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Rent in a college town sux

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Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 7, 2016 at 4:12 PM
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 7, 2016 at 4:12 PM
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 7, 2016 at 4:14 PM
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by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 7, 2016 at 4:15 PM

I pay the same as the first two for a 600sq ft 1BR apartment.

K3412
by Platinum Member on Sep. 7, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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It was outrageous when I was in college too, although not quite that high. They can charge high rent because students have no other choice. I lived in a tiny two bedroom apartment with a roommate and paid $300 a month.

Those are really, really nice college places. I couldn't have dreamed of living in places like that in college. 

VickyJoJo
by Gold Member on Sep. 7, 2016 at 4:16 PM

Its all a matter of perspective and location.  $2,195 for a 4bedroom would be a steal where I live (northeast).  In the college town not too far from me, a 4 bedroom goes for $3,600-$4,000 and in many cases there is only 1 bathroom.

Mama8080
by on Sep. 7, 2016 at 4:17 PM
You're preaching to the choir sweetie.

30 years in Boston. My college apartment was $7,000/mo. It was crappy and 10 years ago!
quickbooksworm
by Ruby Member on Sep. 7, 2016 at 4:18 PM

That's cheaper than where I live and I don't live in a college town.  I did, however grow up in a college town and lived and rent was cheaper than Ann Arbor.  I think your issue is not college town specific.

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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 7, 2016 at 4:18 PM
If we'd leave Ann Arbor proper it would be cheaper. Midwest is usually less expensive

Quoting Anonymous 2:

I pay the same as the first two for a 600sq ft 1BR apartment.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 7, 2016 at 4:22 PM
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15049-Woodmont-St-Romulus-MI-48174/88445981_zpid/

I'd rather live in Romulus

Quoting quickbooksworm:

That's cheaper than where I live and I don't live in a college town.  I did, however grow up in a college town and lived and rent was cheaper than Ann Arbor.  I think your issue is not college town specific.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 7, 2016 at 4:23 PM
No way. I went to Northeastern and unless your apartment was in the Pru, you weren't paying that much for a crappy apartment.

Quoting Mama8080: You're preaching to the choir sweetie.

30 years in Boston. My college apartment was $7,000/mo. It was crappy and 10 years ago!
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