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Old 02-16-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Champaign, IL
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I am a student who will be attending Texas Tech next year as a nursing student. I was curious about the apartment options there. What parts of town are good and which aren't so good to live in? Is there any particular complex that I should look into renting from? I'm a junior and I don't party much so a quieter complex would be a bonus, but affordable student housing and location are more important factors. Thanks!
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Generally speaking, the closer the apartment complex is to Tech, the more likely you are goin to run into loud fellow students. I would suggest avoiding anything east of University, with the exception being the Overton Park area just across from Tech. It's a very nice and new area, but I've heard it can be pretty expensive.

Really though, there are tons of apartments in Lubbock. You should have no problem finding an affordable place in a nice area.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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I would personally recommend Springfield at 9th and Milwaukee. I lived there for 2 years after 4 other terrible experiences elsewhere. It is a little further from campus but most of the tenants are professionals or graduate students. Unbeatable for an apartment experience and the only apartment complex I would consider if I did not own a home.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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Smile Live at the Cottages!

The Cottages of Lubbock are located a half mile away from Texas Tech in the heart of RedRaider land! They are affordable and are the best luxery student housing campus around! Feel free to call us if you have any questions or stop in and take a tour!

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Old 02-23-2011, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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The Cottages of Lubbock are located a half mile away from Texas Tech in the heart of RedRaider land! They are affordable and are the best luxery student housing campus around! Feel free to call us if you have any questions or stop in and take a tour!
Second this.

I'm transferring to Texas Tech in the fall as a junior as well and that's where I have my arrangements. They are very nice. It's walking distance to a shopping center as well.

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Old 02-23-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Second this.

I'm transferring to Texas Tech in the fall as a junior as well and that's where I have my arrangements. They are very nice. It's walking distance to a shopping center as well.
Just curious, how much is the rent for a place like that? I've heard the apartments in the Overton Park area can be very expensive for Lubbock, as in about $900 a month for just a one bedroom. You can usually get a decent three bedroom detached house for that much here.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Just curious, how much is the rent for a place like that? I've heard the apartments in the Overton Park area can be very expensive for Lubbock, as in about $900 a month for just a one bedroom. You can usually get a decent three bedroom detached house for that much here.
When we were touring the Lubbock apartments over there, we only found one for about that price (I think it was $950). The rest were surprisingly affordable.

If I'm correct, which I can't be 100% on since I don't have the material right on front, my unit was a two-bedroom and it was somewhere in the mid $700s.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:57 PM
 
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When we were touring the Lubbock apartments over there, we only found one for about that price (I think it was $950). The rest were surprisingly affordable.

If I'm correct, which I can't be 100% on since I don't have the material right on front, my unit was a two-bedroom and it was somewhere in the mid $700s.
Well in that case, that's a pretty good deal, especially given the location. I guess I was hearing exaggerations.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Well in that case, that's a pretty good deal, especially given the location. I guess I was hearing exaggerations.
I went ahead and found the exact numbers.

It was $660 unfurnished but they can add furniture for an extra $35 a month (which I am doing.)
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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there is a very new complex called "The Edge" owned by McDougal Properties that is at 4th and Indiana it is only a few years old, it was specifically built with graduate and medical/health science center students in mind and it is within EASY walking distance of the nursing school......it will probably be the nicest and closest complex to the health science center

Raiders Pass that is just down 4th to the east will almost certainly not be for you because it is one of those rent a room with 4 friends complexes and if one of them moves out they reserve the right to move someone else in, but you are not stuck with the roommates part of the rent if they do not

Heritage apartments further to the east on 4th are a dump and will rip you off

there is another small complex of "condos" (they are apartments) called The Savoy (I believe) that used to go for 800 a month for a 2 bed room and are probably closer to 950 now they are at 4th and Detroit

I believe you would be more conveniently located at "The Edge" than about any of the others

I used to live right in that area before The Edge was built and the neighborhood was not really an issue to the north and the car break ins were probably less rare than what happens over in Overton to the east of campus......that is the main crime in student areas and it seems the more students the more common it is because the crooks like to go where they can hit the most cars in the least time and to be honest sadly today I am 100% positive that many of the thieves are students themselves......The Edge being a smaller complex kind of on it's own should get ignored somewhat in favor of the "big score" at other places with larger complexes

the other thing is while I would say it would be easiest to live close to campus you should not have the same parking issues as a student at the HSC since most of the far away parking for regular campus students is at the HCS area and I believe that nursing and other HSC students have their own lot right at their academic building

unfortunately many of the complexes like those down by the west 4th street walmart that might be cheaper are actually many of the ones infested with young students.....so if you do want to go party head over to "The Reserve" or whatever thay are calling it this week and pick a party and I think the ones right across 4th from the walmart are pretty party heavy as well

reading this article it sounds like The Edge is 875+ for a one bedroom which is pricey in Lubbock for sure, but for you the location would be hard to beat

McDougal opens graduate student apartment community | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

again with the exception of Heritage most of the other apartments right around there are nice, but Raiders Pass specifically will be for the "younger" crowd IE those looking to PARTY!........and as you get over to Overton or further away from campus I think for most newer complexes you are going to find the same pricing and be that much further away from campus or you are going to find they are for the party crowd

there are smaller complexes, but those can be hit or miss on maintenance ect

if you can swing the 875 a month for 9 months and don't have a lot of time to shop around you might try The Edge until you get to know Lubbock, more people, and you can get the word of mouth and move to a better deal

I really only keep mentioning them because I know the area is safe, right by the HSC, and specifically they were for more mature students which you specifically mentioned

I will specifically say The Cottages are VERY nice.....but damn how can you let the plumbing freeze in a brand new building haha and it sounded like the management was slow to react to that (although that should be a once in 30 year occurrence), but you never know since global warming is causing all these extreme cold fronts

The Cottages should have a bit more secure parking than some of the other Overton complexes that get hit hard with the car break ins

and just to be clear EVERY college town I have ever lived in (and it has been several) have a car break in issue so it is not specific to Lubbock just don't leave ANYTHING in your car overnight period
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