pleasetryagain wrote:that scuks.. its a bright sun shiney day in east tennessee .. for now..
I've asked this before but now that weve got some new students in here:
where do you guys live? I dont need your address obviously but what neighborhoods? Is living in one of the surrounding areas (i.e bellevue) a good idea or would you recommend living closer to campus and paying the premium? I plan to live alone for all 3 years (unless I meet my wife or something equally unlikely happens) so what you recommend? I have no additional funding outside of the loans equaling the estimated COA.
I live about 10 min from school near Berry Hill. I needed a little bit more room and have pets, so I didn't want to get an apartment. It seems like most people live in the apartments right across the street from the school. There are a variety of options, like the Barbizon or 20 & Grand.
If you want a house or something bigger going to Bellevue or something similar would be a good idea, but if you're getting an apartment I'm sure there are plenty of cheaper options closer to the school. However, I never looked for an apartment so I really can't say for sure.
beesknees wrote:I'm trying to work out my budget and I was wondering how much to expect to pay for utilities. I currently live in a unique town where utilities are sky high due to geography (our water bill, for example, is around $70/month for 2 people and its not because we've installed decorative waterfalls).
Edit: Assuming a 1 bedroom apartment.
I know a lot of apartments around here have utilities included. If you're paying separately it's obvious going to depend on the size of your place and usage. I came from the North east and I'd say I'm paying about 1/2 to 3/4 of what I was paying back home. I have a house here, and I think I paid about $100 ever 3 months or so for water, if that helps at all.