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Coliving Vs Dorms: An Off-Campus Alternative For NYC College Students

I heard too, yes, about the fact that New York Universities announced that classes will take place during the fall, but all dorms will be closed. I know the thoughts in your mind right now but do not think too far, I have just the perfect alternative to student dorms for classes during the fall.

It’s no longer news that the pandemic has disrupted a large number of systems, events, and programs around the world. All the while, due to the pandemic, students have been home, unable to attend classes, and hang out with friends physically, hence the rise in virtual classes and parties. Well, now that it is looking as though physical classes are coming back on, the possibility of having to live in the student dorm as is the usual practice, is pretty slim.

Now, New York Universities have ordered the closure of student’s dormitory to reduce the likelihood of the spread of the virus among students. Although this is a plausible policy given the problem it seeks to address, but then it opens up the possibility of another problem- getting affordable accommodation options within close proximity to the school.

In an already crowded, expensive city, how easy can it be to find affordable alternatives for dorms? This question might just lead you to ask the question- “Is it bad to live at home during college?” I’m sure that for most people, the question is Yes, but with the situation at hand, you’ll be coerced into ‘focusing on the positives’ and convince yourself that living at home won’t be a bad idea. But before you make that decision, have you stopped to consider co-living apartments as an alternative for dorms.

Coliving apartments in NYC is that midpoint between choosing to stay back at home or stay in the dorm. If you find a coliving space not too far from school, it helps you cut out the cost of gas and transportation from home to school daily. One other upside is the fact that you have more time off the road, relaxing, and getting other things done, plus you don’t spend as much you will when you get other housing spaces.

Who Takes The Win… Co-living Or Dorms?

Below, I’ll make a comparison of both accommodation options so we can decide which is the better option.

  • Security: On the issue of security, dorms will definitely win the contest. Ordinarily, entrance into a college dorm requires an ID so the level of security in dorms is higher than those of co-living apartments. Rarely do these Coliving spaces have security agents.
  • Comfort: Bedrooms in college dorms are typically not as comfortable as those in coliving houses. They usually have twin beds or mattresses, with a little level of privacy which is not the case with co-living apartments, depending on the existing arrangement.
  • Running cost: In a school dorm, you are required to come along with your personal supplies for the kitchen, and other spaces. This is unlike the coliving arrangement where you get to move into an already set space, furniture, fixtures, and all. Co-living buildings offer comfort at affordable costs.
  • Community/Company: Both college residences and co-living spaces offer company as an added advantage although, in dorms, you get to meet more people.

Conclusively, I hope the question – “Is coliving the best alternative for dorms?” Has been answered. To get the best deals on price, location, and quality of service on a coliving agreement, reach out to SharedEasy. We offer co-living apartments in NYC for a minimum of one month with favorable terms and pocket-friendly costs. Quit the search for coliving apartments near me, SharedEasy has got you covered!