How do I determine which floorplan is best for me when searching for FSU apartments?

Carpeted BedroomApartments in Tallahassee, like The Preserve, offer a variety of floorplans. Click on the image to learn more!

There are quite a few factors to keep in mind when trying to determine which apartments near Florida State University will best fit your lifestyle and budget. Besides location, price and amenities, you will also need to consider how many bedrooms and space you will need.

If you will be living on your own without a roommate or significant other, you can find FSU apartments that offer studios and one bedrooms. A studio can be less space or about the same as a typical one bedroom, the only difference is that the living space and bedroom are not separated. If you like your living space and bedroom separated by a door, as well as enjoying a tad more space, then a one bedroom may be the best option for you.

Some people who live alone may even find great deals on a two bedroom, making the spare room into a home office or storage. Keep in mind; if you choose to live alone, your living expenses will be much higher than if you decided to split costs with a roommate. Yes, you have opted for a smaller number of bedrooms by choosing this route, but now you are responsible for the electricity, cable, water, the list goes on. If you'd like to find a community that offers all-inclusive rates, which include utilities, it may help you save per month.

If you decide that you will be living with your friends, family member or significant other while attending Florida State University, you may need a larger floorplan than a one bedroom. While some couples in apartments near FSU may choose to save money and live in a one bedroom, others may decide on a little more space. Depending on the number of roommates you have, there are a variety of options to choose from, ranging from two bedrooms all the way up to 4 or more bedrooms. In student-centric apartments, all of the bedrooms are typically the same size and offer individual leases. However, if you choose to move into a more traditional community, any roommates who you choose to live with will all be on the joint lease. It's very important that you choose your roommates wisely and that you trust that they will keep up their end of the rent payment and agreement.

Living in a more traditional style community may also mean that the bedrooms aren't necessarily the same size. One bedroom may be a master bedroom with its own bathroom, while the others are smaller and have to share a bathroom. In cases like this, the person who decides to live in the larger bedroom may agree to pay more rent than the others. It is completely up to your household and it is very important to have this conversation before signing a lease together. No matter which floorplan you decide on for your FSU apartment, hunting for your new home near Florida State University is half of the fun!

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