UDFlyers90 wrote:After having been waitlisted pretty hard by the big 14, OSU has suddenly become a more and more appealing option. As far as housing goes I'm not too familiar with the area around campus having never actually lived in columbus. My friends from undergrad who are moving to cbus for jobs are talking about getting a place in "brewers yard" which looks to be by the German Village? I'm familiar with the German Village so just off the top of my head this seems really far from school. That being said, what are the most popular places for law students to live? I know the school realllly pushes the campus gateway apts but I hear these are really expensive as well.
I have friends who live in Brewer's Yard! They have a great pool. I live pretty close and don't think the commute is that bad. It's just too far to run home between class. The drive is about 10 minutes one way. There's a good contingency of law students who live in the German Village/Brewery District area.
More live around campus, though, and Short North, Victorian Village, etc. it can be a little tricky if you don't know the area, but while the Short North is awesome an upscale, and the area right by the law school (South Gateway) is also great, there's this questionable stretch along High between the two from roughly 5th Ave to 9th Ave. Closer to Neil, though, seems fine as well. You should be able to tell from looking, though. I you're going sight-unseen, check it out on Googlemaps or just ask LTQ or me.
I know I've mentioned it before, but consider parking expenses if you'd have to drive. The easiest parking is Gateway garage for $85/month, but there are cheaper campus parking options, too.