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Old 06-06-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, NY
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Hello All,

I am a new international PhD Student and Graduate Assistant in SU and looking for apartments close to the Syracuse University. I will live alone and searching for studios or 1BR+1BA type apartments, and rents lower than 700$ are preferred. After my research through the apartments I narrowed down my list to the following apartments:

1) Vincent Apartments (1BR+1BA)
2) Rugby Square Apartments (1BR+1BA)

As being a PhD student, I will be here for minimum 4 years; therefore I am considering to buy a car but until I buy it I would not like to have problems with travel to/from the campus especially at night. (Most graduate lectures are ending by 20:00 (8:00pm)).

Of the two apartments given above, I could not found too much information on the internet. As far as my search through your forums, Nob Hill and Clarendon Heights are recommended highly. However, according to my discussions with these apartments, both are not available for the lease term starting by August.

These two apartments (Vincent or Rugby Sq.) seems nice and located in safer areas of Syracuse(as far as I understand if not please give safer alternatives); what are your opinions about these two locations?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you for reading my long post
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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Vincent Apartments has quite a few international students and is pretty close to campus. While they aren't the greatest apartments, they seem to be OK. There is a shuttle that goes near the apartments. The area it is in is so-so/OK/alright.

Rugby Square, while not too far away, is further away and you will need a car. It is in the Sedgwick neighborhood, which is pretty nice.

I would also look into this complex across the street from Nob Hill: Greenwich Manor Apartments for Rent - Syracuse, NY Apartments | Apartment Finder

Here is a good apartment guide as well: Syracuse University Rent Apartment Housing

I'd also look into Maplewood Apartments in DeWitt too.
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:05 PM
 
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Thank you ckhthangod,

According to our conversation with Maplewood Apartments, they have no availability for the August term and Greenwich Manor takes two times more deposit from the international students who have not obtained their SSN number yet.

The Hidden Valley is also available at my requested time frame, but they told me that only the basement studios are available now.
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:21 PM
 
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I would also look into Nob Hill, which also has a lot of international students and has a shuttle to and from campus.

Also, I noticed that you are from Turkey. There is actually a Turkish community here including a cultural club and Syracuse Academy of Science, a Charter School in the city, was started by people of a Turkish background. TCC Syracuse Affiliated Organization | Turkish Cultural Center

Charter Flight | Syracuse New Times
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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Dear ckhthankgod,

Thank you very much for your responses. Nob Hill insists on not answering my e-mails and requests about my questions for the August term, which made me to think they are having an unprofessional management system.

Is it safe to walk the road between the Vincent Apartments and the Syracuse University at night?
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:28 AM
 
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Dear ckhthankgod,

Thank you very much for your responses. Nob Hill insists on not answering my e-mails and requests about my questions for the August term, which made me to think they are having an unprofessional management system.

Is it safe to walk the road between the Vincent Apartments and the Syracuse University at night?
You could, but to be honest, you don't have to due to the fact that there is a shuttle that stops near the apartments and you have Shuttle U Home, as well as officer escorts, if the other options aren't operating.

Have you looked into other apartment communities like Park West, Campus West, University Village or even some of the South Campus Housing? You could even look into Craigslist rental posts as well.

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Old 06-11-2014, 09:24 AM
 
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Oh it's good to know there is a close shuttle to Vincent Apartments. Thank you for the information very much ckhthankgod...

According to our e-mail conversation with Park West, they told me that they are not accepting any kind of student. (not only undergraduates but also graduate students as well) The apartments location and monthly rent is perfect for students but I did not understand why there is such a policy...

Campus West and University Village have monthly rents more than 1,000$ per month, which is out of the range of my predicted rent budget.

Unfortunately because of being a Graduate Student, the housing in South Campus Housing is also inapplicable for me. They are open only to undergraduates according to information I obtained from my mailings with SU Campus Housing.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:37 AM
 
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Oh it's good to know there is a close shuttle to Vincent Apartments. Thank you for the information very much ckhthankgod...

According to our e-mail conversation with Park West, they told me that they are not accepting any kind of student. (not only undergraduates but also graduate students as well) The apartments location and monthly rent is perfect for students but I did not understand why there is such a policy...

Campus West and University Village have monthly rents more than 1,000$ per month, which is out of the range of my predicted rent budget.

Unfortunately because of being a Graduate Student, the housing in South Campus Housing is also inapplicable for me. They are open only to undergraduates according to information I obtained from my mailings with SU Campus Housing.
I see.....Just in case, the Orange Housing website may have some other options that may fit.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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It depends on which buildings you end up at Nob Hill. I have been in a few of them ... the ones closest to route 173 are run down and not worth what you pay. The "new" ones are a bit nicer inside.

Very popular with students. Unfortunately, management in this part of the city (of any apartment complex) doesn't have to be nice - they know that the apartments will be at full capacity, regardless.

I looked at Vincent apartments. They were a bit more expensive than some of the other ones in the area (for a 2 bedroom - they didn't have any one bedroom when I was looking) , but didn't seem too bad.

If you are walking to SU from Vincent apartments, I'd recommend walking to Jamesville Ave, then to SU instead of up Moore st. to Colvin.
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:14 PM
 
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It depends on which buildings you end up at Nob Hill. I have been in a few of them ... the ones closest to route 173 are run down and not worth what you pay. The "new" ones are a bit nicer inside.

Very popular with students. Unfortunately, management in this part of the city (of any apartment complex) doesn't have to be nice - they know that the apartments will be at full capacity, regardless.

I looked at Vincent apartments. They were a bit more expensive than some of the other ones in the area (for a 2 bedroom - they didn't have any one bedroom when I was looking) , but didn't seem too bad.

If you are walking to SU from Vincent apartments, I'd recommend walking to Jamesville Ave, then to SU instead of up Moore st. to Colvin.
Thank you very much for the recommendation, I will follow your advice...


Does anyone has opinions and knowledge about the public transportation near the Rugby Square? Other than SYR80 Centro line, are there any other lines passing close to Rugby Sq.?
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