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Living in Charlotte: Cosmopolitan Vibe with Small Town Charm

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 22, 2018
Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteAn area’s quality of life has moved up on the list of factors that a business considers when choosing a location, whether it’s a corporate headquarters, manufacturing plant or back-office operation.

That new paradigm has given Charlotte, NC a competitive edge for many years, and it is an edge that is becoming even sharper as the 16-county regions grows and adds even more amenities.

The region is blessed with a temperate climate and four distinct seasons. North Carolina's mountains and beaches are just a few hours away. With its prime location along the East Coast and as home to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the nation’s eighth busiest airport, Charlotte USA offers easy accessibility to the rest of the country – and the world. Residents can choose from an array of urban, suburban and rural lifestyles, as well lakeside living on Lake Norman and Lake Wylie.

Light Rail Attracts Development

Charlotte has a sophisticated Uptown that is not only the heart of the city’s banking center (second-largest in the U.S.), but also a growing residential hub. Uptown is also at the heart of the city’s developing light rail network, which is part of its overall mass transit system called CATS.

In 2007, the 9-mile first leg of the Lynx Blue Line opened between the center city and I-485 in south Charlotte, which has led to $1.4 billion in development along its route in 10 years. The 10-mile extension of that line, connecting the center city with UNC Charlotte, is now under construction and expected to open in 2017.

A second line, the Lynx Gold Line, is a modern streetcar. The first leg, 1.5 miles long and connecting the center city to the Elizabeth neighborhood, is scheduled to open in summer 2015. It will eventually be extended in both directions to connect the city’s East and West sides.

The development community has embraced light rail. It sees the willingness of the public sector to invest in infrastructure and put a vision into action as a catalyst.

Center cities throughout the region are being revitalized. For example, in Hickory, in Catawba County, five empty major historic mills have been redeveloped, thanks, in part, to the city’s vacant building grants. More than 20 buildings have been salvaged altogether. Among them are the 37,000-square-foot Piedmont Wagon Factory building, which now houses the headquarters of Cornerstone United Inc., and Hollar Mill, now a multi-use entertainment destination with event space and restaurants.

These former manufacturing facilities along the rail corridor were vacant and derelict with vagrants living in them and covered in graffiti. But they had wonderful architectural character and have been brought back to life.

Lots to See and Do

No matter where you live in Charlotte USA, you have easy access to a multitude of cultural, recreational and sporting activities.

The Charlotte area is a mecca for NASCAR enthusiasts, with both the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sports fans also enjoy the NFL Carolina Panthers and the NBA Charlotte Hornets, as well as AAA baseball in the recently opened BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte and the adjacent Romare Bearden Park. Other minor league baseball teams call the area home, and college basketball is as much a religion as it is a sport.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the U.S. National Whitewater Center offers activities including whitewater rafting, mountain-biking, running, climbing, kayaking and canoeing. For walkers, hikers and bicyclists, the Carolina Thread Trail is made of 220 miles of trails, greenways and blueways that meander through a 15-county area.

While Charlotte’s Uptown beckons art lovers with the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, the Levine Museum on the New South, the Mint Museum of Art and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, each county has its own art scene and engaging museums to visit.

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To Rent Or To Buy?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteAs the spring real estate market of 2018 begins to spin into action, and a whole new set of home seekers contemplates entering, there is no single greater question asked than whether it's more cost effective to continue renting, or to buy, a home of their own.

When faced with the decision to rent or buy, many would-be-homeowners find that the answer will depend on three things: their market, where they choose to live, and whether they like to do home improvement and maintenance projects themselves.

Not all housing markets are the same.

How far the dollar goes in a market may make the decision for the buyer as to whether they buy. In a market where there are a lot of $100,000 homes for sale, there will be more qualified buyers, rather than in a market where the average price point is 10 times that amount.

Many new homeowners underestimate the amount of home improvement and maintenance projects (and their associated costs) that are part of homeownership, especially if they've historically been renters. Gone are the days of calling the landlord when the water heater decides to leak, or the driveway needs to be repaved.

When it's their house, they're responsible for the repairs and upkeep. If they like to complete home improvement and maintenance projects, or if they've already decided that they'll be hiring someone to assist with those things, being comfortable with the responsibility (or not) will have would-be buyers leaning one way or another as it relates to renting or buying.

Finally, many home seekers will find that the actual costs of monthly rents and monthly mortgage payments for a single-family home are at an equilibrium in any given area. The challenge for them lies in not having the funds available for a decent down payment, or a low credit score, that hinders their ability to qualify for a mortgage that tips the scales in favor of renting over buying.

Rent or buy, knowing their market, the type of inventory available for rent or purchase in their area, and recognizing that homeownership will translate into home improvement and maintenance projects, should be part of the thought process when home seekers contemplate their next move.

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Valentine's Day in Charlotte

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 08, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteDon't know what you're doing yet for Valentine's Day? If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC here are a list of suggestions for both couples and single folks in the area.

Anti-Valentine's Day: Featuring drink specials, a special menu and special bowling deals. Pre-book lanes at $30 per person, which includes two hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental and one drink ticket. Feb. 14. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. 704-716-9300. www.strikecitycharlotte.com.

Charlotte Symphony Pops- A Symphonic Valentine: The Charlotte Symphony, conducted by Roger Kalia, presents this performance of romantic orchestral favorites and love songs from popular Broadway musicals and films. $25-$79. Feb. 13-14, 8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Charlotte Valentines Day Wine & Beer Tour: Wine tastings and beer tastings. Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $69 per person. Departs from Uptown at 603 South College St. www.winemedown.com/valentines.html.

Colure: Valentine’s Day & Speed Dating Edition: DRandSMILES.com presents this speed dating/networking event with wine selections, a DJ and lots of single folks. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com. Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Vin Master Wine Shop, 2000 South Blvd., Suite 610. 704-307-5565. www.thevinmaster.com.

Cuddle You So Hard: Valentine’s Day Bar Crawl Bar crawl admission gets you into participating stops for free where you can enjoy drink specials and mingle with other crawlers. $20. Feb. 14, 5 p.m. Kicks off at Fitzgerald's Irish Pub (201 E. 5th St.) and continues on to participating venues that include Prohibition, Roxbury, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Bar Charlotte, Tilt on Trade, SIP, Vida Vida, Bubble, Whisky River, Tin Roof, Suite, Howl at the Moon, and Local on 5th. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.

Cupid's Undie Run: Half-naked runners (must have undies on!) take to the streets to run and raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Doors open and the party starts at 12 p.m.; Awards ceremony at 1 p.m.; Undie run at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.cupidsundierun.com/city/charlotte/. Feb. 14. Rooftop 210, 210 E. Trade St., Suite 230.

Desserts First Valentines Day at Cajun Canvas: Enjoy sweets from a dessert buffet and choose from two painting sessions (4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.). Feb. 14, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cajun Canvas, 11116 South Tryon St., Suite B. www.cajuncanvas.com/events/desserts-first-valentine-celebration/.

Dining in the Dark: A Journey of Taste, Sound and Touch - Valentine’s Edition Good Eats and Meets presents this journey of taste, sound and touch. Enjoy a romantic evening with a special someone or come solo or with a group of friend. Dinner prepared by Chef Paul Verica of Heritage Food and Drink. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com. $75 per person or $125 per couple. Heritage Food and Drink, 201 W. South Main. St., Matthews.

Heart’s a Bustin’ 5K Trail Run: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a festive 5K trail run at the Garden. Co-organized with the Carolina Thread Trail, the race will start at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s Persimmon Trail and continue through the Carolina Thread Trail’s Seven Oak’s Preserve Trail. (Trail run is a loop). Proceeds benefit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the Carolina Thread Trail. $30 individual, $50 couples. Feb. 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org/hearts-bustin-5k/.

Love Bites: Carolina Voices celebrates a holiday of both love and angst with a performance of a variety of love songs, from ballads to break-up tunes. $18-$23. Feb. 13, 8 p.m.; Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.

UNCC Confessions Stoplight Speed Dating: An evening of mixing and mingling with folks, some of who have come looking for romance. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com. Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Red@28th, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112A.

Valentine’s Day Cruises: Valentine’s Day cruise on Lake Norman. For reservations, call 704-663-2628. Feb. 14, 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. $65-$85. Queens Landing, 1459 River Highway. www.queenslanding.com/valentinesday.

23rd Annual Johnson Valentine Bash: The R.A.I.N benefit features performances by Lovesucker, It’s Snakes, Hardcore Lounge, Big Puffy Yellow Productions and DJ Godwin. Feb. 14. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. 704-333-9799. www.snugrock.com.

8th Annual Valentease Burlesque Show: Burlesque performances from the award-winning Big Mamma D and special guest Tora Torrid, in addition to other lovely performers. $15-$18. Feb. 14, 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200. www.visulite.com.

4th Annual Kiss My Ass Cupid Party: Geared towards singles - at least, we're assuming based on the title - this party features $5 "u-call-its" and no cover from 9:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Feb. 14. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-7878. www.suitecharlotte.com.

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Auston Woods Apartment Homes

5301 Roundstone Way, Charlotte, NC 28216

Call: 833-392-5643
Email UsAustonWoods.PropertySite.HHHunt@aptleasing.info
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

$883-$1,200