I live in a city that is known as a “school town.” No matter where you look in our little city, you will see stuff that is designed to attract to school students.
The people I was with and I have two universities in our city, and every one of us have a pretty wonderful community school, as well.
The people I was with and I even have a technical school that has a wonderful reputation. Over the past multiple years or so, there has been a large burst in student housing construction – and I am talking pretty costly living is to be had in these places. The housing communities have swimming pools with heaters, weight rooms, free PCs, all kinds of food arrangements, and even services where they will send beach home cards for residents’ families birthdays, mother’s day, and the like. The best thing I guess they have, though, is modern and efficient heating and cooling, but parents have to pay for utilities, and everyone knows that air conditioning and heating is what makes those electric bills skyrocket. Because of these appealing residences, the university has had to face some realities. No one wants to live in their musty old dorms. There are a few dorm buildings that don’t even have air conditioning! That is strenuous to believe, I know, and some smart guy at the school finally decided it is time to update the dorm buildings and put in not only great flooring and furnishings, but also efficient and top-notch heating and cooling options. The days of the mythical starving student are over; most students live better than I do, and they are demanding that Heating and Air Conditioning technology keep up with their active and costly lifestyles.