Where to live at U Minn-Twin Cities???

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  1. yOUkNOWtHIS

    yOUkNOWtHIS Member

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    I'll most probably be attending the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Medical School in the fall. I'm still looking for a place to live. If possible, I'm interested in finding a single furnished room, with its own bathroom (ie not a communal bathroom), and most importantly, a place VERY close to the medical campus. Also, it would be nice if the location was popular among medical students. Any advice from current or prospective students familiar with the area would be much appreciated. Thanks for your time.
     
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  3. I used to live in Rochester Minnesota (Mayo Hospital)...Minnesota is really gorgous during the fall and spring seasons <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

    it is the state of 1,001 lakes...one of the most beautiful states on the planet...but the winters are really difficult in terms of driving...

    sorry....for the intro, have you tried calling the admissions office...I'm sure they can give you advice and places on where to go...most schools have a special section in the admissions office that gives you a direction on where to live...

    congrats on the scholarship :) it's very impressive...and I wish you the very best the next four years....

    hehe, places to definitely see, is Mall of AMERICA...it is the largest mall in the united states, I think they have around 400 stores (you die of walkin man) and they have a mini amusement park within the mall!

    oh and definitely stock up on boots and coats for the long winters ahead...on another note, I've heard that it is much easier to study in cold climates than hot ones (Aka u don't go out to play) <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  4. Barton

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    Call the student affairs office. They might have ideas. Also, it might be kind of late to find affordable (with regard to the allotted housing budget) housing that close to campus, especially if you plan to live alone in a 1 bedroom. I'm living in uptown in a house with my brother and his roommates (only $340/month!). If you live away from campus, rent drops dramatically. Minnesota has a U-Pass thing that lets you ride the city busses unlimited for $50/semester, if you're interested.

    Watcha: I'm straight outta roch as well. When did you live there?
     
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    watto Sleek White Pantsuit

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    Anyone know if the East Village area is a good one? Also, how about First street area, where the Creamette lofts are? Safe?
     
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    oldman Senior Citizen
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    as long as you stay north of highway 94, you're in a decent area. also stay away from the west bank side, you're getting into another bad area.

    personally i'm gonna stay at phi rho sigma. the med frats are cheap and close. though it's more of a communal living situation.

    here's a link to the housing info for the med school: <a href="http://www.meded.umn.edu/students/handbook/campus_resources/housing.htm" target="_blank">http://www.meded.umn.edu/students/handbook/campus_resources/housing.htm</a>
     
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    watto,

    When I did a search for East Village, Minneapolis, I found an address at 1625 Park Avenue, Minneapolis. If that's the right neighborhood, I would NOT recommend living there. It is certainly not the most ghetto place in the cities (south of I-94, west of minnehaha is probably the worst near the med school), but it is certainly one of the more shadier parts of downtown--it's really nearby HCMC and there's a lot of affordable housing and homeless shelters in the area. certainly a neighborhood the city is trying to revamp.

    as for creamette lofts, i think that's 1st street NORTH, right? that's the warehouse district, which is also going through an upscale revamping--was good, now a lot of condos and lofts are driving up prices so it's better.

    if you're going to live that far from the medical school, i really would go to west edge of st paul along the river. it's a really nice area, rent is generally cheaper there than in minneapolis, and it's a much easier drive/bike (no getting on highway or interstate, not nearly as much traffic as downtown).
     

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