Finding the Basics
Located in a safe area on the east side of town. Studio to 3 bedroom apartments are available. Pets allowed. Apartments are roomy with a lot of storage space and dishwashers. Added bonuses are basketball courts, a pool, work out facilities, and tennis courts. There is also a large laundry facility for residents. The drive to campus is about 15-20 minutes. And while it may seem unimportant, there is a brand new Wal-Mart within a mile of VQ. The website is: www.thevillagequarter.com
This is also very popular. Most of the classes of 2010 and 2011 live here. These apartments are much newer and nicer (but unfortunately more expensive than most of the other apartments in Terre Haute, but some consider that it’s worth it.) than most of the alternatives.
HTA offers 1-3 bedroom apartments with optional private attached garage. Pets allowed. There’s a brand new clubhouse with a nice workout facility and pool. It is located right on the Heritage Trail, a bike trail that runs from the campus of Indiana State University to just past the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. It’s a great area for running, biking, etc. 10-15 minute drive. Like I said, most of the students in our class live here, and if you get a roommate, it can be fairly affordable. If I had to recommend apartments, these would be it. www.heritagetrailapartments.com
Center City Apartments
Very secure apartments within walking distance of campus. Studio to two bedroom apartments available with dishwasher. Nice design. Call early for an apartment because they go pretty fast. They are somewhat expensive as well and a lot of ISU students live here so it can get noisy at times.
Cobblestone Crossings Apartments
These apartments are also a new alternative in Terre Haute. They are located on US41, about four miles south of I-70. They are really, really nice apartments, and are located in a very busy part of town. The mall and a number of restaurants are very close. The downside is that the traffic on the west side of town can be very heavy and it can take up to twenty-five minutes to get to campus. That being said, these are probably the nicest apartments in Terre Haute. The clubhouse is being built and should be finished by the summer of 2008. Again, you get what you pay for and these apartments can be quite pricey. http://www.cobblestonecrossings.com/
(812) 232-9199 1095 Spruce St, Terre Haute, IN: These apartments are within walking distance of campus. 1-3 bedroom apartments are available. A lot of ISU students live there, so it can be loud on the weekends. The apartment staff are friendly and helpful, and provide free dinners once a month. There is a nice clubhouse and a small pool. Laundry facilities in every building. These are not recommended.
Southern Manor Apartments
(812) 299-4376 1759 E Morgan Dr, Terre Haute, IN: A small, quiet apartment complex with laundry hookup and private garages attached to the apartments. Most of these apartments are not rented by college students, so they tend to be quiet. The drive to campus is about 15 minutes.
Health and fitness
ISU has a few places to play indoor Basketball, lift weights, etc. They are also building a brand new recreational facility that will be state-of-the art and should be read to open by 2009.
Places to run: Heritage Trail, Deming Park, Dobbs Park, ISU outdoor track, Rea Park (across from Regional Hospital), Collett Park (also good for rollerblading), safe to run in town.
Sports/workout facilities: Le Club memberships (on campus) are $50/year or $35/semester (has free weights, nautilus, cardiovascular equipment, and aerobics classes), YMCA has weights and aerobics classes (Walnut and 6th), Union Hospital’s Center for Fitness and Performance (convenient for second years).
Parks: Believe it or not, Terre Haute is pretty in the fall and beautiful in the spring. Check out Deming Park at the east end of Ohio Street (on the east side of town) and Dobbs Park on Poplar Street just before US46. These are great places to go and sit in the sun, take a walk, or just get away from “the grind.” Also, Bloomington and Indianapolis are only about an hour away, so you don’t have to go too far for a change of scenery. Remember to relax and take some time for yourself. If you ever have questions or need advice, don’t hesitate to talk to the second year students.
Churches: Memorial United Methodist, Trinity Lutheran, First Baptist, World Gospel (non-denominational), St. Joseph. Talk to second years.
Groceries: Kroger, Wal-Mart Super Center (one on the south side and a new one right by village quarter), Super K-mart, County Market, Baesler’s.
Malls: Honey Creek Mall (just south of I-70 on 3rd street)
School Supplies: Office Max, Wal-Mart Super Center, Super K-mart, Staples.
Haircuts: Fantastic Sam’s, The Style Council, Lexus Hair Designs, Nick’s Salon, Master Cuts at the mall
Coin laundry: Courtesy Cleaners, Dawn Drive Laundromat (very clean, no smoking)