Jackson House is about two blocks from the law school. Note that it has kitchens but no reserved parking.MrR10 wrote:Can somebody give their opinion on graduate housing? My take on it is that it sounds like a pretty good deal in terms of price, location, as well as the inclusion of utilities. However, I don't know whether the size of the apartment, for example, would be worth the price, or the added stress from apartment hunting, especially for someone out of state.
I am thinking about bringing my car, so distance is not that big of an issue for me, but I would like to stay as close to the law school as possible for convenience sake. Thoughts?
Manville House is about an 8-10 minute walk. It has no kitchens but has some reserved (hard to get, according to a friend there) parking.
Jackson rent is up to just over $1200 next year for the doubles, a bit less for the 4-5 person apartments. There was only a $200 deposit (not sure if that's still policy) too, which was cool. It's pretty quiet, noisy idiot undergrads/fratboys in the area notwithstanding. Some classmates pay a little less for housing, some pay a lot more.
I highly recommend NOT bringing a car with you. The AC line will take you to Trader Joe's or Safeway for shopping and if you need to go further just ride with a classmate or share a rental for an hour or two. Also there's BART. Uber Pool will get you to Oakland for $7 bucks too. Obviously, YMMV if you can afford to buy a parking spot for said car.