MasterOfAllISurvey wrote:beepboopbeep wrote:MasterOfAllISurvey wrote:
Do you know anything about the grad school apartments? A few of them look nice on the outside but there are no pictures of the interior.
No idea. The prices aren't bad, though! I would guess, having been in undergrad housing, that the furniture sucks, so probably go for unfurnished if possible.
ETA: I would not really recommend living in any of the ones below 60th until you're more familiar with the neighborhood. That area is safer than it once was, but is still dicier than the rest of hyde park.
Thank you. I've been looking at the floor plans and they look exceptionally spacious!
I live in one of the grad student apartment buildings (have for the last 2 years), and I love it! Most of the buildings are much older than Regents, which is more my style anyhow (our unit has hardwood floors, built in bookcases, and a nonfunctional, but very pretty fireplace). We have an unfurnished 1bdrm and it's plenty of space (separate kitchen, dining room, living room, an office area currently being used as a second bedroom for our son, plus a screened in porch and big shared courtyard). Our rent it under $1000/mo, and it includes heat and gas. Street parking is free, and has never been a problem.
Plus, like Regents, it's just easy. Move in/move out dates have been pretty flexible, the buildings are well managed, and I imagine you could sign a lease w/out having to come out to Chicago.