(Closed) Finding a new place to live in a new city..

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I feel your pain!  I’m moving to Denver in two weeks and have been searching for places online but the review for most places are horrible, I know nothing about the area, and it’s generally frustrating.  Thankfully we have a temporary place to stay with friends while we search for a place but ugh, I hate it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would put an add in the “strictly platonic” section of facebook asking for advice on finding local apartments.  You should get a bunch of responses that might be helpful!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Try the city-data.com forums. When I moved to Tampa, I had no idea which areas were safe. Some of the posts there listed good zip codes, so I looked for places in those areas. I also used Craigslist to find privately owned properties, along with realtor.com.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just went through this back in January!  We moved 2.5 hours away from our hometown and didn’t have a clue where to look first.

I recommend looking here:  http://sexoffender.ncdoj.gov/search.aspx

It eased my mind a bit about the area we were moving to.  

If you have the time, I’d also recommend taking a day trip to drive around and look for “For Rent” signs.  If you don’t want to move to an apartment complex (which is where we ended up going), that might be your best bet.  Otherwise, I’m sure there will be apartment complexes that offer 6 months leases (which could be just enough time to find a place you like after you get aquainted with your new city).  Good luck!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsDrRose612:  I can totally relate.  My Fiance was the one who wanted to move, I was completely fine in our hometown.  It took some adjusting, but I like our new city now.  🙂

We ended up signing a year lease at the apartment complex we liked the best, but have kept our eyes peeled for homes for rent everytime we go anywhere.  Now that we know that nicer areas, and which areas to stay away from, it’s so much easier knowing what to look for.

Also, have you tried Trulia.com?  They have houses for rent on there (not a whole lot, but possibly one in your area you’d like).  I stalk Trulia.  Haha

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Another suggestion is maybe to call the local police department in the city and ask for the areas that are safer/low in crime. Obviously don’t call 911 to do this..haha, but google the number in the new city. 

It’s hard without seeing it or knowing people in a new city to ask. Maybe open up a thread with the new city name on here in the Not Wedding Related section and see if any bees offer up suggestions for where to look? 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

what area are you moving to?

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