Where to live in Amherst?
- 0Jun 1, '11 by annturnI just got accepted into the 2nd degree Nursing program at UMass-Amherst. Does anyone know a good place/area to live, preferably within walking or bussing to school? I am from the west coast and have no idea!
- 0Jun 1, '11 by MBrickleI went to UMass for my first undergrad...I loved it, however, you must realize, it definately holds up its reputation as a party school...
I lived in Puffton Village, but there are also "The Townhouses", Hobart Street, and all sorts of placed to rent on N Pleasant Street and that area...the closer you are to school, the more loud and obnoxious the weeknights and weekend will be with students. There is a pretty good bus system that will take you right from uptown in Amherst Center to school. Its a pretty rural area once you get about 15 minutes away from campus so I would avoid going too far if you want to walk.
- 0Jun 3, '11 by bpriestThe previous poster is right, I loved UMass, but much of Amherst can be very undergrad-lad culture.
However, if you're willing to go a little further out, its lovely, beautiful, peaceful, woodsy, green. and on the bus line! just depends on how far from campus you would like to be and what you want.
specific Qs feel free to ask
- 0May 8, '12 by mcbanfieldI just got accepted into the second track bachelors program starting this fall and have no idea where to live! I'm from California and have never been to Amherst. I'm basically looking for somewhere that is close to campus and/or downtown and isrelatively quiet during the week. Any suggestions?
I've been looking through postings on the off-campus website but am trying to narrow my search. THanks!!
- 0May 8, '12 by sbostonRNWhen I went to UMass I lived in Squire Village in Sunderland. It's on the bus line to campus and about 10 minute drive away if you want to drive. Very quiet, remote, not much within walking distance except a dive bar and a tiny strip mall. The apartments were nice and extremely affordable for the area. The closer you get to campus the more expensive it is. I also lived in Puffton Village and it was great as an undergrad, but you might find it too rowdy if you're a second degree student (lots of parties every weekend and sometimes during the week). It was also expensive when I lived there.
- 0May 10, '12 by lli09I'm in the 2nd Bach Nursing program right now and living at Hawkins Meadow Apt. It's a little more expensive than other places, but it's 0.5 mile away from campus and is pretty convenient to grocery stores and the bus line. It's usually pretty quiet, so I've definitely been able to study at the apt. Since you're from CA like me, I found that rent is relatively cheaper. I stayed a few days after the orientation to look for places and to get familiar with the area because I had never been to Amherst prior to the orientation. Congrats on getting into the program!