Apartment resources in Burlington, VT?
April 5, 2010 7:47 AM Subscribe
Where should I and my girlfriend live in or around Burlington, VT while I attend UVM as a doctoral student?
posted by scrim to home & garden (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I just got accepted as a doctoral student at the University of Vermont! While this is awesome and super-exciting, it also means my girlfriend and I have to give up our lovely, cheap apartment in Champaign, IL and find a place we can afford in Burlington. From what I can tell by Craigslisting around, Burlington housing prices are a leetle bit more expensive than central IL.
My girlfriend and I will be moving out to Burlington in late July, and we'll probably be taking a trip out there in May or June to try and find an apartment. We have a fairly flexible budget for housing, probably topping out (and this is the extreme top) at around $1500/month. What we don't have is any actual knowledge of Burlington (I visited once when I was 13, her family moved away from there when she was 3). This is where you, the MetaFilter Hivemind, come in. Can you help us make the best of our short time for searching?
Does anyone know anything about Burlington? Which neighborhoods are nice? Are there other apartment-finding resources besides Craigslist? (CL seems kind of sparse for Burlington, and there've gotta be other things out there... right?) Are there real estate agents or something we should get in touch with? We're going to be living there for at least 3 years (unless suddenly I get really good at research), and we'd like to find somewhere we can live for the whole time. Are there apartment-hunting questions about that particular region that, coming from somewhere very different, I'm not thinking to ask?
Here are a couple other significant facts that I'm not sure how to work into my semi-coherent paragraphs, but which might be important:
- The girlfriend works from home, so we will need space suitable for that.
- We have pets (cats).
- We're not really amenable to group-housing or roommates, because of the working-from-home, pet-having, plus a bad experience we're just moving out of right now.
- We are slightly picky about features (hardwood, actual kitchen, etc), and so need some kind of resource that can help us narrow down potentials by those kind of things.
I apologize for the long and slightly flustered post. Does anyone have any great resources specific (or at least applicable) to Burlington?