The Pros and Cons of Moving Off Campus

Collegetown Ithaca has been bustling with activity as classes continue, new students arrive and now the countdown to end of year festivities. The end of this semester will be upon us before we know it. Freshmen will get to decide whether to stay on campus in the dorms or look for affordable apartment rentals in Ithaca.

Returning students also find the Spring to be a time of going over how their year has been and what they'd like to do differently. If you've lived on campus for a while, you may be finding the idea of living in your own apartment one that is quite intriguing.

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

This can be a hard decision in some respects. Living on campus gives you a sense of security and camaraderie with your fellow students. The busy-ness of the dorms can be exciting and provide much in the way of social interactions and the opportunity to meet many people from all over the country and world.

Living on campus also is easy in that there is no demand to be totally responsible for things. No rent to pay, electricity to pay, trash to remove, and your meals are always available when you are. The resident advisers are available if there are things you need help with and it's ever so easy to roll out of bed and get to class

If you're a very social person who loves to be in the midst of the activity, then perhaps staying on campus works best for you. There are obvious benefits.  The proximity to everything including study companions, the gym, extracurricular activities, clubs and  classes can make this a situation that you enjoy.

There comes a time in most every student's life when they want to look at student apartment rentals in Ithaca for the coming semesters. Usually the cause stems from a growing sense of maturity, need for independence, and the realization that the noise and chaos is too much to be able to manage along with increasingly difficult studies.

There are many things to consider when looking for Ithaca Collegetown apartment rentals.  

First, is why do you want to live off campus?  Some reasons may include:

Privacy

Peace and quiet to be able to study

Freedom away from dorm rules

Being able to cook and keep a space for yourself

To save money (living off campus can be significantly less expensive than on campus)

The opportunity to mature and be responsible

To get away from too much social stimulation

What to look for in affordable apartment rentals in Ithaca

Proximity to school

Safety of the apartment

Cost of the rental

What's included – amenities/furnished/utilities

What the lease says

To have roommates or not

Choose Wisely

PJ Apartments has been providing Collegetown students with safe and well-maintained apartments for many generations. Our units are fully code compliant, clean and ready for you. Our staff is responsive and each renter is a person to us, not a number.

Check out our available affordable apartment rentals in Ithaca on our PROPERTIES page in order to see which ones you like best. See Inclusions/Amenities HERE. Call or stop by to discuss availability and set up your tour of units that interest you.

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