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Old 05-15-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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I am a parent of an incoming ASU frosh.
We are looking at off-campus living options. Anyone know anything about this development- right near the marina? Orbit bus services the area! How is crime and nosie? ANy shopping nearby?
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:31 AM
 
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I am a parent of an incoming ASU frosh.
We are looking at off-campus living options. Anyone know anything about this development- right near the marina? Orbit bus services the area! How is crime and nosie? ANy shopping nearby?
This place is chock full of ASU students and it's a MAJOR party complex. How do I know?... well because I've been to parties there myself. Often times there are several loud parties going on in the same building. When that happens it can be impossible to find a parking spot. In terms of looks though, it's fairly decent. It's right across the street from a dog park, with a little butte and the north shore of Tempe Town Lake right around the corner. If you plan on bicycling or walking to school you have to go over the Rural Rd bridge, not the funnest thing to be doing day in, day out. But I would recommend that your child live in the dorm rooms for at least one year-- and then move into an apartment off-campus. Otherwise he/she will be missing out on a lot! True, living in the dorms has a lot of problems and challenges, but it's part of the age-old college experience, you're right there on campus, convenient to your classes, and it's a great way to meet a ton of friends. I still hung out with the people I met from freshmen year in the dorms all the way up until the end of senior year. Living in the dorms for a year is also a good way to meet roommates to live with for the following years.
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:05 PM
 
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Thanks so much for your reply. I do appreciate it.
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:52 PM
 
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They do seem to be decent condos for appx. 150K

I've not looked into them closely, but for some parents in certain tax and income brackets, it can be an advantage to actually buy a place for kiddo for 5 years, versus helping them (100%) for renting.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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Thanks for your comments
They do look very good- though prices are more than $150 for a 2 bedroom.
I just worry about the intense partying atmosphere I have heard about.
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