So . . . I haven't gotten my acceptance (yet, hopefully), but I'm already looking at housing in the area.
1. What website do people in A2 use for housing? Hotpads? Padmapper? Trulia? Something else?
2. Where's good for living? My husband and I are both 30 and we would like to live near other older law students if possible, but if not, *away* from undergrads would be fine. We're old farts and we sleep early.
1. There's a bunch of different property mgmt companies in AA. If you google Ann Arbor property mgmt companies, I'm sure you can find a list. I usually just go through the different property mgmt websites, type in the address on google maps for any I like to see how long the walk is to the LS, and go from there.
2. Agree with the person above me, Kerrytown is probably good if you want to be around "older" folks. I'd caution you all to say that going out farther isn't actually as cheap as I thought it would be. A lot of the apartments that are more like a 10-15 min bus ride away are "luxury" apartments that charge you a couple hundred dollars for the upgrades. However! If you're fine with more basic kitchens/cabinetry/appliances and carpet, then going out farther can be good.
Also, if you plan on bringing a car, 10/10 make sure you're looking for places with parking. A lot of the apartments that are a bus ride away offer open parking to all then you can pay a little extra for "covered" parking. One place I looked at had detached garages for SOME of the units.