« on: March 24, 2008, 09:20:25 AM »
Here is the company that I rent through... www.corporatelake.com This is the ONLY place I can give an actual review on. Brandon Woods place is nice, quite, and has a good rental co.
I have friends that live here: http://www.katyplaceapts.com/floor_plans.asp
There is just a couple to look at. If you google like "apartments in Columbia, Mo" you will find all the big apartment complexes. Also craigslist is a way to go.
I'd recommend the first over the second. The Southampton area is a nice, quiet area where you'd be hard-pressed to find a kegger within a mile. Mainly because it isn't within walking distance of campus, so kids have nowhere to stumble home.
Katy Place is around some massive new developments where you are likely to be distracted by the people in a handful of ways. Anywhere around Bearfield/Jefferson Commons won't be conducive to your intense studying.
East campus is where I spent most of my time partying while in Columbia, but like Bearfield/SE Columbia, you will hear bottle rockets outside your window all the time, kids will be stumbling home drunk in front of your house/apt every night of the week, and parking can be difficult. Not that I wasn't guilty of partying too much, but just remember this when figuring out where to live.
Maybe west of campus, still within walking distance? It seems quieter than the rest of campus, and may be a short walk. I know some people that live(d) on Burnam, and it's close enough to walk while still remaining nice and quiet (from what I can tell).
Hope this helps, good luck!