by Paige Wilson
For those of you that are unaware, Hyland is a street two blocks west of State Gym, Hoover, Howe Hall, and all other buildings on the far west side of Iowa State’s campus. My roommates and I just moved there this year and we absolutely love it. Here are the reasons why:
- I am an engineer and therefore all of my classes are on the west side of campus. It takes me about 3-5 minutes to get to all my classes, so it is very convenient! Go Engineers.
- It is also very close to State Gym, so I don’t have the excuse of “the gym is so far away…” to not work out.
- West Street Deli is RIGHT there. It is literally through the back parking lot and across the street. It is a delicious sandwich shop and is probably unfortunately convenient because I’m a poor college student, but it’s just so good.
- The apartments we live in are cheap, rent wise. It’s not as cheap as living out in west Ames, but it’s nowhere near the price of living on Welch or apartments close to that area.
- The apartment itself is very nice. We live in a 3 bedroom apartment with two bathrooms and a large kitchen. We scored a unit in the newly added on section of building 225, so it has new amenities and a living room that can hold a couch, love seat, recliner, and TV. We also get two parking spots that are included in the rent.
- The tenant pays for everything (including hot water), except for electric. The apartment has decently thick walls so we can keep it warm in there without turning our heat on, scoring us a very low utilities bill!
- Along with Hyland being close to the west side of campus, our apartment complex is also very close to Lincoln Way and Welch. This comes in very convenient when we need to make a quick Swift Shop run or want to go out to eat at any restaurant on Welch. Everything is within walking distance, so it definitely saves on the gas bill, as well.
Now that you guys know about the best apartments to live in, hurry and sign your lease for next year! Google First Property Management and it’s the first link on the page. You’re welcome!