kbigs wrote:Anyone living in Red Road Commons? It looks pretty sweet. Kind of pricey for single 1BRs, but 2BRs are reasonable.
Red Road Commons is gonna be nice, but not sure if I'd advise it for grad students. It's gonna be full of loud, rambunctious undergrads, so you might get a little frustrated with the noise. I'd recommend something like the Cloisters, which is right down Red Road and much smaller/nicer. Or if you don't mind being two miles or so from campus, there are some good places on Ludlam Rd (67th Ave). I'd recommend Ludlam Point, Gables Court, Oasis, or even Sunwood if you can find one of those units for rent. (Sunwood is condos, not apts, but they're always being rented out. And it's quiet, which is nice.)
I'm a big fan of the Ludlam area because it's really close to campus but far enough away that you don't feel stuck in the UM bubble. Also, there's a shopping center with CVS, Winn-Dixie and a liquor store right at the corner of Ludlam and Bird. It's super convenient.