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Old 01-17-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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Hello!

My husband, young son and I will be moving to Durham this summer for 1 year while he is a fellow at Duke.

We are looking for something within a 15 min drive to Duke that is safe and quiet. Specifically we need a 2 BR, 1 or 2 bath, at least 1000 sq ft. Good storage and at least W/D hookups if not the W/D themselves. Needs to be cat friendly. I will be staying at home with our son and fellows don't make much money, so $900/mo or so is all we can afford.

We don't know much about the area, but a few apartments that I have been in contact with that seem reasonable are:

Addington Farms
Alexan Place
Copper Mill

If anybody has experience with these, or other recommendations, I'd REALLY appreciate it!

Thanks for any help!
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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Addington or Alexan would be ok options, but I'd cross Copper Mill off your list. There's a nasty stench in that area from a retention pond I think it is.

You could also try the Brier Creek area in Raleigh. That's on the low end of the price range for that area as it's a bit upscale, but you may find a good deal out there. Try Villas at Brier Creek. They're brand new and often run good deals to fill the place up.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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Also check out Parc at University Tower. It is a shorter drive from Duke compared to Alexan Place and Addington Farms, but still safe. If you are willing to go just a little farther away, I have heard good things about Evergreens at Mt. Moriah. You may also want to check out some in Chapel Hill. Foxcroft is one I have heard a lot about, although I think the apartments are significantly older than some of these others names. I think Brier Creek may be longer than a 15-min drive (it is about 18 miles from West Campus), but it sure is a very nice area.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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Parc at University...I highly recommend. Send me a private msg if you consider. Very good apts!!
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