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Old 06-12-2008, 07:53 PM
 
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If you stay north of the University (Bryant, Wedgwood, Meadowbrook) you can live on a bus line (you won't get parking as a graduate student unless you are handicap parking eligible) and those neighborhoods are all a 10 to 15 minute bus ride and the neighborhoods are quiet. Also, look into Radford Court the apartments are nice and it is right on the bus line and close to lake Washington. Finally, which program are you in? I just finished a professional program there myself.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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Again, thank you all for the great suggestions. Looking at assorted property managers/Craigslist; it looks like Shoreline offers the best "bang for the buck" in terms of housing; we are hoping to spend less than $1,400 or so per month for a 2BR.

Speaking of which, for areas north of the University, like Mapleleaf, Bryand, Wedgwood, and Shoreline, what would be a realistic rent budget? I've seen a couple of places where rents look too good to be true in comparison to other places in the region -- I'm on a budget, but definitely am a firm believer in "you get what you pay for"; problem is, I just don't know what I should expect to pay.

Thanks again for everyone's help -- I am so appreciative!

PS Jennibc; I'll be going to the law school.
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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Are you trying to get into an apartment building, a townhouse, or a full house? It's harder to find good resources on renting individual houses, but there are plenty of resources for finding apartments like apartments.com, rent.com and apartmentratings.com.

Just doing a quick search on those sites I found 2 br apartments at anywhere from 900-1350 in shoreline, so there is a very large range. I tend to think that in "you get what you pay for" with apartments, what you "get" has a lot more to do with location than quality of the place. I would tend to go based on any reviews you can find for that sort of thing. With renting a house or an unmanaged townhome though, you're pretty much flying blind.
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