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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, February 20, 1989, Page 18, Image 18

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6DTHHousing Guide Monday, February 20, 1989 Add ine that extra touch adds extra bucks 4. i'i i i.i JiliTi II tit I f ::b:v J NI? "I lixj:-? MM- i L I 3 ..if. u 7 ? ' v.. 1 DTH David Surowiecki Mike Mumford and Lee Guthrie prime their bodies by pumping iron at Highland Hills S 'V Professionally Managed by H.V. McCoy & Co. 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments 2 Tennis Courts Fireplaces Clubhouse WD conn 2701 Homestead Road 942-2800 FWtWLW ST si SI TraM 1 & 2 Bod room CIosq to Downtown Swimming Pool WD connection 1521 E. Franklin St. 933-2345 Chambers RDGE DOWNTOWN CHAPEL HILL 201 Wesfbrook Drive -v0 Utr Swimming Pool Hillside View 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments WD connection SI By MYRNA MILLER Assistant Features Editor Everybody knows the story. Charles Campus has lived in a South Campus dormitory for three long years. He is sick of hear ing his roommate complaining, of sharing a bathroom with seven other slobs, and of having his RA watch over him. Suddenly he thinks he has found the solution to all his prob-, lems moving out! Each year many students make the decision to move off campus into apartments. But where do they begin? Opening the yellow pages of the phone book to 'apartments,' one finds over 50 entries. Price and loca tion are the most important factors for many students, but others also make their choice based on the number of added extras the complex offers. v "Although I was essentially look ing for price, the amenities helped me make my choice," said Traci . Statler, a junior journalism and psy chology major from New York. "For me personally, a clubhouse is definitely a good boost," she said. Students who are interested in apartment complexes with club houses have a fairly wide variety of choice. At several complexes, the clubhouse includes wide-screen tele- ment, although money is the main factor," Gaskey said. Another factor that may influence some students is the availability of athletic facilities. Those into swim ming are in luck, because almost all of the apartments in the area offer either indoor or outdoor pools, and many offer both. Several areas also have jacuzzis for their residents. . Tennis and basketball courts are also available at many local com plexes. "We have basketball, tennis and volleyball courts," said a repre sentative of Timberlyne Apartments. Timberlyne also offers a picnic area for students that like to enjoy the outdoors, she said. A few apartments in the area, including Woodbridge and High land Hills, have nature trails and jogging trails for their residents. Along with this fitness trend some apartment leases offer free aerobic sessions for residents. "We have a weight room, exercise room and aerobics," said Erin Smith, an employee at Carolina Apartments. For students interested in getting that dark tan before spring break in the Bahamas, several locations, such as Carolina and Timber Hollow Apartments, offer tanning beds. "Although I was essentially looking for price, the amenities helped me make my choice" -Traci Statler visions, bar facilities and pool tables. Prices vary depending on each , complex, but usually you pay for what you get. Although Tarheel Manor Apartments has no club house, it does have a pool and an inexpensive cost of $325 a month for a two-bedroom apartment. However, Royal Park, which has a clubhouse and other extras, is only $369 to $389 a month for a two bedroom. The student just needs to decide if he or she is willing to pay $44 more for the amenities. Renee Gaskey, a sophomore den tal hygiene major from Concord, said the extras may be worth a little extra money. "Pools, clubhouses and tennis courts are important in the decision of choosing an apart- Christy Cowan, assistant manager at Sunstone Apartments, said they offer many extras that other apart ments dont. "We offer the most extensive program in the area because we are run by Oxford man- . agement," Cowan said. "We not only have the usual extras, we also offer travel and shopping discount specials to our residents." Residents at Sunstone Apartments pay $505 to $600 for a two-bedroom two-bath apartment. The choices are almost endless. Each student will have to look and find what he considers to be the per fect (or at least acceptable) apart ment. Price is no longer the only factor, although students say it is the most important. See something newsworthy? Call 962-0245 n Your Own Apartment. Now You Con Afford If. University Lak 968-39 EQUAL HOUSING ' OPPORTUNITY sL 967-2234 ' J . .VHU ' ' . i TXV- m UNA I tf&l! r ' J& people . . Doval Park 967-223? I'lr," 967-2231 vv, Mon.-Fri. 9-6; Sat. 1 0-5

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