Southside is conveniently located within a 10 to 15 minute walk of campus. Some appointments are relatively nice, it depends on the building you get put in.
On the other hand my apartment is a complete hole in the wall. I have roaches, a lot of them and for whatever reason i have the most in my entire building. I have relentlessly cleaned since the beginning of the semester but once you have them they're impossible to get rid of. I am currently on winter break, before i left i caulked every crevice in the kitchen and patched anywhere they could get in and out of the wall, the manager rob bombed the apartment over break so hopefully the battle against the roaches will finally be victorious for me. If i knew of a better place to live i would happily move, unfortunately most of the houses with rooms for rent are also complete holes in the wall, with the exception of a few. Here are a few stories about southside terrace apartments regarding the state of the buildings:
I awoke around 4:30 am(after a hard night of partying) to hear my neighbor below me screaming, and a strange noise of something hitting the floor right below my bathroom. I later found out that after he was finished using the bathroom he flushed and in his words ""the toilet exploded and shot a stream of water to the ceiling""
The bathrooms in my building are in a state of complete decay, the girl who lives next to me literally had someone punch a hole through her bathroom ceiling with their foot. she could actually see into their apartment from hers.
Although Southside is fairly decrepit, there are parties every weekend. Sometimes two or three a night and on two or three nights a week. Unless called, the cops rarely come to the apartment complex. I can't say so much for the the dorms as i would see the cops three or four times a day; they roamed the halls freely and would often trick kids into opening the door and then bust them for weed or alcohol. Furthermore in my experience in the dorms i was lucky enough to come across a variety of drug dealers, one of which was happy to leave his used heroin needles in the bathroom. Used needles vs Roaches? I'll take the roaches