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Living in Charlotte, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Charlotte is a diverse, fun, exciting and evolving city. Are you considering moving here?

  • Ranks #4 in most diverse cities in NC
  • Ranks #11 in the Best cities for singles in NC

It's also a great city for both retirees and recent graduates, for entrepreneurs and families.

Here is a video of timelapse footage from around Charlotte

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Charlotte, NC: Retirement is Affordable, Healthcare is Excellent, and Life is Good

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 02, 2018
  • Retirement is something to think about years before you get there.
  • Choosing the best place to retire in the US means weighing affordability, quality of life, activities, and healthcare.
  • WalletHub ranked the best US cities to live in retirement.
  • Many of the top cities are in states with warm weather.

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteDeciding where to live in retirement may be one of the last major financial decisions you'll make, and picking the right spot is important.

WalletHub set out to put worried minds at ease. The site used available data for the 150 largest US cities to find the best and worst places to lay your hat. We already looked at the worst cities for retirement, so let's take a look at the opposite: the best urban areas to live in your post-working life.

How people spend time when they don't have to go to the office every day tends to be a little different. Many dream of hours full of painting and golf, but there are more practical considerations to keep in mind too.

Along with the weather and nearby museums and tennis courts, reliable, accessible healthcare and affordable housing are important benchmarks when determining where to live in retirement.

WalletHub found that the cities below offered a great quality of life, good healthcare, and plentiful activities — all at an affordable cost.

WalletHub scored each city based on affordability, activities, quality of life, and healthcare. The four categories were weighted equally, and each city was given a total score and then ranked, with the highest overall score designating the best city. WalletHub used data for only the city, not the surrounding metro area.

We've included the total score (out of a possible 100), with a higher score denoting a better place to live, as well as its ranking out of 150 cities for each of the four categories, with a lower number being better.

46. Charlotte, NC

Total score (out of 100): 50.55

Rankings (out of 150 cities):

  • Affordability: 59
  • Activities: 92
  • Quality of life: 55
  • Healthcare: 40

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Living in Charlotte: Cosmopolitan Vibe with Small Town Charm

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 22, 2018
Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteAn area’s quality of life has moved up on the list of factors that a business considers when choosing a location, whether it’s a corporate headquarters, manufacturing plant or back-office operation.

That new paradigm has given Charlotte, NC a competitive edge for many years, and it is an edge that is becoming even sharper as the 16-county regions grows and adds even more amenities.

The region is blessed with a temperate climate and four distinct seasons. North Carolina's mountains and beaches are just a few hours away. With its prime location along the East Coast and as home to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the nation’s eighth busiest airport, Charlotte USA offers easy accessibility to the rest of the country – and the world. Residents can choose from an array of urban, suburban and rural lifestyles, as well lakeside living on Lake Norman and Lake Wylie.

Light Rail Attracts Development

Charlotte has a sophisticated Uptown that is not only the heart of the city’s banking center (second-largest in the U.S.), but also a growing residential hub. Uptown is also at the heart of the city’s developing light rail network, which is part of its overall mass transit system called CATS.

In 2007, the 9-mile first leg of the Lynx Blue Line opened between the center city and I-485 in south Charlotte, which has led to $1.4 billion in development along its route in 10 years. The 10-mile extension of that line, connecting the center city with UNC Charlotte, is now under construction and expected to open in 2017.

A second line, the Lynx Gold Line, is a modern streetcar. The first leg, 1.5 miles long and connecting the center city to the Elizabeth neighborhood, is scheduled to open in summer 2015. It will eventually be extended in both directions to connect the city’s East and West sides.

The development community has embraced light rail. It sees the willingness of the public sector to invest in infrastructure and put a vision into action as a catalyst.

Center cities throughout the region are being revitalized. For example, in Hickory, in Catawba County, five empty major historic mills have been redeveloped, thanks, in part, to the city’s vacant building grants. More than 20 buildings have been salvaged altogether. Among them are the 37,000-square-foot Piedmont Wagon Factory building, which now houses the headquarters of Cornerstone United Inc., and Hollar Mill, now a multi-use entertainment destination with event space and restaurants.

These former manufacturing facilities along the rail corridor were vacant and derelict with vagrants living in them and covered in graffiti. But they had wonderful architectural character and have been brought back to life.

Lots to See and Do

No matter where you live in Charlotte USA, you have easy access to a multitude of cultural, recreational and sporting activities.

The Charlotte area is a mecca for NASCAR enthusiasts, with both the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sports fans also enjoy the NFL Carolina Panthers and the NBA Charlotte Hornets, as well as AAA baseball in the recently opened BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte and the adjacent Romare Bearden Park. Other minor league baseball teams call the area home, and college basketball is as much a religion as it is a sport.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the U.S. National Whitewater Center offers activities including whitewater rafting, mountain-biking, running, climbing, kayaking and canoeing. For walkers, hikers and bicyclists, the Carolina Thread Trail is made of 220 miles of trails, greenways and blueways that meander through a 15-county area.

While Charlotte’s Uptown beckons art lovers with the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, the Levine Museum on the New South, the Mint Museum of Art and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, each county has its own art scene and engaging museums to visit.

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To Rent Or To Buy?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteAs the spring real estate market of 2018 begins to spin into action, and a whole new set of home seekers contemplates entering, there is no single greater question asked than whether it's more cost effective to continue renting, or to buy, a home of their own.

When faced with the decision to rent or buy, many would-be-homeowners find that the answer will depend on three things: their market, where they choose to live, and whether they like to do home improvement and maintenance projects themselves.

Not all housing markets are the same.

How far the dollar goes in a market may make the decision for the buyer as to whether they buy. In a market where there are a lot of $100,000 homes for sale, there will be more qualified buyers, rather than in a market where the average price point is 10 times that amount.

Many new homeowners underestimate the amount of home improvement and maintenance projects (and their associated costs) that are part of homeownership, especially if they've historically been renters. Gone are the days of calling the landlord when the water heater decides to leak, or the driveway needs to be repaved.

When it's their house, they're responsible for the repairs and upkeep. If they like to complete home improvement and maintenance projects, or if they've already decided that they'll be hiring someone to assist with those things, being comfortable with the responsibility (or not) will have would-be buyers leaning one way or another as it relates to renting or buying.

Finally, many home seekers will find that the actual costs of monthly rents and monthly mortgage payments for a single-family home are at an equilibrium in any given area. The challenge for them lies in not having the funds available for a decent down payment, or a low credit score, that hinders their ability to qualify for a mortgage that tips the scales in favor of renting over buying.

Rent or buy, knowing their market, the type of inventory available for rent or purchase in their area, and recognizing that homeownership will translate into home improvement and maintenance projects, should be part of the thought process when home seekers contemplate their next move.

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Valentine's Day in Charlotte

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 08, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteDon't know what you're doing yet for Valentine's Day? If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC here are a list of suggestions for both couples and single folks in the area.

Anti-Valentine's Day: Featuring drink specials, a special menu and special bowling deals. Pre-book lanes at $30 per person, which includes two hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental and one drink ticket. Feb. 14. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. 704-716-9300.

Charlotte Symphony Pops- A Symphonic Valentine: The Charlotte Symphony, conducted by Roger Kalia, presents this performance of romantic orchestral favorites and love songs from popular Broadway musicals and films. $25-$79. Feb. 13-14, 8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Charlotte Valentines Day Wine & Beer Tour: Wine tastings and beer tastings. Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $69 per person. Departs from Uptown at 603 South College St.

Colure: Valentine’s Day & Speed Dating Edition: presents this speed dating/networking event with wine selections, a DJ and lots of single folks. For tickets, visit Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Vin Master Wine Shop, 2000 South Blvd., Suite 610. 704-307-5565.

Cuddle You So Hard: Valentine’s Day Bar Crawl Bar crawl admission gets you into participating stops for free where you can enjoy drink specials and mingle with other crawlers. $20. Feb. 14, 5 p.m. Kicks off at Fitzgerald's Irish Pub (201 E. 5th St.) and continues on to participating venues that include Prohibition, Roxbury, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Bar Charlotte, Tilt on Trade, SIP, Vida Vida, Bubble, Whisky River, Tin Roof, Suite, Howl at the Moon, and Local on 5th. For tickets, visit

Cupid's Undie Run: Half-naked runners (must have undies on!) take to the streets to run and raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Doors open and the party starts at 12 p.m.; Awards ceremony at 1 p.m.; Undie run at 2 p.m. For more information, visit Feb. 14. Rooftop 210, 210 E. Trade St., Suite 230.

Desserts First Valentines Day at Cajun Canvas: Enjoy sweets from a dessert buffet and choose from two painting sessions (4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.). Feb. 14, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cajun Canvas, 11116 South Tryon St., Suite B.

Dining in the Dark: A Journey of Taste, Sound and Touch - Valentine’s Edition Good Eats and Meets presents this journey of taste, sound and touch. Enjoy a romantic evening with a special someone or come solo or with a group of friend. Dinner prepared by Chef Paul Verica of Heritage Food and Drink. For more information, visit $75 per person or $125 per couple. Heritage Food and Drink, 201 W. South Main. St., Matthews.

Heart’s a Bustin’ 5K Trail Run: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a festive 5K trail run at the Garden. Co-organized with the Carolina Thread Trail, the race will start at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s Persimmon Trail and continue through the Carolina Thread Trail’s Seven Oak’s Preserve Trail. (Trail run is a loop). Proceeds benefit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the Carolina Thread Trail. $30 individual, $50 couples. Feb. 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490.

Love Bites: Carolina Voices celebrates a holiday of both love and angst with a performance of a variety of love songs, from ballads to break-up tunes. $18-$23. Feb. 13, 8 p.m.; Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

UNCC Confessions Stoplight Speed Dating: An evening of mixing and mingling with folks, some of who have come looking for romance. For more information, visit Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Red@28th, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112A.

Valentine’s Day Cruises: Valentine’s Day cruise on Lake Norman. For reservations, call 704-663-2628. Feb. 14, 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. $65-$85. Queens Landing, 1459 River Highway.

23rd Annual Johnson Valentine Bash: The R.A.I.N benefit features performances by Lovesucker, It’s Snakes, Hardcore Lounge, Big Puffy Yellow Productions and DJ Godwin. Feb. 14. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. 704-333-9799.

8th Annual Valentease Burlesque Show: Burlesque performances from the award-winning Big Mamma D and special guest Tora Torrid, in addition to other lovely performers. $15-$18. Feb. 14, 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200.

4th Annual Kiss My Ass Cupid Party: Geared towards singles - at least, we're assuming based on the title - this party features $5 "u-call-its" and no cover from 9:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Feb. 14. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-7878.


Charlotte Ranked Among Top 10 U.S. Destination Cities

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteAt No. 10, Charlotte, N.C., was among the U-Haul Top 10 U.S. Destination Cities in 2016, rising four spots from its previous destination ranking of No. 14, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report.

Charlotte witnessed an 8.9 percent increase in arrivals over 2015 to become one of the top 10 busiest U.S. cities for incoming U-Haul trucks.

“We have wonderful weather, all the major sports teams and job growth galore,” said Brad Pruitt, U-Haul Company of Charlotte president. “Charlotte has become a banking center and is consequently the nation’s second largest financial center. People are packing up their U-Haul trucks and heading to The Queen City in droves.”

U-Haul Destination Cities are ranked according to the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul truck rentals to a city in the past calendar year. Destination Cities do not account for departing traffic and thus do not necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul Growth Cities. Destination Cities reflect the volume and regularity of do-it-yourself movers coming into a community.

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Apartments in Charlotte Committed to Quality and Service

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteYour journey starts here at Auston Woods! We are tucked away in natural setting, yet only one mile from Northlake Mall, I-77, I-485. We are also a short drive from Lake Norman, University Research Park, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and Uptown Charlotte. Our unique apartment homes all include nine foot ceilings with triple crown molding, expansive walk-in closets, and full-size washer and dryer! Select apartment homes also include 12-foot vaulted and tray ceilings, built-in microwaves, private entries, oversized garden tubs, two-inch plantation blinds, and bay windows. You can also choose from kitchens with white on white cabinetry and appliances or maple cabinets with black appliances.

But don’t just take our word for it, here is what some of our residents are saying:

"I love living here in Auston Woods. This apartment complex is located in the Northlake area in Charlotte, NC and is right up the street from Northlake mall and Northlake shopping center. You have everything you could possibly need not even a mile from your apartment!! I also would like to add the fact that it is a GATED community, there is an on-duty police officer, and the leasing staff are quite friendly and are always willing to keep you happy and make sure all of your needs as a resident are met. A few features that are not common in other apartments around the area are large garden-style tubs in the bathroom, washer and dryer INCLUDED, large chef-style kitchens, walk-in closet and huge balconies!!! You also have the option of having a garage!! It has truly been a pleasant experience living here for the past 3 years and don't plan on moving anytime soon!!!"

"Fantastic place to live and maintenance is top notch. Have lived here for almost 6 years now."

"This is the first apartment complex that I have lived in since moving from home. Everything about the property is great. Every time I go to the front office I am greeted with a smile and with helpful advice. I would and have recommended this property to many people. The property has 2 community houses and does events monthly for renters. I wouldn't change anything about it."

"My family and I have lived her for almost 3 1/2 years. We love this apartment complex. The customer service is great overall. There has been minor issues with maintenance delays, but the staff works really hard to rectify any issues that their residents may have. Being a college student, it has been helpful to utilize the business center and the front office has helped with any fax or scanning needs I may need for school or just in general. It has been a good run living here, thus far."

For more information on apartments in Charlotte, NC contact Auston Woods.


One, Two, and Three Bedroom Apartments in Charlotte, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteAuston Woods Apartments has 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in Charlotte, NC. Features include washers and dryers, cathedral ceilings, built in microwaves, expansive walk in closets, garden tubs, high speed internet access and sunrooms optional. We are conveniently located in northeast Charlotte just minutes from I-77, NorthLake Mall, I-485, Uptown/downtown Charlotte, fine dining and entertainment. Pets welcome.

  • Just one mile from Northlake Mall, I-77, and I-485
  • Now Leasing 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms
  • Gated Community w/Controlled Amenity Access
  • 2 Resort Style Swimming Pools
  • 2 Cutting Edge Fitness Centers
  • Bark Park
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Cathedral Ceilings
  • Car Care Center
  • Washer/Dryer Included-Optional
  • Optional Sunrooms

We offer luxurious apartments in Charlotte, NC. Each apartment home features unique details and offers beautifully finished one, two and three bedroom floor plans. All of our beautiful apartment homes feature a full-size washer and dryer or connections. You will have two options for your new kitchen including stunning white cabinets with white appliances or HHHunt signature maple cabinets and black appliances. Custom gourmet kitchens, built-in microwaves, ceiling fans, nine-foot ceilings with triple crown molding, and walk in closets exceeding 25 feet are just a few of the home finishes that distinguish Auston Woods from the surrounding communities. If you desire additional upgrades in your home, we also offer styles that include beautiful sunrooms, cathedral or tray ceilings, and private entries. As a resident of Auston Woods you will have double the pleasure with distinctions including a Cyber cafe with coffee bar, two cutting edge fitness centers with advanced cardio machines, two executive style business centers with separate conference facilities, and two resort-style swimming pools that include wireless internet, grilling stations, lounge seating and expansive sun decks.

No need to look any further, Auston Woods is right where you want to be. Mingle with your neighbors at our exclusive Resident Activity Center equipped with foosball, billiards, and game tables. You will have fun in the sun all year long at our Recreational Area including a sand volleyball court, playground, and picnic area. And, we love our four legged friends too! Join in on Yappy Hour at our exclusive bark park.

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Retire in Charlotte, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteCharlotte is a region that's equal parts old-fashioned southern charm and high-energy cosmopolitan bustle. You'll still hear "y'all" dropped into casual conversation, but Charlotte is a metro area on the rise, and has its own culture, culinary sophistication and unique feel that's making it a more enticing place for people from all over the world to settle down. This melting pot effect makes Charlotte an easy area to break into. You're not from here? Well neither are most people you'll meet.

Charlotte has become a place filled with new restaurants to try and events that attract people from all over. It's a standalone destination area now, no longer living in the shadow of Atlanta or Charleston, South Carolina. Though Charlotte has evolved significantly in the past decade, the transformation is only continuing, as evidenced by the numerous construction cranes across the skyline.

You'll frequently hear the word "manageable" used to describe Charlotte. Its climate is more manageable than Florida's and its housing prices and living expenses are more manageable than New York City. You can take your family out to eat without spending a fortune, and on the weekends, free events are easy to find.


U.S. News analyzed 100 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there.

Charlotte, North Carolina is ranked:

#14 in Best Places to Live
#22 in Best Places to Retire

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US News - Real Estate

Effectively Downsize Your Home for Retirement

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteIf you haven’t managed to save up enough to make the best of your retirement, downsizing is a path you can take to unlock some much needed finances.

If you haven’t managed to save up enough to make the best of your retirement, downsizing is a path you can take to unlock some much needed finances. Most retirees secure their retirement income through downsizing and moving to a smaller property that not only costs less to maintain, but is also located in an area that delivers more comfort and satisfaction.

Rather than getting yourself worried and wondering, “When can I retire to get social security benefits?” you could start today by choosing the option of downsizing your home. Here are assured steps to achieve success with that objective.

Have clear goals for downsizing after retirement

The typical person has two goals for pursuing a downsizing after retirement. There’s usually the financial goal which is to make profit by releasing equity from the home. The other is a lifestyle goal, which is often aimed at moving to another home in order to conveniently switch to a different lifestyle. An example is downsizing so you can move to a better neighbourhood or somewhere closer to your family.

It’s important to know your goals and keep them in mind throughout the downsizing process so that the results you are after are what you actually accomplish.

There’s a right time to downsize.

Timing is essential. If you sell your bigger home when the property market is down, you are going to end up with a bad deal that might end up severely compromising your goals. When attempting to sell your home at the right time, there are a host of factors to consider such as interest rates, worth of your property, the economy, and others.

Also, if you choose to downsize long before your retirement, you have to learn how to properly manage your finances in order to avoid exhausting your resources before retirement. It’s usually best to delay downsizing until you need the money or are capable of saving/managing finances for the long haul.

Pick ideal home and location for relocation

Downsizing doesn’t necessarily have to imply a downgrade. You can move to a more serene neighborhood, or a quainter space that offers more comforts than your former home, but with less space to manage. Therefore, carefully consider your options to ensure you are getting a good deal. There are lots of things to think about looking for a new home location such as weather, neighbourhood, access to medical care, cost, view, et cetera.

Have a realistic perspective on real estate costs

Selling a home can be unpredictable and expensive. Sometimes, what you expect isn’t what you get. To get the best results when trying to sell your home, consult reputable real estate agents who can help appraise your home and let you know how much you realistically stand to gain upon sale. They can also propose ways to boost your home resale value.

Try out the new location

If your goal has always been to downsize after retirement, there’s a high chance that you already have a good idea of where you’d like to relocate to. If that’s the case, why not try out the proposed location before taking the final leap.

Compare maintenance costs

Downsizing isn’t just about switching to an apartment that costs less. The new home must be cost effective in every ramification and that includes costing less to maintain. If you downsize to a smaller house that costs more or equal to maintain, you haven’t actually accomplished anything with your downsizing plan.

Consider taxes

If you are relocating to another city, state or distant location, it’ll be smart to move to one that has a more friendly tax scheme in place. It can be a great ease on your finances if your new home makes it possible for you to pay less on taxes.

Don’t forget that downsizing possessions can also cut costs

So, you’ve moved to a smaller house, but, heck, you still own three fuel-guzzling SUVs? It’s almost like trying to store water in a basket.

Rather than focus solely on downsizing your home, how about also looking to downsize on your possessions? Things you don’t actually need or other properties or belongings that cost more to maintain than they add value to your life are better off sold off.

For more information on apartments in Charlotte, NC contact Auston Woods.


Abberly Woods Apartment Homes

5301 Roundstone Way, Charlotte, NC 28216

Call: 833-392-5643
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