So today, I went apartment hunting.
I checked out three places today and called up another three on the way to the office and in between apartment communities. Each one I looked at is different. However, I broke it down to the following criteria:
-Monthly Rent: Want to pay at least $500-$600 a month
-Paid water: No places have this, some are fixed and some are individually metered.
-Fitness Center: Latest equipment and have at least and elliptical. This will also save me almost $40 a month in which my current membership at the gym I go to is.
All three did not had my ideal rent cost, however, the second one I went to is very nice for a studio apartment. Although it's pricey ($670..yikes) and considered a luxury apartment, I get what I pay for.
Another downside is the pet policy. One, I don't really like the non-refundable pet fee, which is at least $300 and two of them charge a pet fee (averaging $15-20 extra a month)
While I'm considering the luxury studio apartment which I can afford after my VW lease is up, there are more places I can look at.
Random Note: Is Apartmentratings.com really legit? There are just alot of complexes I looked at and have at least a low rating for each one.