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Old 05-22-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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We are looking at finances for our move and are trying to get the biggest bang for our buck with an apt, condo, or house to rent. We need a 2 bed, but would love a 3 if we could afford it. Our cap is about $750. I will be going to either UNF or Chamberlain(in S. Jax). We have an 18 month old. So where should we avoid? We aren't looking for a perfect neighborhood(because those don't exist), but are looking for something that we aren't going to be robbed and I won't feel uncomfortable being a stay at home mom with a small child.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Northside Of Jacksonville
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Read this thread for ideas of housing near UNF: www.city-data.com/forum/jacksonville/270335-unf.html
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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At that price, stick to apartments or condos. LOTS of people are sub-leasing condos they bought as investments that are not paying off as they'd hoped, so you can rent a pretty nice condo for not a ton of money. Houses are gonna be pricier - my wife and I rented a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home in Lakewood (upper-middle-class) and it ran us $1,200 a month.

You can find decent apartments in the Town Center area near UNF. Maybe not walkable to UNF but definitely within biking distance.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: On the banks of the St Johns River
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Maybe try the Sandlewood area off of Atlantic Blvd just E of St Johns Bluff, or the Beachwood area off of Beach Blvd just East of 9A. Just might find something in there to rent for under $750. They are both about 10-15 minutes to UNF
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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We don't need to be super close to UNF. I would say around 20 minutes would be ok maybe a little further. We don't know where my husband will be working yet, so that will be a factor. I was more looking for a list of parts of the city that you would not want to be a woman with a child home by yourself. I know there are areas of Charlotte that I would not want to live in, so I am sure there are parts of Jax that are like that.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: On the banks of the St Johns River
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Except for maybe some areas of the Eastside (Buffalo Ave and Evergreen) Northside (Edgewood, Soutel and Moncrief Aves.)and Westside (103rd Street and Ricker Rd.& Old Middleburg Rd.)all other areas are just about the same. There are bad pockets in even some of the nicest areas, as I am sure there are nice pockets in some of the bad areas.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Northside Of Jacksonville
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Except for maybe some areas of the Eastside (Buffalo Ave and Evergreen) Northside (Edgewood, Soutel and Moncrief Aves.)and Westside (103rd Street and Ricker Rd.& Old Middleburg Rd.)all other areas are just about the same. There are bad pockets in even some of the nicest areas, as I am sure there are nice pockets in some of the bad areas.
Buffalo Ave. and Evergreen are part of the Northside Of Jacksonville, they're just east of 95.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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What about anything east of the St. Johns River and south of downtown?
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:59 PM
 
Location: On the banks of the St Johns River
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Buffalo Ave. and Evergreen are part of the Northside Of Jacksonville, they're just east of 95.
*** se *** sa! This has been discussed in here before. When I was growing up here in the 50's and 60's west of Main Street to the river was the EastSide. Northside was anything North of Springfield. You say tomato I say Toemahtoh....LOL

Last edited by madcapmagishion; 05-23-2011 at 07:35 PM.. Reason: CD doesn't allow French phrases?
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