Mercedes from Laramie, WY, reports on her hunt for an off-campus apartment. It comes with a pool, hot tub and tanning bed, among other amenities! For $389 amonth, furnished! (It’s up to $429 now, but Mercedes got a deal by signing early.)
“I decided to attend the University of Wyoming after I graduated from a community college. I definitely did not want to live in the dorms. So I started looking for a house or an apartment. Searching for an off campus apartment is hard, especially when you are not anywhere near the campus when you need to look. So, when I first started my search for the perfect apartment, I made a list of things I wanted. I wanted my new apartment to be in a nice location, not too far from campus, but not far from downtown Laramie. I stumbled upon this apartment complex that seemed too good to be true.
The complex is called Campus Habitat and there are a few complexes across the US but the only one anywhere near Colorado or Wyoming is in Laramie, WY. They were offering some incredible deals: furnished or not furnished, gift cards upon move in, a highly discounted rate for early sign up, and the thing that I was the most excited about, a free tanning bed! I know, I know. Tanning isn’t good for you and it will cause cancer, but I live in Wyoming. The winters call for jeans and snow boots almost all year! So a tanning bed in my apartment complex was something to consider.
This complex is run sort of like a dorm. You have four roommates and two baths. However, everyone has their own bedrooms (with full beds!) we share a kitchen and the living room. Now, I’ve heard some horror stories about roommates that haven’t paid their end of the bill, that was something I was concerned about, however at this one, everyone pays their share to the manager. No worrying that you will have to come up with all the rent!
I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop though. It sounds like a fairytale…fully furnished, washer and dryer in each complex, a hot tub, all utilities included… All for $389 a month, so I guess next week I will find out if this is too good to be true. Until then I’m going shopping for my new place. I can’t wait to live on my own.”