Tandem Fall 2014 Apartment Shopping Guide
For those of you looking for a procrastinator’s quick tip between study sessions–you’re just multitasking, we get it– here’s a guide to the lingo you need to know from our teams at Casitas and Chautauqua.
Casitas and Chautauqua are two side-by-side sister complexes in North Davis that share amenities and one office staff. Affectionately referred to as Tandem’s two-for-one special, these two properties pack in 14 different floor plans from space saving studios, to large duplexes with private backyards.
With so much variety, Casitas and Chautauqua are great places to start your apartment hunt and get to know your options. Use their helpful lingo guide as a start, and feel free to contact them at 1 (888) 204-9525 (or in their office located at Chautauqua) with any questions. Good luck with those tests this week. Go Ags!
Remember to add to Tandem’s fall 2014 contact list for information about wait lists, model tours, and more.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! Call us at 1-866-536-8896 with any questions. We look forward to helping you Shack with the Pack!
Click here for a PDF version of the calendar.
One of the first questions Mom and Dad will probably ask you about finding an apartment near UC Davis is, “How much will it cost?” Unlike the dorms, where your living costs are typically prepackaged, in your first apartment you’ll be expected to cover your own expenses — meals, utilities, parking etc.–in addition to your rent.
The good news is, in the long run, itemizing your own expenses typically saves you money. But, it’s also important to know how to estimate what you’ll be expected to pay so you don’t get in over your head.
With nine different floor plans ranging from cozy cottages to spacious town homes, and both newly updated and standard options available, Arlington Farm is uniquely set up to match any budget or lifestyle. Use their Budget and Finance Guide below to help outline your costs and prompt you to ask management about what is included in rent. If you have any questions about costs after completing your worksheets, call an expert at Arlington for great insights about matching your needs. They’re familiar with all 14 Tandem Properties and are happy to help!
Click Here for a printable version of the Budget and Finance Worksheet.
There’s More to Roommates than BFFs.
Nothing can make or break your first apartment experience quite like the people you choose to share it with. Roommates are in your space 24/7 and taking steps to pick them carefully can save you tons of regret a few months down the road. With more than a decade of roommate-matching experience, and one of the top roommate matching programs in Davis, no one gets roommate compatibility down pat quite like our team at Adobe at Evergreen.
Here’s an infographic with their tips on determining roommate compatibility. Use this as your guide to help find your perfect fit for fall–BFFs proceed with caution–and when your household is strolling along while others fall apart next spring, you’ll be SO glad that you did.
Davis Apartment Search Tips
One of the first questions Mom and Dad will probably ask you about finding an apartment near UC Davis is, “How much will it cost?” Unlike the dorms, where your living costs are typically prepackaged, in your first apartment you’ll be expected to cover your own expenses — meals, utilities, parking etc.–in addition to your […]
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(Prices are current for the 2013-2014 year)
- Anderson Place Apartments
- Arlington Farm Apartments
- 599 – 2750
1x1 Cottage Davis Apt. - Arlington Farm $1,000-$1,135 2x1 Davis Apt. - Arlington Farm $1,190 - $1,345 1x1 Davis Apt. (Flat) - Arlington Farm $ 880-$1,015 4x2 Townhouse Davis Apt. - Arlington Farm $2,645 2x2 Davis Apt. Arlington $1,355 Remodeled One Bedroom with Study - Arlington Farm $1,060 - $1,190 3x1 Davis Apt. Arlington $1,410 - $1,495 3x2 Townhouse Davis Apt. - Arlington Farm $2,185 - $2,205 4x2 Davis Apt. - Arlington Farm $2,440 - $2,540 Arlington Farm - Davis Roommate Space $600 - $700
- Chautauqua Apartments
- Russell Park Apartments - On Campus UC Davis Apartments
- The Atriums Apartments - UC Davis Housing On-Campus Apartments
- The Colleges at La Rue Apartments - UC Davis Housing On-Campus Apartments
- $993 – $2,800
- The Willows Apartments
- $515 – 1,655
*2x1 Davis Apt. - The Willows - Available 1/1/2014 $1,195 1x1 Davis Apt. - Willows $985 3x2 Davis Apt. - The Willows $1,655 *2x2 Davis Apt. - Willows - Upgraded Unit - Available 12/1/2013 $1,375 Davis Roommate Space - Willows $526
- Westgate Village, Woodland's Best Kept Secret.
- 860 – 1340