Most students move off campus after living in the dorms their freshman year. Lawrence definitely caters to students who want to live off campus, and most students agree that finding somewhere to live off campus is convenient and affordable.
One of the most popular student-dominated off-campus areas is affectionately called the “student ghetto.” While houses here are usually pretty old and can have a few problems, students prefer this area because it’s within walking distance to campus and the bars and restaurants of downtown Lawrence and Massachusetts Street. More expensive living is also available for students willing to pay for it. The Legends Place Apartments are some of the priciest in Lawrence but are extremely nice and new. However, these apartments are not near campus, which is something many students look for when getting a place. The freedom of living off campus is refreshing for students after living with the rules and regulations of the dorms.