Vanderbilt Class of 2014

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby fingersxd » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:37 am

Speaking of places to live, outside of the usual areas of town referenced in the OD (Vandy/Music Row, West End, Hillsboro Vilalge, etc.), how is the east end? Is it generally considered a less than ideal area to live?

I still haven't found a place, but have been searching pretty broadly.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Lou9 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:09 pm

Less than a month to go! I'm a little bummed that I won't be able to move in until August 12, but I was able to go see my apartment a few weeks ago. It's super small with barely a kitchen, but I don't really cook anyway.

I'm also done with work, so now I have plenty of time to get nervous before orientation.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby SilverE2 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:48 pm

Have you guys started reading the required reading for orientation yet? I haven't even bought the book yet, is it an easy read?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby akili » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:08 pm

SilverE2 wrote:Have you guys started reading the required reading for orientation yet? I haven't even bought the book yet, is it an easy read?


The first chapter is pretty boring (Government and How it Works!) but it picks up in Chapter 2 and 3. I thought it was pretty interesting and Chapter 1 was a good brush-up I guess.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby BunkMoreland » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:38 pm

What are the best spots if I'm looking to spend under $1000? for 1BR

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby pleasetryagain » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:08 pm

BunkMoreland wrote:What are the best spots if I'm looking to spend under $1000? for 1BR


arent you a 3L? The americana has 1br for under 1K but I am pretty sure they are booked until January. Also check out: Music Row Apartments and possibly 1700 midtown.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby BunkMoreland » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:13 pm

pleasetryagain wrote:
BunkMoreland wrote:What are the best spots if I'm looking to spend under $1000? for 1BR


arent you a 3L? The americana has 1br for under 1K but I am pretty sure they are booked until January. Also check out: Music Row Apartments and possibly 1700 midtown.


yes, and gracias. Have been neglecting finding a place, and being a cheapskate doesnt help either!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby fingersxd » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:23 pm

1700 midtown is way too expensive. Try the Westmont. And troll Craigslist.

EDIT: Just found out it's been leased.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby SilverE2 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:17 pm

fingersxd wrote:1700 midtown is way too expensive. Try the Westmont. And troll Craigslist.

EDIT: Just found out it's been leased.


Yep, 1700 midtown is expensive. I considered it, but the area isn't too great (wouldn't wanna walk around at night) and for that price you better believe I want to live in a nice area.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby akili » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:31 pm

I'm in Arkansas right now on my way to Nashville to move in!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Hannibal » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:28 am

Ummm...sup.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby SilverE2 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:29 am

akili wrote:I'm in Arkansas right now on my way to Nashville to move in!


Nice! I arrived on Sunday and have been working non-stop to get my apartment ready to go.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby SilverE2 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:29 am

Hannibal wrote:Ummm...sup.


So you clicked Atheist on your ND app too? What was the result?

Mine was waitlist with way above waitlist numbers.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Hannibal » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:30 am

SilverE2 wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Ummm...sup.


So you clicked Atheist on your ND app too? What was the result?

Mine was waitlist with way above waitlist numbers.


Same! :D

So yeah guys, got off the waitlist today, 90% chance I'm going. I have two days to figure it out.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby SilverE2 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:45 am

Hannibal wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Ummm...sup.


So you clicked Atheist on your ND app too? What was the result?

Mine was waitlist with way above waitlist numbers.


Same! :D

So yeah guys, got off the waitlist today, 90% chance I'm going. I have two days to figure it out.


Grats!!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby pleasetryagain » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:19 pm

fingersxd wrote:Speaking of places to live, outside of the usual areas of town referenced in the OD (Vandy/Music Row, West End, Hillsboro Vilalge, etc.), how is the east end? Is it generally considered a less than ideal area to live?

I still haven't found a place, but have been searching pretty broadly.


Parts of east nashville are referred to as "mini detroit" and are REALLY bad. Like, drug dealer crews on every other street-corner, rampant prostitution, rundown neighborhoods bad (thus mini-detroit). This seems ot be confined to the fisk-meharry area and the other parts are livable. I guess it really depends on who you are and what youre used to but I would definitely advise checking it out in person before committing to anything. Also, the traffic over the bridges and through the downtown area is a huge clusterfuck in the morning so you might want to consider that.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby SilverE2 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:25 pm

pleasetryagain wrote:
fingersxd wrote:Speaking of places to live, outside of the usual areas of town referenced in the OD (Vandy/Music Row, West End, Hillsboro Vilalge, etc.), how is the east end? Is it generally considered a less than ideal area to live?

I still haven't found a place, but have been searching pretty broadly.


Parts of east nashville are referred to as "mini detroit" and are REALLY bad. Like, drug dealer crews on every other street-corner, rampant prostitution, rundown neighborhoods bad (thus mini-detroit). This seems ot be confined to the fisk-meharry area and the other parts are livable. I guess it really depends on who you are and what youre used to but I would definitely advise checking it out in person before committing to anything. Also, the traffic over the bridges and through the downtown area is a huge clusterfuck in the morning so you might want to consider that.


Maybe I haven't ventured deep enough into the area but I've been thrift shopping around east Nashville the past few days, and it honestly hasn't seemed that bad. Granted, this was during the day and I wouldn't live there, but coming from Miami there are areas there that I wouldn't get out of my car during the day let alone go shopping.

*edit*

Nevermind, just saw "some parts are livable". I guess I haven't been to the really bad areas.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby pleasetryagain » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:23 pm

SilverE2 wrote:Nevermind, just saw "some parts are livable". I guess I haven't been to the really bad areas.


Yeah, I remember driving around that area when I first moved here and thinking "oh what a nice little neighborhood" then the next street looked like an episode of The Wire. Some parts are livable, and even the bad parts are livable if you used to live in, say, Compton/Inner Detroit.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Grizz » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:47 pm

Also lots of dirty hipsters searching for an "authentic" experience.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Hannibal » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:05 am

rad law wrote:Also lots of dirty hipsters searching for an "authentic" experience.


East Nashville = SF Mission?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby fingersxd » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:32 pm

pleasetryagain wrote:
fingersxd wrote:Speaking of places to live, outside of the usual areas of town referenced in the OD (Vandy/Music Row, West End, Hillsboro Vilalge, etc.), how is the east end? Is it generally considered a less than ideal area to live?

I still haven't found a place, but have been searching pretty broadly.


Parts of east nashville are referred to as "mini detroit" and are REALLY bad. Like, drug dealer crews on every other street-corner, rampant prostitution, rundown neighborhoods bad (thus mini-detroit). This seems ot be confined to the fisk-meharry area and the other parts are livable. I guess it really depends on who you are and what youre used to but I would definitely advise checking it out in person before committing to anything. Also, the traffic over the bridges and through the downtown area is a huge clusterfuck in the morning so you might want to consider that.


Flew down last weekend (Fri-Mon) and did a whirlwind apt. seeing tour (~20 places!). Got a place, signed a lease and just finishing up my last day at work today.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby SilverE2 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:42 pm

fingersxd wrote:
pleasetryagain wrote:
fingersxd wrote:Speaking of places to live, outside of the usual areas of town referenced in the OD (Vandy/Music Row, West End, Hillsboro Vilalge, etc.), how is the east end? Is it generally considered a less than ideal area to live?

I still haven't found a place, but have been searching pretty broadly.


Parts of east nashville are referred to as "mini detroit" and are REALLY bad. Like, drug dealer crews on every other street-corner, rampant prostitution, rundown neighborhoods bad (thus mini-detroit). This seems ot be confined to the fisk-meharry area and the other parts are livable. I guess it really depends on who you are and what youre used to but I would definitely advise checking it out in person before committing to anything. Also, the traffic over the bridges and through the downtown area is a huge clusterfuck in the morning so you might want to consider that.


Flew down last weekend (Fri-Mon) and did a whirlwind apt. seeing tour (~20 places!). Got a place, signed a lease and just finishing up my last day at work today.


Where'd you end up signing?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Run and Tell That » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:41 pm

SilverE2 wrote:
pleasetryagain wrote:
fingersxd wrote:Speaking of places to live, outside of the usual areas of town referenced in the OD (Vandy/Music Row, West End, Hillsboro Vilalge, etc.), how is the east end? Is it generally considered a less than ideal area to live?

I still haven't found a place, but have been searching pretty broadly.


Parts of east nashville are referred to as "mini detroit" and are REALLY bad. Like, drug dealer crews on every other street-corner, rampant prostitution, rundown neighborhoods bad (thus mini-detroit). This seems ot be confined to the fisk-meharry area and the other parts are livable. I guess it really depends on who you are and what youre used to but I would definitely advise checking it out in person before committing to anything. Also, the traffic over the bridges and through the downtown area is a huge clusterfuck in the morning so you might want to consider that.


Maybe I haven't ventured deep enough into the area but I've been thrift shopping around east Nashville the past few days, and it honestly hasn't seemed that bad. Granted, this was during the day and I wouldn't live there, but coming from Miami there are areas there that I wouldn't get out of my car during the day let alone go shopping.

*edit*

Nevermind, just saw "some parts are livable". I guess I haven't been to the really bad areas.



The Fisk/Meharry area is actually North Nashville, which is similar to East Nashville in terms of hit-or-miss housing. North of downtown (near Fisk/TSU/Meharry), the Germantown area is fairly safe and is convenient to downtown (3 minute drive) and Vandy (7 minute drive). In East Nashville, I'd probably only live near the Five Points area. Both neighborhoods are undergoing some gentrification and have plenty of young professionals and students but also a little more crime-mainly car break-ins-but I have friends who live in both places who have never had a problem and love their neighborhoods.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby gogators » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:59 pm

Run and Tell That wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:
pleasetryagain wrote:
fingersxd wrote:Speaking of places to live, outside of the usual areas of town referenced in the OD (Vandy/Music Row, West End, Hillsboro Vilalge, etc.), how is the east end? Is it generally considered a less than ideal area to live?

I still haven't found a place, but have been searching pretty broadly.


Parts of east nashville are referred to as "mini detroit" and are REALLY bad. Like, drug dealer crews on every other street-corner, rampant prostitution, rundown neighborhoods bad (thus mini-detroit). This seems ot be confined to the fisk-meharry area and the other parts are livable. I guess it really depends on who you are and what youre used to but I would definitely advise checking it out in person before committing to anything. Also, the traffic over the bridges and through the downtown area is a huge clusterfuck in the morning so you might want to consider that.


Maybe I haven't ventured deep enough into the area but I've been thrift shopping around east Nashville the past few days, and it honestly hasn't seemed that bad. Granted, this was during the day and I wouldn't live there, but coming from Miami there are areas there that I wouldn't get out of my car during the day let alone go shopping.

*edit*

Nevermind, just saw "some parts are livable". I guess I haven't been to the really bad areas.



The Fisk/Meharry area is actually North Nashville, which is similar to East Nashville in terms of hit-or-miss housing. North of downtown (near Fisk/TSU/Meharry), the Germantown area is fairly safe and is convenient to downtown (3 minute drive) and Vandy (7 minute drive). In East Nashville, I'd probably only live near the Five Points area. Both neighborhoods are undergoing some gentrification and have plenty of young professionals and students but also a little more crime-mainly car break-ins-but I have friends who live in both places who have never had a problem and love their neighborhoods.


This is a more accurate depiction I think. There are definitely some law students how love living on the east side, and find it to be a much more authentic nashville experience. And no I'm not referring myself as i'll never move from the West End.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby akili » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:59 am

Guys, moving sucks so hard.


On a related note, drove through East Nashville yesterday and did see my share of dirty hipsters amongst some sketchy sketchy stores.




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