« on: May 12, 2005, 06:17:18 PM »
It really depends on what you all consider to be cheap. I found a perfectly nice apartment directly across from campus that I would have taken if they allowed dogs. However, that apartment was renting for $900 a month, and had no dishwasher, no washer/dryer, and was absolutley tiny. No garbage disposal either.
I have to remind you that I am a young girl living alone. I find it very reasonable to spend a couple hundred more a month when you get an apartment in a safe high rise building, with a dishwasher, washer/dryer, disposal, etc. Not to mention there is a garage, valet parking, 24 hour security, an olympic size swimming pool, and a gym. I also have a terrace with insane views. The extra amount of money you pay is very much worth it, if you can afford it.
Thats just me though. If I were a guy things would be totally different. My parents think its worth it to spend the extra money too, but the bottom line is that I am moving across the country and I need to feel good in my surroundings. There are nice places in Coral Gables like the apartment i have, but they are way more expensive. For example, University Inn and Gables Grand Plaza are renting 1 bedrooms for 1400 a month or something like that.