BigDreamer wrote:Anyone know anything about Shoreland apartments? Safe area? Pros? Cons?
Also is it true Regents charges you if you receive more than 10 packages?!
I lived in the Shoreland as an undergrad, back when it was a dorm run by the university. It changed hands in 2009 and has been in-development ever since.
It's an awesome building - crazy views, very jazz-era ornate, probably among the best locations in Hyde Park. It kind of had a reputation as a party dorm and it lived up to that; people absolutely trashed it the last year it was open. I have no idea what MAC has done with it - I tried to get an appointment to see it a couple weeks ago, but they never returned my emails - but it's pretty surprising that it'll be ready this fall. Even up until a few weeks ago it didn't look ready. Have you talked to them? When's the first move-in date? I have a feeling it might not be in time for orientation.
You should also know that MAC has an extremely poor reputation among the undergrads. Despite owning half the apartments in Hyde Park, they do not have their shit together and there are a ton of horror stories out there. I've heard they've gotten better over the last couple years, but still, rent at your own risk from them. I think a couple people on this board live in the Del Prado, so they could probably speak more to that.
I'd be very jealous of anyone who moved in there - I was tempted myself, just for nostalgia's sake - but personally the price is a bit much.