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Upscale student housing to be available in 2015

New Miami Preserve apartments

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The Miami Preserve apartments will feature fitness center, tanning facilities

By Abigail Bates, For The Miami Student

Looking for somewhere new to live for the 2015-2016 school year? The new apartment buildings dubbed The Miami Preserve may just be your answer.

Although the Miami Preserve buildings are currently still under construction, the website boasts itself as being "Oxford's newest, most upscale student living community."

The Miami Preserve, located off Spring Street across from Kroger - only half a mile off campus - is set to be completed during the summer of 2015 and ready for the fall semester move-in date in August.

The apartments will come fully furnished with four bedrooms, each room with its own private bathroom and walk-in closet. Bedrooms will also each have a full sized bed, nightstand, desk, chair and dresser.

Kitchen areas will include all necessary appliances including refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves and stoves. The living spaces will feature couches, coffee tables, flat screen TVs and media centers. Apartments will also have a patio or deck and a clothes washer and dryer.

In addition to the fully furnished rooms, residents will also have access to various community amenities, such as a 24-hour fitness center, a clubhouse, quiet study lounges, free tanning booths, an outdoor picnic pavilion with fireplace, a 26,000-square-foot library, free wi-fi and more. The Miami Preserve is also leasing 22,000 square feet of on-sight retail space.

According to Robert Fiorita, Architect and Principal in Ownership, the average rental price per student will be about $680 per month.

The Miami Preserve also has individual leasing, so residents are only responsible for covering their portion of the rent, which residents can pay monthly or in semester installments. Leasing will be available for spring semester of this academic year.

"Asset Campus Housing is our professional leasing company," added Fiorita.

If residents do not have a roommate in mind, the Miami Preserve also offers a roommate matching service. Residents can complete a

roommate matching form that helps the staff find someone who will be the best match.

Victoria Galbreath, a junior interested in the Miami Preserve housing complec asked an important question. "Is there going to be a bus stop for transportation to campus in front of the apartments?"

According to the Miami Preserve website, a county bus stop will be on-site to provide transportation to campus and around Oxford. There will also be parking for residents and visiting guests, along with garages with attic storage.

Pets, however, are not allowed so residents can expect to leave them at home along with their furniture.

The Miami Preserve is located in close proximity to the train tracks. For many students this poses a problem because the noise factor might interfere with their living experience.

"The train tracks are close but trains are infrequent and travel at low speeds, therefore not loud, a couple of times during the day." Fiorita said.

For more information, visit miamipreserve.com or find them on Facebook.

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