Housing options in the local area
Hannah Hendrix, Contributing Writer
January 24, 2013
Filed under News
The time has come to decide where to live next year. The good news? There are plenty of options!
On-campus housing has a few different options: residence hall-style in The Woods, Hamilton Hall, and Honors; apartment-style in College Park, University Park, Forest Lane, and The Village.
“When you live on campus, you can’t get stuck in a lease and there are no hidden fees. Everything is included in room and board,” said Resident Assistant Dan Darkow. “You don’t have to buy a meal plan if you live in on-campus apartments, either.” He went on to say that living on campus gives you easy access to the academic campus and to a wide variety of resources, including a professionally trained staff and amenities like lounges, laundry facilities, a convenience store or a fitness center. “Besides that, students who live on campus have a higher graduation rate than those who don’t,” said Darkow. Cost starts at about $850 per month, based on the type of housing and the number of residents. More information can be found at wright.edu/housing.
Off-campus housing includes a number of apartment communities. There are several apartment complexes on Zink Road right off of campus, and even more within a short driving distance. Four-bedroom apartments can range from just over $400 (for example, Cimarron Woods, Zink Road) up to $853 per month (Peppertree Villas). Most of the more expensive apartments offer additional features.
For instance, the apartment community called The Province offers washers and dryers, a fitness center, a swimming pool, parking, a shuttle to campus and a computer center with free printing, but depending on the number of bedrooms and the layout of the apartment, it can cost up to $809 per month and doesn’t include utilities.
Another option is base housing, which includes water with the rent. Through base housing, you can rent a house with 1 to 4 bedrooms through the Properties at Wright Field. More information can be found on their website, www.wpafbhomes.com.