Tangerine Gleam wrote:Well, I was thinking ideally walking distance, but I've never been to the Mich campus so I don't really have an idea of what the options are.
I'll have a car, so I don't mind having to drive if need be. I'd rather drive a little bit and have a nicer place than live in a crappy place just so that I can walk.
On that note, I also don't want to be around a bunch of screamin' UG youngsters. Not sure how much that will be avoidable. Where is the law school relative to the undergrad housing and school buildings?
If you want walking distance, you've got about a 1/2 mile to a 1 mile radius from the law school you can be looking in. Driving in is a PAIN because on campus parking is hard to find. You'll probably have to park at least 1/4 to 1/2 mile away most days.
There is a risk anywhere on campus of occasional noise. The student population is enormous, and there are many more undergrads than grad students. But, the noise is worst during the football season, and rarely on weeknights.
Here's a map of the area around campus. The areas in RED are either known party streets or fraternity locations. The area with the big red X is an area I personally would never live in because (a) most of the housing is crappy and (b) the marching band practices over there on a daily basis during the fall.
The area circled in blue is probably the quietest neighborhood, I lived up there when I was a senior. It's about a 15-20 minute walk to the law school though.
Just keep in mind that places that seem nearby to places I've noted as "noisy" might not be too bad. Even 2 blocks away can make a big difference.