penni_rose wrote:JazzOne wrote:I can understand if you're already established in Austin. However, if you're moving to Austin solely for law school, I would think you'd want to be as close to campus as possible. Also, I'm not very familiar with Austin. The Triangle apartments seemed far to me, but maybe I'm mistaken. I happened to drive by them when I got lost one day.
It depends. If you are by yourself and can afford a nice place close to campus (or tolerate a bad place close to campus), then that would make sense. If you are moving a family or SO with you, I could see wanting to be somewhere farther away. Also, if you're trying to save money (arguably not the case here given that he picked the Triangle, which has a reputation for being expensive), you might want to move farther out. You can get much larger places for much less $$ if you move away from campus.
It probably depends on a lot of personal things. Some people want to be able to walk to class. I did that in grad school it was nice, but really expensive to live that close to school.
I see. I've been looking at houses in Hyde Park, and the rent seemed very reasonable to me. I guess I just didn't really think I could find something less expensive in a nice area. Do you suggest any other areas? I don't necessarily want to walk to school. I'm willing to take the public transportation, but I do not want to drive to school. I'd like to keep my car at home during the day.