私のハウジングバックグランド (Housing background by Yu)

home-buyer  私が初めて住んでた家はホストファミリースタイルでした.7人賑やかな家族でした。毎月500$が家賃と初月に200$が敷金を支払っていました。

良かった事

  • ホストファリーママのご飯が美味しい。
  • バス停が近かい。
  • スーパーマーケットが近くて便利。
  • 家賃がリーズナブル。
  • ホストファミリーがとても親切。

悪かったとこ

  • 二時間半かけてバスで学校へ通う事。

 

学校が遠いため、学校の近くに引っ越しました。二個目のお家はOceanside にある一軒家で、四人のハウスメイトとシェアハウスしてました。家賃が650$で700$敷金でした。

良かった事

  • 15分の徒歩で学校につける事。
  • ルームメイト車で食材の買い物を一緒に買い行ってくれる事

悪かった事

  • 大家がとてもルールに煩く、不定期に家のチェックやリビングルームに泊りにくる。
  • 家と学校の間に坂があって、登るのがたまに辛い。

夏休みを迎え日本に一時帰国する時に家を引っ越しました。私がいま住んでいる家は同じくOceanside, 学校から車で10分ほどドライブでつきます。家賃が600$で敷金が200$です。

良かった事

  • 自分専用のトイレとシャワールームがある事
  • 年配のホストファミリー夫婦はとても親切。
  • 家のコミュニティではプールとジャグジーが使い放題。

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最後に、引っ越しすることは沢山の利点もありますが、それと同時に時間と労働がかかります。引っ越しを通じてたくさんの経験ができたのも留学での面白い思い出になれたと思います。もしあなたが新入生でしたら学校の近くで家を探すようお勧めします。環境に慣れるのはじめのステップであって。慣れ始めたらまた少しづつ自分で留学のライフスタイル変えていけたらと思います。

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What students pay for housing – By Lee

When deciding upon coming to Miracosta College (or anywhere else for that matter), a question to ask is how much can you expect to pay while living here in Southern California. Well, I have made it really easy for you, by interviewing several different students about how much they pay rent, what kind of accomodations they live in, and what features they get with their rent. They have all opted to stay anonymous, but they are all current Fall 2017 students.

Student #1:

I pay $400 for rent for my own room (master) in Hidden Cove Apartments, in Escondido, CA. I split it evenly with 5 other people. I also share my bathroom with someone else. With $400 I get gated community, a parking space, heated pool, maintenance, and in-apartment gym.

http://www.hiddencoveapartmenthomes.com/en/apartments/floor-plans.html

Student #2:

I pay $200, but I live with family in a house, in Vista, CA So I share with everyone, and get all other housing expenses for free.

Student #3:

I pay $400 for a couch in an apartent in Shadowridge Summerwind Apartments in Vista, CA. I share the apartment with one other person. I get everything included with my rent.

http://www.summerwindapartmentliving.com/Floor-plans.aspx

Student #4:

I currently live with my parents, because even though I tried to live on my own, it was just too expensive. I had paid $700 in rent, split it with one other person, in downtown San Diego. Add to that the expenses of food, gas, utilites, and other stuff, it was just too expensive.  Sidenote: San Diego is expensive so be aware of the amount needed to stay here, even it’s just for 6 months.

https://www.apartments.com/downtown-san-diego-san-diego-ca/

Student #5:

I pay $250, but I live with my mom to help out. I live in a house here in Oceanside, with my own bathroom. The only thing I do not get with the rent is laundry expenses.

Student #6

I pay $700 to live with a host family which includes food and utilities. I found the family when a friend moved out and I went to visit the house.  When I first arrived to MiraCosta I stayed with a host family.  I didn’t like sharing a bathroom, but the family was very nice and took me to many places in San Diego.  I think it is good to start with a host family because you will learn more about the local area faster.

To find a host family you can apply with Homestay Services International.

As you can see, there is a wide range of prices, but the average is $600 in the Northern San Diego county area (Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Carlsbad, Encinitas) to share a room and apartment. So, with all that being said, this is why it is necessary for you to put aside so much money before coming here, because it is really expensive. BUT, it is worth it once you do arrive. There is a reason why it’s expensive here, especially in Southern California, and it’s because everyone in the nation and the world wants to live here (Hint: it’s got something to do with Hollywood — and the great weather).