North Carolina State Off Campus Apartments
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Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus NCS apartment? Perhaps the options available from the North Carolina State housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the NCS campus. If so, you can search for off campus North Carolina State apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.
Although North Carolina State student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.
NCS apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Raleigh, North Carolina. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the NCS Wolfpack games and make it to class on time.
We can help you find off campus NCS apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search North Carolina State apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.
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What's the weather like in Raleigh?
The weather in Raleigh is one of the major lures to this city. The winters are fairly mild and short-lived, yet residents still experience the diversity of a seasonal climate. Snow is rare, but in the chance that it does occur, even a small amount has the ability to nearly shut down the city. That being said, the weather is warm and sunny from mid-March through October and allows Raleigh residents to enjoy the beautiful local scenery or head out to explore nearby vacation hotspots Outer Banks or the Wilmington shoreline.
Why should I move to Raleigh?
Besides the obvious appeal of the agreeable climate, many people will find countless other reasons to call Raleigh "home". The education is excellent, with 10 colleges in the vicinity. The job outlook is positive, with many companies expanding and new ones moving in, and the cost of living is very affordable. Raleigh has all of the amenities of a great city: an abundance of shopping centers, restaurants, parks, and a busy nightlife. It is also in close proximity to many other popular cities, with Richmond and Charlotte a quick two-hour drive away, and DC about five hours away. Overall it is a safe, healthy, and friendly city- the perfect place to raise a family.
My boss has asked if I would be interested in relocating from Atlanta, GA to Raleigh. What's the best area in Raleigh to live? Also, I want my kids to go to good schools, great sports programs, etc.?
We think that a good place to start looking is Oakwood Park, in the northeast corner of Raleigh. There is a park nearby and the streets are generally uncrowded. On the west side of town you can look at Westover/Mount Vernon and Roylene Acres. There will be pluses and minuses about living closer to North Carolina State University. You may also want to look at apartments in Cary, which is about 15 minutes out of downtown Raleigh.
How far is the airport from downtown Raleigh and can I get there easily and cheaply?
Raleigh-Durham International is a major airport hub within the US, located just 11 miles from downtown with a driving cost of about $2. Johnston County is the next closest airport, located in Smithfield, about 21 miles from downtown Raleigh with a driving cost of around $3. Horace Williams Airport is located in Chapel Hill, about 26 miles from Raleigh with a driving cost of around $4. For those who prefer not to drive to the airport, an array of alternative transportation modes are available including shuttle buses, local taxis, and limousine services.
Does Raleigh have any famous museums or exhibitions?
Raleigh is chock full of fantastic museums and exhibitions. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the oldest museum in North Carolina and the largest of its kind in the Southeastern United States. With four floors of exhibits including a living conservatory, naturalist center, discovery room, and high definition films, it's no wonder the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the most visited attraction in the state, with an estimated 700,000 visitors each year. The North Carolina Museum of Art features a free permanent collection with over 5,000 works of art from African, European, and Judaic descent. This impressive art museum also boasts free guided tours, an open-air amphitheater with concerts and performances throughout the year, and an outdoor park with art installations displayed throughout the trails, streams, and open spaces. Some other renowned Raleigh museums include the Contemporary Art Museum, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
What would an ideal weekend be like in Raleigh?
Start out the weekend with some outdoor Raleigh fun. Umstead State Park offers as oasis of greenspace for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The local golfers can enjoy their time in the sun at the Hedingham Golf Club. Then be sure to soak in some of the local culture at one of Raleigh's museums, like the North Carolina Museum of Art or the Museum of Natural Sciences. For some evening-time adventures, head to Raleigh's historic Oakwood neighborhood to view the beautiful Victorian homes along this scenic route, or head down to City Market's quaint shopping district, just three blocks east of Main Street in downtown Raleigh.
Is Raleigh famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
Like any large metropolitan area, espeically those located near college campuses, food from all parts of the world can be found somewhere in the city. Based on its proximity to the ocean, some of this food includes seafood. And, like most cities in the American South, many menus feature home-style cooking. Big Ed's serves Southern standards for breakfast like homemade biscuits and grits with gravy.
Does Raleigh have a good school system?
Yes, Raleigh does have a good school system. Public education is primarily provided by the Wake County School District, which is headquartered in Raleigh. With 157 schools serving over 134,000 students, this district was rated better than 90.4 percent of school districts in North Carolina and 66.5 percent of school districts in the country. There are also several private schools in the area.