Moving to Charlotte, NC
Moving to Charlotte. I just received an offer from one of the two large investment banks in Charlotte, NC and I was curious if anyone from the area had any advice on housing/ apartments.
From what I've heard, you want to live within walking distance of work due to the long hours. My issue is all the places near work cost anywhere from $1,000 to $1,300 unless I go with a studio which can get me closer to $950.
So the questions are...
Do I need to live in walking distance (ie uptown within 5-15 minutes of work)
Should I feel comfortable paying $1,200-$1,300 on rent alone? Or should I shoot for the not-as-close/not-as-nice places for $800-$1000?
Since I won't be spending much time in my apartment anyways, shouldn't I just get a studio?
Thanks for the help guys.