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Would you want to live in a downtown Lawrence loft?

Response Percent Votes
53% 522
43% 421
I don’t know
3% 31
Total 974


RoeDapple 6 years, 8 months ago

Of course! The smell of rancid grease wafting through the window from the render's tank in the alley below has always been a morning delight for me! Yuck!

KS 6 years, 8 months ago

Next door to all the freeloaders?

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 8 months ago

I'd love it! Front row seats to all the parades and protests for the grandkids.

Martha Oldham 6 years, 8 months ago

I have always wanted to live in a downtown Lawrence loft? It would be perfect. I don't think you would need to own a car.

overthemoon 6 years, 8 months ago

except for grocery shopping....there's no place to walk or bike to. Buses run, but not at the odd times one needs to hit the store!

number3of5 6 years, 8 months ago

Have absolutely no desire to live in town anywhere. Give me the country life.

Kendall Simmons 6 years, 8 months ago

Having lived in a downtown loft back in Cambridge, Mass, I've always thought it would be neat to live upstairs on Mass St. here in Lawrence...and not just for the "Mass" connection. If you've never lived in a neat place downtown in a neat city, I think you've missed an awesome experience.

Of course, my ideal place to live would be where my front door opens into the city while my back door opens into the country.

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 8 months ago

Not for the gajillion dollars they charge in rent/house payment for the "privilege".

middlemgmt 6 years, 8 months ago

If I were single maybe. It would not be an option for me with a family. Kids need yards and neighborhood friends.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 8 months ago

Yah, I plan to move into one of 'em on the 12th of Never.

riverdrifter 6 years, 8 months ago

Yep, I'd like it. It'd be fun to trip in & out of -if I had the wherewithal. I'd still like to have the dive on the Bowersock dam. That's the coolest place in town. An apt. on the Plaza would be nice, for sure.

sustainabilitysister 6 years, 8 months ago

It would be great fun if I didn't have critters. The enjoyment of a yard with a fire pit is quite nice too.

overthemoon 6 years, 8 months ago

Back in the day when there were real loft apartments it was great.. And cheap. "Loft" apartments these days are just apartments with higher ceilings. No adventure, no interest. And really expensive for the square footage.

jafs 6 years, 7 months ago


People seem to have forgotten - lofts were originally in old commercial buildings, and very spartan.

Artists lived there, because they were cheap.

I'm sure that whoever was renting them out was breaking a number of rental codes.

Scott Morgan 6 years, 8 months ago

I live on a spacious elbow room multi acre pc. of land with home now. Non cyber friends are shocked when I tell them my second choice living arrangements would be spacious loft type living where a car is not needed.

Count me as one who could enjoy it. Mow what? Food delivery, walk a few steps for a breakfast? Slip down and catch some live music before bedtime?

Bailey Perkins 6 years, 8 months ago

Too loud and too expensive. One condo unit is on the verge of foreclosing and the Hobbs Taylor Lofts cost over $250,000. How much are they charging for the new lofts? Oh, not to mention those available at The Oread.....

1029 6 years, 8 months ago

I don't think you are actually supposed to live in those, just buy them and save them for later or something. You would definitely be one of the "cool alumni" if you had one you could use a few times a year on gamedays.

tomatogrower 6 years, 8 months ago

I would love it, but my tomatoes wouldn't.

sigephandy 6 years, 7 months ago

Not at $1,100 a month and with my little tiny Saint Bernard I think the renting company might have a small issue.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 6 years, 7 months ago

I might retire there or keep a place for when I leave the ranch for a few weeks to visit town. I'll consider it if I ever am able to afford a ranch, or to retire.

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