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Old 02-14-2012, 06:13 AM
 
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Hi all,

I am looking for apartments (or lofts/townhomes/condos, etc) with hardwood floors in Durham. Apparently these are not common around here! I work at Duke Hospital and currently live nearby. I am mainly looking around Duke, downtown Durham, and South Durham/Southpoint area, but I am open to checking other areas out as well. The three things I really want are: hardwood floors, a pool, square footage >1000. The pool kind of limits me to a complex/community setting. I would like to keep rent around $1000, if possible. Here is my list so far.

Lofts at Lakeview
Trinity Commons
West Village
American Tobacco Campus
Sutton Station

I'm not sure if the combo I'm looking for is even possible (because some of the above are definitely a little out of the $1000 price range). But I definitely want hardwood floors, so any suggestions of places to add to my list would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:50 AM
 
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Trinity Props have a couple of apartments with hardwood floors but they're also pretty slummy. Newer apartments don't tend to have hardwood floors because carpet is easier to fix when a tenant moves out than refinishing a torn up hardwood floor.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Downtown Durham, NC
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Hi all,

I am looking for apartments (or lofts/townhomes/condos, etc) with hardwood floors in Durham. Apparently these are not common around here! I work at Duke Hospital and currently live nearby. I am mainly looking around Duke, downtown Durham, and South Durham/Southpoint area, but I am open to checking other areas out as well. The three things I really want are: hardwood floors, a pool, square footage >1000. The pool kind of limits me to a complex/community setting. I would like to keep rent around $1000, if possible. Here is my list so far.

Lofts at Lakeview
Trinity Commons
West Village
American Tobacco Campus
Sutton Station

I'm not sure if the combo I'm looking for is even possible (because some of the above are definitely a little out of the $1000 price range). But I definitely want hardwood floors, so any suggestions of places to add to my list would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
University Apartments on Chapel Hill St / DU Rd has Hardwood and a pool. It was built in the 1930's though (renovated in 2010), so the units are pretty small. For a 1,000 sf you need to go with a 3 br. It's two blocks from a Duke bus stop, and there's a DATA route 5 stop right out front.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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Thanks for your responses. That is kind of what I was afraid of... most newer/larger places have carpet because it is much easier to switch out. I was hoping people who have been around a little longer might know about places I couldn't find through repeated internet searches . Anyone else have other recommendations? Thanks for your help!
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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Thanks for your responses. That is kind of what I was afraid of... most newer/larger places have carpet because it is much easier to switch out. I was hoping people who have been around a little longer might know about places I couldn't find through repeated internet searches . Anyone else have other recommendations? Thanks for your help!
Not only that. Carpet easily hides crappy subfloor work and floors out of plumb from soil subsidence.

Even single family home builders don't want to do hardwood on other than the first floor.
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