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Old 11-06-2007, 07:25 PM
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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Hi All -

We are relocating in January from NJ and need to rent a 3 bdrm apartment for 6 months. Any recommendations on complexes close to RTP? We were thinking that we want to be in the Morrisville area. We have 2 small children. We thought about Camden Westwood and Legends at Preston but read some bad write-ups on them.

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Old 11-06-2007, 08:01 PM
Location: Cary, NC
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My friends that live at Camden Westwood and Legends-at-Preston all have good things to say about them. Or at least haven't said anything terrible. Most have renewed their leases (or moved into a house that they had purchased). Also check out Crabtree Crossing, Bexley at Preston and I believe there are apartments at Carpenter Village as well.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:05 AM
Location: Piedmont NC
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You may find some private smaller homes/townhouses for rent in the Carpenter Village area, too, unless you really prefer to be in an apartment complex. Try looking at Block & Associates Rentals -- the site is easy to navigate, and there are listings in/around Morrisville. I think you can access their site via nchomerentals.

I live in Carpenter Village, and there are lots of nice young families here with children of all ages. I am within easy walking distance to a branch of the public library, and there are a number of good elementary schools here.

There are also good re-sales in the neighborhood, and some of the families have had to rent their homes in the past several months due to the market right now. You may luck into a nice place to call 'home' without moving into a complex, if you want more options.

We rented a three-bedroom townhome with an attached two-car garage at Olde Townes at Carpenter Village, and were very happy in the apartment for the year we were there -- except for the new management that took over (we just found them rude in the office). Still, my only dealings with them was to drop off the month's rent, so I had little to do with them. The apartments were relatively new and well-maintained, and what little things I did need addressed were no problem with the maintenance crew.
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:46 AM
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Camden Westwood
Oaks at Weston
Preston's Reserve

All of those are in the area. There are others, but those are the ones I remember.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:41 AM
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Also look into Courtney Reserve (Cary Park area). I haven't lived there but I live in the Cary Park and reaching Credit Suisse using back roads is a 5-15 min ride depending on what time you are traveling.

As always, refer to aptratings.com for apt. reviews. The negative reviews are the first to be put there, but that's what I was interested in anyways.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:11 PM
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In addition to the neighborhoods mentioned above, there always seem to be a few houses for rent in Breckenridge in Morrisville (look up Parkside Valley Dr in your favorite mapping software). It's very close to RTP - just off Davis, 5-10 minutes south of RTP into Wake County. I have no idea of the price range, but the neighborhood has a range from town homes to 3000 sq ft houses, so you might find something in that would fit.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:47 PM
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Default Try Southern Oaks at Davis Park

Brand new community at Davis & Hopson. I just moved there and it is a very short drive. Anything that will keep me off the highways is a good thing!
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