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Old 03-16-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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My girlfriend and I are moving to the Syracuse area so I can go to grad school for one year at SU.

We have been living in NYC for the past 4 1/2 years and we're excited to move back to an area that's actually affordable and where you aren't packed in like sardines!!

At any rate, what we are scowering the web for is an apartment with space, safety, and affordability. Of course, being closer to the university would be great, but I don't mind commuting in at all for the sake of having a big one bedroom at a good price, in a safe neighborhood.

So I have immediately jumped to looking at apartment complexes, because we feel like that would be best for us (although not married to the idea).

The problem I am having is that it seems as if every single complex in the area has horrendous reviews and it's kind of overwhelming. And of course you don't know if you are getting an actual idea of the place because angry people write these reviews mostly, and the happy people won't bother as much I'm sure.

As of right now, we are going to be in town friday and are looking at:

Brookmanor in Lyncourt area (Big spaces, affordable, 10 mins from campus, quiet)

Nob Hill (Pretty close to campus, a lot of amenities, mixed reviews but generally positive)

Any other suggestions, either general or specific?

Thanks everyone!
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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ckh knows more about how to find SU rentals but generally, I'd recommend staying out of any complex within the city limits. The SU neighborhood is generally around "Westcott." You should be able to find plenty of private homes within walking distance (and free busing to campus if you're not up to walking) on Craigslist. Just beware of scammers, which I'm sure you already know.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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Both of those complexes would be fine. Maplewood Gardens in DeWitt wouldn't be a bad choice either and is pretty close to SU.

You can check these websites for other possibilities: Mapskrieg - CraigsList Apartment Listings Mashed With Google Maps

Rochester NY apartments, Buffalo apartments, Syracuse apartments, Albany NY apartments listings from The Renters Guide
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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thanks!! I am hoping that we'll get a place at one of the two complexes I mentioned. I've heard great things about maplewood but they don't have anything available May 1st :/

If you think of any other suggestions definitely let me know! We're even open to Liverpool if we can find some place nice
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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Another complex that might work is Rugby Square, which is also just off of Teall Ave. in the Sedgwick neighborhood. It's not far from Brookmanor and Shop City Plaza or the Eastwood Business District.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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It's a shame there are no openings for South Campus Graduate Housing. Although costly, the university takes care of electricity which is quite helpful. In any event, I can't advise not staying within city limits. As far as Syracuse goes, it is what it is. The rental stock is what you would expect for a city that hasn't grown for over a half century. Lots of old apartments in varying conditions. Here is an additional link for apartments:

Syracuse Rentals

It sounds as if you are residents of the state of New York. Have you considered applying for subsidized housing? Although Syracuse is more affordable than NYC, being a graduate student is an oath of poverty anywhere you go. You might find that some of the subsidized units are in just as good of condition as rentals along Walnut Avenue and other areas adjacent to campus.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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My girlfriend and I are moving to the Syracuse area so I can go to grad school for one year at SU.

We have been living in NYC for the past 4 1/2 years and we're excited to move back to an area that's actually affordable and where you aren't packed in like sardines!!

At any rate, what we are scowering the web for is an apartment with space, safety, and affordability. Of course, being closer to the university would be great, but I don't mind commuting in at all for the sake of having a big one bedroom at a good price, in a safe neighborhood.

So I have immediately jumped to looking at apartment complexes, because we feel like that would be best for us.

As of right now, we are going to be in town friday, March 18.

Any other suggestions, either general or specific?

Thanks everyone!
Hello mrchevyceleb,

Following is a list of Apartment Complexes located in the city and in the suburbs. I have NOT recently viewed the interiors of most of these complexes. I also do not know how professional or "nice" the managements of these apartments interact with their tenants; you will have to judge the apartment conditions and the managements as you visit the apartments. I'm sorry that I can not help you in this regard.

You may find that certain apartments I have listed ARE NOT in good condition or are unacceptable to you for some other reason. I'm sorry if that happens.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE INTERNET APARTMENT RATING SITES ARE MANY TIMES >NOT< OBJECTIVE. TENANTS WHO LIKE THEIR APARTMENTS SELDOM POST ANY RATINGS ON THE INTERNET. BUT YOU CAN BE SURE THAT THOSE TENANTS WHO WERE KICKED OUT OF THEIR APARTMENTS FOR HAVING WILD NOISY PARTIES, LOUD MUSIC, BEING INCONSIDERATE OF OTHER TENANTS PEACE & QUIET, NON-PAYMENT OF RENT, DOING DRUGS, ETC., THOSE PEOPLE WILL DEFINITELY POST A VERY DEROGATORY RATING ABOUT THEIR APARTMENT COMPLEX AND THE MANAGEMENT. So you'll have to try to "read between the lines" and also try to judge "things" as you visit/walk through each apartment/complex.

I've tried to NOT LIST places that might be "undesireable" or located in "bad" areas.

I've also NOT listed the most upscale apartment complexes herein because they are either too far away or more expensive than your price range.

I suggest these complexes to you.

LIVERPOOL - all of these complexes are located close to one another in the same general neighborhood>>
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...nor-Apartments
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...tes-Apartments
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...ate-Apartments
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...nor-Apartments
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...tar-Apartments

CICERO - near expressway Rt. 81 for a quick easy commute to downtown Syr. & the University>>
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...are-Apartments
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...age-Apartments

MANLIUS - an upscale suburb on the east side>>
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...eck-Apartments

FAYETTEVILLE - an upscale suburb on the east side>>
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...ree-Apartments

FAIRMOUNT - a westside suburb>>
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...tes-Apartments

CAMILLUS - a westside suburb>>
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...ews-Apartments

ONONDAGA HILL - southwest side suburban countryside>>
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...res-Apartments

SYRACUSE CITY - outer neighborhoods>>
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...nor-Apartments
www.apartmentfinder.com/New-York/Syracuse-Apartments/Maplewood-Gardens-Apartments (broken link)
http://www.apartmentfinder.com/New-Y...are-Apartments

DOWNTOWN SYRACUSE - older high-rise on James Street>>
http://www.longley-jones.com/apts/?m...et1&id=115&c=2

To see a street map where these apartments are located, click on the following Link Line, then enter the street and town address. Then click on "GET MAP". .. www.mapblast.com/

I hope that you will find a good apartment for you and your girlfriend while you attend SU. Have a nice trip/visit to Metro Syracuse on Friday. Feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.

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