#DigsDigest: Apartment guide for young professionals

Living room | Photo via The Line apartments

Two words — luxury apartments. This phrase has become ubiquitous in our city, as new towers and mixed-use developments continue to crop up, seemingly, on every corner. Earlier this month, for example, the City of Raleigh approved a rezoning request for Camden Property Trust to redevelop the former Bellwood Condominiums complex into a six-story apartment community featuring ~153 high-end units priced around $1,500 per month. The project has not yet broken ground.

Inventory continues to grow and support our influx of young professionals, retirees, and familiesbut with so much to choose from, how do you choose? Here, we’re highlighting 25+ of our favorite communities serving young professionals in and around our urban core

#NowOpen

Our picks for this section have either been recently renovated, just opened, or are less than five years new. Each one features upscale amenities — or some serious charm — and most are located within walking distance or a short drive to downtown or Midtown.

Anderson Flats

📍2841 Manorcrest Ct.
🛏️ Total units: 182
💸 Studio starting at $1,144 | One bedroom starting at $1,189 | Two bedroom starting at $1,622
🤩 Amenities: Saltwater pool, off-leash dog park + game lounge with wet bar
✍️ Editors’ notes: Walking distance to North Hills restaurants and retail.

Berkshire Cameron Village

📍2128 Clark Ave.
🛏️ Total units: 282
💸 Studio starting at $1,156 | One bedroom starting at $1,301 | Two bedroom starting at $1,554
🤩 Amenities: Saltwater pool, fitness center, entertaining kitchen + gaming lounge
✍️ Why we love it: The community features an on-site wine bar, cellar + tasting room

Camden Carolinian

📍2600 Glenwood Ave.
🛏️ Total units: 186
💸 Studio starting at $1,349 | One bedroom starting at $1,609 | Two bedroom starting at $1,959 | Three bedroom starting at $3,519
🤩 Amenities: Saltwater pool and sundeck, rooftop terrace, fitness center, yoga studio + bocce court
✍️ Why we love it: The community features a canine club, indoor dog run and play area, and an on-site grooming facility for pets.

Cameron Court

📍804 W. Morgan St.
🛏️ Total units: 147
💸 One bedroom starting at $1,030 | Two bedroom starting at $1,288
🤩 Amenities: Two-acre courtyard + a fire pit pavilion
✍️ Why we love it: Recently renovated, serious historic charm, located just steps to downtown and Glenwood South

Cortland Midtown East

📍2601 Noblewood Cir.
🛏️ Total units: 298
💸 One bedroom starting at $1,030 | Two bedroom starting at $1,339 | Three bedroom starting at $1,545
🤩 Amenities: Two saltwater pools, two movie theatres + a bocce ball court
✍️ Editors’ notes: Smoke-free community

The Dillon

📍401 West Hargett Street
🛏️ Total units: 260
💸 Studio starting at $1,417 | One bedroom starting at $1,456 | Two bedroom starting at $1,888 | Three bedroom starting at $2,383
🤩 Amenities: State-of-the-art fitness center, co-working spaces, bikeshare program and repair station, + two outdoor courtyards.
✍️ Why we love it: You can live, eat, and shop all in one space with ground-level retail + restaurants. 

The Gramercy

📍650 W. North St.
🛏️ Total units: 200
💸 Studio starting at $1,122 | One bedroom starting at $1,368 | Two bedroom starting at $1,711
🤩 Amenities: 7,000-square-foot clubhouse, pool, yoga and spin rooms + gourmet coffee bar
✍️ Editors’ notes: Centralized Glenwood South location

Historic Boylan

📍817 Hillsborough St.
🛏️ Total units: 56
💸One bedroom starting at $1,050 | Two bedroom starting at $1,525
🤩 Amenities: Secured building access, grilling pavilion + concierge laundry service
✍️ Editors’ notes: No breed or weight restrictions on pets

Jones Grant

📍1040 Wake Towne Dr.
🛏️ Total units: 243
💸 Studio starting at $1,033 | One bedroom starting at $1,150 | Two bedroom starting at $1,373
🤩 Amenities: Saltwater pool, two-story clubhouse with fitness center + a barista bar and cyber cafe
✍️ Editors’ notes: Walking distance to Midtown East, including Wegmans + Trader Joe’s.

Leigh House Apartments

📍 2421 Landmark Drive
🛏️ Total units: 245
💸 Studio starting at $1,191 | One bedroom starting at $1,107 | Two bedroom starting at $1,664
🤩 Amenities: Luxury clubhouse, fitness center with yoga studio, + a swimming pool
✍️ Why we love it: The pool area looks like it belongs in a luxury resort with its cabanas and grilling pavilion.

The Line

📍500 N. West St.
🛏️ Total units: 283
💸 Studio starting at $1,065 | One bedroom starting at $1,480 | Two bedroom starting at $2,035 | Three bedroom starting at $3,150
🤩 Amenities: 24-hour work-from-home center, clubroom, open-air courtyard with TVs, saltwater swimming pool + a luxury pet spa
✍️ Why we love it: The development is located right in the heart of Glenwood South — just one block from Publix and a short walk to downtown. 

Link Glenwood

📍202 North West Street
🛏️ Total units: 204
💸 Studio starting at $1,086 | One bedroom starting at $1,243 | Two bedroom starting at $1,819
🤩 Amenities: Saltwater pool with a sundeck, dog park, + walk-in closets in all units
✍️ Why we love it: They offer a monthly rent discount for tenants without cars as a part of their Link Green initiative. 

Magnolia Square

📍511 E. Martin St.
🛏️ Total units: 24
💸 One bedroom starting at $1,050
🤩 Amenities: On-site recycling, courtyard balcony + on-site restaurant (coming soon)
✍️ Why we love it: Recently renovated, French Quarter vibes + steps to Transfer Co. Food Hall

The Metropolitan

📍314 W. Jones St.
🛏️ Total units: 241
💸 Studio starting at $1,150 | One bedroom starting at $1,256 | Two bedroom starting at $1,545
🤩 Amenities: Rooftop terrace, attached parking garage, pet run + pet spa
✍️ Why we love it: The community offers a fully furnished suite for residents’ guests

Park and Market

📍141 Park at North Hills St.
🛏️ Total units: 409
💸 Studio starting at $1,227 | One bedroom starting at $1,322 | Two bedroom starting at $1,427
🤩 Amenities: Pool, multiple outdoor courtyards, pet park + secure package lockers
✍️ Why we love it: The community also offers bikes for residents to use

The Seasons at Umstead

📍8531 Summersweet Ln.
🛏️ Total units: 244
💸 One bedroom starting at $1,050 | Two bedroom starting at $1,275 | Three bedroom starting at $1,425
🤩 Amenities: 24-hour fitness and business centers, horseshoes, dog park + car care facility
✍️ Editors’ notes: The community also offers iPads for resident use and a complimentary cappuccino bar

Skyhouse

📍308 S. Blount St.
🛏️ Total units: 320
💸 Studio starting at $1,2,25 | One bedroom starting at $1,191 | Two bedroom starting at $1,804 | Three bedroom starting at $2,249
🤩 Amenities: Rooftop pool, game room + outdoor grill area with firepit
✍️ Why we love it: Downtown location and panoramic rooftop views

Trilogy Cameron Village

📍305 Oberlin Rd.
🛏️ Total units: 203
💸 Studio starting at $1,255 | One bedroom starting at $1,356 | Two bedroom starting at $1,699 | Three bedroom starting at $2,900 | Townhome starting at $1,776
🤩 Amenities: Resort-style pool and sundeck, outdoor grilling area, pet park + covered parking
✍️ Why we love it: Walking distance to Cameron Village, Pullen Park, Raleigh Little Theatre, and Hillsborough St.

712 Tucker

📍712 Tucker Street
🛏️ Total units: 181
💸 Studio/one bedroom starting at $1,120 | Two bedroom starting at $1,861
🤩 Amenities: Swimming pool and jacuzzi, on-site storage, private roof terraces, and a courtyard workstation
✍️ Editors’ notes: The fitness center expands over two floors with just about every piece of exercise equipment one could need.

Vine

📍500 St. Albans Dr.
🛏️ Total units: 326
💸 Studio starting at $1,090 | One bedroom starting at $1,395 | Two bedroom starting at $2,210 | Three bedroom (inquire for rates)
🤩 Amenities: Saltwater pool and sundeck, 2,000-square-foot fitness center + pet spa with tub and dryer
✍️ Why we love it: The rooftop terrace affords stellar views of Midtown and surrounding skyline

927 West Morgan

📍927 W. Morgan St.
🛏️ Total units: 249
💸 One bedroom starting at $1,016 | Two bedroom from $1,216 | Three bedroom starting at $1,750
🤩 Amenities: Pool, on-site storage + fenced-in dog park
✍️ Why we love it: On-site restaurant and pharmacy

#ComingSoon

These communities aren’t quite open yet, but we think they’re exciting enough to keep on your radar. Be sure to check back so you don’t miss out on their opening deals and move-in specials.

Aventon North Ridge

📍6615 The Lakes Dr.
🛏️ Total units: 372
💸 One, two, and three bedroom floor plans (rates not yet available)
🤩 Amenities: Fitness center, yoga studio, podcast studio, outdoor pool + two dog parks
✍️ Why we love it: in addition to traditional apartment units, the community will also offer 12 detached carriage homes situated over private garages. Expected to be completed by late 2021.

Litchford 315

📍6132 Johnsdale Rd.
🛏️ Total units: 240
💸 One, two, and three bedroom floor plans (rates not yet available)
🤩 Amenities: Resort-style pool and cabana, gym, billiards room + a dog park
✍️ Editors’ notes: Expected to open late Spring 2021.

Salisbury Square

📍700 S. Salisbury St.
🛏️ Total units: 270
💸 Rates not yet available
🤩 Amenities: Rooftop pool + attached parking deck
✍️ Why we love it: In addition to being located in the heart of downtown, this development will also feature 63 affordable workforce housing units. Construction is slated to begin late 2021.

This article features contributions by Erin McPherson + Xenna Smith.