Home sweet home

On April 24, 2014

The end of school is quickly approaching, and while some students are eagerly planning beach and amusement park vacations or applying for jobs, others are faced with seeking a place to live.

Some may return to school in August but others are graduating and have to step up to the plate and be an adult. Looking for an apartment boils down to more than just finding a complex with a pool and weight room.

For example, some places provide a laundry room onsite, others have appliances already in the apartment but others yet may only have hookups. Utilities also have to be taken into consideration when planning out a budget.

Apartment hunting doesn’t have to be a daunting process, however. If summer plans keep you in Jonesboro, take this guide along with you to make the smart decisions that won’t lead to a roach infested home.


Wolf Creek Apartments (formerly The Grove)

500 N. Caraway Rd, Jonesboro, AR 72401

Floor Plans: 2 and 3 bedroom/2 and 3 bath

Rates: $100 application fee/$453-$503 per bedroom/$250 pet deposit

Amenities: Apartment and community features

Additional Info: Pet friendly

Contact: (870) 933-7442 or via email, info@wolfcreekjonesboro.com

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

“Check for any elevation in price over time consistency of rates, appliance liability, maintenance criteria, pest control, who the company is that they use and they’re routine, (and) insurance.” – Mikka Rolle, sophomore communications major of Southaven, Miss.

“Look through more than just a few, but a long list of apartments. List prices and utilities you have to pay before you make your final decision. Don’t go because it’s cheap. My experience (at Wolf Creek) has been great. I came in, didn’t know my roommate and now we get along.” – Tiara Green, junior nursing major of Texarkana, Texas.


Willow Creek Apartments

6 Willow Creek Lane, Jonesboro, AR 72404

Floor Plans: 1, 2 and 3 bedroom/1 and 2 bath

Rates: $35 application fee/$87.50 - $600 deposit/$629- $1045

Amenities: Apartment and community luxuries/special and additional features

Additional Info: Pet friendly/host events/special offers

Contact: (870) 277-2589 or via website, www.livingwillowcreek.com

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Closed Sundays

“It’s been a wonderful experience, (I’ve) been here for three years. My biggest advice is to check out apartmentratings.com or talk to someone who actually lives there.” – Heather Herren, leasing agent.


Deerfield Crossing Sage Meadows (Townhomes)

5555 Macedonia Rd, Jonesboro, AR 72401

Floor Plans: 1,2 and 3 bedroom/ 1,2 and 2.5 bath

Rates: $25 application fee/$750 deposit/up to $995 per mth/$300 non-refundable pet deposit w/ extra $25 rental charge per mth

Amenities: Townhome luxuries

Additional Info: Pet friendly/Non-smoking

Contact: (870) 761-3333 or via website, www.deerfieldcrossing.com

Office Hours: None

“Find something that you can grow into. Stay in and buy a house.” – Amanda Gordon, manager of Deerfield Crossing.


College Corner Apartments

1830 E Johnson Ave, Jonesboro, AR 72401

Floor Plan – 1,2 and 3 bedroom/1 and 2 bath

Rates - $35 application fee per person/$465 - $625 per mth

Amenities – Apartment features

Additional Info: No pets/animal service available

Contact – (870) 972-8200 or via email, misael@alexanderforrest.com

Office hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Taryn Easterling, a property manager at College Corner, said apartment hunters should take a good look at the space and environment and make sure the apartment managers show them the property. She added it is important to also go over rules and regulations.

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