Thanks to an average vacancy rate of 4.29 percent, fussy renters will have a tough time finding a home in this area. Here are some tips to give you a better shot at finding an apartment that suits your fancy:
Give Yourself Time
Unless you’re okay with the prospect of spending some nights at a hotel or sleeping on your friend’s couch, it’s best to look for a place at least a month or two before your scheduled move in date.
Prepare Your Funds
It may take weeks, days, or hours to find the perfect apartment in this town. Regardless, you should be prepared to plunk down the cash if you find a deal. If it’s such a deal, chances are many others renters will be after it too. A 3-bedroom apartment in this town would cost about as much as the rest of the state.
Get Your Docs Ready
For the same reason you need to have your funds, get your employment verification, previous landlord’s reference, and credit history ready as well. Most property managers will ask for this.
Details of the different neighborhoods are in order, so here’s an overview.
Waxhaw Indian Trail Rd/Fincher Rd: This is one neighborhood where people easily socialize with their neighbors and develop a deep sense of community.
Holly Park Dr/Green Leaf St: There are large 3 or 4 bedroom family apartments that are prevalent in this neighborhood, this is where most educated executives choose to live.
Grover Moore Pl/Old Monroe Rd: The good thing in this neighborhood? The rent. Period. For an average rental cost of $488, you can have your own apartment in this area. That’s downright low; so low, you’d be hard pressed to find that in other areas in North Carolina.
Hemby Commons Pky/Indian Trail Fairview Rd: If you’re single and ready to mingle, you might have to look for an apartment for rent elsewhere. Married couples seem to dominate this neighborhood; they’re leaving no room for singles.
Daybreak Dr/Spring Harvest Dr: The good news? Rental costs in this neighborhood are pretty affordable for a family-friendly community. The bad news? Housing demand is tight so you’ll have to put in a bit more effort in your apartment search.
Stouts: If new homes and modern architecture are included in your list of priorities when you’re considering a home, you’ve found the perfect neighborhood here. However, you’d need some luck on your side since many people are on the lookout for any vacancies on this area as well.
Town Center: A full range of housing options is what marks this neighborhood. You name it -- 12 or 3 bedroom apartments, apartment complexes, duplexes, and condos – everything’s here. And the best thing is, with its 7.7 percent vacancy rate, searching for the perfect home in this area is a cinch.
Just 15 minutes away from Charlotte, Indian Trail offers the perfect blend of urban convenience and rural beauty. Have a thing for outdoor fun? Crossing Path Park and skating rinks should keep you occupied. Love intellectual excursions? The Union County Public Library and Discovery Place museum are interesting places to explore.