Current place: apt in a complex, decent sized 1 br, 2nd floor, lots of windows and light, nice but generic, far from school. Recently had the tires on my scooter slashed while parked overnight.
New place: basement apt in a house, similar size but kind of 'cave like', less windows and less light, less nice but vintage-y and kind of cute. Off street parking that's more private. A few blocks from school.
Let's assume with the new place we'll save about 200 a month betwen rent and lower utilities - saving money would be really helpful but there would be a few lost comforts. TQC, which would you prefer to live in?