Hickory Mills offers quiet, private suites

Kelly Pickerel

Less expensive than its business partner Whitehall Terrace, Hickory Mills apartments offer other advantages as well.

“I go home in the summers to work at a job,” said Katie Montogomery, junior business management major. “I chose Hickory Mills because they had a nine-month lease.”

Rent at the complex, which is located off Summit Street, also includes water, sewage and trash pickup.

Nate Douglass, sophomore history major, said he doesn’t think he’s paying what the apartment deserves.

“I dislike the fact that rent is rather expensive for a small apartment,” he said.

According to management, Hickory Mills offers studios starting at $410, one bedroom at $559 and two bedroom apartments at $729 per month. The rooms are generally smaller than competing complexes’.

Montogomery said she doesn’t like how the apartments’ appliances aren’t up-to-date.

“I don’t really like that the kitchen has older appliances,” she said. “The oven is really old and small.”

Ignoring the outdated appliances, Lyndsey Minadeo, senior organizational communications major, said she likes the layout the best.

“I really like (how it’s) not like a normal apartment building,” she said. “You don’t have people above you or below you. You have your own yard, and it’s quaint and quiet.”

Hickory Mills labels its apartments “suites” with their own fenced-in patios.

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