Category Archives Apartment & Community Life

Gay Rainbow Flag Crowd Celebrating National Coming Out Day

You have a new roommate who identifies as queer. They’re great! They have an adorable cat, a sweet sense of style, and you share a love of Orange is the New Black. You’d like to keep them around, but you’ve…

Chicago coffee houses

If you're like millions of folks around the globe, getting the day started without a nice cup o' joe is virtually impossible. This is particularly true in America's northern cities, where having a good barista within stumbling distance of your…

apartment-parking-rules

A good parking space is a blessing, but you might feel your neighbor’s wrath if you don’t practice proper apartment parking etiquette. Whether you have a garage, a lot or even your own private space, it's important to always honor…

Dog and Fan

Hot? Sweaty? Summer is here and it’s back with a vengeance. While some apartment-dwellers lucked out with air conditioning, there are others that need to seek out cooling alternatives when the thermometer goes up. Whether you are looking to save…

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

Kids love Halloween–and why wouldn’t they? They get to dress up as anything they want and end the night with a bag full of candy. As a parent, Halloween can be a bit more stressful: There are people out causing…

Be the Best Neighbor

Everyone knows that one of the most important factors in shaping a rental experience is the actual physical home itself. However, what many people don’t realize before they move into a new rental home is that neighbors can be just…

The Most Popular Words in Apartment Names

In previous articles, we’ve highlighted findings from our data about the highest rent in the nation and the most expensive square feet by metro, among other discoveries. But instead of looking strictly at the numbers, this time, we thought we…

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Great excuses to live off campus

Although the start of the fall semester is seemingly light years away, now is the time to at least start thinking about what your living situation for August will be. Should you live on campus in a traditional dormitory with your fellow classmates? Or would you be better off on your own in an apartment?

This won’t shock you, but we at Apartment Guide are totally on board with off-campus living. But before you write us off, hear us out. We cited research last fall in which 69 percent of students declared that off-campus living is more affordable than the cost of room and board - especially when you’re splitting expenses with one or more roommates. But cost-efficiency isn’t the only benefit of living on your own while attending school.

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