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Old 07-21-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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i will really appreciate any info about apartment complexes in lawrence that will be nice and safe for a family with 2 kids(10&8).my husband got a job in topeka but we decided to live in Lawrence.School is very important to us.
Am wondering which zip code has the good schools?
we dont want apartment with college student.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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Also is there any apartment to avoid in lawrence?
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:03 PM
 
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"is there any apartment to avoid in lawrence?" omg yes. in college towns practically every apartment is leased from august 1st, for a period of one year. if you started your search now you will have the leftovers nobody else wants. also you can't just pay more to escape the asinine drunken behavior, their in even the most overpriced "luxury apartments."

if i was you i'd get a place in topeka for a year and see if you still think lawrence would be worth it. its a lot easier to drive to lawrence to experience activities occasionally than it is to make the commute everyday.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:55 PM
 
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I'd start contacting apartments now and ask if they have apartments not near students, I'm guessing you will have to call around to find out, but my guess is there are apartments that don't like to rent to students. Lawrence is dominated by the college, remember the town is 90,000 people, and the college is 28,000, that's about 1/4 people, not including employees.

Lawrence is slightly more expensive then Topeka, but there is more to do despite being a smaller town. Plus you are closer to KC, which has tons to do.

I do delivery to apartments fairly often, and I can tell you right now don't live in The Reserve on 31st, terrible place. It looks great from the outside and pictures do look good, but it's not a good place for a family. Mostly students, loud, crime, etc... read the reviews online
Do look at: Pinnacle Woods, Aberdeen, Orchard Corners (probably mostly students), Eagle Ridge (probably my top pick)

Sorry, I don't know about the schools in Lawrence, I work here and don't live here. I actually started a thread not too long ago about schools in Lawrence when we were thinking about moving here, but didn't get a whole lot of response. I think most of the schools here are ok to good.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:50 PM
 
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I'd look in west Lawrence. That's where most of the families, professors and families, etc. live.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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Thank you all for your input.
Really appreciate it.
Does anyone know any info about Park west neighbour?
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:27 AM
 
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i mean Park west neighbourhood?
Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:25 PM
 
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Park West must be new, because I haven't heard of it. If it's on the west side of Lawrence, then yes, you'll be fine. Your kids would be in the newest grade schools and the newest middle school.

Lawrence schools in general are great. When I was growing up, the run-down schools were India (long since closed), Woodlawn and New York Elementary. That didn't mean they were bad, just often neglected.

Use Iowa Street as a dividing line. Many families live west of Iowa Street. Many college students live east of Iowa Street. But any apartment complex is bound to have college students, no matter the location.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:14 PM
 
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I second west Lawrence. I lived in an apartment complex near Kassold and Clinton Pkwy. while attending KU and it was very quiet, some families. The students tended to be more serious/older/grad students living there.

Plus, you're closer to heading to Topeka from the west side.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:28 PM
 
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66047 is a good zip code for schools. Southwest Middle and Sunflower Elementary are right next to each other, and are great schools! Aberdeen Apts are in the district for those two schools, and they are within walking distance of the apt complex. Aberdeen does have college students, but it doesn't cater specifically to students like many complexes do. I'm not sure about rents there, though.
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