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Old 01-10-2010, 09:59 AM
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I am currently a student at NC State. I am looking for a one bedroom apartment near Edwards Mill and Duraleigh. I need to stay under $700. I have looked at the Marquis on Edwards Mill, but they seem fairly pricey. I also looked at Concord Apartments and at the Olde Raleigh Apartments. I liked all of them, but I was hoping to find additional information about them. Safety and cleanliness (no bugs) are both really important to me. If you have any advice on any of these complexes or if you know of other complexes in the area that are nice please let me know. Thank you!
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:43 AM
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I stayed at Olde Raleigh Apartments for two years. The only reason I moved was due to a problem neighbor below me. No problems with either pests or safety there, and it was very clean.

I'm now at Highlands at Olde Raleigh (just down the road). They are refurbishing the apartments with new appliances, cabinets, and counter tops. I like this place as well as Olde Raleigh Apartments. During the day construction can be a little noisy right now, but at night this is the quietest place I've stayed in Raleigh.

My cell phone didn't get good reception at Concord, so I never really considered them.

There are a couple of sites with crime maps out there. Just google "raleigh crime map." They should give you a better idea of places to avoid if that's a big concern.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:27 PM
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Here is a little more info with regard to rent increases at Olde Raleigh Apartments:
  • my initial lease term was for 12 months at 699/month
  • second term was for 13 months at 735/month
  • offer for third term was for 15 months at 770, 12 months at 780, 7 months at 810, or 1-5 months at 980
I haven't yet received my offer to renew at Highlands yet, so don't know how it will compare.

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Old 01-10-2010, 07:37 PM
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I live in Concord Apts along Duraleigh. I have a small (600 sq ft) apartment on the third floor that I rent for $525 per month. I have lived here for 18 months.

I haven't had any problems with noise.

I have seen a number of roaches (4 or 5), but all of them were large mature ones. This leads me to believe they came from outside my apartment and were trying to move in. None of them survived the encounter.

Cell phone reception is poor (AT&T), but it works most of the time.

They have garages you can rent for $75 per month. There is a pool, but it's mainly a kid's pool (deepest part is ~5ft). There is also a very basic mini-gym with two treadmills, a cross trainer skii type thing, an exercise bike, some barbells and a sit-up bench.

There are not many get-togethers or activities hosted by the complex. There has been one pool party, but that's all. Not really a big deal, but I've lived at other apartments that had regular gatherings hosted by the management.

I recommend the third floor: there is no one stomping around above you. Plus, I think the roaches like the lower levels more. And the balcony on the third floor is kind of cool. Potential downside: you have to lug your stuff up the stairs, bringing groceries home is a miniature workout.

Overall, it's decent for the price. But, if it were any more expensive, I'd move. Low price is this place's strong point. Nothing else is.
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