Why You Should Consider Living Off Campus

Why You Should Consider Living Off Campus

Living in the dorms of your campus might seem like a great idea at first, but there are a lot of perks you might be missing out on which is why, you should also opt for considering off campus accommodation.

Save Money

Saving Money off campus? Surprising isn’t it? There is a fair comparison of your money being saved as compared to living in dorms because dorms have additional costs for food, water, security etc that can drain your budget in no time. Splitting rent and buying your own food would result in better options as well as be less heavy on your wallet.

Freedom and Privacy

Dorms have strict set of rules and regulations that have to be followed. This includes a time curfew, no pet rule, no candles and even no guests after hours. These rules are kept in check by a warden that will keep a sharp eye on you. Off campus living gives you the freedom to live your life the way you want. You can keep pets, enjoy late nights out etc.

More Facilities

There are relatively more amenities available off campus to you than in dorms. This is because you can go to the gym, or fitness centre nearby, have your own parking space, which gives you a little luxury in living; and who doesn’t want that?

Personal Space

Living in your own home or sharing an apartment buys you your own personal space and privacy. This means you can study in peace, watch a movie alone, set up your space according to your own creativity and liking, as well as have access to your own bathroom and full kitchen to cook in.

A Taste of Practical Life

Dorm bills are paid annually, which is convenient for some students, but that does not make you learn or experience anything about the outside world and life. When you live off campus, whether you share an apartment or not, you deal with paying your own bills, buying groceries, cooking your own food, and even build your own credit for apartment rent lease. This teaches you a lot about practical life.

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Best Attractions in Boca Raton

Best Attractions in Boca Raton

Boca Raton is famous for its beautiful beaches which draws residents and tourists from around the world. However, the city offers a number of excellent attractions apart from the beaches which are perfect for you to visit along with family and friends.

For those who live in the Waterford Bay apartment complex, the attractions are within easy driving distance and a great way to discover unique locations in the city.

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Located on the north side of Red Reef Park, the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center brings the wildlife of the region to you. Perfect for both kids and adults, the center offers nature trails, feedings at the aquariums, and many of the indigenous plants that make up this part of Florida. One of the main attractions is the scenic boardwalk where you can take in so much of the surrounding area. Plus, this is an excellent place to visit during the off-season when the weather is cooler. Admission is free, though there is a suggested $5 donation.

Minzer Park

If Boca Raton has a singular landmark, the stunning Minzer Park is it. Offering the perfect gathering place for the community, Minzer Park is centrally located and offers the Boca Raton Museum of Art as one of the main attractions. Plus, there is a movie theater, high-end department stores, eateries, designer boutiques, an outdoor amphitheater, and so much more. Arguably the best part of Minzer Park is that it offers so many attractions without having to pay a dime.

Red Reef Park

If you could only visit one beach in Boca Raton, Red Reef Park should be the choice. The stunning setting provides adults and kids with the perfect way to spend the day. You can enjoy numerous water activities which include snorkeling to see the wide variety of marine life that is just below the surface. Plus, you can swim out to the many rocks and reefs in the area which is usually not that crowded compared to many other beaches in South Florida.

Sugar Sand Park

A big favorite of families, Sugar Sand Park offers a vast playground for kids and adults to run around and enjoy. There is also a complete gym, athletic courts, and nature trails that provides both indoor and outdoor activities. You can also play in the water park, sand box, and the iconic carousel that draws in visitors from around the region. There is even a science center that brings the wonders of the earth to kids and adults alike.

Wick Theatre & Costume Museum

For those who love theatrical productions, this is the place for you. The wide range of costumes from so many different eras provides hours of enjoyment for the theater buff. There is usually a play scheduled the year-round, making it a complete experience for those who enjoy live productions.

If you have just moved to Boca Raton and live in the Waterford Bay apartment complex, you can take advantage of the attractions the city has to offer. All of them are relatively close and make for the perfect getaway if you have a few hours to spare.

Come enjoy the attractions Boca has to offer with us.  Waterford Bay is perfect for your every need.  Give us a call at (561) 220-6398 for more information.

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