utexas10 wrote:I know it's a sacrifice of proximity, but I went ahead and signed a lease with the Woodlands when I went to visit Charlottesville. Is anyone living there/considering doing so?
I was there this weekend and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna put my money down at Jefferson Ridge. I saw the townhouse at the Woodlands and it definitely looked gorgeous. But the prices there were too much for me and the reviews (on google) helped scare me away some.
While I was there I visited Eagles Landing which despite having a better price felt a lot like undergrad dorm housing. It seemed really small and the place they showed us smelled like a cigarette despite having brand new carpets in it.
I was originally looking for a 2 bedroom for me and my girlfriend so that I'd have a place to study when she was doing her thing. The 1 bedroom at Jefferson Ridge though was massive (877 square feet I think?) It had a built in alcove with a desk to study in which if I block it off right seemed more than adequate. Also I checked out the AC/Boiler unit and they were both extremely energy efficient which is obviously good for the electricity bill. I clocked it at a 10 minute drive on both the routes (highway and local). I assume the local one gets backed up because of traffic but it seems hard to believe the highway becomes too much of a nightmare.
Also, I looked at some place on Rio Road which the name escapes me of right now. Possible Abbington Crossing? Or something like that. They had town homes which were really nice. Extremely small kitchen and dining area but the bedrooms were definitely adequate. They said they have limited availability on them though because they sign so many non-students. Also the pool was like barely ever open it seemed. The main problem with those though was that despite the fact they are doing renovations they don't change the furnaces, etc. out. So essentially you might be moving into a place where it will cost quite a bit of money in electricity. (They also had apartments which they were refurnishing which had very small bedroom/bathrooms although having a beautiful kitchen area. They do not replace those items in the remodeled apartments either.)
Long story short, Woodlands is right down the street from Jefferson Ridge so assuming I do what I think I'm going to do we'll be right near each other, though possibly far from everyone who manages to get a place on Arlington Blvd.