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Old 09-21-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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Hi is anyone familiar with the Condos at Carlyle Square in Old Town? Thoughts? Pros? Cons?

The address in on Holland st. but it is just a block from Duke St. and it looks like 4 blocks to the King St. metro. I am not sure how save the area is though and we are out a lot walking our dogs, so I guess that is something to consider.

Also when one is renting a condo who normally pays the condo fee? Is it normally included in the rent price or is that something the renter pays in addition?

Thank you all for your help.
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:17 PM
 
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Very convenient to Old Town and the Metro, and a very safe area. I walk there past midnight all the time, and have never had a problem or seen any shady characters hanging around. I highly recommend it if safe and convenient are your top priorities.

Also, even late at night, you will see other dog walkers around there. There is actually a dog park behind the Carlyle Towers condos, although they are doing construction on it so I'm not sure if it's open right now.

Condo fees should be included any rent you're quoted. Condo fees are the responsibility of the owner, not the tenant.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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I live in the apartment building (Post Carlyle Square) that shares a garage, courtyard and pool with the condos. I can't speak to the condos themselves, but the area is very safe. There are a ton of people walking dogs in the morning and at night - a lot of people take them to the park/cemetary that's right across the street. I walk by myself from the metro back to the apartment at night without a problem. The metro is not far at all - probably only about a 6-minute walk. Having the Whole Foods that close by is very convenient. The shops and restaurants on King Street aren't far - just a couple of blocks up Duke, and then a couple more to get to King Street.

I like the area a lot. I've heard some complaints about construction noise, but I can't hear it from inside my apartment. I guess the only cons I can think of is that it's difficult for visitors to find street parking, and you're surrounded by new red brick buildings instead of the beautiful row houses of Old Town.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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Thank you so much for the information, it is greatly appreciated! Especially since thinking about this move and finding a place has my head and stomach feeling like you do when you eat way to much cotton candy and then ride the tilt a whirl to many times at the county fair!
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