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Old 12-02-2011, 07:11 AM
 
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Hello everyone,

I'm moving from Virginia to the Charlotte area for grad school in May.

I have a part-time job at Cox Mill HS lined up.

I'm looking for a smart place to live if I'm going to be driving from the high school to UNCC throughout the year. Since I'm totally oblivious to the area, I figured this is the best place to start.

Apartment complexes where I could seek roommates will probably be the best fit - obviously looking for convenience, safety, least driving time possible - as well as being around people my age (mid 20's and up).

I'm sure you guys know more than me - so have at it!

Also, I apologize if this has been asked by someone else earlier. If it has, please direct me to that post - thank you!!
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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To be honest, when it comes to finding roommates, esp. when it's involving moving to a place where you may not know a lot of people, I would check on craigslist to look for people who are seeking roommates in that general area.
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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See if a place like this appeals...

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Old 12-02-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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To be honest, when it comes to finding roommates, esp. when it's involving moving to a place where you may not know a lot of people, I would check on craigslist to look for people who are seeking roommates in that general area.
Yes, I would highly recommend craigslist for finding roomates, nigerian investments, and farm jobs, anh oh yeah, hookers too.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:45 AM
 
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Obviously it doesn't hurt to look on craigslist, but definitely try to meet the person (in public) first before agreeing to anything.

I've never actually been on the campus of UNCC, but most schools have one of those boards where people post flyers if they're looking for roommates. Although I would assume you'd want to live with fellow grad students so that may be a little tougher to find.

No idea if this is any good (you need to register to use it) but they also have a section on their website to help find roommates and off-campus housing - University of North Carolina Charlotte Off Campus Housing Service - Home

Some people may debate the safety of the area around UNCC, but of course you'd be close to school and still a pretty easy commute for your job. Hopefully you're able to see any prospective place for yourself before signing anything
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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There are lots of Apt complexes around Concord Mills Mall which would be convenient to both places, but I would start at the UNCC Off-campus housing office:
University of North Carolina Charlotte Off Campus Housing Service - Home

You could also give them a call for personal advice
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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I think the graduate student office at UNCC should be able to provide some help. Check with us here on specific locations first before you commit to anything. Unfortunately the university area has some bad pockets nearby so I would be extra careful before you decide to rent and really do your homework.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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What will you be doing over the summer? Are you guaranteed a job at Cox Mill in the fall? It be a shame to pick some place to live based on the HS location, then you end up across the county or in a different district all together.
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