grady at ibiblio.org
Thu Jun 24 14:16:57 EDT 2004
Somebody who actually lives in Raleigh will want to speak up with
specifics, but the N&O ads are probably still yr best bet. As for
figuring out the neighborhoods, it has all changed a bit,
gentrification-wise, from when I lived there 10 years ago, but I have
the impression that Oakwood & Boylan Heights are still good places to
start, with the caveat that some streets will probably be gentrified out
of your price-range, whereas others might still be sketchier than you
were looking for.
Five Points used to be an option as well, but post-Glenwood South boom,
I'm guessing none of us could afford to move there now.
Bottom line: inside the beltline is still where you want to live if
you're the kind of person who'd post to alt.music.chapel-hill looking
for suggestions. You should be able to find a freestanding house or a
duplex; if you're not dead-set on such things, there are zillions of
apartment complexes and I'm not sure that any one is any better than any
other, so proximity to what you'll be doing becomes more important.
So I guess the other obvious question: what are you going to be doing in
Raleigh? Going to school or working? Are you set on Raleigh or have you
considered the other towns in the Triangle? There are housing bargains
to be had in Durham, to be sure.
Michael Lang wrote:
> So I'm moving to Raleigh in mid-July from Pittsburgh. I know no one
> in the city, and still have yet to find a place to live. I was
> referred to this list by the only person I know in the triangle area.
> I was told it was filled with friendly people who are happy to
> answer. I've been looking for places on the News Observer online,
> but I'm a little lost not knowing any of the neighborhoods in the
> city. Anywhere else I look I just get endless links to "The Pines at
> Suncrest" or "Suncrest at the Pines" or some soulless townhouse
> community with a similar name. Any guidance anyone could offer me as
> far as good places to live in Raleigh would be greatly appreciated.
> Take care, Michael Lang mjlang1979 at yahoo.com
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