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Apartment Wars: The Avenue vs. The Grove

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By: Erin Pollack
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The Avenue and The Grove in San Marcos might seem similar because they are right across the street from each other, but they have many differences as well. Both apartments are on the Blanco River bus route number 21 and both are about three miles away from Texas State campus. They both have the option to be furnished or unfurnished, cable and internet are included with rent, and they both give you the option of having pets.

So what are some differences?

When it comes to pets, The Grove has a deposit of $250 and costs you an extra $30 a month. The Avenue has two specific pet buildings you must live in if you have a pet and it will cost you a fee of $250 and a $30 monthly fee.

Price varies from place to place and depends on factors like: number of bedrooms, furnished or unfurnished, and pets or no pets. The Avenue prices range from $889 for a one bedroom to $519 for a five bedroom with utilities and electric bills not included. The Grove prices range from $610 for a two bedroom and $580 for a three bedroom but ALL bills are included.

You might be having a hard time choosing which apartment to go with and sometimes it helps to hear what residents have to say. Jasmine Davis, Grove resident, talks about what she likes and dislikes about The Grove.

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The living room at The Grove. Photo by: http://gogrove.com/san_marcos/apartments/#floorplans


“I like that they offer extended cable and HBO for free, and the management knows your name, they are super friendly and helpful. I don’t like how the entry gates are very slow and inconvenient, I also don’t like the fact that the apartments don’t have a kitchen pantry.”

So what about The Avenue? Lindy Lantelme, Avenue resident, shares her opinion of the good and the bad when it comes to living at the Avenue.

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The living room/ kitchen at the Avenue. Photo By: https://www.ucribs.com/listing/1942-142-north-lbj-drive-san-marcos-tx-78666/


“The best part of living here is having the amazing amenities available like the hot tub, HUGE gym and Starbucks coffee maker in the office. I also like that it is really affordable for how spacious it is. A few things i don’t like are the lack of parking spaces, and the walls are paper-thin.”

There are pros and cons no matter where you live, but choosing is the hardest part. Ask around for advice and do your research, that way no matter what you decide you can do it confidently.


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