New job in Chapel Hill; need housing.
June 2, 2011 6:57 PM Subscribe
Help me figure out the neighborhoods in and around Chapel Hill, NC.
posted by jeoc to home & garden (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm asking for a friend who just accepted a job at UNC Health Care. She is a middle-aged, single woman with a kitten who would like to live in a walkable, established neighborhood with a nice mix residents in different life stages (young families, middle-aged people, older people).
She is looking to rent a house (homebuying is probably out of the question right at the moment), ideally with good storage (basement/garage), nice outdoor areas, and pet friendly in the $900-$1500 range.
A shorter commute to UNC is preferred. Places way out in the country, more urban areas, and "cul-de-sac neighborhoods" are not preferred. Parks, farmers' markets, and shopping close by are good.
Having reviewed previous questions about the area, I think Durham, Raleigh, and Cary are not good fits due to commute times and character (if you think I'm wrong though, please set me straight). .
In what areas should she be targeting her search? Any tips on hunting down good rentals in the area?