Which apartment would you choose?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I’d try to hold out for #1. Moving is a HUGE pain in the ass and it’s better not to just settle and then have to move again. Convenient location, view/light, and feeling safe are all make a huuge difference to me. 

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Definitely #2. There are sex offenders around you all day every day if you go out in public; you just don’t know it. 

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’d keep looking while you stay on the list for #1. I would want a location that is convenient for you both. While the amenities in #2 sound nice, it doesn’t sound like you are totally convinced – you should enjoy your time in your place! But I do agree with the others, other SOs can move in the area at any time – there’s nothing you can do to control it.

Post # 19
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Bumble Beekeeper

secretlifeofbees :  I vote location every day of the week so it would be #1 for me. Also, did you see what the S.O. offenses actually were? Some states put 19 year olds who had consensual sex with their 17 year old girlfriend while others are legit serial rapists. Knowledge of their crime and likelihood of reoffending would guide my decision on that front. 

Post # 20
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Helper bee

I would definitely say #2. It’s available! The other isn’t! How is this a question? But then again, I live in a very hot real estate/rental market where you have to jump on things fast or they’ll disappear.

I would definitely not be worried about the sex offender thing. People get on sex offender registries for getting drunk & peeing outside. Also, the instances of people get raped by strangers who jump out of bushes is VERY low. I have a hard time imagining you being in any danger while at home in your apartment in your gated community. What exactly do you think would happen? 

Post # 21
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Busy bee

I agree with beeleez. “Sex offender” sounds scary but in some cases the offenses that land someone on the list are pretty innocuous. (I’m a prosecutor btw).

That being said though, I’d go with #1 if it becomes available. The shorter commute is the big selling point there for me.

Good luck! Apartment hunting is fun. 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’d go for number 1 because of the location.

  Sex offenders can live almost anywhere, either registered or unregistered.

  TBH,  after living in a gated community,  meh,  it’s neither a pro or con.  People were always following others through the gate.  This has happened whenever I visit friends in gated communities too. At best,  I’d say it gives a false sense of security. 

What would be important to me is location and neighborhood. 

Post # 23
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’d hold out for Apt. #1 and keep looking for other options in the nicer neighborhood.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I live in a city and I love being able to walk anywhere. I imagine it would also be a nice thing if I was working from home, that I can get to things quickly. There are sex offenders everywhere like PP said. I would also stay on the waitlist for #1 and keep looking.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Where I live we don’t even have access to a public sex offender list. I would go with option 2. 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I would pick the first apartment mainly because of  safety, then because of location

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