I am from southern California so it was much colder than I am used to but I think I have patience for cold weather because I have never really experienced it. The temperature was also in the 30's which isn't really that cold.
I didn't get to tour the family housing but I drove through the complex and it was basically what I expected, small condo style residences. There are TONS of units spanning a few square blocks housing visiting professors and grad/medical/law students, seems like a great place to live. Also, the area is so collegial that basically everything around the university is housing and the bussing system is terrific. I gathered floor plans from a few apartment complexes and all are very cheap, roughly 850 for a two bedroom.
I was there for roughly one full day and two partials and I noticed two attractive females the entire time. Good thing I am married.