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Old 02-20-2007, 10:45 PM
 
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I am relocating to charlotte in June and I was wondering where single people in their mid to late 20s, early 30s opt to live...it seems to me that uptown is popular but I don't exactly understand the deal with the wards....how do they differ? Also, I am looking for a a 1-2 bedroom rental for less than $1000/month so that may pose a challange as well.

I have never been to charlotte and will be getting one 3 day house hunting trip in april so I will have minimal time to explore.

Any help?
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:09 AM
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:58 AM
 
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I would recommend Uptown or South End. If not, you could definitely find things in your price range in the University area. You probably want to stay away from the suburbs for now (South Charlotte/Union County/Huntersville, etc).
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Phoenix area
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Default NoDa

I would throw the NoDa neighborhood into the mix. It is a historic neighborhood of Mill homes built in the early part of the 20th century that has been revitalized into an arts district. The homes have been restored by developers and sold to families, or restored by families themselves, most rapidly in the last 10-15 years.

Anyway -- because the neighborhood, which was once depressed and economically challenged, is now booming with hip restaurants, galleries, shops and even an old theater made new, developers are building trendy new condo spaces and renovating mill space into loft-type condos.

One-Bedroom $800 - $1590 952sf - 1327sf
http://www.highlandmill.com/

Every 1st and 4th weekend is Gallery Crawl, when galleries stay open late with special showings and local restaurants book live bands. There's Mellow Mushroom Pizza, Smelly Cat Coffehouse, Boudreaux's Louisiana Kitchen, The Evening Muse Live-Music Cafe, Neighborhood Theater, Real Eyes Bookstore...at least 6 art galleries and several specialty shops.

We have a house here that we bought 7 years ago and have remodeled, and I can say that I love our neighborhood experience here. The neighborhood's transition has been a long and difficult one and not without growing pains, but there's a real good energy and neighborhood spirit here. Couple that with some groovy music, good eats and fun shopping, and I think it's a really good place to live.

Here's the link to the neighborhood website:
noda.org
Check out Alexa Residential, LLC at the bottom right of the real estate page. Looks like they have some apt. and condo rentals, too.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:18 PM
 
Location: connecticut
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I just visited the University area b/c I am moving there in May and I absolutely loved it. There will always be something to do with the shops and restaurants, and during off peak traffic its 10-15 minutes from downtown and even when the traffic was a little worse it only took us 25 minutes without ever getting on the highway. Its an incredible area and the apartments are very nice and you can get the 1 bedrooms for under 800 and the 2 bedrooms for under 950 (not including cable/utilities which are also very cheap compared to what I pay now). How old are you anyways? 20's is very broad. I'm 24, male, and used to thriving busy areas. I love having things to do all the time around me.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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You should really read the rules Suzanne.
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:50 PM
 
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Default Here is some advice

Don't move to charlotte if you are single.
There is zero to do for singles. I have been a here, been to Lake norman clubs and parties. Been to all the uptown (its a joke) clubs and parties as well.
Charlotte is a family town. Its a dump if you are single.
Very couple/family friendly,extremely lame and boring.

Dirty town, tons of traffic, nothing to do, bunch of religious freaks as well.
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: PA
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You should really read the rules Suzanne.
What rules?
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Union County-Waxhaw
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Default where to live

Uptown is cool but right now lacks retail etc.
The Ballantyne area has a large populations of 20-30 somethings and apartments can be found for less than $1000 per month
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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I am relocating to charlotte in June and I was wondering where single people in their mid to late 20s, early 30s opt to live...it seems to me that uptown is popular but I don't exactly understand the deal with the wards....how do they differ? Also, I am looking for a a 1-2 bedroom rental for less than $1000/month so that may pose a challange as well.

I have never been to charlotte and will be getting one 3 day house hunting trip in april so I will have minimal time to explore.

Any help?
I was wondering the same thing...
I'm a 25yo male, considering moving in the next few months (depending on if I get this job), looking for pretty much the same things (1-2 bedroom apt for under 1k/month), and have the same questions (how do the wards work?, how easy is it to get around the downtown part of the city?, etc)...

Any help would be appreciated!
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