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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!
- 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