Hippononymous wrote: Panther7 wrote:
Hippononymous wrote:I found a place to the south, between Fish Hatchery and Park. $695/mo for a one-bedroom including heat, water, and parking. It should be about a 15 minute bus ride, which does not bother me at all. I guess I don't really see why everyone wants to live right downtown. I toured a place in the Willy St. neighborhood that I had gotten a couple of recommendations on and it was pure crap for $775/mo. Is there some magical benefit to living downtown that I'm missing?
You can walk home from the bars. When it's 3AM and -10 outside, a short walk is usually preferable. Otherwise you have to 1.) pay for a cab, or 2.) drink more alcohol until the cold goes away
I'm from Wisconsin. This is no problem.
Or I'll drink at home alone.
Put it this way: There's a reason most people who get apartments far from campus move downtown their 2nd year.
1) Walking home at night from bars blows. Paying for taxis costs money. Cold weather is cold.
2) The buses don't run often/at all on the weekends depending on where you're living. Missing a bus sucks.
3) Quick and easy access to good dining options
4) Forgot something at school? Get on a bus to go back and get it.
5) Did it just snow a crap ton? Expect delays in the buses. Have a final that morning? Wake up 2 hours earlier to make sure you can get to school on time. If you can walk, you're timing is constant.
6) Want an impromptu coffee meeting to study or meet up with that cute someone? Too bad, you have to plan it in advance because the bus isn't coming for an hour.
7) You run in to awesome people all the time walking to/from home/lunch/cafe/studying/school. If you take the bus, you run in to practically no one.
Walking home at night from bars blows. (I think I mentioned this one)