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Old 03-18-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Denver--->Atlanta--->DC
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So I'm trying to figure out where I'm going for grad school. I've been accepted to UCLA and would really like to go but the problem is the housing situation. I'm currently living in Atlanta so coming to check out the housing situation for myself is not an option. Is it possible to find something for $700/month or less that is not essentially 5 students crammed in a 2 br apartment within walking/shuttle distance to UCLA??
If it is possible but rare can you give me some ideas on places to look?
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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There are shuttles to Palms/Mar Vista, where you should be able to find a room for that price (in a shared apartment, that is).
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Sawtelle District
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Really, the only thing near that price would be for a Bachelor's and that would come close to around $850. Though I've come across one off Federal and Texas going for $795 a month. As for sharing, you would probably have to share a room in an apartment in the North Westwood Village area, and that would put you in at the $650-750 range. Your probably better off looking in Palms/Sawtelle/Mar Vista area.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: LA
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check with the student housing department, they can probably put you in touch with students that are in the same situation as yourself.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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Heck, even 15 years ago when my friends were living in the apartments within walking distance of UCLA, they were living 4 to a 2/2 and spending over $1200/mo total.
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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I'm currently living in Atlanta so coming to check out the housing situation for myself is not an option.
Do you plan on renting a place sight unseen based on tips from the Internet? I guess its better than relying solely on apartment owners/managers for advice but its still a very bad idea.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Denver--->Atlanta--->DC
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Do you plan on renting a place sight unseen based on tips from the Internet? I guess its better than relying solely on apartment owners/managers for advice but its still a very bad idea.
No no that would be stupid. However, i could probably only make one trip meaning i would already have to have a list of apartments to see and people to meet with.

Also, to everyone else...when you're talking shared apartment do you mean 2 people in a 2 bedroom (which i have no problem with) or the 6 people in a 2 bedroom type situation?
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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No no that would be stupid. However, i could probably only make one trip meaning i would already have to have a list of apartments to see and people to meet with.

Also, to everyone else...when you're talking shared apartment do you mean 2 people in a 2 bedroom (which i have no problem with) or the 6 people in a 2 bedroom type situation?
probably something inbetween.

Nita
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:17 AM
 
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No no that would be stupid. However, i could probably only make one trip meaning i would already have to have a list of apartments to see and people to meet with.

Also, to everyone else...when you're talking shared apartment do you mean 2 people in a 2 bedroom (which i have no problem with) or the 6 people in a 2 bedroom type situation?
I looked at almost 30 apartments before I found one I would even consider. And I was looking in good areas, close to UCLA.

Be sure and have a big list ready to go. And you'll need to visit each in person, as in LA there isn't a standard for apartments. A one bedroom can be anywhere from 600-800 sq. ft. or more, can be in a wide range of conditions, blah, blah, blah. But you won't know until you see it for yourself.
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