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09 March 2008 @ 11:47 pm
Places to Live  
Just was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on where students live when they aren't living on campus. I'm looking to move to St. Augustine in the next year or so, and hopefully get accepted to finish up school at Flager but I haven't had ANY leads of apartments and whatnot to rent online. I'm about 2 hours from St. Augustine so i'd like to have some ideas of where to go before I make a trip up there to go home hunting!
Any advice would be great!!!

~Amber

Also, if you reply if you could let me know how long you've been at Flager and what your degree is in i'd greatly appreciate it!!
 
 
 
Eilish Whelaneilisheyes on March 10th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
don't have any ideas except that when you do take a trip, stop by the campus and walk through the breezeway mail room and check out the bulletin boards..there's always people advertising apartments and condos or looking for roommates. :)

I'm a Communication major, graduating this April, and still living on campus (unfortunately). Hope this little tidbit helps.
summer: [audrey hepburn] very drunk indeedsepiastars on March 10th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
I lived in Villa San Marco, which is on Old Moultrie Rd (off of 312 W), and I loved it. Short drive to school, short drive to the beach, just around the corner from a grocery store and plenty of restaurants. I also had a friend who, along with a few other girls, rented at house on Orange Street. It's more expensive to live downtown and you won't have nearly as much space, but walking to class is really convenient.
rX queen: whiteponyiridescentcold on March 10th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
I would suggest looking at the Record online [staugustine.com] and the off-campus listings that school puts up. If/when you do come down to look at places, it might be worth just walking around and looking at some apartments. I live about two blocks from school and my landlord just puts a for rent sign in his yard because he would much prefer to rent to students and figures they will be walking by that area [cordova and saragossa]. Saragossa seems to have a lot of houses that are multifamily/converted to apartments.

I am a fine arts major [minors in psych, advertising, graphic design] and I'm a senior. Might be graduating in six weeks or in December, depends if I get in the BFA program.
Amber Scottloverofdreams05 on March 10th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks guys for the tips!!
traped in my own shallow habitsimperfection247 on March 10th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
I would either live within walking distance to the beach or to school. I prefer living on the island becuase its less touristy and the apartments i've found on the island are cheaper and newer then the ones I found down town. I am a block from the beach and I love it! staugustine.com is an awesome place to look for apartments. Do you have roomates? The more roomates you have usually the less rent you will have to pay.

goodluck
oh and I'm a junior Psychology/Sociology major
(Anonymous) on March 11th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
to be honest if you're looking for the convenience of walking/biking to school and you want to feel the vivality of the city I would just walk around some of the neighborhoods downtown and see who has for rent signs up. that's how most flagler students find the places they go to live. it is convenient to get hooked up with an apartment complex, but (with the exception of the Orange St. apts.) most tend to be far away from school and very expensive! Many offer amenities that college students really don't need.

Now if the beach is your thing, you will end up paying a little more than you will downtown, but the beach also has a lot of great neighborhoods with fun little houses and split-plan apartments/condos for rent. there are also a lot of beach-loving students that live out there near the alphabet streets and everyone kind of knows everyone and it's kind of a "family of friends" atmosphere.

For the cheapest possible look into apartments and condos for rent in St. Augustine South particularly in a huge mega-neighborhood called "The Shores." You're about a 15-minute drive away from school (very, very far away by St. Augustine standards, haha), but it's very quiet, very secluded, and less expensive than elsewhere in St. Auggie.
(Anonymous) on March 14th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
commuting/parking is a mofo btw

something to consider
Amber Scottloverofdreams05 on March 16th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
yeah, I live in gville... was planning on going to UF but went a week and decided leaving for class an hour and a half early just to get parked and get on the damn bus was a hassle. 15 minutes is no biggie... rather quick for me! haha. thanks for all the tips guys!

I'm going to be a Political Science/pre-law major