I can give you suggestions about where not to live-- You definitely don't want to rent a house near East campus. Some of the houses (even though they've been refurbished) and in totally ghetto neighborhoods with lots of frat guys that like to break stuff. There are apartments off of main street called West Village that are pricey but very nice. I myself couldn't afford any of the nicer places, so I lived in Duke Manor. Its a tad bit ghetto but mostly I think it had a bad rep because there were lots of Mexican immigrants and black people. I only paid $510 a month and I found the management and living environment to be nice. Plus, its a quick bike ride to science drive (where the med school is at). Then theres Deerfield where a lot of undergrads live, its a little more expensive and a little less ghetto than Duke Manor. The belmont is another popular place but there might be too many undergrads to get good studying/sleeping done. If I were a resident there, I would probably go with West Village-- very near to shopping. Unless you're really poor/want to save money, in which case I would go with Duke Manor. With both you'd be able to walk/bike to work (from west village, taking the bus from East campus to the medical school=10 min) and avoid the whole parking headache.wahoo99 said:Hey all! Anyone in the Duke-ish area have suggestions for housing? I will be starting residency this June & am clueless about the area! Thanks!
CutIt said:Good info guys; does anyone have any more info on the Station 9 complex opening in June? All I've heard is that they're supposed to be luxury apartments in the crammed-together New England style. Anyone know rates?