« on: April 13, 2006, 11:37:04 AM »
Okay, you are not going to live off the the square or within walking distance of the square unless you are already on a waiting list for an apartment, and are willing to spend twice what you would spend anywhere else in Oxford. If you want to live off the square your second year, I suggest you contact a realtor and get on waiting lists now to rent or buy.
For apartment complexes, The Links is the newest and nicest - it also has a golf course. Mostly undergrads live there but some law and grad students do as well. They have a wait list but it is usually not to bad - if you get on it by the begining of summer, you can usually get something before school starts. Lexington Pointe is a bit older but also nice and closer to campus. It is a bit louder though, and some of the apartments have really ugly wall paper in them. Taylor Pointe Condos are a bit nicer and around the same price, and usually don't fill up until the end of the summer. A few complexes called The Cove and University Arbors are cheaper, but are much older and pretty run down.
Avoid Campus Creek and Campus Walk apartemts - they are furnished "everything included" places that are geared towards first and second year undergrads that are just moving off of campus. They are very loud and rowdy, and you will seriously not be able to study past 7pm any night of the week, or anytime on the weekends. They get crazy.
Look into houses and duplexes in Clearbrook and Cottonwood - I think the website is olemissrentals.com or something like that - lots of law students live there, they are nice and quite, and fairly cheap. Also look into Huntington Place and Fox Hill Run (or something like that) off of College Hill Rd, some law students live there, they are houses and pretty nice as well. Also consider renting a condo around town from a private renter, especially off of Old Taylor Road and Saddle Creek subdivision - it is fairly quiet over there and you can get some nice places for very good deals. Check out the DM Classifieds online - I think the website is thedmonline.com, or search for "The Daily Mississippian."
If you are looking to buy, there are condos going up all over Oxford. Let me know and I will tell you are realator that I used, they were very good.
Let me know if you have any qustions.