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Re: UNC admits
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2005, 10:29:12 AM »
I'm also in-state.  I live 15 miles south of CH in Pittsboro.  Fireplace is right--living on the bus line will save you a lot of grief since there is virtually NO parking on campus.  A lot of people live in Carrboro and bike/ride the bus to campus.  I work on campus, so send me a PM if you want me to ask around about apartment complexes to visit/stay away from.

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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2005, 12:41:31 PM »
I was told that parking at the law school itself isnt bad at all and its good to get a permit and live outside the 2 mile radius.  I am from Ohio and no nothin bout the area.  I am willing to take the bus or walk to class, but i want a 1 bedroom that is  close to both the law school and also to the nightlife (franklin st) etc.
Any advice for particular apts, and i guess i will need to talk to the law school about parking there.

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Re: UNC admits
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2005, 12:45:45 PM »
you're going to be hardpressed to find a 1 br apt close to both the LS and Franklin Street.  almost all of them in the area are multiple bedrooms, and b/w the two is the school and residential areas.  i'm not sure who told you it was easy to get parking at the law school, but it's not easy to get parking on campus anywhere as a student, let alone somewhere that is about the middle of campus. 

Re: UNC admits
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2005, 09:46:32 AM »
I'm not admitted, but can I still post?  (Duke reject, UNC Waitlist, and number 1 choice, only two schools applied to this year)

I've been working at UNC for three years now.  The first two years I lived on a busline in Carrboro.  My apartment was in Autumn Woods...on the expensive side ($800/month for one bedroom with den (basically two bedroom one bath, or one bedroom with office). 

Parking is as bad as everyone is saying-I don't even qualify for on-campus parking and if I did I would pay $400/year.

So I took the bus every day.  Great for gas milage, but you pay to live on a busline (though there are much cheaper options than Autumn Woods on the 54 Bypass (J bus line). 

Last summer I bought a townhome in Southwest Durham (or wanna-be Chapel Hill but cheaper) near Woodcroft.  It takes me 15 minutes to drive to the Friday Center Park and Ride, where I park for free, and take the bus the rest of the way in.  There are several buses that run out there (until about 9pm at least) and it stops right by the law school.  Many LS students seem to use this option..you can always tell by the books they carry and the size of thier backpacks :)  And night parking is doable on-campus, so you can always take a break, ride out to pick up your car (or if you exercise, run out and get your car...it's about two-three miles from the school and half of it is bikepath, and you can fit your workout into the break) and bring it back so you don't have to worry about missing the last bus while you are in the library.

Durham is typically cheaper than Chapel Hill, so it's worth the look.  And although parts of Durham have a reputation for being on the sketchy side, South Durham and Southwest Durham are pretty safe, and rapidly growing areas (esp around Streets at Southpoint mall, and the Hope Commons area (near the intersection of 15-501 and I-40).

For the poster who wants to live near the nightlife...There are some complexes on Franklin, and a couple of condo type places on Rosemary Street (parallel to Franklin) and Airport Drive (close to the intersection of Franklin and Columbia St., aka what you saw in the arial footage of our Championship celebration (Go Heels!).  But I agree that this is largely an undergrad crowd...noise might be an issue.  And no one will want you to be the crabby grad student neighbor that always calls the cops just when the party is getting going!

hope that helps!


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Re: UNC admits
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2005, 11:59:45 AM »
Of course you can post :D.  Thanks for the tips on where to live.  I think that more information is better--esp. when it is good information.  Hope you get some good news from UNC!

Re: UNC admits
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2005, 12:27:12 PM »
Here are a couple of maps/sites of interest.  The first is a map of park and ride lots (Chapel Hill transit is FREE) and the second is the CH Transit site, which has a route map you can use when looking at apartments in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

http://www.dps.unc.edu/dps/maps/park_and_ride_map.htm

http://www.chtransit.org/

Thanks for the well-wishes. Got my fingers crossed!

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Re: UNC admits
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2005, 12:36:40 PM »
I actually work in CH and live in Pittsboro so I use the bus lines every day coming to work!  I'm sure the others will appreiciate the info though ;)

Re: UNC admits
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2005, 07:06:20 AM »
it's pretty hard to get instate - less than about 25% do, according to both UG and LS admit info sessions.  You have to change DL, voter registration, pay taxes, and then go before a committee that will try and trip you up as to whether you plan to stay or not.  If you can't definitely prove that you're going to stay (your whole family has moved here, you only want to work here, even offered a job, you wouldn't move etc etc), you prob won't get in state tuition. 


Thanks for the info - I will definitely keep that in mind.  The pro of getting in-state my 2nd and 3rd year is a big factor in choosing UNC.  My wife is currently looking for an engineering job in the area, and if/when we move there this summer we'll be changing DL/voting/etc. and will definitely be paying taxes.....so I don't see any way we couldn't get in-state with that.  Regardless - thanks for the heads up.


Re: UNC admits
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2005, 10:17:40 AM »
You'd be surprised. YOu may want to have a frank discussion with the UNC folks before you bank on instate status for years 2 and 3. i think, understandabley, once you're out of state it's hard to change in mid-program.

Re: UNC admits
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2005, 02:06:44 PM »
You'd be surprised. YOu may want to have a frank discussion with the UNC folks before you bank on instate status for years 2 and 3. i think, understandabley, once you're out of state it's hard to change in mid-program.

thanks

I will look at that.  I am contacting them today.  However, I am basing my current view of changing in that I'll meet the requirements for in-state by August of next year, with my wife working there/etc, and per their published form, I should meet their requirements for in-state at that time.