Hey thanks for the offer! What would you recommend for housing? I will be in Chapel Hill in the next two weeks looking for a place to live nearby and away from undergrads. Any suggestions?[/quote]
Sure thing! There are a lot of good options in Chapel Hill:Unfurnished:
1. Shadowood-really nice, not too many undergrads. A lot of the units are two floors and have an upper living room (which might be nice for an office).
2. Glen Lennox-Small condos that are a bit more expensive. It's also almost impossible to get a washer and dryer included. BUT, if you don't need a washer/dryer their small singles are an AWESOME deal and the closest thing you'll find to the law school.
3. On the MUCH more expensive side is Meadowmont. Close to the law school and really high-end. http://meadowmontapartments.com/index.asp
A really great resource that the Daily Tar Heel has put together.
5. A really popular option in Chapel Hill is renting a small house (or portion of a house) from a private company. Most of these rentals are run through http://www.chapelhillrent.com/
. Most years, I found my housing on ChapelHillRent or on Craigslist. Furnished:
Your best furnished option in the area is Chapel Ridge. http://chapelhillstudenthousing.com/
The down side for Chapel Ridge are the undergrads. This is one of the most popular places for undergrads to live. But its generally quiet and the best of the furnished options.Good neighborhoods/Areas:
-Carborro: A wonderful area, only down side is that it is far from the law school.
-Davie Circle: GREAT place to rent a house! Quiet neighborhood setting. Although there are undergrads, they are usually upperclassmen. A lot of senior citizens are there as well.
-Anything on Highway 54 will be close to the law school and easily accessible for the bus line. Places NOT to live:
-Townhouse Apartments: "Where the party's at"
-The Verge: In my opinion, completely overpriced and so far from campus it's ridiculous. Their bus is not convenient. Only live here if you're planning to drive every day (more on parking later).
-Odum Villiage (on campus): Really old and not close to the law school. You probably won't get a parking spot, so you'll have to pay for parking elsewhere. You'll also have to go back to sleeping in an XL twin bed. Parking:
Parking in Chapel Hill is difficult at best. There are very few spots located near the law school where you'll be able to rent parking. Usually parking is rented privately by house owners in the area. If you decide you want to find parking, PM me and I'll try to help you.
Areas that are good for law school parking:
Check craigslist, but let me know if you're trying for this. I'd be happy to offer more individual advice.
More questions are welcomed! Feel free to toss out specific places and I'll help in anyway I can!