Student housing has come a long way since the tiny, cinderblock-walled, bunk-bed-laden rooms of yesteryear. Next August, the 706 Georgia Tech students who will move into the new 19-story University House development by Inland American Communities will have amenities that rival any new apartment development in the city plus 10,500 square feet of double-decker ground-floor retail and restaurant offerings. The 268 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments come fully furnished with all utilities included, but no prices have been announced yet. They feature hardwoods in the living areas, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, designer lighting, and nine-foot ceilings. Roommate matching services are provided and just in case that doesn't work out so well, each resident has their own individual lease and individually keyed bedroom.
New renderings and video show giant screens everywhere. And we mean everywhere. Every apartment comes with a large flat-screen television, complete with expanded cable and HBO. The mezzanine level of the clubhouse has a full media room with a whole wall of TVs and screens for wireless gaming, an outdoor entertainment zone features pool tables and (you guessed it) more TVs. A terrace level has ping-pong, shuffleboard and multi-screen TV walls. The state-of-the-art fitness center... yep, TVs. Even the pool is overshadowed by an enormous 14-foot Jumbotron TV. You have never seen so many screens in one place outside of a Best Buy. Residents will also enjoy a few non-television-related amenities: a sky lounge with downtown views, stand-up tanning rooms, wi-fi throughout the building, bike storage, secure parking and an internet cafe.
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