I have been lurking and reading all of the posts here and they are so very helpful, thank you so much! I have a question that may not be an easy answer, but thought i would ask because i am stresing out allot over it. My husband just received a job offer and we are moving there within a month. We origionally were planning on Raleigh, but after assessing his job situation, the better oppertunities are in charlotte. Anyway, Since we don't know the area we are planning on doing a short term rental (about 3 months) and I have been searching for apartments. 1st problem, we have 2 dogs, 1 a golden retreiver which is a big girl. 2nd problem, our home In colorado has not sold yet (after 6 months on the market) and we are going to have the mortgage as well as rent, so it can not be too expensive.
I have been going non stop research online, but am so frustrated. My main concearn is saftey. I find a place online that meets our requirements and then i do a reviews search on the apartments and they typically turn up all negative reviews mainly with crime concearn from gun shots to heavy drug areas. I know it is only going to be for 3 months, but i don't want to move into a war zone where i have to be scared to walk my dogs. I was hoping that some of you relocators or locals might have ideas or opinions on some nice apartments. I have been doing the crime reports searches as well. I guess I am hoping there is one person out there that might have gone through a similar situation and had some advice. Thank you so much!!