Are you a parent with a teenager graduating from high school this year? Start looking into houses around University right now. First-class projects fill up really fast. The apartments are in high demand, because they are convenient, secure, and affordable. What should you be looking for when starting your research? Here are 5 issues to consider.
Unless your child has a vehicle and can afford the insurance and gas, it would be best to find a place in walking or biking distance from the school. Being close to the university saves time. It is also safer when studying late. Look for student villages. Chances are that other students returning home late will go in the same direction. They can keep each other company.
Student houses have several occupants. Each one should have a private bedroom with a personal bathroom. This allows students to spend time with others, but also have a place they can study without disturbances. If roommates do not respect your son or daughter’s privacy or make too much noise, you should be able to request a transfer, even in the middle of the year.
It is an unhealthy attitude to expect that students should have their nose stuck in books 24/7. They need leisure activities and a chance to socialize with friends. Make sure that there are coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery stores nearby. Even if your young adolescent does not like to cook, no amazing skills are required to put cereal in a bowl in the morning or make a few sandwiches for lunch. It saves time and money.
Students should not have to travel across town when they want to work out, go for a swim, or play tennis. That should all be available to them when joining an all-inclusive student housing complex. Most campus villages maintain a website. Explore all the pages, as some of them contain pictures of the buildings, rooms, and recreational facilities.
A higher education has a hefty price tag. That means students and parents need to weigh all their options carefully. Contact several facilities supplying student houses. Ask for a price list and availability. Compare the data once all estimates are in. It will be easier to make an informed decision.