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for those of you who are considering Emory

Have you started looking for housing options? If so, what do you think/suggest?
 
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I'm planning on driving around/checking out places next week. I looked online and found some nice places but really want to see how far they are from the school.
 
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I'm planning on driving around/checking out places next week. I looked online and found some nice places but really want to see how far they are deom the school.
I've looked up information about Campus Crossing at Briarcliff and Post Briarcliff apartments

I've read some pretty nasty reviews about the Post....
 
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I've looked up information about Campus Crossing at Briarcliff and Post Briarcliff apartments

I've read some pretty nasty reviews about the Post....
I'm thinking about Campus Crossing at Briarcliff...what are the reviews like for those?
 
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I've been searching online and looked at a lot of the apartment complexes around campus. I wish I could personally see the places next week but I won't have a car :( It seems like a lot of the places have horrible ratings so getting a bit worried.
 
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I'm thinking about Campus Crossing at Briarcliff...what are the reviews like for those?
well, not many of them are available. In fact, I only found one for Campus Crossing

Run as far away as possible. Bursting water pipes with 1000 gallons of damage and zero compensation/rent reductions for noise/dust etc. inconsiderate management, lost packages, car break-ins, insect infestations, cheap furniture, not enough parking for residents, the list goes on. If looking at places for Emory try Gables or even Post-Briarcliff. Ask any grad student at Emory who lived here and you will hear plenty of horror stories.
but yea, I'm gonna ask some of the RSPH people when I go next week.

I was originally considering Post Briarcliff. It looks pretty good, actually, but a lot of reviewers mentioned something about car break-ins, home break-ins, stabbing, rude apt staff....etc.

I'm checking out Virginia Highlands apartments

I've been searching online and looked at a lot of the apartment complexes around campus. I wish I could personally see the places next week but I won't have a car It seems like a lot of the places have horrible ratings so getting a bit worried.
yea....... which ones do you have in mind so far?
 
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So far I looked at Oaks at Briarcliff, Calibre Woods, Sloan Square, Clifton, and Clarion. Out of all those, I only liked Calibre Woods. But I'm trying to look for a place where utilities like water + trash are included in the rent.
 
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well, not many of them are available. In fact, I only found one for Campus Crossing



but yea, I'm gonna ask some of the RSPH people when I go next week.

I was originally considering Post Briarcliff. It looks pretty good, actually, but a lot of reviewers mentioned something about car break-ins, home break-ins, stabbing, rude apt staff....etc.

I'm checking out Virginia Highlands apartments


yea....... which ones do you have in mind so far?
Where did you go to find info about Post Briarcliff? I thought there was only one near-campus housing complex called Campus Crossings at Briarcliff.
 
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Maybe we could start a roomie matching thing here once everybody decides if they're going to Emory or not?
 
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Where did you go to find info about Post Briarcliff? I thought there was only one near-campus housing complex called Campus Crossings at Briarcliff.
yea, Post Briar is considered off-campus. Though it's not too far, and it's served by emory shuttle (I think?)

http://www.postproperties.com/findAptHome.aspx

heej: haha, calibre woods is the only one that has a fair rating so far, based on internet opinions.
 
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for those of you who are considering Emory

Have you started looking for housing options? If so, what do you think/suggest?
Hey everyone, google the Emory off campus housing website. I found a few places that I am going to visit next week. Good luck!
 

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Post briarcliff and campus crossing are the most popular places for RSPH students. All complex' are going to have positive and negative reviews. I know people who love and hate both of those locations. That's just life. Campus crossing is new as of last summer so I think they were getting over some first year turbulence.

Personally, I live in harwood and last year lived at clifton heights. Both of these are literally across the street from RSPH. I walk to school every day. Clifton heights is nicer and significantly more expensive (re: 800$/month) then harwood (re: 466$/mo). I would strongly advise anyone apartment hunting to consider these locations.
 
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Post briarcliff and campus crossing are the most popular places for RSPH students. All complex' are going to have positive and negative reviews. I know people who love and hate both of those locations. That's just life. Campus crossing is new as of last summer so I think they were getting over some first year turbulence.

Personally, I live in harwood and last year lived at clifton heights. Both of these are literally across the street from RSPH. I walk to school every day. Clifton heights is nicer and significantly more expensive (re: 800$/month) then harwood (re: 466$/mo). I would strongly advise anyone apartment hunting to consider these locations.
How did you get in touch with Harwood offices when you first decided to move there? They don't seem to have an email and their office hours seem really short.
 

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How did you get in touch with Harwood offices when you first decided to move there? They don't seem to have an email and their office hours seem really short.
Lucked out with a hand-me-down from some graduating students... the website and office hours are shady but it's worth multiple phone calls.
 
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Post briarcliff and campus crossing are the most popular places for RSPH students. All complex' are going to have positive and negative reviews. I know people who love and hate both of those locations. That's just life. Campus crossing is new as of last summer so I think they were getting over some first year turbulence.

Personally, I live in harwood and last year lived at clifton heights. Both of these are literally across the street from RSPH. I walk to school every day. Clifton heights is nicer and significantly more expensive (re: 800$/month) then harwood (re: 466$/mo). I would strongly advise anyone apartment hunting to consider these locations.
What type of apartment do you get with those two prices? (e.g. 1 BR, 1 BA, 2 BR, 2 BA..etc)
 

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What type of apartment do you get with those two prices? (e.g. 1 BR, 1 BA, 2 BR, 2 BA..etc)
Clifton Heights was a 3-bedroom/ 2.5 bath condo that was a total of $2400/mo (ridiculously nice) and Harwood is also 3 bedroom /2 bath but significantly less at $1400/mo.
 

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I've looked up information about Campus Crossing at Briarcliff and Post Briarcliff apartments

I've read some pretty nasty reviews about the Post....
Where are you finding the reviews?
 
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JKMPH, how early do you suggest securing housing?

I am on the Emory Off-Campus Housing finder and see so many posts about the upcoming school year. Kind of freaking out that I have no idea what I am doing. When do you most people have their housing figured out by?
 

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JKMPH, how early do you suggest securing housing?

I am on the Emory Off-Campus Housing finder and see so many posts about the upcoming school year. Kind of freaking out that I have no idea what I am doing. When do you most people have their housing figured out by?
For my first year, I think I signed a lease in June after spending 2 or 3 weeks looking. For my second year, I believe I signed a lease in April because the location was/is primo and couldn't be passed up.

Obviously, like you and many incoming students, I was concerned about "waiting too long" before finding a place to live. I don't think you should worry too much as Atlanta in general is a massively over-developed real estate market. There are many half-finished or half-filled apartment and condominium complexes within 20 minutes of campus.

Hopefully this helps...
 

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I've heard that a lot of undergrads live at Calibre Woods, so it's not so quiet.

I've also heard that apartments a little farther away from Emory (15-20 mins) are much cheaper. But I'm not sure how long the drive would be if you added traffic.
 
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I've been looking through private rentals...there are so many. Campus crossing is tempting because its easy but its more expensive and I wanted to live closer to a walkable area (decatur or Va. Highlands)
 

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post briarcliff seems pretty decent

but people complain a lot about safety
Eh.... I have several dozen friends there and I've never heard a complaint. There was a stabbing incident there last year, which is sketchy. Without any details though, one can not say if it was random or related to something else (drugs, domestic violence, etc).
 
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I called Kenco-Briarcliff. They have furnished one bedrooms for less than campus crossings. I'm worried about choosing something without seeing it.
 
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For those who moved to Atlanta from a different state, how much were the moving costs? Did you ship your furniture or buy new furniture? Did you drive your car or have it shipped? This is my first time moving out of CA so I need some advice! Thank you :)
 

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For those who moved to Atlanta from a different state, how much were the moving costs? Did you ship your furniture or buy new furniture? Did you drive your car or have it shipped? This is my first time moving out of CA so I need some advice! Thank you :)
I packed as much stuff as I could into my car and shipped down about 5 or 6 boxes filled mostly with clothes.
 
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My best friend did the reverse route (Pennsylvania to Monterey CA) and drove her car. It wasn't a terrible drive and she really enjoyed getting to do it. She bought new furniture out there. I moved from NJ to NC via budget rental truck with a car hitch on the back. It cost me around 450. That trip was around 700 miles if that helps at all.
 
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I called Kenco-Briarcliff. They have furnished one bedrooms for less than campus crossings. I'm worried about choosing something without seeing it.
I went to Emory for undergrad and the Kenco apt's were kind of the only apartments I had seen in ATL which my friends and I vowed to NEVER live in. We were actually waiting for them to knock those down. I would hesitate before you move in but if you want the best price it is VERY close to campus and food and an overall, great location. Sorry if I've put a damper on your plans! Happy to answer any other q's about housing near Emory and ATL.
 
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hey i'm going to be starting med at emory and was there for second look. they took us to various apartment complexes and i'd have to say calibre woods and post briarcliff are the nicer places to live. i've also heard bad things about campus crossings from current students, so you may want to avoid that place.
 
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I went to Emory for undergrad and the Kenco apt's were kind of the only apartments I had seen in ATL which my friends and I vowed to NEVER live in. We were actually waiting for them to knock those down. I would hesitate before you move in but if you want the best price it is VERY close to campus and food and an overall, great location. Sorry if I've put a damper on your plans! Happy to answer any other q's about housing near Emory and ATL.

What were the problems? Their rent and location really are tempting. What places would you recommend?
 
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is campus crossing really that bad?

i looked at the website and the property looks extremely good...furnished, with your own bed/bath for around 650! (for the 3 room apt)...this is a steal compared to LA!
 
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is campus crossing really that bad?

i looked at the website and the property looks extremely good...furnished, with your own bed/bath for around 650! (for the 3 room apt)...this is a steal compared to LA!
HappySwallow- I lived in off-campus campus housing for two years of undergrad at Emory and it was pretty awesome. The apartments were furnished and even larger (compared to what you've probably seen in LA and I've lived in DC/NYC). That's a great deal if you don't want to sign a year long lease. You can probably find apartments for 400-500 but you might not get your own bathroom and you'll definitely need all of your own furniture. Depends what you're looking for but Emory takes care of all of its students.
 
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HappySwallow- I lived in off-campus campus housing for two years of undergrad at Emory and it was pretty awesome. The apartments were furnished and even larger (compared to what you've probably seen in LA and I've lived in DC/NYC). That's a great deal if you don't want to sign a year long lease. You can probably find apartments for 400-500 but you might not get your own bathroom and you'll definitely need all of your own furniture. Depends what you're looking for but Emory takes care of all of its students.
hey bostola...which offcampus campus housing are you talking about? Campus Crossings? I looked at the lease agreement and I think they require at 12month contract...
 

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is campus crossing really that bad?

i looked at the website and the property looks extremely good...furnished, with your own bed/bath for around 650! (for the 3 room apt)...this is a steal compared to LA!
not at all it is really good a friend lives there .. it has one of the cliff buses stops up front so that's in my opinion a plus ... looks in really good shape to me a big Kroger is next door, USPS and other amenities ... come and have a look you make your own mind.
 
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What are you guys planning on spending per month? I had a number in my head that I was planning on but then I found a place that I am in love with that is way more expensive but it's on a shuttle line. Any advice?
 
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I am most likely coming to Emory next year and will NOT have a car. What are the best places to look nearby to campus in terms of walking distance or safe biking distance? Are there reasonable apartments within a short distance to campus with access to grocery stores, etc?
 

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I am most likely coming to Emory next year and will NOT have a car. What are the best places to look nearby to campus in terms of walking distance or safe biking distance? Are there reasonable apartments within a short distance to campus with access to grocery stores, etc?
Yes, there are.

Complexes within walking distance: harwood, clifton heights.

Complexes within biking distance: there are many, but I would start at campus crossing and post briarcliff.

My advice is use google maps while searching, you can determine distance from any residence to Emory using that.
 

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Oh by the way, for all your prospective students, I have a full bedroom set including queen sized bed & box spring. I'm leaving Atlanta and I'll be looking to sell in June or July, which should be convenient for many of you.

It's all matching Ikea furniture already assembled. This includes 2x 6" book shelves, a large computer desk, a bed frame, night stand and dresser. Including the mattress and box spring, I probably spent north of $1200 on everything. Obviously I'll be willing to let it go for significantly less. If anyone is seriously interested, PM me and I'll get some photographs to you and we can talk shop.
 

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jkmph, do you have any idea if a one bedroom condo will be available at Harwood?
 
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hey guys, I'm still looking for a place, so if someone needs a roommate, let me know, I'm not terribly picky, just want something close and not too expensive!
 
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Anyone still looking for a roommate? I have a really nice condo that is pretty close by (1.28 miles) for $675 that includes utilities and furnishing in the living room and dining area. I'm looking to sign the lease soon so email me ASAP at [email protected]!