dnptan wrote:RSterling wrote:Quick question: For the JS0s here, have any of you began to look for housing at the schools where you'll be attending otherwise? It's looking like JS1s are going to be few and far between at this point, so I'm wondering. Anyone else with a JS1 can obviously feel free to give their opinion as well.
I suggest you start looking for places now. Craigslist requires no contract for the most part. For broker stuff however, most leases for September are usually completed by June. Apartments in the Boston can cost a lot later on in the game. With this in mind, Craigslist is definitely a good option.
Also for those JS0s in the warmer parts of the country, think twice before renting a place that's far from the T (subway) or a bus route. It may seem nice during Summer/Spring/Fall, but come winter, you may regret that painful 15 minute walk to the closest stop. This goes double for those who opt to live off the beaten path. Sometimes they don't salt/shovel the sidewalks. The only feeling worse than getting dinged is having wet socks during the winter.
I'm referring to housing at UVA which is where I'll be going if not H. It's a pretty easy housing market, so I think I've got some cushion. However, I'll take the advice and start sending out feelers now for roommates and all that. Thanks everyone.