Jericwithers wrote:They are all very old, yes. I probably only like my place here because it was renovated in 2008.
As an UG, do you live in west campus? The places actually looked a little more decent over there, but surrounded by frat houses, so I'm not considering it, just curious.
Nope that scene isn't for me, I live on the border of Hyde Park (38th st). It is constant noise and people in west campus, and isn't any more convenient to any place I want to go than being on 38th street which is quick to any major road. My search found that everything was overpriced in west campus or not nice enough to my liking. I was able to find a really nice efficiency in Hyde Park for $750 including cable and internet, and that was worth it even though more space would have been preferable.
That is the place I live, in case anyone wanted to see where I live and then discount any advice I give. I don't go too far north of 38th street (just to the post office) but it looks like most apartments are along Speedway south of 38th street. There are some nice-ish complexes along there but there is no guessing the price. It's a tough situation and I would just spend a day or two driving around, getting phone numbers, finding out rent rates, touring, rinse, repeat.
I am just glad I don't have to deal with anything of this in Durham
Now if I come to back Austin I will just baller it up in one of those mega condo skyscrapers.
Mcfloater's complex does look nice though, but parking/traffic on/to campus can be bad at some times and costs $700 for a guaranteed spot.