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Moving there in a month. Looking for an apartment in the city or near by. Single, no kids, 30 years old. Any advise on which ones to check out or avoid? What areas do you recommend (Uptown, South Park, NoDa, etc.)? Looking to spend around $1,200/month in rent. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Gif of Kate Upton below for good measure. Thanks in advance!
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Blach is the foremost expert on renting apartments and gallivanting with 19 year olds at the pool in CLT.
blanch is going to use you as a sleeping bag.
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Single = Uptown for young chicks or Ballantyne for cougars.
Just be glad you're not moving to Grand Rapids.
I lived in Habersham (?) Apartments back in the early 90's. They were in good shape then and the location was pretty good.
I'm leaning towards Uptown. Headed there next week to look at places. I heard it can get pretty expensive there though. I haven't reached baller status yet like 99.9% of the RCMB. Thanks for the help, the more recommendations the better.
Not trying to rude but where are you moving from if CLT is expensive? Usually one of the things it has going for it is that it is cheap. I haven't officially lived there but spent 4 months there for work so I have a decent idea of the city. PM me if you like.
My cousin lives near and spends a good amount of time in NoDa. Lived near Uptown before that. He's about the same age but is married. I know he'd advocate both areas to you though.
I recommend that you live near your work because traffic there is brutal. Use that as jumping off point before signing a lease.
Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?
Saks - been here for 6 years and love it. Uptown is ok, and it's getting better and better. It's mainly business buildings and lunch places, no real shopping. With the exception of the new Epicenter, which is always busy at night and restaurants are starting to pop up around it.
If I was 30 and single, Uptown would be great. But don't think Uptown is like downtown Chicago.
High level: North & South Charlotte are great, stay away from East and West.
I lived at post uptown for a few years. It's a good location and reasonably priced. I would recommend Uptown, or South End. NoDa is a cool place as well but off on its own away from the city.
I still have never been to CLT. I understand the cost of living is cheap there. The nicer apartments I've looked at online are around $2,000/month, unless you live in a 500 square foot closet. I'll get a much better idea when I actually go there next week. I really don't want to spend more than $1,200/month.
Thanks for the info, very good to know!
Been here 20 years, I'd suggest near the hospitals in either Dilworth or Elizabeth. I like South Charlotte between Park rd & Sardis rd going toward the city. The people outside 485 have a tendency to be the transplants from ny/N.J.. I know nothin about the north side, its not my cup of tea. Happy to help if you need it. Don't believe the bullshit you hear about NASCAR 24-7, I've had like 2 conversations with ppl in all those years. Get ready, the heat is acoming. And the humidity.
South End seems to have a lot of cool places, looking forward to checking it out next week. Thanks for the info!
Haha NASCAR is the first thing everyone brings up when I tell them I'm moving there. Not a fan, never will be.
If you're not a fan stay away from Concord, Mooresville and University area. The north side has more fans and workers as that's where the teams are located.
South end near a light rail stop. Bars in south end are great, public transportation uptown to nightlife, Cats games, etc.
Move anywhere else.
Charlotte is one big awful suburban sprawl with zero character. It's traffic patterns masquerading as a city. Think an entire city of Novi sounds appealing? That's all it is.
I'd rather be homeless than live in Charlotte NC.
Camden South End
Camden Cotton Mills
I'd also check Craiglist, etc to see if you can find someone renting their condo at 230 South Tryon or the Iveys. Good luck and welcome.
Really appreciate all the advice, guys. You can always count on fellow Spartans.
Disagree. Charlotte is more like Columbus, OH with better weather.
Yeah, that's no great shakes either.
I really can't think of a worse place to live than Charlotte. I would probably choose to live in North Korea over Charlotte
I disagree. West Charlotte near the mall is your best bet.
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