Auston Woods Apartment Homes

5301 Roundstone Way, Charlotte, NC 28216
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One Bedroom Apartments With the Perfect Lifestyle

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Auston Woods Apartments in Charlotte, NCCharlotte, NC is an attractive place to live. In fact, the area boasts a mild, four-season climate and many things to do for both the outdoor enthusiast and for those who enjoy more traditional excursions. Located minutes from downtown Charlotte, the area is bursting with great food, nightlife, and entertainment. With restaurants and shops at your fingertips along with tons of charm, you will be happy with your decision to move to an apartment in Charlotte, NC.

If you are looking for a one bedroom apartment in Charlotte, NC look no further than Auston Woods. These apartment homes have distinctive architecture and exclusive amenities. We have four different styles of one bedroom apartments, ranging from 664 to 804 sq ft. It all depends on what you need and what you are looking for.

Located in the popular Northlake area of Charlotte, NC, situated just nine miles from Uptown Charlotte and minutes to I-77 and all the shopping, dining and entertainment Northlake has to offer, Auston Woods offers a tranquil setting with the conveniences of the city lifestyle. Because it's How You Live that matters.

For more information on Auston Woods, contact us.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Auston Woods

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteIt’s Thanksgiving week and a time each year when we reflect upon the blessing within our lives. Today our warmest Thanksgiving wishes go out to all of you, our residents, friends, and neighbors. Along with this note of thanks to you, this week we offer a special Thanksgiving “shout-out” to one of the more unsung Thanksgiving heroes, Sarah Hale. Historians credit Sara Hale as the originator of the Thanksgiving federal holiday.

Sara Hale undertook a 17-year letter writing campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday observed in all states. Before Hale, Thanksgiving was not a fixed holiday but rather an informal tradition. Presidents would select a day and make it known that it would be a day of thanksgiving and community. Hale lobbied five separate presidents for a set date until finally her request was granted by president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln congratulated her tenacity and immortalized the holiday as part of American culture.

So thanks, Sara, for your 17 years of letter writing, for securing our Day of Thanks on Thursday, and for your part in creating one of the most warm and celebrated day within our American culture!

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Downsizing to an Apartment

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 17, 2017

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteIf you’re a retiree or empty nester looking for a new home, you may be considering an apartment in Charlotte, NC. How do you know when it’s time to downsize and how do you do it the right way?

Retirees looking to downsize should consider the following:

1. Crunch the Numbers

The most important thing to consider when you’re deciding to rent is the cost. A smaller home often means smaller monthly payments or smaller maintenance costs.

2. Consider Your Lifestyle

If you’re retiring or an empty nester, you should ask yourself these questions – “What do I want to do?” “What do I enjoy doing in my free time? Golf, tennis, biking, and other outdoor activities?” “Do I prefer life in the city, with restaurants, theater, shopping, and cultural activities all within walking distance?” The answers may encourage you to find an apartment near the lifestyle you most want to enjoy.

3. Take Family into Account

Many people often choose to move or downsize because they want to be closer to family. If your family plays a big part in your daily lives it’s only fitting that you consider including them in your decision making process.

4. Simplify Your Stuff

Lastly, if you are seriously considering rightsizing, start going through your things now and declutter! This can be difficult, both emotionally and physically, especially if you’ve accumulated a lot of things over several years. It will help give you a better idea of what you need for space and storage in your next home. If you’re not sure how you’ll do in a smaller space, consider renting for a year or two to see how you like living in smaller quarters.

For more information on 2 bedroom apartments in Charlotte, NC, contact Auston Woods Apartments.

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Honorably Discharged Veterans will Soon Shop Tax-Free in Charlotte, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Auston Woods Apartments in Charlotte, NCHey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.

Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It’s the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery.

Adding 13 million potential new customers will give extra ammunition to the group that runs the stores on U.S. Army and Air Force bases worldwide as it fights Amazon and other retailers for veterans’ online shopping dollars.

Since hiring its first civilian CEO five years ago, the Exchange has upgraded the brands at base stores to include items like Disney toys, Michael Kors fashions and other top names. Like private stores, it’s also imposed tighter cost controls, reduced the number of employees and improved people’s experience on the website.

“The intent is to really beat Amazon at their game because we have locations literally on the installations,” said CEO Tom Shull. “We’re leaning toward not just ship-from-store but pick-up-from-store and eventually deliver-from-store.”

The Exchange is adding shipping centers within its stores to allow it to send products directly from those locations more cheaply and quickly. Twenty-six stores now ship orders, and that will expand to 55 by the end of the year.

Within the next three years, Shull said the goal is to deliver something on base within two hours of when it is ordered. That’s possible partly because the Exchanges are already on base, cleared by security.

The Exchange delivers most orders on the second day now. Shull said shipping from stores will make a big difference in regions around bases, which are often in more rural areas.

Expanding online shopping to all honorably discharged veterans is expected to add about $200 million annually within three years to the $8.3 billion in sales the Exchanges generated last year.

Adding those shoppers, what Shull called “the foundation of our growth,” is critical to help offset the 13 percent decline in the number of active-duty Army and Air Force soldiers since 2011 when the Exchange generated $10.3 billion revenue.

“It’s a modest benefit, but it can save you thousands of dollars a year,” said Shull, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy who served in the Army for a decade before starting a retail career at chains including Macy’s.

Former Marine Forrest Cornelius was among the first to sign up at the verification website when it launched in June, and got a chance to start shopping early to test it out. The 51-year-old was impressed by the site and a deal he found on Ray-Ban sunglasses.

“The biggest thing is price. They’re always going to be a little bit cheaper,” said Cornelius, who lives in Dallas.

But competing on price in today’s retail environment is increasingly difficult, said Edward Jones analyst Brian Yarbrough. Just look at how much trouble Walmart has competing with Amazon, he said, because Walmart has the fixed costs associated with its stores.

“To think you’re going to compete on price, you’re going to have a hard time there,” he said.

Under Shull’s leadership, the Exchange stores have traded their industrial feel and reliance on off-brand merchandise for a more modern look featuring well-known labels.

Two-thirds of the main Exchange store at Offutt Air Force Base resembles any department store, with prominent displays of name-brand makeup, Nike fitness gear and Carter’s clothes for kids. The rest is filled with the kind of electronics, appliances, housewares and toys found at Walmart or Sears, with major brands in every section.

The Exchanges don’t pay rent for their military base locations, and the government transports some of their supplies and goods to far-flung locations, but otherwise they operate mostly like an independent retailer. Roughly two-thirds of the employees are family members of soldiers or airmen.

The Exchange, which is part of the Defense Department, reported earnings of $384 million last year. That’s a sharp contrast from five years ago when Shull arrived to projections of $180 million in losses.

Of last year’s profit, $225 million was returned to the defense department to help pay for quality-of-life programs on bases like child development and fitness centers. Besides the main stores, the Exchanges also operate more than 70 movie theaters and bring in franchise restaurants and other vendors for the shopping malls it operates on bases.

Shull feels those are good reasons for the new online shopping privileges to draw veterans to do their shopping there.

“Veterans value the cost savings and what they can do to support the military,” he said.

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Off-Leash Pup-Friendly Parks in Charlotte, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Auston Woods Apartments in Charlotte, NCIf you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC with your dog, you know that every pup needs a place he can feel the wind in his fur. Luckily, Charlotte’s area dog parks—many of which are off-leash and fenced in—offer you dog plenty of room to roam. Here are three favorite off-leash dog parks around town.

Davie Dog Park
4635 Pineville-Matthews Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28226

The largest is Davie Dog Park in South Park’s William R. Davie District Park. The 5-acre, fenced-in space divides large and small dogs into separate areas so no one gets trampled. Owners relax on benches seated beneath tall trees while their pooches roam freely.

Barkingham Park
2900 Rocky River Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28215

A bit busier location is Barkingham Park in Reedy Creek Park. The 4-acre, University City site draws active breeds of all shapes and sizes. Like Davie, Barkingham divides them into fenced-in spaces based on weight class. Toys, plastic swimming pools and water stations are available, but here camaraderie is king and every hour is social hour.

Ray’s Fetching Meadow
8711 Monroe Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28212

If you want to keep things low key, stick to smaller space. Ray’s Fetching Meadow in South Park is a 1-acre dog park in McAlpine Creek Park. Also off leash and fenced in, Ray’s will give your mutt a little leg room before you hit the walking trails—just be sure to leash up for that portion of the outing.

Dog parks are open from 7:30 a.m. to sunset seven days a week. For more info, visit mecknc.gov.

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Auston Woods Apartment Homes

5301 Roundstone Way, Charlotte, NC 28216

Call: 833-392-5643
Email UsAustonWoods.PropertySite.HHHunt@aptleasing.info
View Map

Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

$883-$1,200