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Best Places for International Students. Creekwalk Commons & LivableCNY

Best Places for International Students. Creekwalk Commons & LivableCNY

Since we last looked at apartment options for graduate students we’ve learned a lot about the special needs international students have. In this sponsored update, we take an in-depth look at how Creekwalk Commons is addressing the specific challenges facing students who travel thousands of miles to study in Central New York.

Several months ago when we wrote about international graduate student Yiran Gong’s experience relocating to Syracuse, we were surprised to discover all the challenges facing people who come to study in the Central New York region. But as we soon discovered, there are people developing solutions for these problems. Among these, Creekwalk Commons stands out as a place built to serve the needs of international scholars and artists who come the the Syracuse area. The apartment complex has become a thriving community with students, professors, artists and young professionals that is a key part of a revitalized urban scene.

Downtown Syracuse is in the midst of a transformation. New construction on South Salina street, around Armory Square, and in the heart of Downtown near Clinton Square is gradually re-making the city into a model for walkable and livable cities.

We spoke to a number of new residents in downtown’s newest residence, Creekwalk Commons, and were surprised to discover that several had left some of the hottest destinations in the country to come to Syracuse.

Yelena Duterte came to Syracuse by way of Chicago and the San Francisco Bay area. The new Director of the Veterans Law Clinic at the Syracuse University College of Law  loves downtown’s “beautiful architecture, great restaurants, and bars.” More than that, she loves the fact that city living can come with a strong connection to the University.

Bedrooms come ready for sleep, an important consideration for international students arriving in the dead of night.

Bedrooms come ready for sleep, an important consideration for international students arriving in the dead of night.

Elise Shuford, an artist and educator loves the convenience of Creekwalk’s central location.

“The variety and accessibility. If you aren’t in the mood for pasta or pizza, you just have to walk next door for something unique. And getting to and from downtown is generally easy and convenient. I can get to work in the Far West side 4 different ways, each between 10-20 minutes with traffic.”

In addition to the benefits of living in the cultural center of Syracuse, Creekwalk Commons offers several amenities including an on-premises gym and recreation rooms.

In addition to the benefits of living in the cultural center of Syracuse, Creekwalk Commons offers several amenities including an on-premises gym and recreation rooms.

For Shuford, the biggest surprise was the value. Creekwalk Commons has created a cool place in the center of the City without sacrificing the small town feel.

“I’ve lived in several apartments and this one takes the cake. The facilities are beautiful and always growing and expanding. The staff is friendly, efficient and wonderful. I feel safe and secure in the building and know my needs are taken care of in a prompt and efficient manner. And having a coffee shop right in our building is pretty cool and exciting too.”

Creekwalk Commons has a few apartments available for the coming academic year. To see an apartment and inquire for availability, click here, or call +1 315 565-7690.

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