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Old 01-11-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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Hey all, I'm considering moving to the Raleigh area for college. I've seen that Cary seems to be a really safe place to live, and as far as I can tell Raleigh seems to be fairly safe too. If there's more info on the safety part I'd appreciate that. My main concern is if Cary is a family suburb mostly? As I'm not married and am 20 years old. I wanna be in a safe area but I don't wanna be in a place that's mostly families. I wanna be close to people my own age, and I'm not sure what age group Cary has.
My mom and I will be checking Raleigh/Cary out, along with other places around my birthday in May, so it'll be a birthday thing too.
Thanks for any info. I appreciate it.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You'll be happier in Raleigh where most of the other students live. There are plenty of safe neighborhoods and apartments there.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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If I were young and single I would not consider Cary.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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Thanks. Can anyone tell me which neighborhoods are safe in Raleigh and which ones to avoid? When I start looking at apartments I don't wanna end up in a bad area.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:25 AM
 
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Which college are you looking at? Meredith? NCSU? Any of the colleges have tons of student apartments nearby that are generally safe, but it would be easier to help you if you knew which college in particular.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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ALso, how far away from campus are you willing to live?
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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also, most of raleigh is pretty safe. northern and western is usually better. it does depend on how close to a specific school you'd want to be. brier creek has a lot of 20-somethings, but it's 20 minutes from downtown.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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Which college are you looking at? Meredith? NCSU? Any of the colleges have tons of student apartments nearby that are generally safe, but it would be easier to help you if you knew which college in particular.
It'd either be Meredith College, or School of Communication Arts.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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ALso, how far away from campus are you willing to live?
I'm willing to live 15-20 mins away, since I'm already use to doing that where I currently live. That's the main reason why I didn't have a problem considering Cary, because it's 15 mins from Raleigh, and I would've preferred living in a smaller town just outside of it.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:56 PM
 
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also, most of raleigh is pretty safe. northern and western is usually better. it does depend on how close to a specific school you'd want to be. brier creek has a lot of 20-somethings, but it's 20 minutes from downtown.
I don't mind the 20 minutes, just not sure if I can afford the brier creek area. $600 is sorta my budget, but could possibly go up to $620 if need be. I just wanna make sure I'm in a safe area that's affordable with my budget.
I've been looking at apartments online, and have some that have everything I want, so I know it's not impossible to find.

My wish list is:
Big bedroom/at least 11 by 13
Big closet (bonus if it's a walk-in)
Garage/Attached-Detached either way.
Amenities:
Dishwasher
High Speed Internet in unit
Washer and Dryer in unit preferably (or at least Washer/Dryer hookups

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