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Solid plan for living situation next year?

logster26logster26 30 replies10 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
Good evening everyone!
As some could see I've been seriously considering renting a space in new resort style living facilities in my college town. Well there are 2 different companies actually, and the other I was looking into actually has fully furnished apartments with everything in all rooms that you would need. With the cheapest rate here it would be $484 a month for basically renting your bedroom and sharing the space with other roommates. This rate has ALL utilities included in it however, no additional costs necessary. (Except a deposit of course.) Seems cheap but in another way is kinda expensive but fits the college lifestyle. Just an outdoor pool and courtyard at this place and a sky-deck along with a spacious lounge.

Also talked with my adviser the other day planning for the future semesters of classes I'd be taking. It looks like campus classes would likely be M/W/F mornings but would start at 8:30 and a couple online classes. Though these classes could be pretty involved with either needing proctors for exams or group projects so that's one factor I considered, and since people need to put their own time and effort into online classes it might be worth spending less time driving perhaps?

I would only travel back home for a Tues. or Thurs. during the week IF NECESSARY. Only if there is a need to work or something but that's it. So maybe 2-3 week days a month of additional driving. Any other time I'd just stay put Monday-Friday. Weekends traveling home would stay as is (whether it's 2,4 or 6 days) since that's when I work a lot more heavily.

Still totally considering all the details before committing and applying and signing a lease type of thing. I wouldn't expect my parents to pay my rent since I do have enough funds stacked up to cover it. They already take care of my tuition as it is.

Just something to think about since commuting a half hour one way 3 days a week this whole year is starting to wear me down some. I sometimes think a certain living situation should last just a full academic year then do something different for the next year.
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  • bopperbopper 14063 replies100 threadsForum Champion CWRU Forum Champion
    Seems pretty reasonable. How would you pay for food?
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  • logster26logster26 30 replies10 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Living at this place counts as off campus so students have the option of choosing a reduced meal plan with a certain amount of dollars. I could pick the same plan as I do now as a commuter. I also can buy my own groceries and cook in the place sometimes. For the record this place is also close to a McDonald's and Pizza Ranch!
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  • TQfromtheUTQfromtheU 1540 replies17 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited March 20
    Check the length of the lease and also see if your college offers a lease review service. Are utilities included and if they are not, how are they paid? You want to be clear on the rules and who will handle issues with roommates and repairs to the space. Can the other renters have a boyfriend/girlfriend living in their room, can they have pets, who maintains the shared space? If there is a problem with your roommates, can you move to a different unit if one is available?
    edited March 20
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