memoryl0ss wrote:I am looking at apartments later this week. I am looking at places close to campus as well as further out along the bus lines.
How is the location of Stewart Avenue just south of the intersection of Campus Road. Is the trek from there to the law school far or uphill?
And how about Cayuga Heights. The apartments I would be looking at are right along the Route 31 bus line. How is the bus service when the snow arrives as I know it will. And if I am understanding the bus route correctly, it should drop off right near the law school.
Lastly, Farm Street at the intersectin of Linn Street. Is the mile to school walkable?
I wouldn't go further than stewart and that's already too far for me (and there is a MASSIVE hill)
A mile to school is not walkable 8 months out of the year.
Buses run pretty well in the snow but it sucks being far from campus when you want to hang out with people.
Maybe I'm just used to a hilly campus or something, but I've been here for the past few weeks and, honestly, the hill to school isn't THAT bad. It's just a big long hill. If you're in moderate shape (see: not hugely obese or terribly asthmatic), it's just a hill.
I've already taken the trek many times from lower Commons to the law school and true it's not that fun, but it's not much beyond annoying. Buy some boots in the winter, maybe some if those little slip on cleat things for ice, and you'll be fine. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to walking, so I personally wouldn't want to be more than half a mile or so down that hill, but a mile is doable, just a bit of a hassle.
To each his/her own I guess though. Maybe I'm just used to walking 20 minutes uphill to class. If that's not your bag, live closer I guess. But come on, it's not like a mountain trail in Tibet or something.
ETA: For reference, I come from a place with very similar weather to Ithaca, so I may be biased about the snow.