One of the most exciting times of your life is going to be when you finally leave the nest and head out on your own to make your way in the world. This is a point in which fathers are exceedingly proud of their progeny and hope that they make the best of all the opportunities that come their way. Mothers, while still proud of their offspring, will usually experience some form of mourning as their baby leaves. She might become a bit clingy with you and call too much, but time will heal her of this home sickness for your presence. Deep down she knows that this is for the best and that you need to learn to fly. As exciting as this experience is, you must not get ahead of yourself and simply through caution to the wind and land wherever you will. I suggest taking a more careful approach to the endeavor of finding an apartment to live in. It is highly recommended that you collect your senses and make a list of what you are looking for in an apartment. Do you prefer to live in a location that is close to work, school, or perhaps a grocery store? Any of these options are great locations to live near, and you would be wise to consider such a place. Perhaps you are looking for a place that is already well furnished with appliances such as a washer and dryer; this is certainly a major convenience to look for, and it might be worth choosing such a place over something that has your preferred proximity to certain locations.
If I may recommend a few apartments to newly free Columbus students, I would say take a look at all the apartments owned by Lykens Companies. First, I would say check out Victoria Village apartments. I had some friends who lived here, and they swear that they have the nicest landlord that you could possibly find. This is no small feat, as I am sure you are aware of the stereotype of the mean landlord or landlady. This location is also very aesthetically appealing. The next place you should check out is Downtown Columbus apartments. As the name implies, this apartment is close to downtown, so you will have a lot of convenient places within walking distance. I’m not sure if they provide washers and dryers, but if not, you can be sure that a Laundromat would be in short walking distance. Finally, I would also recommend that you visit OSU apartments. The advantage to living in this location should be quite obvious; you will be in short walking distance to campus, which is a very convenient option for students. You really can’t beat the ability to walk to class in just a few minutes as opposed to having to get into your car and find a parking spot. In the end, this decision will be yours and yours alone, so I hope that you end up finding a place that you enjoy.