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On 3/11/2018 at 4:18 PM, hurryskurry said:

Wanted to ask again, how necessary a car is in Ithaca. Talking with grad students, it seemed as if there were several who didn't have a car, or didn't use it to get to the university on a daily basis. 

So, I grew up near here, and lived in Ithaca for fun for a while.  You don't NEED a car.  The TCAT is the bus transportation service (you can see their schedules on their website).  It runs a ton to Cornell campus.  BUT!  It's not like a large city where you can have groceries delivered, and you'll have to deal with bus schedules to get groceries.

 

So, in short, you don't NEED a car.  But it is actually helpful here.   Check out the TCAT.

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Hi everyone! I just accepted a PhD offer, and was wondering if anyone knew of good, quiet places for grad students to live? I do have a car, but don’t know if I’ll be bringing it. My stipend is $26,426 for the year, with an added $5,568 for summer support. A studio or 1-bedroom apartment would be ideal! When I visited campus, current students in my program suggested using Craigslist..does anyone know if this is a good option?

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On 3/29/2018 at 9:59 AM, Saltshaker said:

Hi everyone! I just accepted a PhD offer, and was wondering if anyone knew of good, quiet places for grad students to live? I do have a car, but don’t know if I’ll be bringing it. My stipend is $26,426 for the year, with an added $5,568 for summer support. A studio or 1-bedroom apartment would be ideal! When I visited campus, current students in my program suggested using Craigslist..does anyone know if this is a good option?

I'm also an incoming Cornell student who was looking for housing! People in my program also recommended Craigslist. I've found a place, but I was looking and it looks like there are still places being advertised. I was advised by literally every single person I asked to stay away from Collegetown, if that helps you any!

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7 hours ago, medievalbotanist said:

I'm also an incoming Cornell student who was looking for housing! People in my program also recommended Craigslist. I've found a place, but I was looking and it looks like there are still places being advertised. I was advised by literally every single person I asked to stay away from Collegetown, if that helps you any!

I actually just secured a place in Fall Creek via Craigslist! Yeah, most people told me to stay away from Collegetown, too, because of the frat parties. 

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I'm from NYC and went to Ithaca College for 4 years as an undergrad! The summers are beautiful there and despite being a small "city" there are tons of things to do and events going on. There are two large universities within a mile of each other so theres always a drag show, performance, game, food festival to go to. ithaca has the BEST food festivals (e.g. apple fest, chili fest). The Dali Lama has a vacation retreat there so it cant be that bad!

Ithaca has a bunch of wineries and breweries. It has more eateries per capita than nyc actually. It was definitely an adjustment moving there, but I loved my time there. There is also a bus from Ithaca to NYC that you can catch when you miss home and its not too expensive. Hope that helped! 

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@ResilientDreams I'm moving to Ithaca in August, currently looking for a 1bdrm in Fall Creek/Downtown on Craigslist (everyone told me to look there during my visit)

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58 minutes ago, issaquah said:

@ResilientDreams I'm moving to Ithaca in August, currently looking for a 1bdrm in Fall Creek/Downtown on Craigslist (everyone told me to look there during my visit)

Yay!! It's nice to meet you. Fall Creek is a nice area. I got an apartment in Maplewood though. 

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@ResilientDreams You too! Did you find yours on Craigslist? It looks like pickings are slim at this point, but I only made my official decision yesterday

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