Ty Webb wrote:
lovelylegal wrote:Housing options around Baylor?
+1 on this question.
I've been told by a number of people that Waco is a bit of an apartment wasteland, and you should avoid the undergrad apartment complexes at all costs (mostly just because you will have trouble with noise, etc).
I've had people tell me that renting a house is a good option in Waco, though that's obviously a more involved process than running down to the local University Terrace and renting an apartment.
I've personally been looking into Behrens Lofts, which seem to be more geared toward young professionals than college students. A bit more expensive, but right in the heart of Waco and not far from Baylor. Seem to be the best option in the apartment/condo/loft rental market that I've found.
The Residence at Central Texas Marketplace has been recommended to me, but I'm not sure on that. Would love to get more opinions.
I went to undergrad at Baylor and there is plenty of housing, and really in apartment complexes noise is normally not an issue.
Behrens is nice, I had a few friends who lived there.
If you want cheap housing that is fairly close to campus, though a bit out of the way from the law school (a mile or so), University Housing is simple, cheap, and they don't have bugs. And you will appreciate that in October when the crickets infest Waco. Big 12 is reasonable and has nice apartments. There are lots of lofts and converted warehouses that give you a lot of space in Waco that aren't badly priced. Obviously a roommate makes things much cheaper but even if you are on a budget and want to live alone, it is completely doable.
I wouldn't recommend anything directly on the other side of I-35W from Baylor, though once you get past the train tracks into downtown Waco its fine, even nice. I wouldn't go south of 13th street unless you like noise and beggars showing up at your door, yeah that will happen. There is a whole slew of apartment complexes on University Parks Drive east of LaSalle, though those are mostly Undergrad. Some are pretty nice though.