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Park Point RIT

(March 15 2010) Written by: Casey Bitzberger in Residence Life

I’ve done two posts on my previous housing…so I might as well keep the trend going as I lived at only one other residence besides the Gleason Residence Hall my Freshman year and University Commons apartments my current Junior year. My Sophomore year, I lived in Park Point.

 

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What is park point? http://www.parkpointrochester.com/

 

Well, it’s this amazing newly built apartment complex that sits right next to the RIT campus. At its heart is the bookstore, which is a Barnes and Noble’s. Little shops like Lovin’ Cup, Abbot’s Ice Cream, Wok With You, and Paradiso Pizza surround the book store and above the shops are apartments that house single and double apartments. To the left and right of this area are other apartments that house 3, 4, and 5 person apartments and townhouses.

 

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I lived in the 700’s (the other, less cool, side was where the 600’s apartments were) in a four-person town house. I lived there with three awesome girls who were all Graphic Designers. We were all clean and smart and got free stuff when we signed up to live in Park Point. I got Sweatpants :)


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My bedroom was green and had beautiful wood furniture, my window overlooked a wooded area, and I no longer had to walk to school everyday as the shuttle system (the buses) dropped my off on the academic side of campus every day (I got to catch up on my reading every time I got on the bus!).

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I really enjoyed my time at Park Point. My house was beautiful, my roommates were awesome girls, and everything was brand new. I was also really close to the shops and night life that Park Point has and enjoyed being close to the bookstore. The only thing that could move me from that apartment complex was the offer to move into a UC apartment. The benefits of a UC outweighed that of Park Point in that it was right on campus, cheaper, and something new to try out.

 

And for the record: I took these pictures right as I moved in during Fall quater. Though I am a clean freak, my room rarely ever looked like this again in terms of being ridiculously clean :)

Comments (3)

  • JP

    JP

    16 March 2010 at 07:58 |
    Nice pics. Interesting to see the inside of Park Point.
  • Emily Okey

    Emily Okey

    16 March 2010 at 15:00 |
    dear casey,

    we could have used your love for cleaning today, completely vacuumed, fabreezed and dusted george's area after you left :) nice window plants by the way.

    love,
    emibear

    ps: you know that recaptcha thing underneath that you have to type in... my word is "punched" thought you'd like that.
  • Michelle Bishop-Utano

    Michelle Bishop-Utano

    18 March 2010 at 12:01 |
    I have also never been in the apartments at Park Point before. I can’t believe how nice they are! When I was in college, for me, off campus housing meant an attic apartment, yes literally the attic – so in the winter it was freezing cold and the summer was scorching hot. The ceilings were all slanted and the doors looked like something from Alice in Wonderland, all crooked and small – it’s a good thing I’m on the shorter side! The kitchen was the size of your bathroom and the bathroom, probably the size of your closet. It was in a house that had been split up into 8 different apartments, so to get to it you had to climb two normal sets of stairs and then a very skinny, steep set. But I have to say it did have a lot of charm. Not even my first real apartment was as nice as yours. Boy, you all have it made!

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