartment since there are probably tons already. I just find it a bit overwhelming as there are so many options in the area and reading reviews on one site gives positive comments and others rate it poorly. Obviously every apartment will have some unsatisfied tenants but I unfortunately do not have any option to physically see the apartment prior to moving.

A bit about myself, I'm a single 32 year old male who will be working in RTP. I plan on a 1 bed/1 bath with washer/dyer in unit apartment and I'm just hoping to get some current suggestions in the $800-$950 range. I've looked a bit at brier creek, just started looking at a couple places near streets of southpoint. I do have a friend in the area who suggested staying away from Cary/Morrisville just as it is a bit more suburban and aimed at families.

In no particular order here were a couple places I have bookmarked.
Arden Woods
North City 6
Laurel Oaks
Jamison at Brier Creek
The Seasons at Umstead
Thornhill Apartments
Legacy at Meridian

Thanks for any assistance and besides stressing over an apartment I'm looking forward to the move!

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Old 11-02-2015, 06:43 AM
 
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Yes, Cary Morrisville is the burbs - but RTP is full of people in your exact situation. Don't be afraid to get an apartment near your work.

If you are working with a decent sized company, check their HR to see if they have relationships with any apartments that might save you a few bucks. They may have some they recommend, even.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:14 PM
 
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I just finished a month-long apartment search since I also am moving to the area from Greenville, N.C. I read hundreds of reviews on all of the major sites and visited dozens of properties. I will say that while the reviews are, of course, overwhelmingly biased toward the negative, if you see several recent reviews with similar complaints, it's likely true.

But by all means, ask questions of property management or the owner — especially since you won't be able to view the apartment yourself, something I always warn against. Ask anything and everything and never, ever feel uncomfortable asking questions. I actually had several complexes think I was "shopping" them as if I were a secret shopper or something because I asked so many specific questions over the phone, email and in person. If a property won't answer questions about their policies, condition of buildings and facilities, or reviews you've seen, that's a huge red flag in my experience. Within reason, they shouldn't balk at any questions you have.
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