Aberdeen Proving Ground - Housing

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Aberdeen Proving Ground - Housing

Postby guest-guest » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:43 am

This is a question for any current or future APG employees. Does anyone have any ideas for housing during the summer internship? I have looked at some long-term hotels and houses under Airbnb, but prices can definitely get pretty high and I wanted to know if there was a better solution. I don't know how easy it'd be to rent an apartment for barely three months.

Also, for anyone who is already working at CERDEC, how long does your summer internship usually last?


Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground - Housing

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:22 pm

Hi! I just received SMART this year so I won't be doing an internship until next summer (2018) but I will be at CERDEC in APG as well. I was looking at an Extended Stay America that is in Bel Air which is a 7 mile drive from APG. It costs about $100 per day (with taxes and everything) when booked for a month. Not sure how far you are from APG, but, if you are over 50 miles I believe you can get a stipend to cover the cost of temporarily moving down there. Last I checked the stipend is about $1000/week. I'm sure that can change from year to year though. Additionally, some Airbnbs give a discount for booking for a long time so I was going to email some Airbnb hosts to see if that is possible.
I'm not quite sure about renting apartments in the area though.

Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground - Housing

Postby Guest11 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:50 pm

University of Delaware is less than an hour away. Undergrads love to sublet their apartments for the summer. If you're okay with a bit of a drive, I'm sure you could find a student in the area who would be more than happy to sublet you their apartment.

Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground - Housing

Postby Guest » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:18 pm

Baltimore and Philidelphia are also only about an hour drive away each.

Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground - Housing

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:19 pm

Belcamp is about 15 minutes away from APG, and there are apartments that you can get there for 3 month leases.

Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground - Housing

Postby Guest_in_APG » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:52 pm

I had the same exact problem (the government does a terrible job of finding you a place to live). When I did look for a month to month, I just started calling apartment places in the area to find:

1.) Did they do month-to-month leases or what is the shortest lease they can do?
2.) If I had to sign a longer lease (such as a 6-month lease), what was the fee for breaking the lease?

I then just compiled from there. I lived originally at Holly Circle Apartments on Eastern Court (month-to-month leases but it is near a train station. Wouldn't want to live there permanently due to the noise but good for a few months). There are other little places around that cater to short-term lease people such as yourself. The other comments in this thread are also worthwhile.

This being said, while I'm not willing to do this right now, this could be a lucrative means of making money for if you're a previous SMART scholar to "house" a scholar or two for the summer for reasonable rent.

Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground - Housing

Postby engineergirl » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:43 am

Baltimore was already mentioned. I am a SMART graduate and work at APG, live in Baltimore, and commute about 45 minutes each way. There are about 5 or so in my branch that does this commute, and many more on base. You can find summer sublets from students that go to the 7 or so institutions in the city, or get short term housing from the apartment complexes. You'll have a much better time living in the city than in the surrounding suburbs of APG.

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