Apartments (for non-students?)

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Disgruntled

Matthews, NC

#1 Jan 1, 2013
Hey, I've been scouring Craigslist and even going to the major apartment rental companies trying to find a one bedroom in town for me and my husband.

Unfortunately, I'm running into the problem where everything is for students! There are so many apartments I can't rent because I'm not a student and it's frustrating.

The other catch? I'm only twenty. So, that's also posing a problem, being twenty and not a student. Gets me some weird looks; right now I'm living a mile outside of town and that's not working without a car.
Disgruntled

Matthews, NC

#2 Jan 1, 2013
Also, not being a student, I say 'in town'. Whether that be near Walmart, Harris Teeter or wherever. Don't mean 'a walk to campus'.

Figured this topic might aid everyone else who may have taken 'quicker' option for a career. CNA, vocational, whatever, and find themselves working full time jobs earlier then what's possible with college.
Bob

Wilmington, NC

#3 Jan 1, 2013
AVOID the major rental companies. Try to find someone who is renting by owner, and not through a property management service. But, that pretty much limits you to houses, which means you're going to have to pay more. I got lucky I rent out of town (Deep Gap), from a couple that lives in Florida. They're really good about getting things fixed in a timely manner, and let me do whatever to the place to make the house more like a home for me and my family. (No anal rules about no pets, no nails in the walls, etc.)That's the best advice I can give. You're pretty much limited as to who you can rent from by not having a car.
Bob

Wilmington, NC

#4 Jan 1, 2013
Also, you can try to be put on the list at White Laurel or Meadow Hill, if you're low income and don't mind the drama.
good luck

Sugar Grove, NC

#5 Jan 1, 2013
Good luck is all i can say. ASU has ruined being able to afford to live in Boone unless mommy and daddy are paying for everything.
Disgruntled

Fayetteville, NC

#6 Jan 17, 2013
Well crud, because mommy and daddy aren't paying.

I'm paying 600 right now for an aparment, pretty spacious, so... even 400 to 500 I could do. I just found a list of rental agencies, some appear to not be the major rental agencies.

Did ASU always have a hold on the apartments in Boone? I hear older folks talk about how ASU use to be where the poor kids went to college. Times have changed?

Oh yeah, the car part sucks. But I don't have the money or enough credit built up to buy a car. Not looking to be thousands in debt. It's a shame, I moved to Boone due to the reputation of being easily walkable... and it is. But all the rich kids have cars! They don't need to live in town... jk, that's mean.
Sugar

Charlotte, NC

#7 Jan 18, 2013
Kellwood condos are a good place. Not a lot of students there. I rent from an owner, and am really enjoying the neighorhood. It is so hard to find a place that is not meant expressly for students. Good luck!
info

Sanford, NC

#9 Jan 18, 2013
** They only rent to famlies and etc no students
Bob

Lenoir, NC

#10 Jan 18, 2013
Just don't let your place go to shit when you rent my ex wife locked her cat in the bathroom everyday while she worked. The floor rotted through from the cat piss.
jerry

Boone, NC

#11 Mar 7, 2013
no poor people in the town limits sorry
Disgruntled

Candler, NC

#12 Apr 9, 2013
Wait... now hold on here, did her cat... um, not know how to use the litter box? Why is her cat locked in the bathroom and pissing on the floor? Why is the litter box not in the bathroom? WHY IS THE FLOOR ROTTING FROM CAT PISS!!!?

I'll check into those condos.

Well dang it all Jerry, I guess I'm banned from city limits.

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