ph, do you know something about Ithaca that I don't? I'm beginning to think I've made a terrible mistake
Rev. Cherrycoke wrote:It now looks like I will most likely end up at Cornell, so hopefully one of you will be kind enough to give me a quick housing 101. I'm looking for something cheap (under $1,000 a month) and as close to the school as possible (ideally, I would like to walk, avoid hills, and not rely on public transportation).
My understanding is that Collegetown is where most students live and it is closer to the school, but it is pricey. Downtown is cheaper but at the bottom of a hill. Hughes Hall is dormy and perhaps too close to the school. Where are some of you going to live? And where did you look for housing? I did a quick google search for Ithaca housing and found a whole bunch of sites offering different places. Is there a website that allows me to search many listings?
With regards to Hughes, I read that they have 2-5 person suites. Can you pick a suite or at least state your preference? I wouldn't mind living with one or two people (as I have done this in the past), but living with three or four other people would be a completely new experience that I'm not too keen on having during 1L.
Any housing advice or recommendations will be appreciated.
Edit: can someone speak on the other graduate housing options? Hasbrouck, Maplewood, and Thurston Ct have decent prices for a studio and one bedroom.
You may want to ask this in the--never mind, I see you posted it there too.
If you have questions about Hughes, you should PM Lacepiece23
, since he'll be the GCA for Hughes next year.
If you're looking for a roommate, you can PM BronxBlu21
, since he's been looking for one.
I think the admitted students handbook also has a list of sites you can use. I posted this one
earlier in the thread because I never received the handbook and thought I was sharing something new.