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Maximo ain’t cheapo but it is pretty

Posted By Robert Frawley On Aug 12, 2012 @ 10:49 am In News | Comments Disabled


Next Friday starts Cal’s 2012 Move-In/Welcome Week [1], and for about 400 sophomore and upper-division students that means being the first people to live in the brand new Maximo Martinez Commons Residence Hal [2]l.

The new housing complex on Channing Way offers a more apartment like feel for continuing students. MMC (not Mickey Mouse Club) [3] seems to be the most luxurious living situation that Cal has ever offered: full kitchens in each apartment, fully furnished rooms and a fitness facility. Some apartments are even two stories.

The one major drawback is that the building overlooks People’s Park [4], but who wouldn’t sacrifice a nice view for accommodations like these?

As beautiful as the new building is, it does come with a big price tag. For a year, it costs about $10,000 dollars for single occupancy apartments. Continuing students on a budget might want to stick to Craigslisting it with a roommate or applying for a a cheap but friendly co-op. [5]

Image source: Housing.berkeley.edu [2], Courtesy

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[1] Cal’s 2012 Move-In/Welcome Week: http://welcome.berkeley.edu/

[2] Maximo Martinez Commons Residence Hal: http://www.housing.berkeley.edu/livingatcal/martinez.html

[3] not Mickey Mouse Club): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mickey_Mouse_Club

[4] People’s Park: http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2012-08-03/article/40075?headline=Eye-Witness-Comes-Forward-In-People-s-Park-Dog-Slaying--By-Ted-Friedman

[5] co-op.: http://www.bsc.coop/

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