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Old 04-08-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: ft.carson, colorado
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I want to figure out if it's worth living off campus or just pay the higher cost for living in the dorms do anyone ride the bus and how long is the commute and how is it in the winter any advice and tips would be great oh yeah will be going to SMCC Thank you in advance for any answers
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Not sure how long the bus would take but it's only about 4 miles from SMCC's beautiful oceanfront campus to over the bridge into Portland. Probably some housing on the South Portland side maybe in Knightville and other residential areas between the two.

Here's a map. BTW my daughter goes to SMCC, she commutes from Cumberland. Free housing makes it worth the drive for her.

http://forums.skimrv.com/albums/album33/smcc1.jpg (broken link)
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:21 PM
 
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It really is a nice campus. I'd live right there if I was going to school. You can always take a bus to Portland or the Maine Mall in South Portland if you need to do some shopping or just want some night life. As MRV photog points out the bridge to Portland is close. I'm sure on quiet summer nights you can hear the bands playing on the Casco Bay ferries as they cruise by Spring Point.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I find it odd that a community college would have a dorm (actually, they have three), but judging by how far some students come from it makes sense, I suppose. There is also a bar "on campus", which is either odd or cool depending on your perspective.

The campus is really close to Portland and it appears that you would be able to walk to it in about five minutes--if the location of the Casco Bay Bridge was in a different spot.

According to the bus schedule, it takes 40 minutes to get from SMCC to Congress and Forest, but I can't be too sure because the bus route is impossible to understand.

http://www.southportland.org/vertical/Sites/{7A5A2430-7EB6-4AF7-AAA3-59DBDCFA30F2}/uploads/{35A2F548-9DD6-4EAD-819B-605A64540119}.PDF

You can ride the bus for free (assuming only to and from campus) during the first month of each semester.

I am not sure if it would be cheaper to live off campus. In reality, it probably is, but Portland is not really known for cheap rent. It would probably work best if you had a room mate or four.
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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Originally Posted by K-Luv View Post
It would probably work best if you had a room mate or four.
That's what usually happens!
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