Of apartments that offer 1 to 3 rooms, what are the price differences?

28 Stories High Building With ViewThe Strand has one of the more expensive options but a 2 and 3 bedroom unit here is very affordable.

Living with roommates is a big decision when looking to move out when young. As a student, 99% of the time you'll find the most usual choice is to team up with other students and rooming together. As a working adult, you may be inclined to continue the "roomie" situation for many reasons as well.

Whether having a roommate is right for you is a lot based on what you can afford - Are you paying for your college and want the most authentic college experience possible? Get some roommates. Do you have a great job in town, need to study or aren't looking for that "college experience"? Consider a one bedroom. Do you have a busy job but want to make new friends? A two or three bedroom is a choice. This is a decision most usually influenced by your wallet. One bedroom units can range from slightly more expensive to multiple times as expensive. It's a choice that you really have to consider the cost and benefits before you sign that lease.

I laid out the major price difference between Jacksonville units by averaging out the prices (per bedroom) of the 12 apartments we have listed that offer 1 (1BR), 2 (2BR) and/or 3 bedrooms (3BR). These will be the rough price differences you'll find per unit so you have a better idea of what to search for on our search page. 

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1 Bedrooms Average: $844 ($530 - 1,295)
2 Bedrooms Average
: $517 ($297 - 685)
3 Bedrooms Average
: $457 ($255 - 633)

This is a very rough average. Units vastly differ per apartment and the prices depend on the area and specific complex so take these numbers with a grain of salt. This is just a good indicator as to what to start looking for so shop around.

When you're considering the price and what you gain or lose by having roommates think - Can I afford it? Will it be worth it? These are great questions to ask yourself and the best way to find out is to set yourself a budget of what you expect to make and minus your apartment expenses. Location, public transit, management can be as important (if not more) sometimes, so consider all your choices!

My recommendation

  • If you're moving out for the first time or you're a student - Go for the 3BR/4BR units. You'll learn to live with others, make new friends and save money for your adjustment towards adult life.
  • If you're mature enough to handle living with a close friend  and can handle the price difference - Live in a 2BR unit.
  • If you're making enough money and need the privacy - Go for the 1BR option
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