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Housing In Bradenton????

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by tantan, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. tantan

    tantan 2+ Year Member

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    Hey guys,

    Can anyone give me some information on how to find a decent apartment near LECOM, Bradenton? What do the rest of the acceptees have in mind as far as living arrangements? Any information is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!! :) :)
     
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  3. Flamenco Pharm

    Flamenco Pharm 2+ Year Member

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    I hollered at a couple of apartments this morning. Colonial Grande is the nearest location to the school. There is a wait list for what I was looking for. Springs apartments is also nearby, and a little less expensive I believe. I'm in Georgia so I haven't seen any in person, but I'm thinking about scooping something up sight unseen. I know this isn't much help, but if anyone does have some helpful info, I would also appreciate it.
     
  4. tantan

    tantan 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks Flamenco Pharm, I appreciate it...I live all the way in CA so it's so hard for me to get some decent information, well thanks again :)
     
  5. Khoioiii

    Khoioiii 7+ Year Member

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  6. dgroulx

    dgroulx Night Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    My brother lives in Bradenton. He's a circuit judge, so don't get into any trouble. :p

    I'm not sure where the campus is located, but there's only one bad area of town to stay away from. I'd recommend living as close to the beach as possible and then driving to school. Bradenton has great beaches and sometimes kicks up big enough waves to surf.

    Here's a pic of me boogie boarding at Bradenton beach.
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  7. tantan

    tantan 2+ Year Member

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    Ooooh nice :) Thanks for the info!
     
  8. SUNI123

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  9. Khoioiii

    Khoioiii 7+ Year Member

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    I got a call from Dr. Levin, then received the official letter of acceptance a week later.
     
  10. PeachyPrincess

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    Hi everyone.. I'm from Atlanta - had my interview last week to LECOM Bradenton.. I'm so nervous..

    Yes, I was wondering are there any safe areas to live near the school. I did a search on city-data.com and I'm hearing all these horror stories about crime in brandenton, please tell me its not true..
     
  11. RadBad68

    RadBad68 New Member

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    I'm a 3rd yr who has already lived in Bradenton for two years... Here's some advice I have on the housing situation:
    The school (if you haven't been there) is in a very new and up-coming community- Lakewood Ranch. It's all new and nice and beautiful, but because of that, it's pricey.

    My first year I lived at Fountain Lake Apartments, near the corner of 70 and US-41. This was about 12 miles West of school. The bonus- it was in an older area of Bradenton and a lot cheaper. I got a 950 sq ft apt for $600 a month. I was closer to the beach, but still about 10 miles away. The minus- traffic in the morning is horrid. Driving the 12 miles down 70 to get to school took about 40-45 minutes. I really began to dread the drive, even before anatomy was over. Many classmates who lived in Lakewood Ranch would go home for lunch, especially if we had an hr or two break in the afternoon. I always felt stuck at school all day long. I also felt like I wasted a lot of my day in the car.

    So my second year, I decided I wanted to move closer to school. Even though I would be farther from the beach, I'd rather take the extra time to drive to the beach on the weekends then drive farther every day trying to get to school. I really didn't want to shell out the money for what I felt were overpriced apartments, so I ended up renting a house in Lakewood Ranch. This turned out to be a great decision, and I would recommend it to anyone. I had the luxury of driving around the neighborhood to look for houses for rent, but I'm sure there are many postings online. I think Lakewood Ranch Realty may have a site even. I was able to rent a 3bd/2ba 1500 sq foot house for $1500 a month, and divided the rent with two other roommates. The house was very affordable, and I was only 2.5 miles from school- my garge to my seat in pbl was 7 mins. ;-)

    Everyone has different priorities when looking for housing. I wanted something reasonably priced, and a location where I wasn't wasting an hr or more a day driving to and from school. Renting a house in Lakewood Ranch turned out to be perfect.
     

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