Vanderbilt Class of 2014

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Magnolia » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:14 pm

akili wrote:
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akili wrote:I really am hoping to find something at the Bristol on Broadway, if not then I'll be in the Grove. Richland > Whitworth, btw

Why R > W?


Whitworth is only a little older and some floorplans ARE cheaper (so if you get that, take it), but the Richland has a waaaay nicer kitchen. Really nice cabinets, counters and appliances. My kitchen right now really sucks (bugs, no actual cabinet doors, crappy appliances) and I love to cook so it's a gamechanger!

Good god, where do you live?? My kitchen has never been that bad and I live in NYC!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby akili » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:25 pm

Magnolia wrote:
akili wrote:
Magnolia wrote:
akili wrote:I really am hoping to find something at the Bristol on Broadway, if not then I'll be in the Grove. Richland > Whitworth, btw

Why R > W?


Whitworth is only a little older and some floorplans ARE cheaper (so if you get that, take it), but the Richland has a waaaay nicer kitchen. Really nice cabinets, counters and appliances. My kitchen right now really sucks (bugs, no actual cabinet doors, crappy appliances) and I love to cook so it's a gamechanger!

Good god, where do you live?? My kitchen has never been that bad and I live in NYC!


Haha I live in Austin semi-near UT campus. It's a cheap apartment and pretty spacious, but I am READY to be in a nicer place (hence why I'm not so much looking at Americana. I have a dog too, so it makes things a little trickier. Luckily he's a bug-hunter.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Magnolia » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:44 pm

akili wrote:Haha I live in Austin semi-near UT campus. It's a cheap apartment and pretty spacious, but I am READY to be in a nicer place (hence why I'm not so much looking at Americana. I have a dog too, so it makes things a little trickier. Luckily he's a bug-hunter.

Yea, I have no interest in the Americana. If I wanted to live surrounded by cinderblocks, I'd go to jail.

Was it you who was saying that you didn't like 20 & Grand because it was too old? I'm curious to hear more about that. I didn't get to see any of the actual apartments, but based on the lobby, it actually seemed relatively new and pretty nice.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby akili » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:04 pm

Magnolia wrote:
akili wrote:Haha I live in Austin semi-near UT campus. It's a cheap apartment and pretty spacious, but I am READY to be in a nicer place (hence why I'm not so much looking at Americana. I have a dog too, so it makes things a little trickier. Luckily he's a bug-hunter.

Yea, I have no interest in the Americana. If I wanted to live surrounded by cinderblocks, I'd go to jail.

Was it you who was saying that you didn't like 20 & Grand because it was too old? I'm curious to hear more about that. I didn't get to see any of the actual apartments, but based on the lobby, it actually seemed relatively new and pretty nice.


20 and Grand wasn't bad or anything and you certainly can't beat the location, but it seemed pretty expensive for what you got. I'd be paying less for more sq. footage and nice appliances, kitchen, walk-in close at the Grove. Also, I saw plenty of people with dogs, but living high up with a young dog kind of stresses me out. Also I liked the residential feel of the Grove.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Magnolia » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:20 pm

akili wrote:20 and Grand wasn't bad or anything and you certainly can't beat the location, but it seemed pretty expensive for what you got. I'd be paying less for more sq. footage and nice appliances, kitchen, walk-in close at the Grove. Also, I saw plenty of people with dogs, but living high up with a young dog kind of stresses me out. Also I liked the residential feel of the Grove.

That makes sense. My overnight host lives at The Grove and I really liked it.

My biggest (only?) concern with living anywhere that would require driving to class is getting home after Blackacre. I won't drive if I've had more than one drink, and I know myself well enough to know I'll rarely be having only one drink. I guess I could carpool with friends/roommates and take turns DD'ing, but that seems way more complicated than just living within walking distance. Might be worth it, though, for the closet space.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby akili » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:23 pm

Magnolia wrote:
akili wrote:20 and Grand wasn't bad or anything and you certainly can't beat the location, but it seemed pretty expensive for what you got. I'd be paying less for more sq. footage and nice appliances, kitchen, walk-in close at the Grove. Also, I saw plenty of people with dogs, but living high up with a young dog kind of stresses me out. Also I liked the residential feel of the Grove.

That makes sense. My overnight host lives at The Grove and I really liked it.

My biggest (only?) concern with living anywhere that would require driving to class is getting home after Blackacre. I won't drive if I've had more than one drink, and I know myself well enough to know I'll rarely be having only one drink. I guess I could carpool with friends/roommates and take turns DD'ing, but that seems way more complicated than just living within walking distance. Might be worth it, though, for the closet space.


Haha yeah, that's why the Bristol on B'way seems perfect! Walkable, but also really nice. A little pricey, but all of the walking distance ones seem to be. Bah. I wish I had more time to see them!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Magnolia » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:07 pm

akili wrote:Haha yeah, that's why the Bristol on B'way seems perfect! Walkable, but also really nice. A little pricey, but all of the walking distance ones seem to be. Bah. I wish I had more time to see them!

I would love to live with a roommate in a 2 BR in the Bristol on Bway. I assume that's a pretty popular choice though, so I'm trying not to get my hopes up.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby jcw0003 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:17 pm

Is the consensus that B on Broadway > 20 and Grand? Im almost only considering apartments that are walking distance from law school.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby whitman » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:31 pm

In terms of quality, yes definitely. Bristol is kind of swanky.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby akili » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:25 am

What are yall thinking of doing for backpacks/messenger bags? My only backpack is from junior year of high school and I'm thinking of upgrading to a nicer one. Any recs? I've mostly just looked at the Timbuk2 laptop messenger bag. It's pretty sweet and you can customize it! (warning: it's extremely addictive on their website!)

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby mmy789 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:07 pm

OO! I'm glad someone else is thinking about that too! I'm thinking vintage leather messenger bag! Something at home in the class room while not making me look up-tight while walking home from class. I am surfing ebay. Broke student status!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby akili » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:18 pm

sent in my deposit!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Magnolia » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:25 pm

akili wrote:sent in my deposit!

bahh I need to do this, but I keep putting it off. I'm afraid of getting buyers remorse as soon as I put a check in the mail :?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby akili » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:56 pm

Magnolia wrote:
akili wrote:sent in my deposit!

bahh I need to do this, but I keep putting it off. I'm afraid of getting buyers remorse as soon as I put a check in the mail :?


I just felt really happy!! Also, think I just found my place for next year too! I'm pretty excited to decorate!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Magnolia » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:22 pm

akili wrote:I just felt really happy!! Also, think I just found my place for next year too! I'm pretty excited to decorate!

Ok your enthusiasm inspired me to take the plunge! Definitely a relief to be official decided!

You're so on the ball with living arrangements. I've barely started looking. Where did you decide?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby akili » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:30 am

Magnolia wrote:
akili wrote:I just felt really happy!! Also, think I just found my place for next year too! I'm pretty excited to decorate!

Ok your enthusiasm inspired me to take the plunge! Definitely a relief to be official decided!

You're so on the ball with living arrangements. I've barely started looking. Where did you decide?


I found a one bedroom at the Bristol! It's on a lower floor, which is awesome with my dog, it has a washer and dryer, 800+ sq feet and is "12 seconds" away from the brand new Chuys (my favorite restaurant ever). I'm a little nervous to take it without seeing it personally but it seems ideal! Craigslist is pretty useful. I just searched for Bristol or Vandy and it narrowed stuff down nicely.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Magnolia » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:43 pm

akili wrote:I found a one bedroom at the Bristol! It's on a lower floor, which is awesome with my dog, it has a washer and dryer, 800+ sq feet and is "12 seconds" away from the brand new Chuys (my favorite restaurant ever). I'm a little nervous to take it without seeing it personally but it seems ideal! Craigslist is pretty useful. I just searched for Bristol or Vandy and it narrowed stuff down nicely.

That's awesome! Congrats!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby akili » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:44 pm

Magnolia wrote:
akili wrote:I found a one bedroom at the Bristol! It's on a lower floor, which is awesome with my dog, it has a washer and dryer, 800+ sq feet and is "12 seconds" away from the brand new Chuys (my favorite restaurant ever). I'm a little nervous to take it without seeing it personally but it seems ideal! Craigslist is pretty useful. I just searched for Bristol or Vandy and it narrowed stuff down nicely.

That's awesome! Congrats!


I like that we are pretty much the only ones hanging out in here. :)

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Magnolia » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:59 pm

akili wrote:
Magnolia wrote:
akili wrote:I found a one bedroom at the Bristol! It's on a lower floor, which is awesome with my dog, it has a washer and dryer, 800+ sq feet and is "12 seconds" away from the brand new Chuys (my favorite restaurant ever). I'm a little nervous to take it without seeing it personally but it seems ideal! Craigslist is pretty useful. I just searched for Bristol or Vandy and it narrowed stuff down nicely.

That's awesome! Congrats!


I like that we are pretty much the only ones hanging out in here. :)

Hahah yea, our thread is kind of lacking compared to Chicago and UVA. At first it was giving me an inferiority complex, but now I kinda like that we can have an extended conversation without things getting lost in the shuffle.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby akili » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:31 pm

I think the later deposit date might be why too. I mean, for UT the deposits were due on the 15th so everyone committed...

I'm not gonna lie, I had a bit of an inferiority complex too!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby Magnolia » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:49 pm

akili wrote:I think the later deposit date might be why too. I mean, for UT the deposits were due on the 15th so everyone committed...

I'm not gonna lie, I had a bit of an inferiority complex too!

I bet there's also at least a few people waiting til the last minute to see if they can get in off a t14 WL before depositing at Vandy.

In any event, we're obviously the best 2014 class, regardless of thread length!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby ktg808 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:42 pm

I'll be at Vandy in the fall! Time to search for an apartment.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby akili » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:46 pm

ktg808 wrote:I'll be at Vandy in the fall! Time to search for an apartment.


YAY! Excited to have you join us!!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby ktg808 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:11 am

akili wrote:
ktg808 wrote:I'll be at Vandy in the fall! Time to search for an apartment.


YAY! Excited to have you join us!!


WOOT!!! Thanks!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2014

Postby ktg808 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:52 pm

So when are you guys planning to move to Nashville? Orientation is the third week of August, right?




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