Luxurious. Classy. Spacious. These are the words that came to mind today as I moved into my new home for the next few months: the Buchanan Apartments. Located in Arlington, just three metro stops away from the city, this apartment complex is a huge upgrade from even the nicest dorms in Williamsburg. In the lobby, where first impressions are critical, the tall ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and ambient jazz music give the place both a warm and welcoming feel.
Once you pass the front desk (which has 24 hour concierge), a bank of elevators is to the right and a hallway that leads to a billiards room, a small gym, and a meeting room is to the left. As I explored the building, I couldn’t help but think that if only more W&M students knew about this place, more would apply to the W&M in Washington Program.
After I got off the elevator on the 15th floor, I navigated a long hallway before reaching my apartment. Inside, a wonderfully spacious living/dining room is the first thing you see. Every room comes pre-furnished, even the kitchen, which has everything needed to cook a delicious meal. As for the bedrooms, well, they are large enough to run laps in and have humongous walk-in closets. Finally, the balcony off the main room is another nice feature, even though view from my apartment is only of a high-rise office building.
In college, it’s rare to live in a place with as much class and style as the Buchanan. But this semester, the students in the W&M in Washington Program are in for a treat. It’s going to be a great semester!