Housing 2018-2019: Collegetown Apartments
Does anyone have an experience with the West Shore Apartments (www.westshoreapts.com/) or PJ Apartments (pjapts.com/)?
I'm a CAS freshman looking for a housing, preferably hardwood floor due to allergies, for next year (I have been living in a dorm for four years now through high school and I really want a studio or 1 bedroom apartment).
I have looked into 312 College Ave ($1600~$1800), 407 College Ave ($1450~$1700), 400 College Ave ($2100), Collegetown Center ($1000~$1400), and Crossing ($2100), which did not seem so bad considering the location (and knowing that Ithaca housings are really expensive!).
And I came across these studios/1 bedrooms, mostly hardwood floors and roomy, that are from $900~$1400 on the craigslist and zillow. They are 15~20 minutes walking to Arts Quad. Most of them are listed by West Shore Apartments and PJ Apartments, which I have not heard of from anyone in the school... I saw some terrible reviews saying that the landlords/ladies rip off from the students and walk into the house without asking for permissions.
I'm still waiting to hear from Lambrou Real Estate, which had relatively good reviews.
Also, does anyone know when the studios/1 bedroom usually go out in the year? I feel like this is too early to decide on a housing for next year, and I am wondering if there will be still good ($900~1600 range) studios/apartments remaining in May/June.
I would be really grateful if someone can give me a piece of advice!