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Old 09-30-2012, 07:53 AM
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Hi all,
I've been living on and off in Lubbock since 2004 but I've been abroad for the last 2 years. I'm coming back to Lubbock in January 2013 (around mid-January) and I plan on staying for a while.

Since I generally went apartment hunting in the summer, when apartments were plentiful, I never had a problem finding a place. I'm shooting for the 4th/Slide area (as I like the area and it's close enough to Tech to go to concerts, lectures, etc - I'm a Tech alumni). I'm a little limited because I won't have a car (though I'll probably be using a bike).

I want to order my flight tickets and book a hotel now (since prices are pretty good right now, so early in advance) but I'm concerned that I might have a problem finding an apartment around the area I'm targeting since I'm coming off-season. I know there are a lot of complexes in that area, so I'm guessing I won't have an issue, but I was wondering if anyone who lives in Lubbock full time or knows the town very well (better than I do, anyway) might give me some insights. I don't want to shell out the money for a ticket and hotel and then come and see there is nothing available.

Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of flexibility with my move. I work from home and the company I work for is in Asia. They have vacation time during January and February, which is why I'm planning my move for January, when I won't be working. So I could probably hold off until February but only if I really had to (that is, if there is absolute certainty that I won't find anything in January).

I do plan on calling some of the complexes in the area that I planned on looking at and seeing if they could give me some idea of available apartments for January, but I know that they don't always know.

Any help?

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:59 AM
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There is a free ap you can get, padmapper, which you might find useful. Housing is pretty good here; 2br house with w/d hookups, wood floors and back yard for $800, for example. Bus service decent and year round biking if you're hardy.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:25 AM
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Thanks for the response, mvitar. I'm a week away from coming back to Lubbock (very excited about that). I have 2 areas that I'm looking at for apartments - 4th and Slide and an area around Slide and 66th/71st St and Quaker Ave (not far from the mall). I need a place that is very walkable since I won't have a car to do errands. I've called the apartment complexes around 4th and Slide and they have places available, so that's not a problem. I'm contacting the ones near Quaker Ave today and hopefully they will tell me the same thing.

Thank you for the app suggestion. I've downloaded it and will check that out!

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:34 PM
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If you decide to do the 66th and Slide locale, be warned... Don't pedestrian cross the Loop to the mall, since you are without wheels. It is not only against the law, it is incredibly dangerous. My daughter and SIL live in that neighborhood and really like it. I don't know about Citibus service there, but am fairly certain it is available on 4th and Slide, at least to Tech. A little further out, just past the loop, there are some apartments out there too, and again I think there is bus service there too.

My wife has a cousin living in the 71st and Quaker area, and it works real well for him too, but he has a car. Decently nice area to be in though.

Best of luck to you!
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