brittanyg wrote:Cost is important but I have to be close. Do you need a car? What is transportation and parking like. Do law students get a pass to park during classes. I would love to be in the party area being from Gainesville but that may be too tempting. I've heard first year law can be hard. My major is in chemistry and I have never worked in a law firm so I don't know how hard It will be. I also love sporting events of all kinds. That is the problem every graduate of Florida has. (at least in the past 10 years) Although Virginia tennis is unbeatable.
Luckily there a quite a few options within walking distance. You'll be able to walk to get groceries and stuff, too, so a car is not absolutely necessary, and you can always bum rides from people when you need to go to target or something. There is a bus system in C-ville which is supposed to be decent, but it isn't as extensive as you might think. Law students do get parking passes, it's a lottery basis for the spots in The Park (5 min walk to school) and if you don't get one of those you park by UHall and walk (15 min) or take the campus shuttle (comes every 10 min). If you live within walking distance, you do not get a parking pass.
To give you another idea of places/costs. I'm living 15 min driving time away in a 2br/2bath. It's 1200 square feet with a big balcony. Costs $1200/month.
In terms of partying, Ivy Gardens is pretty popular. It's mainly law students, it's within walking distance, there's a pool, etc. You can get a 1br for about $800