Like some of you may know, I have a 2+ hour commute (one way) to school; that's 4-5 hours each day, depending on how on time the bus and train are. Sometimes the bus I take is considerably late and spend even more time waiting.
So I saw Trey's thread and was considering moving out for the Fall '09 semester. Looking to share an apartment with 4-5 friends, and within walking distance of school so that I don't have to rely on mass transit.
As this will be my first place I was wondering if this is a good idea? Financially and for the long term. On average, it costs me $15 a day for public transportation. I figure it would be more expensive to get an apartment than to commute, but it would be a lot of time saved.
Finally, I won't be living here for too long as it depends on where I end up going to for grad school. I was waitlisted to Duke University the first time around (for undergrad), and my parents want me to apply again. If that's the case, and I actually end up going there, I may see you guys in NC! :D