Movin' on down to the QC. All your Charlotte advice goes here
August 11, 2014 5:31 PM Subscribe
Neighborhood? Specific building? Gyms? Any and all of your advice on these or other Charlotte related life-things.
I'll be going down in a few weeks to work and do an apartment search. I have a snazzy relocation package that includes someone's assistance for a day, and some [wonderful, but older] family who live in Charlotte. Co-workers who have already made the move have given advice, but many of them came from smaller, "safer" towns (I've lived in DC for the last 12 years) and their safety concerns are not mine.
I'll be working in the University area, but will not be living there.
[Single, early 30s, cis-het woman]
What I want:
-a one bedroom (or more?)
-washer/dryer in unit
-private balcony or patio.
-preferably under $1300/month
-some level of walkability/neighborhood/local bar/restaurants
I know. Simple. Many of the apartment buildings in uptown and its environs appear to attract 23 yr old guys working in finance who still think they are in school. Reviews use the word "FRAT" a lot. This is not appealing to me. And I don't need the billiard room, clubroom, poolside cabanas that seem to attract these types. (I am aware that only unhappy people take the time to review apartments).
Noda, Dillworth, Elizabeth, Plaza Midwood-these are more appealing neighborhoods to me. Do you have any specific opinions on neighborhoods, apartment buildings, or otherwise?
And maybe a crossfit box? (Ugh, I know) I like crossfit bc I like being programmed, the people are really nice and it's waaaaaay cheaper than a personal trainer for me, but I don't have a favorite named workout-so, a chill-ish one with lots of people at all levels?
(The last "moving to Charlotte askme is from 3 years ago and Charlotte seems to be rapidly changing/growing/converting condos to apartments)