Lawguru wrote:How would I go about setting up a meeting with the different places? My sister lives in Seville apartments and is moving out since she's getting married. I could have the single with all her furniture and accessories plus free parking for about 560 a month. The apartment is apparently slightly small, but does this sound reasonable?
This is the best price you'll get in this area and it's as close as reasonably possible. The law parking lot is right down the street. To my knowledge only Old Gold is closer, and it's only a half-block or block closer, maybe 2-3 extra minutes walk . That is the cheapest rent you'll find in IC for an apartment that size without going on the extreme outskirts of town (basically nowhere or Coralville). The only bad part is the train that stops on the tracks down the street for extended periods, but you can't really get closer without buying a house and you can just hop the thing.
In a day or so I can get you guys the number for Joe, the landlord at Old Gold, with perhaps listings of available apartments. If I'm lucky he'll let me take pics - my place isn't the neatest and I don't post that stuff online.
Here's the website for Seville:http://www.barkerapartments.com/seville
Emerald and Westgate apartments are managed by the same company, their website contains links and contact info for each:http://www.barkerapartments.com/iowacity
For old gold, this is the property managing company (Heritage Property Management), tell them you wanna check out Old Gold and ask for Joe's number if you can:
220 E Market St
Iowa City, IA 52245
The street Seville and Old Gold are on are right by tailgating HQ, so for a few Saturdays each fall, you're going to see complete madness. The further away law parking lot looks like a disaster area for most of Sat (cleaned by Sun usually). School buses, empty booze, keg cups, and trash, also smoking charcoal. It's not that loud at either apartment, but if you walk down the street it's insane. Even the Mennonite church by Old Gold has tailgaters covering the lawn. Generally you can see 2-3 people passed out on the sidewalk or outside gas stations these days.
Lastly, the bottom of the hill by this parking lot is home to a gas station in the chain Kum and Go. They sell t-shirts and lighters, which are prized for those outside Iowa who don't know it exists. To give you an example of the madness, during tailgating they close their bathrooms and erect 3 or so portajohns to minimize the damage and rush.