Abberly Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
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Raleigh, NC: City With Cheap Rent and Good Jobs for New College Grads

Raleigh, NC: City With Cheap Rent and Good Jobs for New College Grads

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCThere are certain things that as a new college graduate you have little control over, such as when you're forced to join the real world. If you happened to graduate in 2008 — when the economy was hemorrhaging jobs while the stock and housing markets were collapsing — you were somewhat out of luck. Still, there were things you could have done to improve your financial odds even in the Great Recession, such as picking a city with the best odds of finding a good-paying job and an affordable place to live.

Which begs the question: Where are those cities for young grads today?

The real estate site Trulia and the careers site Indeed have teamed up to look at which cities provide the best combination of affordable rental properties and the types of jobs that typically employ new grads.

Their conclusion: Finding the ideal place to work and live is tricky, because the market in which you might find the best-paying jobs may also happen to be too pricey for a 22-year-old to afford rent.

There are parts of the country that have the highest percentage of jobs that were amenable to those right out of college. Almost a third of all postings in San Jose were "grad-friendly," and recent grads could expect to earn around $3,333 a month.

Trouble is, all of that economic activity has dramatically driven up demand and prices for homes and apartments. In the San Jose market, new grads can only afford 2.5% of the available rental listings in the area.

Do new grads have to choose between a paycheck in their pocket or a roof over their head? To an extent, yes.

Yet the researchers note that there are some "sweet spots" that offer the best of both worlds.

MONEY took the data from the survey and organized it a bit differently.

We eliminated any location where less than than 10% of the housing market was accessible to new grads, and then looked at the top job markets among the remaining towns on the list. We found the Top 50 of those markets, Raleigh, NC is number 15.

15. Raleigh, NC
Monthly Income: $2,581
Percentage of Listings Affordable to Recent College Grad: 9.8%.
Percentage of Grad-Friendly Job Postings: 19.3%

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What it's Like to Retire in Raleigh, NC

What it's Like to Retire in Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCRaleigh, the capitol of North Carolina, is a fast-growing city in the middle of the state. Raleigh has a diversified economy and is home to several colleges including NC State at Raleigh. This city is one of three in the so-called Research Triangle, the others being Durham and Chapel Hill.

There have been a number of successful projects to bring condominiums, shops, and restaurants to the downtown area. The city has several historic districts including the Fayetteville Historic District.

What is special about Raleigh

Raleigh is the fast growing NC capital named to several "10 Best" lists. Not all retirees will appreciate the notice from the Wall St. Journal - Raleigh was named one of the top 10 cities emerging as the “hottest, hippest destinations” for educated workers in their 20s when the U.S. economy gets moving again.

The Journal cited low cost of living, expanding Ft. Bragg, and highly educated population. There are 8,100 acres of parks, multiple community centers, 112 tennis courts, 8 acquatic centers, and many bike trails and lanes.

Who will like retirement in Raleigh

Folks who are looking for life in a fast-paced, middle-sized city in the south, will like it in Raleigh. It offers a more moderate climate and there is plenty to do.

Local economy is driven by

Banking/ financial services, healthcare, universities, and many corporations.

Climate and Physical Environment

Raleigh is in the middle of the state, part of the Research Triangle region. Average January temperature is about 40 (F.). The mountains are not far away.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

As the state capital Raleigh has a number of significant cultural institutions. Those include African American Cultural Complex, Contemporary Art Museum, Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NCSU, Haywood Hall House & Gardens, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and the North Carolina Museum of History. The Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion hosts major concert acts. The Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts hosts plays, concerts, ballet, opera, and symphony concerts. The Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School is one of many theater venues.


The crime rate is very close to the national average.

Medical facilities

Raleigh is home to many hospitals including the Dorothea Dix Hospital.


The Raleigh-Durham Airport offers convenient service. Amtrak stops in Raleigh. Capital Area Transit System provides bus service through the region. Raleigh is considered below average in walkability when compared to other cities.

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Apartment Hunting Tips

Apartment Hunting Tips

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCFirst and foremost, is it your first time moving out of the house into your own apartment? That means you don’t have experience apartment hunting, and it can be a problem. Are you working on a limited budget and need a roommate to share the apartment and rental fees with? Do you go to work and is restricted to finding an apartment near the office?

All these play a considerable part when choosing the right apartment for you. Just to make sure you don’t commit a mistake, here are some tips to help you find the perfect apartment:

Choose the right neighborhood

Sometimes the neighborhood is more important than the apartment itself. A nice apartment in a dangerous part of the city is a no-no. But a modest apartment that’s located in a crime-free neighborhood, that’s the perfect place to set up your home.

The apartment should have the right facilities

An apartment is only as good as the quality of its facilities. Sometimes you’ll find an apartment located on the 8th floor and there’s no elevator! It’s important to ask these questions to the apartment owner before you fill out an application form, since some of these require a small fee that’s non-refundable.

Other facilities to watch out for include the size of the kitchen. Some apartment kitchens can fit a wide range of appliances, while others can barely fit a small oven and sink.

Hire the services of an apartment rental company

Hiring an apartment rental company will make the entire process much easier for you, for a fee.

Follow these tips and you should be able to find the perfect apartment for your needs.

For more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC, contact Auston Grove.


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Raleigh is one of the Most Exciting Cities in North Carolina

Raleigh is one of the Most Exciting Cities in North Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Auston Woods, Raleigh, NCNorth Carolina is no doubt one of the most exciting states in the U.S. You want festivals? North Carolina has you covered. Bars and parties? Absolutely. And don’t even get me started on the restaurant options NC has for all the foodies out there (especially the barbecue lovers).

The point is, this state pretty much has it going on—well, depending on where you are. In the latest analysis here at the Movoto Real Estate Blog, we discovered that not all North Carolina cities are created equally exciting; not by a longshot. Even among the top 50, there were 10 that stood out from the rest:

  1. City of Chapel Hill
  2. City of Wilmington
  3. City of Raleigh
  4. City of Asheville
  5. City of Charlotte
  6. Town of Matthews
  7. Town of Huntersville
  8. City of Durham
  9. City of New Bern
  10. City of Hickory

How We Created This Ranking

For North Carolina’s Most Exciting Places, we used the U.S. Census (2010) to create a list of all of the places in the state with populations of 25,000 or more, which left us with a total of 34 places. Then, we used the U.S. Census and business listing to find relevant data for the following eight criteria:

  • Nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.)
  • Live music venues per capita
  • Active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.)
  • Arts and Entertainment per capita (movie theaters, festivals, galleries, theaters, etc.)
  • Fast Food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better)
  • Percentage of restaurants that are not fast food (the higher the better)
  • Percentage of young residents ages 18 to 34 (the higher the better)

We then ranked each place from one to 34 according to each criterion, with one being the best possible score. From there, we averaged the rankings for each place into one overall Big Deal Score, with the lowest number being our winner.

So if you think you can handle the excitement, keep reading to find out just what makes each of our top 10 more thrilling than the rest. Otherwise, feel free to head down to the bottom of the post for a look at how all 34 places in the state ranked.

3. Raleigh, NC

The capital city of NC is known as the home to North Carolina State University (hence the 32 percent of people between 18 and 34), being a part of the Research Triangle, and, of course, a whole lot more exciting things. Things like the Lincoln Theater, the Pour House, and the Red Hat Amphitheater. In fact, it was for music venues in particular that Raleigh ranked so well in our analysis, with some of the most per capita. Live music not your thing? Don’t worry, Raleigh has tons of other nightlife options, from the more clubby like Solas to straight up dive bars like The Goat.

If you want more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC contact Abberly Grove.


Abberly Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610

Call: 833-779-8856
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P