Living at Bridgstreet was definitely an experience! All of my friends from high school were really jealous of the beautiful apartments! Not many college freshmen get the opportunity to live in an apartment building with granite countertops, a little balcony, complimentary breakfast every morning, a pool, hot tub, suana, steam room, workout room, and a billiards room! (Not to mention your own housekeepers to come and clean every other week!) I guess you could say we were a little spoiled ;)
I would definitely recommend living in UMR affliated housing (at least during your freshman year.) It was so much fun living with a majority of my class! We had lots of opportunities to meet all of the students and it was super helpful to have fellow students nearby to get help on homework! Although Bridgestreet is pretty pricey, I feel that it was a great "stepping stone" apartment. This year, my roommates and I have decided to rent a house together and Bridgestreet has helped us to prepare for the responsibility of officially living on our own.
Of all the benefits Bridgestreet has to offer, I would say that the convenience and location are the biggest! It took me about 3 minutes to walk to school and during the winter I never had to go outside because of the skyway system! First semester, I forgot my calculator in my apartment 10 minutes before my statistics final! Because Bridgestreet was so close, I was able to run to my apartment and back in time for my test! Although I am very excited to live in my new house down in Rochester, I will absolutely miss the convenience of Bridgestreet the most!