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Old 02-18-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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Hi,

I recently got a job in Rockwell Collins. I am moving there in the month of March (mid). Can someone please suggest me some good apartments near Rockwell Collins.

Some of the criteria that I have is
1. 1 Bedroom
2. Max rent possible is 550$
3. Distance from the office should be less than 3 miles

I have googled but most of the apartments are more than 550$ and the ones less have no availability.

Thanks,
Chandra
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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I think most of the apartments around a 3-mile radius of Rockwell will be at least $550, or not more, though I'm not really familiar with apartment pricing. You might have to widen your search beyond 3 miles ... further down Blairsferry Rd toward Hiawatha, or perhaps going towards Marion (but before the city of Marion). Good luck!

PS: I just remembered some older apartments on Council Rd, NE. They were called the St. Andrew Apartments. Not too far from Rockwell. They are on a golf course, not sure of the conditions now, but I would guess they might be in your price range. Is in a nice area. Maybe 5 miles from Rockwell.

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Old 02-19-2013, 08:52 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. I just wrote 3 miles because I did not want to spend time travelling. But if I do want to get a decent apartment, I am willing to look beyond 3 miles also.

I'll check about St. Andrews.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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You have an unfortunate trend working against you around Rockwell Collins, in that many of the apartment complexes in the area cater to short-term RC employees who are comparatively well-off. I actually heard this from the leasing staff at one complex while I was looking to move, and if you compare rents to elsewhere in the city it seems accurate. This goes for Briarwood, Grand Reserve, Granite Valley- all are nice, all are close, all are more than you want to spend.

The Saint Andrew's Apts is going to be in the $600/mo range.

You can try the Woodcrest Apts further down Blair's Ferry, but I suspect they are going to be more than you want to spend too. See if you can stretch a little.

If you become desperate: The Cedar Hills apts on Glass Road are advertising a 1bd/1bth for $530/mo. BE WARNED: These apts have a pretty bad reputation, though I have no first-hand experience with them so I'm just passing along rumor. They are however in your budget, not too far away, and convenient to I-380.

My advise: Spend a little more per month if you can, or look further away.

Good Luck! Let us know how it turns out.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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I was able to look on apartments in apartmentratings.com More than 80% of the apartments close to RC either has bad maintenance or people doing pot, cops coming often etc.

After seeing the reviews I am more than willing to spend more and have a better place than paying less and living in a jail. So I will look into the apartments Briarwood, Grand Reserve, Granite Valley.

Right now I am considering to spend more on the house or travel from far provided it is a pretty decent place to stay with no issues I mentioned at the start.
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