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Old 08-22-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me anything about these apartments? The Lewistons,Creekwood,Waterford,Barcelona,Brittany Square. i'm looking for an apartment for my son when he attends Tulsa Welding School. i've looked at all the ratings and they are horrible , so i don't want to rely on those . i'm trying to find something in a decent neighborhood. we live about 4 hours from tulsa, so our trips are limited. any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK, Traffic Circle Area
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Can anyone tell me anything about these apartments? The Lewistons,Creekwood,Waterford,Barcelona,Brittany Square. i'm looking for an apartment for my son when he attends Tulsa Welding School. i've looked at all the ratings and they are horrible , so i don't want to rely on those . i'm trying to find something in a decent neighborhood. we live about 4 hours from tulsa, so our trips are limited. any advice would be appreciated.
To be perfectly honest, Creekwood is in the best neighborhood out of all of these you've indicated here, and well near shopping. It's also a little heavy on the traffic side, so that might need to be given consideration.
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:35 AM
 
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Don't dismiss the ratings entirely, they exist (probably) with good reason. There are only a couple of places in Tulsa where traffic is a problem and 51st/41st and Yale is one of them - the other is 61st to 81st and Memorial/Hwy 169. With so many places to live in Tulsa that are nice, with less traffic and an easier commute, I've never wanted to live in any of those apts.

It's been at least two years since I was looking at apartments in that area of town, so some of the apartments might have been remodeled and might be better than I remember (I don't remember any of them being awful, though).

Isn't the welding school around 11th and Lewis? There are tons of apartments closer to the school...not necessarily the ones on 11th street, but Westport downtown is great, as are some things on Riverside.

None of the places you've chosen would be unkept or unsafe - they're all average or nice apartments - I'm coming more from a traffic perspective, I guess. If you can get anywhere in Tulsa in 20 minutes, why live one of the few places in town where it will take you twice as long to get home?
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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thanks so much tuindecisive and bigokie. i did call the waterford and she told me it was like 5 miles from TWS. see thats the problem, you call these people and they tell you things that aren't true , anything to get you to rent from them.I've read the reviews on every apartment in tulsa and they all say horrible things about every single one of them. It's impossible to tell what are the nicer neighborhoods by reading those reviews also.If you don't know anything about tulsa it's like walking into a room blindfolded, you have no idea where to go or where to look. lol All of the apartment complexes that i named earlier are in the $759 to $850 range. I'd rather not pay that much but we were trying to get these boys an apartment with a washer and dryer in the unit.they'll be working when not in school. Do i sound like i'm whining ? lol pardon me if i sound that way, just venting my frustrations. i think my pocketbook is gonna be crying before this is over with!!
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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You're not whining! It's great to have a w/d in the apartment, I miss it a lot!

What size apartment do you need? You ought to call Westport on the River - I lived in the "medium" sized one bedroom a couple of years ago and I think I paid $479? So I'm sure it's gone up, but if you need a one bedroom it won't be as high as $800, certainly. They also have larger, maybe up to three bedrooms (ha...ok, well, I obviously can't remember everything about living there.) Anyway, they have a w/d in most or every unit, and it's a nice complex with views overlooking the river. I really enjoyed it there, and the other couple of people I've known liked it too.

I just google mapped Waterford to TWS, and it's exactly 5 miles. That commute probably wouldn't be all that bad - and if you're used to a city with major traffic, nothing in Tulsa will be all that bad! - but I've never known anyone who lived in those apartments, so I can't give you any specific info about them.

If you need to, you could always do a shorter lease, and he can shop around a bit once he's in town. There's always something up for grabs. Good luck!
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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wheww!! good to know i didn't sound whinney lol i need a 2 bedroom.My son and his best friend are going to share an apartment. NOOO , these boys are country hicks, thru am thru , they have no experience in the city. the closest "city" to us is atleast a hundred miles away lol so they have quite an adventure in front of them. I did call the waterford, it's $759 for a 2 bedroom with washer and dryer. geezzz it's a good thing rent wasn't this high 25 years ago when we were just starting out, our parents couldn't have afforded these prices !! Thank ya'll so much, atleast i have an idea of what areas to look at. keep the advice comming , i need all i can get !!lol any ideas on a cheaper price in a half decent neighborhood would be great ! my expectations are coming down rapidly with these prices !!
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:33 AM
 
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Creekwood is in South Tulsa, very nice area, although yes, traffic on 81st can be awful during peak hours.

The Barcelona is an older complex. Some friends of my son live there -- new college grads, they haven't complained. It's at 51st/Yale, so the location could be considered midtown-south-ish. Lots of restaurants and shopping nearby. The main draw for this place is its proximity to the large, lovely LaFortune Park, right across the street.

The Cherry St. area has a lot of old buildings that have been refurbished into nice yet affordable apartments. Here's one rental co.: alvesproperties - Alves Propeties

Also -- try craigslist.org

Good luck!
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