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Old 05-17-2007, 06:02 AM
 
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Hi All, my husband is going to work ½ year at Duke university this fall. We are from Sweden and have no idea what the area is like, can anyone help us? we would like to live close to the university campus, where would you recomend us to look for an apartment? Thank you !
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:45 PM
 
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Not knowing your budget and if you need somewhere furnished or not, these are the 2 nicest complexes in Durham. They're expensive compared to other complexes in Durham (I don't live in them because I can't afford them, but I wish I could).
1) Station 9 - This is an awesome apartment complex. It's really new and they have great amenities and the apartments are really nice. This is probably where I would live if it wasn't more expensive.
http://www.stationnine.com
2) Lofts at Lakeview - Very upscale with wood floors, granite counter tops, and random things like cooking classes and again, lots of amenities. It's more expensive than Station Nine, and I'm not sure if it's worth the extra cost.
http://www.loftsatlakeview.com/

I would say these two are within walking distance to west campus and the medical center.

There are other nice places that are less expensive, but are more within driving distance of campus. The other places I would recommend checking out if you have a car -
1) Crossdaile Farms - These are nice and new, but not as good location as the next two.
http://www.gardenviewrealty.com/woodstone/
2) West Village - Cool loft/warehouse style apartments. I've heard people complain about noise, but they have a really cool setup.
http://www.westvillageapts.com/
3) Alexan Place at South Square - This is where I live and I think it's great. It's not too expensive, and many units are new, and I really like the location.
http://home.nc.rr.com/alexanplace/ (broken link)

Good luck!
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:54 PM
 
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West Village qualifies as walking distance as well...certainly to East campus and you can take a bus from there. The 9th street-east campus-brightleaf area is probably the best bet for finding a decent place for 6 months with easy access to Duke without a car.
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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I live in the Lofts at Lakeview currently. We also looked at Station Nine, but the Lofts is hands-down better. I have a 15 minute walk to West Campus. The rent is high for this area ($1,000 to $2,000ish a month), but it is worth it in my opinion. There are also a ton of other Duke students here, and the minimum age is 22, so mainly graduate/law/medical students.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:18 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies. We are looking for something furnished and our budget is max. $1000/month if it is possible close to the campus area.
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