It's so hard to be reasonable looking for apartments while going from working full-time for a few years and being able to afford "amenities" like in-unit laundry to essentially throwing a negative sign in front of your current salary in the form of loans (slight exaggeration but the point still holds)
Anyone have any advice for searching or complexes they'd recommend?
I know of a place extremely close to the law (even closer than the super close place I went with) which has only roughly 12 apartments, they used to be all doubles, but there is one set of singles also. I believe the single is booked, but two of the doubles have a current resident who is moving out and their roommates are both looking for roommates. One is a law student the other isn't. The place has a "serious student" vibe and at $1000/month including expenses/internet it is by far the cheapest close by place I have found. I do not remember the name of the complex, but the lady there will be calling if their ends up being a room, I can give you the heads up if it happens.
I believe there may be a 1br/1bath available at mint urban red river (.5 miles from the school) at $1150/month not including expenses etc. There are probably several rooms available at Sabina which I believe is closer to $1500/month plus expenses.
I have also heard good things about Echo Apartments, quite a bit further away (still only like 10 minutes sans traffic) in the $1300/month range.