wfc wrote: bep244 wrote:
PureEnergy wrote:according to the DeNovo, Pinnacle Ridge is the most popular. The facebook page makes it seem that way too. I'm pretty sure I'll be in Pinnacle next year and would love to have everyone else there too. The thought of living with a bunch of law students sounds absolutely terrible and unbearably obnoxious, and thus I choose it wholeheartedly. And yes, I am already a self-hating lawyer.
Pinnacle was apparently the most popular spot for current 1Ls, but there are a bunch of us starting this fall that are living in the Alexan Garrett also. It has only been open a year which is why they said alot of people starting last fall didn't even know about it. Plus, after the housing tour during ASW, my soon-to-be roomie and I liked the feel of AG more and have already filled out an application there.
Based on all the facebook posts, I think most of our class will be pretty split between AG and Pinnacle, so you should have alot of law students either place.
Can you talk a little more about the bolded? I have been wondering about the apartment reservation process, seeing as the student loans won't be shelled out until shortly before classes start
How much money, if any, do these guys ask you to come up with to reserve an apartment for the fall?
I think we've put up a $375 reservation fee + $50 app fee. Apparently $200 of the reservation fee goes back towards your first month's rent, and they donate another $25 to St. Judes. They have an application to fill out for each roommate that includes past housing info, work info, etc, and they have asked for verifcation of income (which they said can be a past W-2, pay stubs, or financial aid paperwork). We're starting our lease August 1st, so I guess we'll have to front the first month's rent? I honestly haven't thought that far ahead yet...
I would also agree with the comparison in the above post of Pinnacle and AG. We were able to pick the exact apartment we wanted and since the place is new, no one has ever lived in it before us. The current 1Ls in both places seemed to love where they lived, but for my roommate and I, we wanted the newer amenities, the ability to pick an apartment on the top floor by the clubhouse (ie gym & pool), and we thought the extra price was worth it. I will say though, some people really did seem to like the "woodsy" atmosphere of Pinnacle better. I think it's just personal preference.