Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00
Looking for a new place? Tired of roommate issues? Then check out Towne Parc, one of the calmer and homier apartment complexes of Gainesville.
By Spencer L. Reeder
Close to Archer Road and the University of Florida campus, it's perfect for the on-the-go student. Free coffee every morning doesn't hurt either.
Give Me My Space Towne Parc offers a variety of layouts. Each apartment includes a kitchen area and a spacious living area. The two, three and four bedroom townhouses have an up and downstairs, with bathrooms on both floors. If you want a place to yourself, single flats are available in both up and downstairs locations.
Not Your Average Apartment
With unique apartment features like a dog park and vegetable garden, this apartment complex may be the place you're looking for. "It definitely feels more homey," says Property Manager Carlos Quijada. He says that the area is calm and has a "sense of community."
Towne Parc offers a variety of amenities, including a lighted basketball court, two tennis courts, four racquetball courts, clubhouse, pool area, fitness center and a pool table. Residents can look forward to four pool parties a year, free pizza once a month and free coffee every day. And if you don't want to wait in line for printing, drop by the computer lab with your own paper for free printing.
Make sure to take advantage of the community lake and barbecue picnic area as well. It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors and meet your neighbors.
Just off Archer Road, Towne Parc is tucked away in a wooded area, allowing for both privacy and convenience. It's two miles away from the Reitz Union, so you can easily bike to campus.
Towne Parc offers affordable rates, including water, sewer, pest control, garbage removal and maintenance.
Service With a Smile
If you're looking to sign and save some money, you're in luck. Currently, security and application fees will be waived if you have a co-signer. Towne Parc does not tow, so there is plenty of parking.
Towne Parc provides alarms for every unit, and there are two GPD courtesy officers on site. And if you're still having doubts, the Towne Parc staff all live there, so you know you'll be taken care of. "We do live here," Carlos says. "We do care."
|Year Built:||1978, Remodeled 2003|
|Total # of units:||280|
|Parking:||Plenty, plus no towing|
|Rental Rates:||1/1 $595-$625; 2/2 $770; 3/2 $825; 4/2 $925|
|Sq. Footage of each unit:||1 BR 560-600; 2, 3, 4 BR 1,160|
|Mix of renters:||Undergrad, grad, professionals and some families|
|Pet Policy:||$250 one-time fee; no aggressive breeds|
|Length of lease:||12-month, short-term on 1/1 but currently filled|
2930 SW 23rd Terrace • www.towneparc.com • 352-375-3072