My freshman year at B.U. I roomed in a West Campus dorm, complete with mini fridge, impossibly small closet and annoying roommate. I knew that if I could talk my parents into it, I wanted to move off campus as quickly as possible. So my sophomore year I found a great roommate and we moved into Dexter Park, off Comm. Ave just on the border of Boston and Brookline.
I love living in my own apartment because it gives me a lot more freedom and also a sense of responsibility. If we don't pay our cable bill on time we have no one to blame but ourselves when we can't watch The Real Housewives of New York City on Tuesday night.