Where does everyone plan on living?
I'm setting up a few apartment tours for Saturday afternoon, mostly to get a sense of particular areas. I'm currently looking at Uptown, Loring Park, and the Warehouse District. Does anyone have any experience with them? Apparently Uptown has a nice express bus that runs to campus, but it sure looks far on a map. Would rather not have a long daily commute, although the Seven's Corner area is slightly sketchy and baren.
I think a lot of 1Ls live in the Seven Corner area, but when their lease is up for that year, they get the hell outta there. I'm not sure whether they decide to live there during the 1st year just because that's where a lot of other 1Ls are living or if they just don't what it's like, but from what I understand, most people don't stay there past the first year.
A student emailed me a couple of weeks ago to see if I had any questions and I asked where I should live. She STRONGLY recommended living in Seven Corners area as close to the law school as possible, just because we'll probably have so many long days and late nights studying she said it's terrible having to commute on top of that. Parking by the law school is also super expensive, according to my tour guide from ASW the closest garage (or as they like to call it, "ramp") is $100 per month, so living within walking distance would be a plus.
I'm looking at several places in that part of town (all <1 mile from the law school) but haven't had much luck yet. Very few places are opening up in May. But I'm sure people looking to move in August will have an easier time.