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Roanoke, VA #1 on List of Best Cities for New Grads

Roanoke, VA #1 on List of Best Cities for New Grads

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Honeywood Apartments, Roanoke, VAWhile most college grads tend to move to a bigger city, a new GoodCall report suggests mid-sized cities might be a better choice for those recently out of college. Seven of the top 10 on the list of Best Cities For New Grads were places with fewer than 115,000 residents.

GoodCall analysts looked at factors including affordability, salaries for college graduates, amenities, and job availability to determine which cities offer the best location for a new grad.

Roanoke, Va., came in at No. 1 on the list, followed by Canton, Ohio; Fort Myers, Fla.; Irving, Texas; and Gastonia, N.C., rounding out the top five.

The top cities were spread fairly evenly across the South, Midwest, Southwest, and West, but there were few high-ranking cities in the Northeast.

GoodCall’s analysts reviewed data from 589 cities and towns to determine the list. Roanoke stood out most notably for its amenities and available jobs per capita. Fort Myers was No. 1 in the country for available jobs. Irving was remarkably affordable. Dallas made the top 10 with a boost from its high salaries for college-educated workers.

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Scoring the Perfect Apartment - Roanoke, VA

Scoring the Perfect Apartment - Roanoke, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 19, 2017

Honeywood Apartments, Roanoke, VANothing is sweeter than finally leaving home to live on your own, but when you’re apartment hunting, you’ll have some important decisions to make before you can get to scoring your perfect pad.

Would you prefer to live on campus or off campus? Would you like to live with friends or with randomly assigned students? Do you need your apartment to be furnished, or would unfurnished be best for you? There are tons of choices to make once you’re on your own, but here’s some tools and tricks to help you get on your way.

Decide whether to live on campus or off campus.

Living on campus comes with some obvious benefits. You’ll be able to live in close proximity to your classrooms, dining halls, libraries and campus events. Also, living on campus allows you the opportunity to get to know your fellow college students.

Unfortunately, living on campus tends to be pretty expensive on top of all the other costs of college, so it may not be realistic to consider with your budget.

Living off campus allows you to have more freedom. If you don’t have a car, you would be able to walk, bike, or take a bus to campus. Apartment complexes typically come with fitness centers and pools that you can enjoy on your free time. You’ll be able to decorate your space however you’d like. Some apartments are even pet friendly, so you can bring Fido or Fluffy along with you!

Find the best space that suits your needs.

If you should decide to live off campus, the next step is to figure out what would be the best spot to suit your needs. Both of these websites will allow you to track down apartments based on your individual needs. Ask yourself:

  • Will you need to be close to campus, or will you be able to live further away?
  • What rental prices will fit within your budget?
  • Will you need an apartment that comes with Internet, cable, water, etc.?
  • Do you need an apartment that’s furnished, or will an unfurnished apartment suffice?

Figure out who you’d like to live with.

Living with friends basically allows you to have a sleepover that never ends. The ice will already be broken between you, so there’s no need for that awkward small talk. You’ll always have your support system there with you so that you’ll never feel alone in your college experience. You’ll have the ability to divvy up responsibilities, like chores and grocery trips.

Decorate your space

The most fun choice you’ll have to make is how you would like to decorate your space. Now that you’re on your own, you’ll have a ton of options of how you’d like to make your space yours. Once you have a plan, you’ll have everything you need to turn your apartment into your perfect pad.

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Benefits of Living in Off Campus Apartments in Roanoke, VA

Benefits of Living in Off Campus Apartments in Roanoke, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 13, 2017

Honeywood Apartments in Roanoke, VAIt Can Be Cheaper

There's a good chance you'll save money by renting a house or apartment and splitting it with friends. These days, you can expect to spend close to $10,000 per year on room and board, but some schools charge $15,000 a year or more. Find a place that accommodates multiple housemates, and you can cut your costs by splitting the rent and utilities.

You Can Make Your Own Rules

Living in a dorm is fun and all, but it does come with certain restrictions. When you rent your own place off campus, you don't have to worry about quiet hours, nor do you have to feel guilty when you'd rather curl up in bed rather than participate in your living hall's weekly social event. You can go crazy turning on halogen lamps and plugging in hot plates, and there won’t be a soul around to write you up for it.

You Get More Living Space

Dorm rooms don't give you much space. Rent off campus and you may wind up with more square footage at your disposal. Another benefit of off campus living is the possibility of having your own bedroom, or even your own bathroom.

You Have More Food Choices

It may be nice not having to cook, but dining hall food isn't exactly known to be high in quality. And chances are your meal plan isn't all that economical, as you're paying for the convenience of having someone else prepare your food. When you live off campus, you can cook for yourself.

You'll Be More Prepared for the Real World

Living off campus means doing adult-style things like paying individual utility bills and going grocery shopping. Sure, that stuff can be time-consuming, but it's a good way to get ready for life outside your college campus.

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College Students Can Cut Expenses - Roanoke, VA

College Students Can Cut Expenses - Roanoke, VA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Honeywood Apartments in Roanoke, VAThe cost of college tuition is a concern for many college-bound students and their families. But it’s not just tuition and room and board that students must account for.

College students may underestimate cost-of-living expenses when planning their budgets and these expenses can be substantial. Fortunately, there are several ways for college students to save money on living expenses and still make the most of their time on campus.

Venture off campus. Towns that rely heavily on colleges or universities to support their economies typically offer great deals to students willing to venture off campus. Local businesses, including bars, restaurants and entertainment venues may offer student discounts to entice kids to leave campus. Students can take advantage of these offerings to save on food and entertainment, which tend to be among the more pricey cost-of-living expenses college students contend with.

Buy secondhand furnishings. College students living in their own apartments may not have the financial resources to purchase new furniture. College students can purchase secondhand items from local thrift stores or used furniture retailers that offer sturdy furnishings at low prices.

Make your own meals. Meal plans may be ideal for college students during their freshmen years, when students may still be adjusting to campus life. But older college students can skip the meal plan in favor of preparing their own meals. Doing so can save students substantial amounts of money, and some students may even prefer the variety available at the local grocery store over the more limited offerings available at dining halls or other campus eateries.

Move off campus. Some schools do not permit freshmen and sophomores to live off-campus, but older students may find apartments in Roanoke, VA more affordable than on-campus apartments or dormitories.

Cost-of-living expenses at colleges and universities can be considerable, but savvy students can find various ways to save money.

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Honeywood Apartment Homes

3101-H Honeywood Lane, Roanoke, VA 24018

Call: 833-805-7609
Email UsHoneywood.PropertySite.HHHunt@aptleasing.info
View Map

Opens: Monday-Friday: 9:30A-5:30P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: Closed