I'm coming to York next month to study in the undergraduate English Lit program. I'm from the US originally and will not know a single soul in the city of York when I arrive. I'm aware that York offers on-campus accommodations, but I'm not too interested in living in a dorm. At 24, I'm probably a bit older than most first years and would prefer to avoid the dorm lifestyle if I can (I experienced it at 18, and while I found it fun, I don't necessarily care to relive the time).
I'm wondering if anyone has any tips or leads on off-campus housing. Initially, I was looking for my own apartment, but now I'm thinking it might be good for me to live in a communal environment of sorts with other students. I stumbled across a Facebook page that was a roommate exchange of sorts, but I can't seem to find it now. Does anyone have the link to that? Or does anyone know of someone(s) else looking for a roommate near the university? Looking to pay up to £900/month and would ideally like a year-long lease.
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