As a student, there are many decisions that need to be considered when it comes time for choosing where you will live while attending university. “Should I stay in residence? Should I stay off campus? If I decide to stay off campus, should I take on roommates, or should I stay on my own?” These are just some of the questions that will need to be answered before making this decision. To help make these decisions easier, here are some great reasons as to why a condo from UBC Homes is a perfect living arrangement for students.
Location-Friendly for Students
The neighbourhoods around UBC are a mixture of homes and low rise condos. Most students cannot afford to rent a house unless they are willing to take on several roommates. Many of the condos, however, are budget friendly and are either on public transit lines or are within walking distance of the campus. Thus, many condos are ideally situated near the university and will drastically cut down any commute time, as well as the stress and time involved with this commute.
Safety, Security and Friendly Neighbours
Condo living is generally safer than any other type of housing structure. This is because all condos have some type of a gated entrance which can only be accessed if someone is to buzz that visitor in. The second reason as to why condo living is safe is because of the proximity of your neighbours. You will get to know many different people in your building, and this acts as a type of neighbourhood watch. A student’s schedule is busy to say the least, and it is nice to know that you will not need to worry about your safety or the safety of your belongings if you are living in a condo.
Most condo buildings house many units. This close proximity gives a feeling of community and can lead to friendships and great conversation. Who knows, you may meet other students or your next best friend!
Amenities and Leisure
One of the great features of many condo buildings is that they offer amenities. These amenities can range from swimming pools to leisure centres to movie and game rooms. With the hectic schedule of a student, it may be nice to have a pool you can relax and swim in after a busy exam schedule or a place where you can try to stay fit during mid-terms. Make sure to see what amenities are offered in each condo unit when looking at where you want to live when you go to school.
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These are a few of the reasons as to why condo living is a great choice for students. It is highly recommended that you start your condo search early in the school year and have a few different locations in mind as the condo market is very competitive and fills up very fast, especially around UBC. Contact UBC Homes for more information!