droctii wrote:Hmmm...seems like a mixed bag. What do you consider overpriced for housing? Also, can you post some of those pics?
Well, keep in mind that I was just wandering around on my own. I'm sure I would have found better things faster if I had someone with me who knew the area. I am still keeping W&M on my list because in the end, I'm choosing the school because of the school, not because of a lackluster housing selection. I was looking for 1 bed/1 bath (I'm very picky about roommates), so that's why it was overpriced. For example, one place I looked at was $830, 1bed/1bath, only ground floor available (I would prefer an upper level for safety reasons), no washer and dryer, and the community laundromat was far enough away that I would have to drive from my complex. In addition, I was looking for student-heavy complexes, and they told me it's an even mix of students and "townies".
If you can rent a house/townhouse with roommates, your rent will be more than reasonable and you will be able to live in a nice place. This would be ideal for me, but I don't have a roommate to look for housing with.