Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Littlest Apartment

Any apartment complex that advertises $475 a month as rent will certainly without a doubt catch my attention. However, the petite 418 Sq. Ft. layout has its flaws in more ways than one.

Picture this!

This place has to be the same size as my Nana's three car garage. Just imagine it. To the right (on the 2/3 two car part section) is where the kitchen and living room is. The kitchen takes up the entire back wall. Alright. Nuff said about that. To divide the two is a built in kitchen table. Ok, architects. I'll give you your props. That was a cute add on feature you guys have there. Then there's the living room. Nothing to it. Its just there. To the left (the 1/3 space) is the bedroom separated by french doors. The restroom is immediately off of the bedroom and the walk in closet is to the left of that.

Can any of you see yourself living in a shoe box like that? Welp, I don't know about you all, but I know I can. I told the leasing agent how much it looks like a city apartment. That was a compliment by the way. The place doesn't come with central air to keep me cool during the harsh Arizona summers; only two strategically placed wall cooling units. Even though I don't watch much TV, I noticed that there isn't much room to place one. Nor a computer desk. With the lack of space I figure I'll save on a dining room set. And probably a TV. Hmm..come to think of it, I'll be saving a hell of a lot of money a month on rent too.

I know I'll be bored there. That's a bad thing, right?

Its not much. You get what you pay for. I figure I gotta start off somewhere. I'm ready to get my independent living on.

To see what I'm talking about click on this link.

Just in case you're concerned, no I didn't sign anything. I'm just getting some ideas going. There's plenty of nice cheap places to live. It's just that I prefer to live in Chandler. Its clean, the white person to minority ratio is high, so you know what that means; its a nice city that's what it means. And I like white people. Both of my jobs are in Chandler and I've had my eye on Chandler for the past three years. I love it there. On the flip side, Chandler is expensive and I would have to double or even triple my income to live there.

Mesa on the other hand. Arg! Ok. Don't get me wrong. I love the Hispanics. I really do. They're sweet lovable lively people. I love their native tongue, they party hard, and the carne asada is the bomb! But since that's where they all live, the city is considered 'low income'. The perks of Mesa is that there isn't a grocery tax and its also close to my home; Tempe Marketplace. But that's besides the point. The rest of Arizona charges 2% for groceries. What the hell is up with that anyway? Anyhoo..The rent is also cheap which also means a larger square footage. How-ever, Mesa is hella far from Chandler. Ok. Its only about 15 minutes. But still. I don't want to have to commute down the crowded US 60 to get to the other crowded Loop 101 or the crowded I-10 just to get to and from work. Let's say I do decide to live in a cramped apartment in Chandler. I'll only have to deal with the Loop 202. And as I know, the Loop 202 is never jammed packed. Unless its Rush Hour that is. The other two freeways are jammed packed All. The. Time! But then again, I wouldn't need the freeway. Everything is within miles of each other. Hmm...

I'm interested in seeing where I'll end up.

This is gonna be fun.


  1. That looks like a nice little pad if it looks like the pictures (minus the furniture of course). That price sure is nice! I don't know how much my rent is gonna go up...but if its too much, I'll be relocating, too.
    But for you and where you work, you got soooo many choices.
    Good luck!

  2. Its a cute little apartment, but the place is the size of the garage, I tell ya. You gotta believe me. I can already see my mom laughing at how tiny it is. I don't think that's how I want to begain my summer.

    As far as choices. Yes. The price is really high if I want to live in Chandler for sure. I might end up in Mesa to be honest. I'll probably never be there. I'm so attached to this little town


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