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Pittsburgh / Re: Will be Looking for a Roommate for Fall...
« on: March 08, 2005, 02:39:17 PM »
Can you imagine four 1L's living in the same house though?  Talk about stress levels!

 :D

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Pittsburgh / Re: Will be Looking for a Roommate for Fall...
« on: March 08, 2005, 02:37:43 PM »
Yea, perhaps Bloomfield might be just a bit far I guess.  Somebody recommended www.craigslist.org and I've been looking at prices today.  I found 3 bedroom apartments in Squirrel Hill for like $850:

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/apa/62414363.html

That's just an example, of course.  I'm not sure what you'd pay in Kentucky for something like this -- but in Ann Arbor you'd be looking at $1300, probably more.  I was especially struck at the range in prices.  You can pay $850 for a really nice three bedroom in a really great area, or you could probably pay that for a one bedroom in a nice area.  It's so odd.  But this was true of Ann Arbor (where I've lived for several years) as well.

It seems that three and four bedroom apartments (or houses) would be a better deal, both for rent and for utilities.  That's what I may end up trying to do -- share a three or four bedroom apt or house.  It might be a good call for you, as well.  If you could find a few people that don't mind a dog, it might make a dog a lot more managable in law school (all the people to give her attention too).

I am tempted to try to find a couple people and jump on something good before this summer.  I'm not a big fan of waiting until June or July.  It just seems like prices are pretty good now, and in the near future.  Why take the chance of waiting...

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Pittsburgh / Re: Will be Looking for a Roommate for Fall...
« on: March 08, 2005, 11:29:42 AM »
An extra note:

I was just on a Pitt Law Chat thing for Admitted students.  And one had some good advice about housing.

He said that Bloomfield is a great area.  It borders Shadyside (so it's only a few more minutes added to the commute) and it's safe like Shadyside.  But it's a lot cheaper.  He shares a nice, four-bedroom house with one other person for $300 each (each of them has a bedroom and an office).

Anyhow, I found that interesting. 

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Pittsburgh / Re: Will be Looking for a Roommate for Fall...
« on: March 07, 2005, 03:22:49 PM »
Wow!  Huge congrats!

I'm interested -- is it a $10,000 scholarship? 

I actually applied for it, and then later withdrew my application for various reasons.  But I never learned for sure what the amount was.

Anyhow, you'll love Pittsburgh.  In the market for a roommate?

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Pittsburgh / Will be Looking for a Roommate for Fall...
« on: March 03, 2005, 07:12:28 PM »
Looking for a roommate this fall ... at pitt...

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Pittsburgh / Re: Where to Live in Pitt
« on: February 17, 2005, 05:04:10 AM »
Hmmm... attractive post grads... that could work.

When I was in Pitt in November for a visit, I went to a small party that a law student was hosting at an apt in Regent Square.  It was a lot of fun.  I'm pretty sure I'll look at Regent Square and some other places as well as Shadyside.

Thanks for all the tips!

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Pittsburgh / Re: Where to Live in Pitt
« on: February 15, 2005, 11:40:52 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  I've heard great things about Regent Square.  I'll surely consider it.

Although I might consider Shadyside or Sq. Hill as I do plan on sharing an apartment (so it would be a bit cheaper).

In any case, I plan to avoid Oakland like the plague. 

Thanks!

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Pittsburgh / Re: Where to Live in Pitt
« on: January 27, 2005, 08:27:38 AM »
Thanks a bunch for the response.  Sorry to hear about your accident. 

Yes, I'm pretty sure about Pitt.  I may get into Iowa or Wisconsin, but I've thought a great deal about it and have come to the conclusion that I don't want to be working/living long-term in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, or Chicagoland.  And I do very much like Pittsburgh.  So I think my decision is more or less made.

Good to hear about Bloomfield.  I'll surely be looking there, or in Shadyside or Squirrel Hill.  Is the Liberty Street area dangerous at night?  I've heard mixed reviews about East Liberty -- and people say to live as far from Liberty St. as you can.  Is that true for Bloomfield too?

And thanks for the advice on Oakland.  I do not want to deal with loud undergraduates, so I think I'll avoid it like the plague  ;)


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Pittsburgh / Re: Where to Live in Pitt
« on: January 26, 2005, 11:44:34 PM »
Thanks a lot for the response!

Although I will have a car, I'm much more concerned about my commute to school than access to the highway.  I visited a friend in Shadyside for a few days and I liked it, but I think it might be a bit pricy.  I actually prefer to take the bus to school, rather than drive, but I'd rather have a short bus ride, a short wait at the stop (i.e. they come every ten or fifteen minutes), and I'd like to not have to pass up a bus in the am b/c it's too full. 

I actually went to a little party in Regent Square when I was there.  It was nice.  What was the bus situation like? 

And any opinion on Bloomfield?

Thanks!

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Pittsburgh / Where to Live in Pitt
« on: January 26, 2005, 08:42:53 AM »
I've been admitted, and I'm 95% sure I'm going to Pitt.  Any thoughts on where to live?  I'm looking at Bloomfield, Squirrel Hill, and Shadyside -- but those might be relatively expensive.  I've also thought about the South Side, Regent Square, Point Breeze, Highland Park, North Oakland, and perhaps East Liberty... although I know East Liberty can be pretty sketchy.  Any thoughts?

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