Auston Grove Apartments

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Raleigh, NC Is a Great City to Raise a Family

Raleigh, NC Is a Great City to Raise a Family

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 23, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighRaising a family is an exciting endeavor, and moving can be a component of that endeavor. That said, location can have a major effect on families' qualities of life.

Personal finance website WalletHub analyzed the 150 most populated American cities using 41 metrics to determine the best places to raise a family. The metrics were spread across the categories of family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability and socioeconomics.

Out of the top 25 cities to Raise a Family...

Raleigh, N.C. is #22.

Raleigh is more than a blossoming Southern metropolis—you'll feel enriched and energized the instant you meet the smart, savvy locals. Raleigh’s bright minds head top-tier technology, education and life science institutions; its artists create a bevy of cultural and culinary touchstones; and its storytellers proudly carry on the collective heritage of a rich, historic capital city.

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Raleigh, NC is a Great Place to Live and Do Business

Raleigh, NC is a Great Place to Live and Do Business

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in Raleigh, NCRaleigh is known as the City of Oaks for its many oak trees. The capital city is part of North Carolina's Research Triangle, one of the country's largest and most successful research parks and a major center in the U.S. for high-tech and biotech research. The surrounding area is home to a number of colleges and universities including Duke University, North Carolina State, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University. These schools have a notable economic impact on the area. The North Carolina Museum of Art, occupying a large suburban campus on Blue Ridge Road near the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, maintains one of the premier public art collections located between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta.

Forbes Lists

  • #3 Best Places for Business and Careers
  • #25 in Cost of Doing Business
  • #18 in Job Growth
  • #13 in Education

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Going to the NC State Fair?

Going to the NC State Fair?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighThe State Fair is here. If you live in an apartment in Raleigh, NC here is some information you need to know.

Instead of a gathering for farmers, the fair has become a celebration of North Carolina agriculture. And this year, for the first time, that will include North Carolina beer and wine on the fairgrounds, in a new log building called the Our State Public House. It is in the Heritage Circle area.

A $10 ticket will entitle you to four 1½-ounce pours of wine or four-ounce samples of beer from among 80 of the state’s wineries and breweries. Tickets will be sold from noon to 8:30 p.m., and there is a limit of one per person. IDs will be checked at the door, and no one under 21 will be admitted.

Here’s what else you can expect at this year’s fair:

Park and ride: There’s a new park-and-ride lot for fairgoers, built in a former cow pasture at the corner of Edwards Mill and Reedy Creek roads, north of Wade Avenue. Free shuttle buses will carry people between the lot and Gate 8 of the fairgrounds every 10 minutes from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until one hour after the gates close every other day.

Busy night: There’s also lots of free parking around Carter-Finley Stadium and the PNC Arena. But on Thursday, arena parking will be used by people coming to see the Bruno Mars concert at 8 p.m. Combine the concert and the fair with the usual rush-hour traffic, and Wade Avenue might be a place to avoid if you can that evening. The Carolina Hurricanes and N.C. State Wolfpack have no home games during the fair.

Or leave the car at home: GoRaleigh, GoDurham and GoTriangle offer bus service, and Amtrak makes a special stop during the fair. For schedules and stop locations, go to

Opening day specials: To celebrate the opening of the 150th fair, admission tickets on Thursday will be only $1.50, and several food vendors will have $1.50 specials as well. The first 15,000 people through the gates will receive a commemorative button, and 150 ride passes and other prizes will be given out each hour to people wearing the buttons.

Rides: Among the 100 rides on the midway are five new ones, including a tea cup ride and Air Raid, a 118-foot tower ride that spins and tips its seats simultaneously.

Hunger relief: Saturdays draw the biggest crowds at the fair, but the next busiest day is the second Thursday, which is Food Lion Hunger Relief Day. Admission is free with five cans of Food Lion brand food, and all donations go to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Since 1993, the fair’s food drive has yielded more than 4.4 million pounds of food.

Tickets: Tickets at the gate are $10 for adults, $6 for military with ID and $5 for children 6-12. Children under 6 and adults 65 and older are free. On Friday, Oct. 13, students with school ID card or report card can get in for $5. Ride tickets are $1 each, or a $35 wristband gives you unlimited rides all day. There are discounts for fair tickets and wristbands purchased online before 11:59 p.m. Oct. 12 at

Hours: The fair opens at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, and remains open until midnight. From Oct. 13 through Oct. 22, gates are open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., except Fridays and Saturdays when the fair closes at midnight. Exhibit halls open at 9 a.m. and close at 9:45 p.m. when the fireworks begin. The midway is open 10 a.m. to when the fair closes.


Apartments in Raleigh, NC offer Luxury and Location

Apartments in Raleigh, NC offer Luxury and Location

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 05, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighIf you are looking for a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or three-bedroom apartment in Raleigh, NC, stop your search at Auston Grove Apartments.

Centrally located on Hwy 64/New Bern Ave., between I-440 and I-540, Auston Grove Apartments offers quality residences with incomparable service. Choose the floor plan that best meets your busy lifestyle, including bonus indoor or outdoor space, and amenities. Auston Grove is just minutes from I-40 and downtown Raleigh, offering an easy morning commute and access to all Raleigh has to offer including Dickies BBQ Pit, The Streets at Southpoint, parks, museums and more.

You can choose from a number of innovatively designed floor plans in our prestigious community. Our spacious apartments in Raleigh, NC are the perfect choice. Surrounded by restaurants, nightlife and all types of things to do, you will find an apartment to reflect your lifestyle.

At Auston Grove Apartments we have apartments designed for your lifestyle. In addition to the community we offer, our location is premier because of its quick access to downtown Raleigh and major highways.

For more information on making Auston Grove your home, contact us.


Luxurious Apartments in Raleigh, NC

Luxurious Apartments in Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in Raleigh, NCNorth Carolina is a very popular area to visit and to live. Regularly receiving accolades as a wonderful place to retire, one of the “Best Places to Live,” packed with wonderful small towns, where your money can go farther, where jobs are surging, and filled with beautiful scenery. In fact, North Carolina has a mild climate, four gorgeous seasons, and so much to do. Raleigh is a beautiful and classy small city with art, theater, and restaurants galore. Some of the best food at your fingertips and overflowing with charm, people from all over love their decision to move here.

If you are looking for an apartment in Raleigh, NC  look no further than Auston Grove. These luxury apartment homes have a community environment and exclusive amenities. We offer one-, two-,and three-bedroom apartments along with luxury apartment community amenities.

Auston Grove sits in an exclusive retail and business community. Get a taste of history, art, small-city-living, and comfort along with a built-in community. This is a distinctive apartment community environment made for those seeking apartment amenities, spacious and inviting floor plans, and the dedication of a committed management team.

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


Reasons You Should Move to Raleigh, NC

Reasons You Should Move to Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCIn Raleigh, NC, known as the "City of Oaks," 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, there are even 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.

When it comes to good food, the Raleigh region offers many options. Raleigh restaurants are an excellent choice for treating someone special to an evening of exquisite food or joining a crowd for cocktails and apps.

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

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.

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

Local farm-grown ingredients are a specialty, and ever-changing seasonal menus mean there's always something new and delicious to try.

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

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. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is best known for its programs in business, government, law and public health.

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Reasons You Should Rent Your Home

Reasons You Should Rent Your Home

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 07, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in Raleigh, NCMany people have said “What do you think of the idea of me buying a home?” Here is some advice.

There are many reasons to not buy a home:


Cash Gone. You have to write a big fat check for a down payment. “But its an investment,” you might say. Historically this isn’t true. Housing returned 0.4% per year from 1890 to 2004. And that’s just housing prices. It forgets all the other stuff mentioned below. Suffice to say, when you write that check, you’re never going to see that money again. Because even when you sell the house later you’re just going to take that money and put it into another down payment. So if you buy a $400,000 home, just say goodbye to $100,000 that you worked hard for.

Closing costs. This is about another 2-3% out the window. Lawyers, title insurance, moving costs, antidepressant medicine. It adds up. 2-3%.

Maintenance. No matter what, you’re going to fix things. Lots of things. In the lifespan of your house, everything is going to break. Thrice. Get down on your hands and knees and fix it! And then open up your checkbook again. Spend some more money. When you rent and the dishwasher doesn’t work, call the landlord and he fixes it.

Taxes. There’s this myth that you can deduct mortgage payment interest from your taxes. Whatever. That’s a microscopic dot on your tax returns. What’s worse is the taxes you pay. So your kids can get a great education. Whatever.

You’re trapped. Let’s spell out very clearly why the myth of homeownership became religion in the United States. It’s because corporations didn’t want their employees to have many job choices. So they encouraged them to own homes. So they can’t move away and get new jobs. Job salaries are a function of supply and demand. If you can’t move, then your supply of jobs is low. You can’t argue the reverse, since new adults are always competing with you.

Ugly. Saying “my house is an investment” forgets the fact that a house has all the qualities of the ugliest type of investment:

Illiquidity. You can’t cash out whenever you want.

High leverage. You have to borrow a lot of money in most cases.

No diversification. For most people, a house is by far the largest part of their portfolio and greatly exceeds the 10% of net worth that any other investment should be.

Personal reasons to not own a house.

Trapped, Some people like to have roots. But others like things to change every once in a while. You can pick up and move anytime when you rent.

Rent. People will argue that the price of the mortgage, maintenance taxes, etc is all baked into the price of rent. Sometimes this is true. But usually not.

Psychology. Look at your personal reasons for wanting to own. Do you feel like you can’t accomplish something in life until you own a house? Do you feel like it’s part of getting married and “Settling down”, i.e. creating a nest for your future children? For you, is it a part of becoming an adult. Is this what your parents taught you? Examine the real reasons you want to own and make sure they are coming from a good spot in your heart.

Your time. Do you really want to spend all that time working on your house? Is this where your time is best spent towards creating a happy and fulfilled life for yourself?

Choices. When you rent you always have the choice to leave. To live wherever in the world you want whenever you want. Adventure becomes a possibility even if you never take advantage of it.

Stress. For some, owning a home equals stress.

Cash is king. If you like cash in the bank and like having access to it, rent. Owning means it is all tied up in one illiquid investment.

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


Raleigh is on 2017 List of Best Places to Live

Raleigh is on 2017 List of Best Places to Live

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Auston Grove Apartments in Raleigh, NCU.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, unveiled the 2017 Best Places to Live in the United States. The new list ranks the country's 100 largest metropolitan areas based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life.

When considering a move people are concerned about finding a job in their field, earning enough to afford a home, sending their kids to good schools and feeling like a part of their community. The Best Places to Live ranking takes all of that into account – the metro areas that do well are the ones with strong job markets and high quality of life.

The 2017 Best Places to Live were determined in part by a public survey of thousands of individuals across the U.S. to find out what qualities they consider important in a home town. The methodology also factors in data from the United States Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as U.S. News rankings of the Best High Schools and Best Hospitals.

#7 in Best Places to Live - Raleigh & Durham, NC

Raleigh, 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 & Durham ranks as # with an overall score of 7.2 out of 10.

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Moving To and Living In Raleigh, NC Area

Moving To and Living In Raleigh, NC Area

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCRaleigh’s Magnetic Southern Feel Vibrates from the Coast to the Plains. Thinking about moving to Raleigh Durham?

Living In and Around the Raleigh Durham Area

The Raleigh-Durham metro area is located smack-dab in the center of North Carolina. Its largest and most prominent cities are Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Also called the Research Triangle, the Raleigh-Durham area is known for its diverse and well-educated population, and it's also home to some of the South's biggest colleges and universities. Raleigh-Durham is also one of the most important financial centers on the entire East Coast, making this a great place to live if you're a student or a young professional.

What’s the Cost of Living in Raleigh Durham Area?

If you're moving to Raleigh-Durham, you'll be happy to know that this region has a surprisingly low cost of living. When combined with average incomes that are several thousand dollars more than in the rest of the United States, living in the Raleigh-Durham area becomes even more advantageous. Just be aware that housing is relatively expensive, especially when you're living in Raleigh's more popular neighborhoods. Expect to spend at least $1,000 a month for a one-bedroom apartment and at least $1,200 for a two-bedroom apartment. Public transportation is sufficient for getting around if you live in Raleigh or Durham, and you can use the GoTriangle bus and rail system to go to most places. But if you're in one of the region's smaller towns, you'll probably want to keep a car.

Living in the Raleigh-Durham Metro Area

Since it's become such a prominent center for various industries, the Raleigh-Durham metro area has been growing every year. This region has also become a cultural mecca, complete with nationally acclaimed restaurants, numerous microbreweries and a burgeoning art scene. All of this combines to make Raleigh-Durham a wonderful place to live in. In fact, U.S News has even ranked Raleigh-Durham the #7 best place to live in the country in 2017. Whether you're moving to Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill, you'll be able to enjoy numerous parks, museums, art exhibits and music festivals without going very far at all.

Jobs & Employment in the Raleigh-Durham Metro Area

Recently, the Raleigh-Durham region has been thriving. The unemployment rate is less than 5 percent, which is slightly below the U.S. average. Plus, many employers have been flocking here in recent years, and the biggest industries are related to management, sales and administration. This region also has a relatively high amount of jobs relating to the computer and mathematical industries. So if you're moving to Raleigh to find a job, you'll be able to look into a vast array of various industries.

About Raleigh

Raleigh is one of the most prosperous cities in the country. This isn't only a great place to find work; it's also filled with fun things to do. While this urban metropolis has numerous attractions that you can visit all the time, it also hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. If you love seeing huge art exhibits, check out Artsplosure in the spring and Sparkcon in the fall. You can also get tickets for Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival or MerleFest if you're a fan of live music.

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North Carolina: Retire like a Vanderbilt for Less

North Carolina: Retire like a Vanderbilt for Less

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCBack in 1895, the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, a comfortable climate and low land prices inspired the Vanderbilts to buy up 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness and build the Biltmore House, the largest estate in the U.S. The same factors that attracted this wealthy family continue to make North Carolina popular among retirees and second-home buyers today.

But the Tar Heel State offers a little bit of everything, geographically and culturally. Retirees who prefer to live by the sea can find 300 miles of barrier island beaches, two national seashores and idyllic villages in the state’s eastern region.

North Carolina also has some great college towns, including Chapel Hill, Davidson, and Durham. And dynamic city living can be found in fast-growing Charlotte, which has been undergoing a restaurant renaissance, and the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Cary vicinity, dubbed the “Research Triangle” due to its high density of high tech companies.

For anyone on a fixed budget, living costs in North Carolina can be fairly friendly. Overall, the state is 3.7% cheaper than the national average. State income taxes are also to 5.8% flat tax.

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Auston Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610

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