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lawordie

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Gonzaga and the Spokane area
« on: April 28, 2008, 12:10:46 PM »
I was just wondering if anyone has visited gonzaga and or knows of the nice areas to live in the city?

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Re: Gonzaga and the Spokane area
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008, 01:37:41 PM »
Hey lawordie,

I went to GU for grad school and lived in Spokane for about three years just before that.  I took the LSAT in the LS building, and it is spectacular!  It's kind of new-made-to-look-old inside with an amazing courtroom.  Plenty of parking right outside, as it's set apart from the rest of the campus somewhat.

The nice places to live in the city are not next to the campus, however.  I knew a lot of people who lived in small apartments downtown for pretty cheap, but they were kinda shabby.  I lived about 15 minutes away, toward the airport, in these garden apartments that were right on Indian Canyon Golf Course.  Another nice area to look at is the south hill.  There are plenty of very nice apartment communities up there within about 15 minutes of campus.  Rent for a 1 bed/1 bath will run about $600-$700/mo. for any of the nicer places.  Unfortunately, if you want to live within walking distance to campus, you are limited to either $300,000 condos on the river, or a crappy house for rent just north of campus.  The area north of campus is safe, but not all that pretty to look at.

Another option a lot of people chose is on North Nevada St.  If you drive about 7 miles north of campus on Hamilton, it turns into Nevada, and there are probably 10 HUGE, multi-building apartment communities lining the street.  Rent is about the same, but it's really conveneient to live there since there are so many apartments that many of the essentials (groceries, gas stations, etc.) are right there.  Plus, it's one road all the way down to the LS.

I hope this helped a little, take it easy.

lawordie

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Re: Gonzaga and the Spokane area
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008, 03:40:51 PM »
thanks alot upwithmontana!
Just a quick question for you....do you know of the name of the apartments on indian canyon golf course?
Alot of people mention South Hill as a nice area to live so i will definately take a look!

Thanks again

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Re: Gonzaga and the Spokane area
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 03:03:21 PM »
thanks alot upwithmontana!
Just a quick question for you....do you know of the name of the apartments on indian canyon golf course?
Alot of people mention South Hill as a nice area to live so i will definately take a look!

Thanks again

There are three apartment complexes around the golf course:  Canyon Greens (cheapest); Indian Canyon Apartments (most spendy because they are HUGE); and The Courts at Indian Canyon (nicest overall/newest).  All three are very good communities in a quiet area.  Good luck with your decision.

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Re: Gonzaga and the Spokane area
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008, 01:19:35 PM »
upwithmontana,

I am also not from the area/have never been and am considering going to GU next year. Do you know anything about Deer Creek Apts? (http://www.deercreekcommunity.com/). Is that a nice area and convenient for a commute to Gonzaga?
From what I've found about the apts you suggested, only Indian Canyon allows pets.. which is a requirement for me. I couldn't find the rent for Indian Canyon either.. I'm looking for a 2br. If you happen to know the price range I'd appreciate it. Sorry for bombarding you with questions, I've never been to Spokane before.. i need a little help!  :)

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Re: Gonzaga and the Spokane area
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008, 05:16:52 PM »
oh noez, sorry for the delay.  Deer Creek would take you, at maximum, 20 minutes to get from your apartment door to the door of the law school. It's out in an area called Airway Heights.  There is also an Air Force base out in that area.  It's a fairly "new development" part of town.  There is a pretty big casino, a big grocery store and all the little fast food restaurants around it.  It would only take you about 5 minutes from your door to the check in line at the airport.  But most of the time, you'd be coming into Spokane in order to do anything (dinner; movie; etc). 

I looked @ Indian Canyon and I think a two bedroom was about $850.  I hope this reply isn't too late to help you...

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Re: Gonzaga and the Spokane area
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008, 05:46:39 PM »
oh noez, sorry for the delay.  Deer Creek would take you, at maximum, 20 minutes to get from your apartment door to the door of the law school. It's out in an area called Airway Heights.  There is also an Air Force base out in that area.  It's a fairly "new development" part of town.  There is a pretty big casino, a big grocery store and all the little fast food restaurants around it.  It would only take you about 5 minutes from your door to the check in line at the airport.  But most of the time, you'd be coming into Spokane in order to do anything (dinner; movie; etc). 

I looked @ Indian Canyon and I think a two bedroom was about $850.  I hope this reply isn't too late to help you...

no worries, it's definitely not too late (not moving until july). thanks for the reply! You can't beat an insider's insight. i'm still narrowing down a place. it's difficult to do from 2500 miles away.

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Re: Gonzaga and the Spokane area
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 03:39:54 PM »
hey noez
i just finished my school tour yesterday and it was awsome! I looked at a bunch of apartments to the north of school and have chosen one from there. there are three or four massive apartment complexes that are reletivly new and very nice. you just go up hamilton which turns into nevada and you will eventually run into them! my place is 675 a month for a one beddroom but that also includes a garage! and again they are like 3-5 years old with a wicked pool!
soooooo stoked for it

good luck with your search!

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Re: Gonzaga and the Spokane area
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008, 03:43:55 PM »
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just reading what upwithmontana said..... i have to thank them because that is the advice that i took. i looked downtown, alittle in southhill, but was really happy with the nevada/hamilton apartments!

so thanks again!

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Re: Gonzaga and the Spokane area
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2008, 06:18:52 PM »
lawordie, i am definitely going to check out those apartments you and upwithmontana have been talking about.  i graduated from GU as an undergrad in '03 so i am unfamiliar with those new apartment complexes but $675 for what you just described sounds pretty good.