How can I determine where to rent if I’m new in town?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

In a city as big as Raleigh, it’s difficult enough to figure out where the best places to live are without also throwing in the added handicap of being an out-of-towner. Each year, thousands of people move to Raleigh for work, bringing their families in tow. Naturally, one of the first questions you should have if you’re one of these people is “Where should I live, and what areas of the city should I avoid?”

If you’re being relocated for work, ask your employer for help. Many employers who hire people from out of town understand that relocating on short notice can be difficult on their employees. You may discover that your employer has a contingency plan set in place for this and can offer you invaluable resources and suggestions on places to live in Raleigh.

If this isn’t an option offered by your employer, take your research online. There are websites that provide information like demographics, household income averages, the works. To find apartments for rent in Raleigh based on the areas of the city you’ve determined preferable, use an online apartment rental search engine to find your new temporary home. Moving can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be as long as you utilize the tools at your disposal.

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