jdemmitt wrote:I am going in April. Fail.
Well, since you aren't looking for roomates it doesn't really matter. It is just a lost opportunity to socialize with your future classmates (the only reason I'm going, lol)
I don't actually plan on finding my place to live via house hunt. I think that it will be way too rushed and crowded in a setting like that to actually check out places. Its probably a good thing to come on your own.
I actually went and visited another property today after the open house. It is called Sherwood Ridges. There are several great things about this complex...they do not charge a security deposit, the pet fee is SUPER cheap (175/pet, 2 pet max, no aggressive breeds, no monthly pet rent), and the rent is pretty cheap. They have a huge pool and it is open until 10pm. The leasing lady swears it is a very quiet community. There are some very nice condos on the way into the apartment complex...it appeared to be a safe area. They are only about a 7 minute drive up Polo Rd. from the law school (they are off of Robinhood Road). There is a YMCA and several grocery stores within 1/2 to 1 mile.
A few cons: older building (1970's), if you get a unit w/o washer dryer hookups the only laundry facility is located in the leasing building (coin operated). One complaint of mine is that the recyclables were haphazardly placed in some parking spaces next to the dumpster...looked a little trashy.