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1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
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2701 Homestead Road
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1521 E. Franklin St.
201 Wesfbrook Drive
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1 & 2 Bedroom
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
"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
"Although I was essentially looking for
price, the amenities helped me make
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
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
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