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Old 06-21-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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*I apologize if there are already threads on this topic...

I am a 24 year old female, looking to move into a 1 bedroom downtown loft/apartment/studio. Ideally, I would love to live in the Hanover/Armory/Franklin area, but I'm finding that most places are more expensive than I had expected.

I would like to keep costs around $800, or close to it, keeping in mind that I would hope that could cover utilities/parking as well. I'm finding most places to be approx. $900 a month, which + utilities/parking, would put me over $1000 a month.

Feeling safe & comfortable is a major concern of mine, which is why the more popular "squares" of downtown were appealing. I am also attracted to the idea of being able to walk around the community comfortably.

Am I dreaming? Is finding a more reasonably priced apartment in these areas possible?

If anyone has any advice for me it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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You might like something like Jefferson Tower or Townsend Tower. Both are more affordable and are where many Upstae Medical students live.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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ckhthankgod, thank you for your response. I've heard of the Jefferson Tower building- it's reviews (though I can only find ones from 2009) are very mixed online. Some note poor management...poorly maintained parking lot. Do you, or does anyone, know any more about these apartment buildings?
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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Here is a list of market rate housing from the Downtown Committee. Prices and contact information for each building are provided.
http://downtownsyracuse.com/images/u...May2010web.pdf
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Washington, D.C.
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Regarding Jefferson Tower: I know that a good handful of fellow law students live there. Don't have any first-hand experience, but the price and location are both rather attractive.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Armory Square
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You could try the Little Italy area (N Salina 300-500 blocks). There are some wicked good deals along that stretch. It's got a nice walkable area and excellent italian restaurants, 24-hour newstand, and a great little all-night diner. About a 5 min walk to Hanover, 10 min to Armory. The city has been putting a lot of effort into sprucing up storefronts etc... (finally tore down the facade that was over the top of the now-closed red light lounge!!)

Safety-wise i'd say it's slightly less safe than the downtown "squares" but i base that only mainly on appearance, I don't hear of too much crime-wise over there, and I consider myself pretty well tuned into that stuff. The last incident i heard about was Barberi's diner was held up at something like 4am about 5 or 6 months ago.

I lived over there for a year on the 600 block and never had any problems.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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You could try the Little Italy area (N Salina 300-500 blocks). There are some wicked good deals along that stretch. It's got a nice walkable area and excellent italian restaurants, 24-hour newstand, and a great little all-night diner. About a 5 min walk to Hanover, 10 min to Armory. The city has been putting a lot of effort into sprucing up storefronts etc... (finally tore down the facade that was over the top of the now-closed red light lounge!!)

Safety-wise i'd say it's slightly less safe than the downtown "squares" but i base that only mainly on appearance, I don't hear of too much crime-wise over there, and I consider myself pretty well tuned into that stuff. The last incident i heard about was Barberi's diner was held up at something like 4am about 5 or 6 months ago.

I lived over there for a year on the 600 block and never had any problems.
That could work and Nettleton Commons is just north of Downtown in Little Italy. I think right on North Salina is fine and shouldn't have an issue with getting to and from Downtown at different times of the day or night.

There's also a studio apartment building just west of Downtown on West Genesee Street on Automobile Row that could work. I can't think of the name of the building, but it is near the AIDS Community Resources offices.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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Jefferson Towers is very nice! It is in a pretty safe area. I know a bunch of people who live there and they tend to like it - the apts tend to be very clean and updated. I hear that the staff their is very nice. You can prob get yourself a nice 1 bedroom or studio for 800 bucks w/ everything there. Madison towers is next to jefferson towers, and it is also nice and around the same price. The parking lot complaints for Jefferson was probably b/c it there is no parking garage there.

The only issues with both towers is that they are not in any of the 'squares.' but a few minute walk will get you to armory, hanover, etc.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Northeast Raleigh, NC
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No "squares" but they are a very short walk to the Everson Museum, the Mission, Strong Heart Cafe, Redfield's, Phoebe's and Dolce Vita restaurants, Community Folk Art Gallery, Syracuse Stage, and Samir's Imports (terrific and moderately priced ethnic food selections).

I've seen the apartments at Nettleton and also those at Jefferson Tower. Although the Nettleton had a few interesting features, I like the layout and amount of light in the Jefferson Towers a bit better.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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Another place to possibly check out is the Clinton Tower right next to Armory Square. That work for the OP and it might be affordable too.
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