to consider when looking for a place live for the summer
By Kandice Crompton
April 22, 2009 | Don't just think
about the price this summer!
As people scramble to find a place
to live this summer it is important to remember that
cost should not be the only determining factor is choosing
a place. Students are more than willing to share their
experiences to help other students learn from their
mistakes. Here is a list of a few of the many places
around Cache Valley that students live over the summer,
and a testimonies from students who have actually spent
their summer there.
Nikki Gordan, senior in social work,
lived in a house on 100 east on summer.
"I really loved that summer"
Gordan said. "The landlords decided to let us have pets,
so we had two medium to large sized dogs running around,
and a cat."
Gordan said that one thing to remember
when thinking about summer living is that people aren't
home very much, and you will get a lot more visitors
that want to "crash on your couch."
While there are houses all over Cache
Valley, Gordan's was next to a grocery store, and in
the center of Logan.
"It was nice to be able to
walk to everything, work, the grocery store, just everything
could be walked to."
"I love living in houses over
the summer" said Jo Olsen, a senior in public relations.
"I usually have to be on campus a lot during the summer
for A-team stuff, so it's really convenient."
Old Farm, located on 800 east and
1000 north, is advertising for the summer. While the
east side of Old Farm (referred to as the "old side")
is rented out to summer citizens, the south side (the
"new side") is rented out to students.
Melissa Kitchen lived in Old Farm
the summer of 2008, and said "I liked it a lot!"
"It was pretty social. It wasn't
very crowded, and I got to know people better [in the
summer than during the school year]".
In the new side of Old Farm each
apartment has two shared bedrooms and one private. There
are five people to an apartment, and three and a half
Clarksburg, below the new parking
garage on the west side of campus, is advertising for
Kamille Chlarson lived in Clarksburg
the summer of 2007.
"It was a nice place, I liked
it a lot!"
Clarksburg apartments have five private
bedrooms and five bathrooms spread over two floors.
The bottom floor of these three story apartments has
a large living room and kitchen.
"You have huge bedrooms and
your own bathroom." Chlarson says.
Darwin Avenue is located as close
to campus as you can get, immediately behind the LDS
Institute building. Houses are split into different
apartments. Summer rates are being advertised.
David Fredrickson lived in two different
houses on Darwin Avenue. The summer of 2007 was spent
in what is referred to as the blue light house. The
summer of 2008 was spent in was is referred to as the
"The summer I spent in the
blue light house was more fun than the summer at the
pink house. When I lived there I worked every night.
It was lame, at least for me." Fredrickson said.
Fredrickson said that Darwin is social
during the summer, and remembers when a neighborhood
cook-off contest was organized.
Each house has a different number
of rooms and roommates, and students will need to call
the manager for more information.
There is a lot to consider when finding
a place to live this summer, but Logan is a great place
to spend those four months. Start looking now for the
best deals, and have a great summer!