I was hoping that this would only apply to new residents, but I just talked to Reg's buddies in the management office and they said it applies to everyone.
Do any 2L's want to do a post about other places to live at in HP, preferably with a doorman?
What about the ones on this website: http://chicagorentals.com/
Ricky-Bobby wrote:Those studios are as cheap as university housing, they're renovated, and the building is right next to Regents. What's wrong with them? They sound too good to be true.
I live in a 1BR in Scholars and absolutely love it. The buildings are older than Regents but I personally would rather have an apartment with some character than one that looks super new/bland. It's cheap, great location, great views, and the most space I could find for the money in Hyde Park aside from some crazy craigslist deals you find from time to time. The only real downside (for people who don't live here) is that apartments don't open up super often; everyone holds on to theirs. I was pretty lucky to get the apartment I did when I was looking. There were only two units open in the whole building that summer.
If I had to list gripes, the fitness room is a little enh, but Ratner is such a good gym (and free) that it doesn't really matter. My stove is electric and I'd prefer gas. Laundry isn't the cheapest but that's par for the course in this neighborhood. I'd also rather have hardwood floors but the carpet looks nice enough that it doesn't bother me a ton.
If anyone's interested I can take some pictures tonight and PM them out. I think there are two other 1Ls living here as well, but I don't think either of them are on TLS.
TBF though, University Housing also seems pretty solid, and I've heard of some 1BRs there having in-unit washer/dryer - a rare commodity in Hyde Park. Rahviveh, I've also lived in some other buildings in Hyde Park and have posted some rundowns of management companies ITT - I've got to get to class soon so I can't search through, but they're back there a bit. Though I didn't address buildings with full-time doormen, you're basically looking at the nicer MAC buildings and other high-rises. There aren't a ton though buildings like Scholar's have them during business hours only.