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New york city guide

Campus life is great, but it is just not for everyone. Maybe you would rather choose to live independently or you just missed a spot to get on-campus housing. Living off campus by yourself is a great way to learn how to be independent in life. There is a huge proportion of students who commute from various places to Pace. Most famous spots from where people commute to Pace University are discussed below:

1. Midtown

With just a few minutes of subway ride away is most famous union square. Here, you will find lots of pace university students living in a shared apartment to make it affordable to live in Manhattan. This place has an exciting neighborhood. There is always something new going around at Union Square which gives you the real vibes of living in the city. Here, you will never be alone. Also, commute from here is just 15-20 minutes maximum which makes it more convincing to live here.

2. New Jersey

Although New Jersey is a whole different state, path trains make transportation really easy. Areas like Jersey City, Journal Square and Harrison are very common amongst off campus pace university students. Another benefit of living here is rent is cheaper than the city so money saved on rent can be used on other important things like study abroad. Lastly, unlimited path card is cheaper than the unlimited metro card so it’s a win-win for us from all sides.

3. Gold Street to Wall Street

If you don’t want to travel and just be within walking distance of the university, you should be looking to rent somewhere from gold street to wall street. Apartments in these areas are highly luxurious apartment offering the best possible lifestyle that one can have in Manhattan. Usually, in these areas, Pace students share the apartment to divide the cost and make it affordable to live in one of the finest area of Manhattan.

4. Brooklyn

Last but not least the most famous area among Pace students living off campus is Brooklyn. This is a must considered area if you want to be in the city and at the same time have a peaceful neighborhood. It is pretty much same as Manhattan, but tourists make Manhattan a bit crowdy so if you want to have a calm environment around you while at home- Brooklyn is the place to be.

In conclusion, these are some of the famous spots around Pace University from where students commute. There is also a small portion of students who commute from other places like Queens and Staten Island. It is extremely easy to find off-campus housing shared by Pace University students. All you have to do is keep networking with people about it and you never know who might be your next roommate.


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Yesha Chahwala

Recently moved from India to NYC to study international business at Pace University. Also a national gymnast of India. Here to share my experience of Pace NYC Campus.


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