ZiggyPink wrote:badwithpseudonyms wrote:Grad Centre is overpriced for what it is. However, if you're too cheap to go for a place in Ivy (or one of the condos on Arlington, for that matter) and you don't get into the Jeffersonian, then it is one of the only options within reasonable walking distance.
There doesn't seem to be a consensus whether a place like Grad Centre is a better choice than Ivy. Ivy is the same price range as Grad Centre if getting a 2 bedroom, but many people seem to be dissatisfied with Ivy apartments and the management. I like that Grad Centre takes care of utilities and internet with one check, and it allows you to rent a single room and not have to worry about splitting rent/utility fees. I guess I am just going to drive down to Cville and make a decision.
i honestly think that ivy's biggest draw is the social scene. it is the biggest concentration of law students outside of the law school, and you will be able to walk to a huge number of parties if you live there. if that's important to you, then ivy's a good fit. if it's less important, or if you dislike the noise, then it might be too expensive for what they give you.