Abberly Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
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Raleigh, NC: Retirement is Affordable, Healthcare is Excellent, and Life is Good

Raleigh, 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 Grove Apartments in RaleighDeciding 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.

19. Raleigh, NC

Total score (out of 100): 53.88

Rankings (out of 150 cities):

  • Affordability: 61
  • Activities: 48
  • Quality of life: 61
  • Healthcare: 6

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


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Some Reasons to Move to Raleigh

Some Reasons to Move to Raleigh

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 22, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighDiscover what makes the City of Oaks and its nearby communities best places to live

Raleigh, N.C.’s bustling state capital is known to residents as the "City of Oaks," you'll understand the nickname when you visit downtown. Oak trees line the streets and sidewalks, offering pleasant shady spots for window shopping, coffee drinking and patio dining. Traveling east of Raleigh, you’ll find North Carolina’s beautiful coastal regions, and traveling west, you’ll find the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Beyond the city's natural beauty and convenient location, here are six more reasons to move to the Raleigh area.

1. Raleigh combines modern, urban living with traditional Southern flair.

Folks often move to Raleigh looking for urban living with a Southern touch. The neighborhoods surrounding downtown Raleigh make it easy for residents to bike to the local farmers market, walk to a new restaurant or bar, or visit the State Capitol Building.

2. There are lots of options for delicious food in Raleigh, from barbecue to vegan.

When it comes to good food, the Raleigh region offers many options.

3. Huge First Friday events showcase Raleigh's great galleries, studios and museums.

Remember to mark your calendars for the First Friday Gallery Walk in downtown Raleigh. On the first Friday of every month, local galleries, studios and museums keep their doors open late. Galleries display new artworks, artists talk about their latest creations, and you can find handcrafted gifts for family and friends.

4. Raleigh's neighbors, Durhan and Chapel Hill, are also great places to live and visit.

When it comes to where you live, good neighbors make a big difference. Raleigh has two neighboring cities, Durham and Chapel Hill, and they are both listed among Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live. In fact, Durham is even ranked among the top five best places to live.

5. Many Raleigh area's restaurants serve locally grown food.

Speaking of Durham, it's worth a drive if for nothing else but to visit Piedmont, a restaurant that's cozy and small, but big on recommendations for a true taste of North Carolina flavor. Local farm-grown ingredients are a Piedmont specialty, and its ever-changing seasonal menu means there's always something new and delicious to try.

5. Several colleges ensure opportunities for education and a college town culture.

Educational Opportunities: Many folks move to the Raleigh region for educational opportunities. North Carolina State University is the largest four-year university in the state, and it is nationally renowned for programs in engineering, biology and agriculture. Duke University is located in Durham, and it is a prestigious private research institution known for its medical school and medical center. And of course, there's the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, best known for its programs in business, government, law and public health.

For more information on apartments inRaleigh, NC contact Auston Grove.


Favorite (Last Minute) Valentine's Day Events Around Raleigh, NC

Favorite (Last Minute) Valentine's Day Events Around Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighValentine's Day isn't just for couples -- but whether you're single or in a relationship, if you haven't made plans yet there are some new events to try in the Triangle this year.

Dinner and treats

Valentine's Dinner at Il Palio - Enjoy a special four-course menu created by Executive Chef Teddy Diggs on Feb. 14.

Valentine's Dinner at Brio - The restaurant will feature a special menu Feb. 9 through 18, including several holiday inspired courses. Call for reservations.

Valentine's Day Italian Wine Dinner - Al's Burger Shack, Mel's Commissary & Catering and Italian Pizzeria III are collaborating on this Valentine's Day dinner. The six-course meal will feature Italian favorites paired with wine for $60 at Mel's in downtown Carrboro.

Valentine Aphrodisiac Tasting - Unscripted Hotel will feature a five-course tasting inspired by aphrodisiac foods accompanied by molecular mixology cocktails prepared by Bedlam Vodka. There will be music by DJ Mic Check.

Valentine's Day at the Washington Duke Inn - On Feb. 14, indulge in a four-course menu created with starry-eyed lovebirds in mind, featuring amuse-bouche, choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. The love affair runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and costs $75 per person.

For the creative

Want to try something new this holiday? Unscripted Durham is offering two Valentine's Day-themed add-on packages for hotel stays booked Feb. 9 through Feb. 19:

Over the Moon Helicopter Rides - Guests can enjoy a 25-minute helicopter tour over downtown Durham and milk chocolate stars from local producer Chocolatey Confections. Plus, name a star after their significant other. Add-on price is $420.

Multisensory Love - This second package includes a multi-sensory experience with milk chocolate hearts from Chocolatey Confections, locally curated gift bags, and a personalized fragrance. Guests will have a consultation with a fragrance artist, who will work with them to create a custom scent. Add-on price is $320.

Stupid Cupid Karaoke - Edwards Mill Bar and Grill is hosting a Stupid Cupid Karaoke Night on Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. with karaoke, drink specials, mini cheesecakes, and more.

Valentine's Day Omakase - This five-course meal at Dashi is different, because it entrusts your order to the chef. Omakase is, essentially, a chef's tasting menu. On Feb, 14, Chef Billy Cotter will send out the freshest and most delicious dishes of the day.

Shows, parties and markets

Valentine's Day Gala - Enjoy a range of musical styles, from opera to bluegrass, and all having to do with love, at this gala presented by the Clayton Piano Festival. Several artists will perform. The ticketed show takes place on Feb. 14 at 6:30.

Anti-Valentine's Day Party - 5 Lounge and Discotorium is hosting a party on Feb. 14 for all the singles out there. There will be good music and lots of dancing.

Sam Cooke Soul Revue Valentines Special - This free Valentine's Day show at The Bullpen features soul singer Thomas Rhyant, who will serenade all the lovers and lonely hearts out there with classic Sam Cooke hits from the golden era of soul and R&B. This show starts at 8:30.

If you live in an apartment in Raleigh, NC you can surely find something fun, romantic, or exciting to do from the list above!


Rent or Buy Arguments

Rent or Buy Arguments

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 08, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighThere are plenty of arguments favoring both sides of the rent versus buy argument. Probably the main reason to buy a home is to create personal wealth. After all, for most Americans, it's the most expensive item we'll ever acquire, and typically it increases rather than decreases in value.

What are the downsides to homeownership? Well, as we learned during the recent meltdown in the housing market, what goes up can very well come down, and with very bad effects.

Buying a house also limits a person's or family's mobility. As homeownership rises, unemployment rates tend to begin moving higher within five years, at least partly due to homeowners who are unwilling to sell up and move.

Then there are the other costs of homeownership: property taxes, homeowners insurance and maintenance, to name the most obvious. A renter does not have to pay for a new roof or a new furnace while a homeowner does. And these things aren't cheap.

But, the rent versus buy decision depends mostly on personal goals. For more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC contact Auston Grove.


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Raleigh Ranks Among Best Places in 2017

Raleigh Ranks Among Best Places in 2017

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 01, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighNow that it is 2018, we thought we would share with you some of the recognition Raleigh, NC has received...just in 20187 alone!

Raleigh Ranks First in "Best Tasting Water in the State Contest" - Annual NC AWWA-WEA Conference, November 2017

Raleigh in Top 10 Best Cities in America to Live - 24/7 Wall St., November 2017

Raleigh is #2 Most Educated City in the Country - Forbes, October 2017

Raleigh in the Top 5 Cities for Jobs in the U.S. - Glassdoor, September 2017

Raleigh is #3 Sportiest City - Men's Health, September 2017

Raleigh is 1 of 10 Best Cities For Startups You’ll Want to Be Based In - Hubstaff, August 2017

Raleigh is Among Best Budget Destinations in America, Part III: The South - Budget Travel, July 2017

Raleigh is #10 Among 100 Best Cities to Drive In, WalletHub July 2017

Raleigh is #6 Among 100 Most Adventurous Cities in America - Men's Health, June 2017

Raleigh is #14 Fastest Growing Metro in U.S. - U.S. Census Bureau, March 2017

MIT's International Center for Aviation calls Raleigh's RDU International Airport Best Connected Medium Sized Airport - News & Observer, May 2017

Raleigh Ranked #8 in Best Cities for Veteran Homebuyers to Live - Veterans United Network, March 2017

Raleigh Ties for #7 in Best Places to Work for Veterans - Veterans United Network, March 2017

Carolina Publishing Associates Names North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh #1 Among 2016 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions - WRAL, March 2017

Carolina Publishing Associates Names North Carolina Museum of Art #9 Among 2016 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions - WRAL, March 2017

Carolina Publishing Associates Names Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh #6 Among 2016 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions - WRAL, March 2017

Carolina Publishing Associates Names North Carolina Museum of History #8 Among 2016 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions - WRAL, March 2017

Raleigh's Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern Receives 2017 Four-Diamond Restaurant Award - AAA, January 2017

Raleigh's Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel Receives 2017 Four-Diamond Hotel Award - AAA, January 2017

Raleigh is #22 Among Most Caring Cities in America - WalletHub, January 2017

Raleigh Among Top 10 Boomtowns of 2016 - SmartAsset, January 2017

Raleigh Among 12 Top Destinations of 2017 - Forbes Travel Guide, January 2017

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


Apartments in Raleigh Committed to Quality and Service

Apartments in Raleigh Committed to Quality and Service

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighRecently recognized as HHHunt's "Community of the Year". Developer owned and managed for Customer Service Assurance! Offering new and innovative one, two, and three bedroom apartments in Raleigh, NC . No matter how you look at it, Auston Grove has all the right features. Convenient to Highway 64, I-440 beltline, I-540, downtown, Zeblulon and Knightdale and just 30 minutes from Wilson and 45 minutes from Rocky Mount--but in an attractive, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. What’s more, our apartment homes include desirable features such as 9' ceilings with crown molding, third floor vaulted ceilings for a light, an open feel, and gorgeous sunroom options. We have a fitness center with free weights, internet cafe with free wifi, covered car care center, and more. So make your move to Auston Grove. It’s the kind of community you've been looking for but couldn't find until now.

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

"Auston Grove is a great community to live in. The community is clean with good amenities such as a car wash station, movie rentals, swimming pool with grills and a newly renovated dog park. The staff here is always wonderful and helpful. Maintenance requests are fulfilled quickly and correctly."

"Auston grove is the best apartment I've ever rented. Every staff member is helpful and friendly. For example, we went on vacation for a month and left our air conditioning on! All it took was one email to have someone turn it off for us! They even collected out mail! Any maintenance reports we have had to file are always answered promptly. Once we filed one for our air conditioner at 4 am and they were there before 9! The gym is small but actually pretty nice and never crowded. They have a lot of great cardio equipment and all you could ever want for strength! The part I like most is that they allow large dog breeds and they have a pretty awesome dog park with an agility course! It's perfect for newlywed teachers on a budget!"

"Absolutely love this apartment complex! We've never had any issue with the apartment complex at all. It's pet friendly and their dog park is lovely. The grounds are always kept clean and there's always landscape people keeping the place looking nice. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family!"

"This is by far the most beautiful manicured apartment community I have ever lived great staff."

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


Spacious 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Apartments in Raleigh, NC

Spacious 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Apartments in Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 19, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighAuston Grove is located right off the beltline (I440) and minutes to downtown Raleigh and Wake Medical.

  • 1,2 and 3 Bedroom Homes
  • Minutes to Raleigh’s Top 3 Shopping Destinations
  • Nine Foot Ceilings with Triple Crown Molding
  • Convenient to I-440, I-540 and Downtown Raleigh
  • 2 Hour Maintenance Repair Program
  • Sunrooms with Full Picture Windows
  • Convenient & secure on-line rental payment option
  • GE Kitchen Appliances
  • Chair rails perfect for accent walls

Recognized with Apartment Ratings "Top Rated" Award and HHHunt's "Community of the Year. No matter how you look at it, Auston Grove has all the right features. We are convenient to US.64E, I-440 beltline, I-540, Zebulon and downtown as well as 30 minutes from Wilson and 45 minutes from Rocky Mount--but in an attractive, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. You can even walk to the grocery store! What's more, our apartment homes include desirable features such as nine-foot ceilings and crown molding. We have an internet cafe with Free WiFi on property. And our rents are very affordable. Developer-owned and managed for customer service assurance. So make your move to Auston Grove. Its the kind of community you've been looking for but couldn't find. Until now.

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


Raleigh, NC: One of the Best Places to Live and Retire

Raleigh, NC: One of the Best Places to Live and Retire

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighRaleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill are known for their research/technology roots and collegiate rivalries. This tri-city region (known as the Triangle) is luring nearly 80 new residents a day with strong job growth and a high quality of life.

Many people who call the Raleigh and Durham metro areas home are young, friendly, diverse and educated. They enjoy dining out in local restaurants – many of which have earned national accolades – and gathering over craft beers in one of the region's many microbreweries. A strong sense of community is evident, as strangers are quick to provide a friendly conversation when standing in line at the supermarket.

Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill also encompass beautiful green spaces, family-friendly museums and a growing art and music scene defined by monthly gallery walks, summer concerts and music festivals like Hopscotch.


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.

Raleigh is ranked:

#7 in Best Places to Live
#17 in Best Places to Retire

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


How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in Raleigh The New Year has just begun and you and your friends at your apartments in Raleigh, NC may have made a few New Year’s Resolutions. Let 2018 be the year that you stick with them. Here are some tips:


Visualize yourself once you've reached your goal. This takes your focus away from what's holding you back and puts it onto all that you'll receive from your efforts. Whether your resolution is to be 15 pounds lighter, to cross the finish line or to be successful at that fantastic new job, see it now.

Rephrase Your Goal

The problem with most resolutions is that they are not positive. Instead of saying, "I'm going running at 5 a.m., 4 times a week," say, "I'll slip into a size 6 for my cousin's wedding!" That sounds more fun.

Take Baby Steps

You need a plan, not just a goal. That means breaking it down into small steps to take along the way. It's also a good idea to break down your big picture into smaller, actionable steps. Set goals that seem easy, so you get to win.

Celebrate the Small Stuff

Success breeds confidence. Take note -- maybe even write down -- every time you make a step toward your resolution. You'll be surprised how often you are making headway.

Get a Buddy

Pair up with a friend who has a goal of her own and meet once a week to check in with each other. Most people lack accountability. Set up the support you'll need, which more than likely includes having someone to keep you motivated.

Invest Some Money

Consider spending a little cash on your resolution. Cash or the like can help your resolution, because you don’t want to waste it.

Learn From Your Mistakes

Don't stress out if you already fell from grace. It is more important to get back on the horse as quickly as possible. Instead of getting down, use it as a learning experience.

Give up Something Else

Making time for your resolution usually means something else you do has got to go, but it shouldn't be something you love. What are you doing that you're not passionate about.

Know Your Passions

As long as you know what drives you, motivation may start to come.


Keeping a resolution can mean stepping outside your comfort zone -- and that takes a lot of confidence. Let go of fear, doubt, insecurity and nervousness. Try a relaxation technique, whether it's meditation or yoga or prayer -- whatever de-stresses you. It will help you take one little risk at a time.



Happy New Year from Auston Grove

Happy New Year from Auston Grove

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighHappy New Year from Auston Grove. We would like to thank our residents, friends, family, and community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2017. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018!

If we have had the pleasure of being your choice in communities, we hope that we provided the highest level of customer service and met all of your needs. In the coming months if you find yourself in need of the services we offer, we hope you choose us again in 2018.

It is our sincere wish that in the New Year you are surrounded by warmth, family, and friendship and that 2018 brings you good health and prosperity. From all of us here at Auston Grove we hope you have a safe and exciting New Year.

We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better…” ~ Charles Dickens

Abberly Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610

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