Finding an apartment — uber cheap or uber chic?

Finding an apartment — uber cheap or uber chic?

I'm facing sort of an apartment crisis. I've looking for apartments and am finding really nice apartments (however slightly more than I want to spend) and rather small, dingy apartments that's best feature is the price. I always go for the cheap apartment and always move as soon as possible. So my question is, is it ever *worth* it to pay extra rent or is it better to save $200+ and be able to afford more 'fun' activities? Notes: * I live in Cincinnati where housing ranges from super cheap ($300) to super expensive ($1200+) for a one bedroom. * The nicer apartments mentioned are still in the 25-30% gross income range.
Lacewing eggs and what happened to the cosmos

Lacewing eggs and what happened to the cosmos

first post: so my apartment is kinda tiny.

first post: so my apartment is kinda tiny.

Wall of Frames

Wall of Frames

Growing basils on my fire escape

Growing basils on my fire escape

help with plant identification please!

help with plant identification please!

Can I get it to bush up?

Can I get it to bush up?