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Old 03-11-2011, 06:45 AM
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My wife and I are planning on moving to Harrisonburg in June. I was wondering if anyone could advise me on nice apartments to live? We are in our early 30's, so specifically, I would like to find out about places with little to no young students. And we have a 70lb dog as well. Thanks.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:04 PM
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I'm betting you'll find the better apartment complexes are the ones the students live in. The ones they avoid are probably the roachier ones. You're moving to a college town so you should probably get used to the idea of living amongst them. Only way to avoid them altogether would be to rent a SFH somewhere outside of town. I know the students are partial to the area East of 81 off Port Republic Rd. so you'll definitely want to steer clear of there.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:33 PM
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When I lived in Harrisonburg (2 years ago) I had friends who lived at the Greens at Chestnut Ridge. As far as I remember they did not allow undergrad students, and allowed dogs. It was a nice apartment and community from what I could tell. There is another complex, Longview Oaks, that I know less about, but few students lived there besides grad students; I think it was mostly professionals.

I wish I could remember the name of the real estate company I tried to work with in finding a house for rent. There were a few I encountered that had listings for townhouse rentals in decent family-friendly neighborhoods within Harrisonburg, but not so close to JMU. I think trying to find one of these places would be a great option. Sorry I don't have more detailed information; I think I meticulously searched craigslist and the local classifieds to find these.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:24 PM
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I am renting a duplex unit in town, close to JMU, but not in a student dominated area...if you are interested I can send you information, email: wmchase65@yahoo.com

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