December 07, 2007
Hey all...back again!
Recently I was helping an admitted student find housing in Ann Arbor for the coming semester and I thought I'd share the same information I gave her.
The following are a list of apartment complexes that I know to be clean, comfortable, near campus and where other students (SI or other) can vouch for them.
Nob Hill Apartments
Briar Cove Apartments
Willow Tree Apartments
I will continue to add to the list.
Also a great website to get reviews on apartments (and their management) from people who have lived there is: http://www.apartmentratings.com/
This site was particularly helpful for me because I wasn't able to visit Ann Arbor and check out any potential living spaces before I put down my security deposit! When looking at the reviews, keep in mind that some of the people have a real ax to grind and their feedback may not totally reflect the quality of the place. I will say however that the pictures the rental offices show online of the place don't usually reflect what the place actually looks like. Sometimes they are better...sometimes they are worse! Looking at user reviews can provided a "truer" idea of what to expect.
Also, check out Northwood Apartments. They are owned by the University and are a sweet deal. All utilities are included (that means internet and cable TV) and washer & dryer. It's important to apply early if you want to live here. You can choose anything from a studio to a three person dwelling. Obviously the later is the cheapest...to the tune of about $350/mo. (don't quote me on the price)
Facebook is also a great networking tool to find where other students are living and possibly find roommates.
Here is a link to the Facebook group for prospective students that Laura in the Admission's has started.
You might us it to find other incoming students or talk further with other recruiting assistants like me.
Local newspapers, including the student paper the Michigan Daily, always have apartment listings as well as people looking for roommates. Try to check these out too. I think they will be very helpful for you.
Michigan Daily keeps their classifieds on the web!
MLive - Newsource that also lists requests for roommates
Maps Krieg is a cool site that maps apartments listed on Craig's List onto Google Maps. This will give you an idea of how far certain apartments are from campus!
Hope this helps. As always you can email me with questions!