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Old 08-31-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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Default Any help appreciated...

I've been going through the forums and have found several threads to be helpful. However, I felt I should ask for some other input.

My situation: I'm a recent college grad (just turned 23) and will start working at the end of Sept. for a company in the northeastern part of Madison (located by the regional airport). I had never been to WI before this summer when I interviewed and know nothing about the town. It seems really nice. I'm looking for appts right now, something fairly close to where I work so I don't have to drive across town. Does anybody have any advice for nice appts (between $550-$800/mo.)? I'm a single, young professional (no kids either) so it would be nice to be in an area where I might be able to meet other young professionals and some social places to go. However, I'm past the whole college party scene and want something a little more quiet than down by the UW campus.

Thanks for any responses.
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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You might have to go a little further away from you work place as it is in an area primarily dominated by low income housing.

I really like Barrington Place Fiduciary Real Estate Development (http://fiduciarydevelopment.com/eprofile.asp?AID=14479 - broken link) which is just off American Parkway, but it is sort of in the middle of nowhere so if you are looking for a social scene I kind of doubt you'll find it there. They do have a club house, pool and workout area. The free continental breakfast is kind of a cool feature. The target audience is young professionals. The web site used to be better, but you get the main points with the current one.

While it is almost closer to Sun Prairie than Madison, it is an easy drive to anywhere east of the Capital.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:14 PM
 
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Would I be better off sacrificing the driving distance and look at places in the Middleton area? I've heard that is a nice area too.
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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Middleton is a nice area, but it would mean a long commute. You don't have to go that far to find a nice place to live.

These look nice and are in a great neighborhood, though I'd find out if the train through there is very active.

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Old 08-31-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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I was just browsing through the apartments listed in craigslist. There were plenty within your range on the east side, near Madison Area Technical College, the airport, Warner Park, etc. You might want to have a look and then add another post about some specific possibilities found there. I will be doing this, too, and soon; as I am in the process of moving to Madison from New York City. Good luck.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:00 PM
 
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I was just browsing through the apartments listed in craigslist. There were plenty within your range on the east side, near Madison Area Technical College, the airport, Warner Park, etc. You might want to have a look and then add another post about some specific possibilities found there. I will be doing this, too, and soon; as I am in the process of moving to Madison from New York City. Good luck.
These are low income, semi-rough areas, I would not recommend any of them.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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These are low income, semi-rough areas, I would not recommend any of them.
Excellent point.

Also, ddb8185, beware of spending $550/month (assuming you are looking for a one-bedroom). That will definitely land you in a bad neighborhood. Be prepared to spend at least $700/month.
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