kevinm wrote:Alright, I guess I'm finally 100% committed to FSU, since I really can't afford to wait any longer. Regarding housing, I'm just really nervous about the entire ordeal...I mean, I live in NJ right now, and I've been town to tallahassee twice since march, but haven't really had much time to look around at apartments/houses. For the last five years, I've lived outside of albany, ny in an absolute ghetto...I've been shot at, etc. I've resolved to never again live in a similar area, so I'm going to try to find something in the $1000-$1400 range in the next few weeks.
My question to you guys is more about having a social life in law school...I really made the best of my undergrad experience, and this will be the first time I've ever lived alone, without roommates. With that said, how much does living 10-15 minutes from campus complicate the socializing issue? Everyone I knew in undergrad was maybe a block or two from me, so I was always able to go out to bars and all of that. I know that there won't be too much time for fun, but does FSU cater well to the total optimists looking to enjoy themselves?
See all of you in the fall!!
I have two friends who own awesome beer bars just a bit south of the law school (you could walk). One is a dive, has loud music and pool tables, and blacked out windows and the other is a rad beer bar with an excellent selection if you're into the whole beer thing (I am).
It doesn't take very long to get from one side of Tally to another; you'll be fine. There are condos in the downtown area, though, that you may want to look into. Also, there are no truly terrible neighborhoods here. People who grew up here think the "bad" neighborhoods are bad, but they don't know what they're talking about. I can think of a few places I would not want to live, though: Stuckey (off Lake Bradford), Ridge Road. There's an area that you might not find so desirable just north of Tennessee (the main drag) called "Frenchtown." But, honestly, there are plenty of places near campus that are safe. If you are looking at a place and wonder what that 'hood is like, you can p.m. me and I can kind of explain the "flavor" of the neighborhood. I have lived in Tallahassee for nine years.