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mccapj2

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Living in South Bend
« on: March 28, 2006, 09:37:44 AM »
I'll be sending in my seat deposit next week, and I'm trying to figure out the good places to live in South Bend.  I have the Irish Insider, but I was wondering if anybody has toured the apartments in the area.  I looked at the Pointe and Candlewood.  Any thoughts or suggestions.

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Re: Living in South Bend
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2006, 10:06:03 AM »
Do you have a copy of the old guide that has the ratings in it? That will probably help you more than the current one. If you want ratings for specific complexes, PM me and I can send the ratings to you.

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Re: Living in South Bend
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2006, 11:15:45 AM »
Thanks for sending me the info...

If anybody has any input I'd appreciate it still...

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Re: Living in South Bend
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2006, 11:44:17 AM »
i didnt tour actual apartments anywhere, just drove around the complexes to see how they looked from the outside:
the two i liked most were castle point and indian lakes
i didn't like candlewood and university park, i don't know why anymore, i just wrote "no" next to them in my guide.
i also didn't like riverside north, i remember those as seeming a little seedy.
as an aside, the barnes and noble is gigantic and is the first one i've been to that had more than enough comfy chairs.

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Re: Living in South Bend
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2006, 11:47:35 AM »
A guy at ND told me to avoid Castle Point. I think the other one he disliked was University Park, but I can't remember for sure. I hear that the appliances are an issue at Castle Point because they are so old.

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Re: Living in South Bend
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2006, 11:52:44 AM »
i guess i should expect old appliances in a complex with a medieval theme.

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Re: Living in South Bend
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2006, 12:58:03 PM »
I liked Candlewood inside, but I didn't like the "carports" or the fact that it was behind a shopping center

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Re: Living in South Bend
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2006, 01:00:40 PM »
If I end up at ND, I will probably go up there to look at apartments. I made the mistake of deciding to accept moving into an apartment based on the fact that someone else lived in the same complex and had a decent apartment. Never again- the apartments were like night and day. I want to look at every place and verify that the apartments are in the same state of renovation before signing a lease.

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Re: Living in South Bend
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2006, 01:09:53 PM »
I think it got 4 clovers in last year's guide.

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Re: Living in South Bend
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2006, 01:22:46 PM »
Five. There are only a few that got five, and of those two were fairly expensive.