magicdonquan wrote:Hey current Hastings students:
Can any of you provide some some solid advice regarding housing? Would it be reasonable to think that I could find a pretty cool 1 bedroom apartment/studio in SF for less or equal to the studio/efficiency units at the Tower? Thanks!
My roommate and I originally tried to find a place in SF to live. All of the places were just as expensive as The Tower, required a commute, did not come with the same benefits, etc...
We started looking around early June. It's possible you might get a better deal if you start looking sooner. We primarily used apartment search engines and newspaper classifieds.
The Tower is expensive... but so is all of SF. If you have a good reason for not wanting to live in the Tower (pets, location, not being around law students 24/7, etc) then it makes sense to look elsewhere. Otherwise, you may want to think long and hard before picking another place. It will be very difficult to find a less expensive apartment than the Tower's asking price.