Duke Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

How's everyone feeling?

Super freaked out.
2
15%
Kind of freaked out.
1
8%
Freaked out...
2
15%
Thinking I should've been a blacksmith.
6
46%
My dad's a named partner, so...
2
15%
 
Total votes: 13

rb1130
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby rb1130 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:10 pm

reserved at alden place!

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Serett
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:27 pm

lawschool22 wrote:So where is everyone as far as housing goes? Has anyone reserved anything?


I haven't yet, but the more I consider it, the more certain I'm growing that I'll go with my dark horse of Hawthorne at the View. Between the lower rent ($629/$699 renovated vs. not renovated for their smaller 1BR and $649/$749 for the larger regardless of 9 or 12 month lease), similar amenities to others I would consider, and good reviews, it's fitting the bill for me. I still have to put in a bit of legwork (or more aptly, fingerwork), as I'm not sure what options are regarding washer/dryer and utilities, but if all goes well, I might sign a lease there fairly soon. My only worry is that I wasn't able to see any apartment models directly (I stopped in unscheduled Saturday after ASW, and since they had another appointment, I only saw the grounds, their model kitchen in the rental office, and prices), but given the reviews, I'm willing to swallow that small worry.
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:32 pm

Serett wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:So where is everyone as far as housing goes? Has anyone reserved anything?


I haven't yet, but the more I consider it, the more certain I'm growing that I'll go with my dark horse of Hawthorne at the View. Between the lower rent ($629/$699 renovated vs. not renovated for their smaller 1BR and $649/$749 for the larger regardless of 9 or 12 month lease), similar amenities to others I would consider, and good reviews, it's fitting the bill for me. Additionally, I either just discovered or rediscovered that it's only half a mile from Pinnacle Ridge (so close that Google Maps gave directions as walking rather than driving), so I'm not worried about being too isolated from everyone else. I still have to put in a bit of legwork (or more aptly, fingerwork), as I'm not sure what options are regarding washer/dryer and utilities, but if all goes well, I might sign a lease there fairly soon. My only worry is that I wasn't able to see any apartment models directly (I stopped in unscheduled Saturday after ASW, and since they had another appointment, I only saw the grounds, their model kitchen in the rental office, and prices), but given the reviews, I'm willing to swallow that small worry.


You sure? (Google maps link here.)

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:34 pm

Anyone know if Pinnacle Ridge does 9 month leases? I really don't want to have to possibly deal with subletting.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:35 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
Serett wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:So where is everyone as far as housing goes? Has anyone reserved anything?


I haven't yet, but the more I consider it, the more certain I'm growing that I'll go with my dark horse of Hawthorne at the View. Between the lower rent ($629/$699 renovated vs. not renovated for their smaller 1BR and $649/$749 for the larger regardless of 9 or 12 month lease), similar amenities to others I would consider, and good reviews, it's fitting the bill for me. Additionally, I either just discovered or rediscovered that it's only half a mile from Pinnacle Ridge (so close that Google Maps gave directions as walking rather than driving), so I'm not worried about being too isolated from everyone else. I still have to put in a bit of legwork (or more aptly, fingerwork), as I'm not sure what options are regarding washer/dryer and utilities, but if all goes well, I might sign a lease there fairly soon. My only worry is that I wasn't able to see any apartment models directly (I stopped in unscheduled Saturday after ASW, and since they had another appointment, I only saw the grounds, their model kitchen in the rental office, and prices), but given the reviews, I'm willing to swallow that small worry.


You sure? (Google maps link here.)


Ack, no idea how that happened lol. I used Google Maps, too, and could have sworn I was using the right addresses. I'll edit that out so as not to confuse anyone who reads it. Anyway, looks like it's back to a toss-up for me.

Edit: Saw the issue. ApartmentRatings.com lists the address without "Old" before Chapel Hill, which points to another road closer to Pinnacle Ridge.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:59 pm

I think I'm down to Garrett West and Pinnacle. I'll probably end up going w/ Pinnacle just because that seems to be where the "critical mass" of 1L's will be. But I will say I thought Garrett was a bit nicer.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:55 am

Waiting for app to be approved at pinnacle ridge for me and another TLSer. Cheap, nice, and where all the 1Ls will be- so it was an easy choice. I already have an ikea shopping list going :D

Also Split- they do have 9 month leases but the cost per month will be higher

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:45 am

lawschool22 wrote:So where is everyone as far as housing goes? Has anyone reserved anything?


Nothing yet! But I'm trying to go the renting a house route, so that process could take a while I think.

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SplitMyPants
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:10 am

OliveBC wrote:Also Split- they do have 9 month leases but the cost per month will be higher


Ok, cool. Thanks. I'll look into that.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mydasmarie » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:42 pm

looking like century trinity...

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:54 pm

mydasmarie wrote:looking like century trinity...


Those places look SO nice.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:24 pm

Got my ASW travel stipend in the mail today.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mydasmarie » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:35 pm

gta wrote:Got my ASW travel stipend in the mail today.


awesome....when did you send in the form?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby ham » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:37 pm

It's looking like I'll be at Duke next year! Place reserved at Pinnacle

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:09 pm

mydasmarie wrote:
gta wrote:Got my ASW travel stipend in the mail today.


awesome....when did you send in the form?


I put it in the mail on 3/31.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mydasmarie » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:22 am

gta wrote:
mydasmarie wrote:
gta wrote:Got my ASW travel stipend in the mail today.


awesome....when did you send in the form?


I put it in the mail on 3/31.


thank you gta for the info

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:58 am

ham wrote:It's looking like I'll be at Duke next year! Place reserved at Pinnacle


Congrats! You should post this in the TLS class of 2017 thread.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:21 am

lawschool22 wrote:
ham wrote:It's looking like I'll be at Duke next year! Place reserved at Pinnacle


Congrats! You should post this in the TLS class of 2017 thread.


Just in case it's not on the home page for once:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=227952

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:01 pm

Curse this indecision. I think I'm edging back toward Garrett West. Edit: Extra discussion fodder, the food budget comes out to more than $500/month over the academic year :lol:

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:13 pm

Serett wrote:Curse this indecision. I think I'm edging back toward Garrett West. Edit: Extra discussion fodder, the food budget comes out to more than $500/month over the academic year :lol:


Lol. And Rent/Utilities are over $850/month. Everyone I've talked to says the Budget is really exaggerated.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:21 pm

Serett wrote:Curse this indecision. I think I'm edging back toward Garrett West. Edit: Extra discussion fodder, the food budget comes out to more than $500/month over the academic year :lol:


Wow! That's awesome.

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SplitMyPants
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:26 pm

For anyone considering pinnacle ridge but was unable to do the apartment tour like me, there's a useful tool on their floorplan pages to get a better feel for the bedroom dimensions.

Just click "launch our virtual move-in." It's not very obvious, so it took me a while to notice it. Therefore, I figured it was worth posting.

Image

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby thywizardofwit » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:31 pm

I'll be headed to durham next fall and hope to meet all of you there. Housing question: have any of you been able to find a lease beginning in august? I looked up pinnacle and trinity, but it seems as though nothing is available as of yet. Will most people wait til summer to sign a lease? I just want to make sure I don't end up having anywhere to live.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:34 pm

thywizardofwit wrote:I'll be headed to durham next fall and hope to meet all of you there. Housing question: have any of you been able to find a lease beginning in august? I looked up pinnacle and trinity, but it seems as though nothing is available as of yet. Will most people wait til summer to sign a lease? I just want to make sure I don't end up having anywhere to live.


I was just looking at that to. Remember, though, that tenants aren't usually required to notify them about moving out until 60 days prior. Places to be leased in August will open up in May, I imagine.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:39 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:For anyone considering pinnacle ridge but was unable to do the apartment tour like me, there's a useful tool on their floorplan pages to get a better feel for the bedroom dimensions.

Just click "launch our virtual move-in." It's not very obvious, so it took me a while to notice it. Therefore, I figured it was worth posting.

Image


Definitely useful.

They need to get that video that auto-plays on every page under control though... "If WHERE you live is as important as HOW you live...."




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