Apartments

Del Coronado

DelCo is a popular housing choice for WUSM students and the venue of many social events throughout the year.

Price range: $910-1210/month (one bedroom or studio)

$1260-1660/month (two bedroom)

Pet policy: Pets are allowed.

Amenities: Gym on second floor, lounge on second floor, laundry every other floor. Parking available ($80/month).

Comments: Del Coronado is extremely convenient and comfortable. It is a 7-10 minute walk from school and is situated in the middle of the Central West End, with tons of great restaurants within a five-minute walk. Whole Foods is at the nearest intersection, and two other grocery stores are within a mile. The staff at Del Coronado is helpful, and it is a very safe community. The renovated rooms have hardwood floors and updated kitchens but are a little more expensive, while the un-renovated apartments are a little dated and have small maintenance issues but are cheaper. There are lots of students living here and in nearby apartments, so it is right in the center of everything!

— Kate Douglas, M1

Montclair

Price range: $975+/month (studio)

$1080+/month (one bedroom)

$1370+/month (two bedroom)

Pet policy: Pets are allowed.

Amenities: Newly renovated common area with fitness center, game room and study rooms. Rooftop access. Parking garage ($95/month) and outdoor parking ($60/month).

Comments: Living in Montclair definitely has its pluses and minuses. It is one of the closest apartment buildings to campus, so you can leave your room 10 minutes before class and still make it on time. There also is free coffee in the lobby, the units are newly renovated and beautiful, and Montclair sometimes hosts classy events where you can meet your neighbors (a lot of medical students and residents!). However, the units are not very spacious, and there has been A LOT of construction going on (though hopefully this is the tail end of it). All this being said, Montclair is definitely worth checking out!

— Basia Blachut, M1

Aventura

Price range: $1295/month (one bedroom)

$1660/month (two bedroom)

Pet policy: Pets are allowed.

Amenities: In-unit washer and dryer, free gated parking lot, free gym/outdoor pool, free grill and outdoor lounge area, free rental bikes, coffee and snacks in front office, free dry-cleaning pick-up and drop-off; food trucks are parked inside the complex once a month at dinner.

Comments: Aventura is the best place to live near the medical school! The walk to Moore Auditorium only takes 7-10 minutes, and both the front desk and maintenance staff are awesome. The amenities — including the gym, outdoor pool and grilling/lounge area — are clean and perfect for hosting friends in the summer. Also, the managers are always trying to add new perks, such as free dry-cleaning pick-up and free bike rentals. The hallways are open-air (making it feel like a beach house complex), and the majority
of people living here are young adults, students, residents and physicians. Although it is not in the Central West End, having a car, biking or using Uber makes it easy to go back and forth. Let me know if you decide to live here; there are rent discounts for referring a friend!

— Hannah Bucklin, M1

President and Park Royal

Price range: $1000/month (one bedroom)

$1600/month (two bedroom)

$1700-1850/month (two bedroom with a den)

Pet policy: Dogs and cats welcome in Park Royal, only cats in the President.

Amenities: Fitness center, underground garage, rooftop sundeck.

Comments: The President and Park Royal are connected buildings run by the same leasing company. Both are gorgeous buildings built in the 1920s. About a 15-minute walk from school, these apartments are right in the middle of the Central West End with easy access to restaurants, Whole Foods, bars and most of your other classmates. Apartments are loft-style, one bedroom, two bedroom or two bedroom with a den. These incredibly spacious apartments have hardwood floors, high arched ceilings and updated kitchens. Many medical students live in these buildings, but so do a lot of actual real adults because they are so fancy. The management is friendly and responsive. Rent includes all utilities. Other amenities include hot popcorn every Friday; free coffee, Wi-Fi, and printing in the lobby; a gym; a sun deck with a grill; parking garage; and festive holiday decorations.

— Allie Rubin, M1

Park Lane

Price range: $800+ (one bedroom), $1199+ (two bedroom, two bath)

Pet policy: Pets are allowed.

Amenities: Basement washer and dryer, gas, water and electric all included!

Comments: Living in Park Lane has been great. The Class of 2019 had concerns about Asprient Management, but maintenance and our building manager have been wonderfully responsive, and we haven’t had any problems thus far. It is located next to Whole Foods, about a 10-minute walk to campus, and really close to lots of restaurants. Also, many of our classmates live nearby. The units have refurbished kitchens, large walk-in closets, and we each have our own bathroom and shower. A downside is that there isn’t a parking garage in the building (street parking only). The building is still under some construction, but that should be finished by fall 2017 and I’ve been able to study at home even while work is going on.

— Emma Braun, M1

Olin

Price range: $5200/academic year (single), $6200/academic year (large single), $7600/academic year (solo suite) (Prices subject to change in April 2017)

Pet policy: No pets are allowed.

Amenities: Student lounge, penthouse, coin laundry, gymnasium,
weight room.

Comments: Nothing could be more convenient than living in Olin. I live on the 10th floor, and I can get from my door to class in two minutes. About 10 percent of the class lives here, and with the penthouse on the top floor and the lounge on the ground floor, there are good places to hang out. Olin has a gym, a library and a chapel (plus two pianos)! The building is kind of old, and you share bathrooms (sink in your room), but as long as those are fine with you, living in Olin is great (and cheap)!

— Peppar Cyr, M1

MetroLofts

Price range: $1300-1600/month (one bedroom), $1700-2240/month
(two bedroom)

Pet policy: Pets are allowed.

Amenities: Washer/dryer in unit, gym, covered parking.

Comments: MetroLofts is probably the closest apartment complex to the med school campus. It has a small gym (no barbell), in-unit washer/dryer, free Wi-Fi (it’s pretty decent, but you can make it even faster by using your own router) and they’re pet-friendly. The apartment also sits right on top of Panera Bread, and management offers free freshly-baked cookies Monday through Friday. Caveats: The apartments have an industrial feel to them (a friend once asked me if I lived in a garage). Also, they are lofts (look this up if you’re not familiar with the term), so if you live with a roommate, it’s quite easy to hear what’s going on at the other end of the apartment.

— Michael Veshkini, M1

West End Terrace

Price range: $1030/month (studio), $995/month (one bedroom), $1095/month (two bedroom)

Pet Policy: Pets are welcome.

Amenities: Laundry in some units, outdoor pool, 24-hr fitness center, free gated parking.

Comments: West End Terrace is a group of buildings about a mile from campus. There are a variety of living arrangements, including one and two bedroom apartments and two bedroom townhouses. All of the units are carpeted and have electrical AC, heat and dishwashers. Some have in-unit laundry. In the leasing facility, there is a basic exercise facility, a few desktop computers, an outdoor pool and coin-operated laundry. Parking within the gates is included in rent. My roommate and I really like our apartment. We have plenty of space, and there is a convenient bus stop at the nearest corner en route to campus. Parking and laundry are so nice, and maintenance has been extremely responsive to the few requests we have made.

— Maren Loe, M1

Parc Frontenac

Price range: $1115-1370/month (single), $1770-2095/month (double)

Pet policy: Pets are allowed.

Amenities: Gym in basement, rooftop sky terrace with 360-degree views of the city and Forest Park, laundry center in building with drop off service option, resident wifi lounge with Starbucks coffee machine, and 24-hour Resident Services/Security.

Comments: Parc Frontenac has great apartments in an ideal location. The units are very spacious and newly renovated with laminate wood floors, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. It is located right across from Forest Park, which means beautiful park views from your apartment window or from the rooftop. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from Parc Frontenac to the medical school and the main bars and restaurants in the Central West End. The building is well-managed and has very friendly and responsive staff as well as 24-hour resident services and security. Parc Frontenac is a bit pricier than some of the other buildings in the area, but I think it is worth the price.

— Christina Herbosa, M1

Residences at Forest Park

Price range: $1500-1900/month (single), $1900-2100/month (double)

Pet policy: Pets are allowed.

Amenities: In-unit washer and dryer, gym in basement and complementary storage in basement. Free outdoor gated parking.

Comments: I quickly forget about the day’s lectures as I gaze at the new and exotic flower arrangement in the lobby (fresh every Friday). As I walk toward the always-working elevators, I see people lounging in the sitting room next to the fire as rays of sunlight shine through the stained-glass windows. The Residences is all about the residents. It is always clean, beautiful and homey. The location could not be better, with Whole Foods across the street, Rasoi connected to the building and two new restaurants opening next year. This old renovated hotel is a choice place to refresh and relax every day in the heart of CWE.

— Will Gerull, M1

Ellsworth Apartments

Price range: $650-1000/month (single)

Pet policy: Pets are allowed.

Amenities: All utilities included except summer AC. Washers/dryers
in basement, gated parking lot with monthly fee and waiting list, pool access in sister apartment building one block away. First floor connected to a diner, a dry cleaner, a pharmacy and a convenience store with a deli that also sells beer.

Comments: I really like the Ellsworth! It is an old building, so there is some chipped paint and dust in the corners (and the elevators have those grate doors you have to manually slide open, like in the Titanic). But I’ve got hardwood floors, a huge space and a dead center view of the arch. The building is clean, well maintained and quiet. The landlord is really nice and always available (he lives in the building, too). I’m about a 10-minute walk from campus and only a 7-minute walk from Schnucks grocery store (less than that to Whole Foods). Downsides: hot and cold water faucets are separate (who does that?!) and there’s no vent in the kitchen.

— Stephanie Tin, M1

The Ashley

Price range: ~$1100/month (one bedroom), ~$1350-$1550/month
(two bedroom, two bath)

Pet policy: Pets allowed with fee.

Amenities: In-unit washer and dryer, one gated parking spot included (additional spots can be rented for $100/month).

Comments: The Ashley is only a 10-minute walk from school and on the same street (West Pine Blvd.) where a lot of our classmates live, so it is a great central location. It is right off Euclid Ave. so you have access to a ton of restaurants, but everything else is kind of far. There is a Whole Foods two minutes away that is great for days you want to drown your sorrows
in sushi or various organic foods, but if you’re not trying to go broke on the regular, getting to other grocery stores definitely requires a car or taking the MetroLink. The leasing office is a bit strange, and it is sometimes difficult to get straight answers from the office prior to signing the lease, but once everything is set up, they stay out of your hair and are generally super fast with maintenance requests. The bedrooms and common spaces, while modern, are a little small compared to similarly priced apartments in the area, so you might have to abandon your dreams of throwing huge, college-reminiscent ragers, but there’s still a good amount of space to host. Overall, my roommate and I have been super happy living here and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Unfortunately, there’s often a wait list for open units. Start your search early!

— Aisha Lee, M1

Buckingham Court

Price range: $1000-$1500/month (two bedroom, one or two bath)

Pet policy: Pets allowed for extra fee.

Amenities: Some units have in-unit washer and dryer and renovated kitchens. Water and gas utilities included.

Comments: Buckingham Court is the closest off-campus apartment complex (0.5 miles, 10 minutes), and it is right in the center of the Central West End. If you are from a warm, happy state like California, you might enjoy walking indoors in the hospital system when it is thundering or snowing outside. Buckingham Court is two minutes from the nearest hospital entrance! The units are basic, and the buildings are older and without a gym, but you really can’t beat the price range. Almost all units have hardwood floors, and some units have remodeled kitchens. All of the buildings are only three stories high, so you don’t have to deal with waiting for an elevator. Management and maintenance are quick to respond.

— Jessica Kuo, M1