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Old 05-26-2008, 05:50 PM
 
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I hear a lot about North Hills, what are the goods, what are the bads?

I've been looking to lease a place at the Alexan.
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Old 05-26-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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The bad...Prices are high compared to rest of N Raleigh
The good.. great area!!
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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The Alexan has some poor reviews on apartmentratings and is grossly overpriced for the square footage.

Althogh the building looks solid, it is actually a multi-story wood frame structure. No fire escapes.

North Hills is nice, but the Alexan isn't worth the outrageous rents. In addition, you can't get Time-Warner but must use the landlord's unknown supplier for cable and internet.

Keep looking.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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Althogh the building looks solid, it is actually a multi-story wood frame structure.

Almost all residential buildings are wood framed. What is the issue with that?
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:28 PM
 
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Fire escapes??? Do we have ANY buildings in Raleigh with fire escapes???

Vicki
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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No, but many residential buildings are two story reducing the risk.

Five story wood framed apts are a tragedy waiting to happen.

For the Alexan's price, a safer building was certainly possible. Sprinklers may fail.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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No, but many residential buildings are two story reducing the risk.

Five story wood framed apts are a tragedy waiting to happen.

For the Alexan's price, a safer building was certainly possible. Sprinklers may fail.

Reducing the risk of what?

There have been many reports of steel and/or concrete buildings that have had tragedies. Roofs caving in or blown off, fires that burned so hot due to the steel that people burned alive and so on.

Why would the sprinklers fail in Alexan's building rather than yours?
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I hear a lot about North Hills, what are the goods, what are the bads?

I've been looking to lease a place at the Alexan.
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The bad...Prices are high compared to rest of N Raleigh
The good.. great area!!
Kudos to Kelly for at least catching the crux of the OP's question!


Services, shops, groceries, convenience, accessibility.
What's not to love?
Just another of the couple hundred spots in Raleigh that are in the Top Ten Best locations.
Yeah, I can do that math...
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I hear a lot about North Hills, what are the goods, what are the bads?

I've been looking to lease a place at the Alexan.
The area is very desirable so even though it may seem that the apts. are overpriced, you are paying for the location, location, location.

Vicki
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:34 PM
 
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I agree with the previous posters. Living in North Hills is all about location. Living there puts you within arm's reach of many ammenities. The fact that a Trader Joe's is slated to go up just 1.8 miles away on Wake Forest Road in 2009 will only add to that area's already incredible appeal.

FWIW, here are some pictures I recently took of North Hills:

Some Pictures of North Hills ~ North Raleigh
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