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Old 04-19-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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Hello Everyone,

I came up for the CMS job fair from Florida and took a job at Grangier High School as an EC Teacher. I was told by several people not to find housing in the area because it is not safe, but because I am not from NC I know nothing about any areas. Could anyone recommend an apartment community that is safe, affordable (not more than $850) that would also not be a long commute. I would really appreciate any help
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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Hello Everyone,

I came up for the CMS job fair from Florida and took a job at Grangier High School as an EC Teacher. I was told by several people not to find housing in the area because it is not safe, but because I am not from NC I know nothing about any areas. Could anyone recommend an apartment community that is safe, affordable (not more than $850) that would also not be a long commute. I would really appreciate any help
Define long commute.
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:37 PM
 
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Define long commute.
Hello lovesMountains, I would say not more than 40 minutes.
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:40 PM
 
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Hello lovesMountains, I would say not more than 40 minutes.
Great! We can work with that I was afraid you were going to say "Ten minutes".

Back with some ideas...
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:49 PM
 
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The thing is, you do not want to live anywhere within at least 5 mile radius of this school. And truly, there are not too many apartments I would recommend in east Charlotte in general. The other apartments I have in mind (Eastover Ridge) I just checked online and they are over $900. month right now. I do have a favorite place I like to recommend, Gallaria Village. I will send you a link so you can see what you think. This will however most likely give you a 35 minute commute. There are other apartments that are nice in the area immediately south and southeast of uptown which are nice, but they are all out of your price range I believe.
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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Thank you LovesMountains, I hope to compile a list of places for my next visit. I will be making my move in a few months, and I really want to make an informed decision. I will check out the apartments you recommended
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:12 PM
 
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You might want to check out Eastover Ridge anyway. We lived there a few years ago and they offered a special that knocked $200 a month off the market rate. And when our lease was up after a year, they were going to let us keep paying the same rate (we ended up buying a house, but it was nice that we could've kept paying the special rate). They are very nice apartments.

Eastover Ridge was the best apartment complex we lived at in Charlotte (over a 5-yr. period we lived at: 3400 Selwyn, The Fairington, Piper Station, and Eastover Ridge).
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:17 PM
 
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You might want to check out Eastover Ridge anyway. We lived there a few years ago and they offered a special that knocked $200 a month off the market rate. And when our lease was up after a year, they were going to let us keep paying the same rate (we ended up buying a house, but it was nice that we could've kept paying the special rate). They are very nice apartments.

Eastover Ridge was the best apartment complex we lived at in Charlotte (over a 5-yr. period we lived at: 3400 Selwyn, The Fairington, Piper Station, and Eastover Ridge).
Thanks Jennej, I will look up the info, if you come across anything else, please let me know. I plan to take another trip in the next month, and then moving at the end of June.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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The University area wouldn't be a bad commute, since the hours are early. I don't know monthly rent, but there are a ton of apartments.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:34 PM
 
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The University area wouldn't be a bad commute, since the hours are early. I don't know monthly rent, but there are a ton of apartments.
Therein lies the problem - "a ton of apartments". I never advise anyone coming to Charlotte to live in areas thick with apartments - they are just magnets for crime.
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