jms116 wrote:Hey guys,
I am going out to Cornell next Friday the 23rd to find an apartment. Anyone have any advice about companies to email or people to contact? I am loooking to spend between 600-750 a month and have a small bird I am bringing with me.
Cornell has an Off-Campus Housing Office that provides pretty good information to help you out.
There's a list of apartments and apartment complexes in Ithaca at http://dos.cornell.edu/dos/cms/ocho/upl ... G-2010.pdf
. It's not exhaustive, I'm not sure if inclusion on that list is self-selection by landlords or what. But it's a good jumping-off point. As well, the OCHO has a searchable online database for housing in Ithaca at https://larissa.campuslife.cornell.edu: ... age1-1.asp
As well, Craigslist has a pretty good selection of apartments for rent in Ithaca. Worth checking out, you never know what you'll find. When I went apartment-hunting I used both OCHO and Craigslist, and a lot of listings on OCHO's database overlapped with Craigslist.
The areas CLOSE to campus are Collegetown, Lower Collegetown, West Campus if you want to walk a bit. If you're looking for $600-$750/mo, you're pretty much limited to small studios in Collegetown. Further out from campus, prices drop dramatically.
Disclaimer: I am not a current student. I'm probably missing a good bit of useful info.