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Old 01-07-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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We will be moving to Charlotte in about less than month's time, very short notice! We are initally looking for an apartment to rent. Here are my requirements:
1. Safe area
2. Good elementary school, as my son will be starting Kindergarten this year and I want to give him a good impression of public schools.
3. Easy commute to Uptown, where my husband will be working.
4. Not much interested in giving importance to dining, arts, entertainment etc.

Can somebody recommend a good are for me?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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A good commute in Charlotte depends on your personal view of traffic. With your requirements he could be looking at 30-45 min each way. How much are you wanting to spend per month on an apartment? That will eliminate a lot.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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I would suggest Huntersville. About 15 miles north of Uptown Charlotte. Maybe 30 minute commute in traffic give or take a few minutes. There are brand new apartments at I-77 and exit #23. Also several fairly new apartments at Exit #25 (nightmare area for traffic though). Exit #23 is better (traffic) and closer into Charlotte.
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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A good commute in Charlotte depends on your personal view of traffic. With your requirements he could be looking at 30-45 min each way. How much are you wanting to spend per month on an apartment? That will eliminate a lot.
I can go upto $1000/month for the rent, but I would prefer in a managed community, dont want the hassle of dealing with individual landlord. Commute time can be around 30 - 45 mins. I was thinking of Matthews as the schools are good there, but reviews at apartmentratings.com tells me that there are lot of theft going on there.
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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I can go upto $1000/month for the rent, but I would prefer in a managed community, dont want the hassle of dealing with individual landlord. Commute time can be around 30 - 45 mins. I was thinking of Matthews as the schools are good there, but reviews at apartmentratings.com tells me that there are lot of theft going on there.
One word, HUNTERSVILLE!

GOOD LUCK!
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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I think southeast Charlotte would also work for you.
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Steele Creek area, Charlotte
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[quote=akpreets;2441789]We will be moving to Charlotte in about less than month's time, very short notice! We are initally looking for an apartment to rent. Here are my requirements:
1. Safe area
2. Good elementary school, as my son will be starting Kindergarten this year and I want to give him a good impression of public schools.
3. Easy commute to Uptown, where my husband will be working.
4. Not much interested in giving importance to dining, arts, entertainment etc.

Can somebody recommend a good are for me?

Thanks in advance.[/quote

I agree, Huntersville and Cornelius are areas to look at. I would avoid having a Charlotte mailing address especially one in an apartment. It is very hard to find an apartment in Charlotte that is not crime ridden. Also, a good elementary school would be harder to find in the Charlotte area...CMS is very overcrowded and has it's own issues. I would definitely look outside of Charlotte but avoid the Steele Creek area (southwest Charlotte.) I have heard that there is alot of traffic on the Northern side of Charlotte and so on but hear that crime is seldom there.
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