where can I find an apartment similar to a college/university dorm?

I am graduating from university soon but I dont think I am ready to transition/move into an apartment by myself. I am just really nervous and I don think I can handle the responsibility of a light bill, water bill, maintenance, pest control, extensive daily cleaning, worrying about being safe, parking...etc Its not that I am lazy because I always clean my mother's house when I visit her and I am also good with money, its just that I am so accustomed to my single room here at the dorm that living in an apartment seems like a burden. At my university we pay a monthly fee of $700. That gets you a single room, free wifi, all utilities included, parking spot, maintenance, cleaning services, public toilet&baths for every community (there are 20 people in a community and 10 toilets&baths so it works out well) pest control 3 was rooms per community, gym, pool, music room...etc. Basically all I have to do is cook/buy my own food and come up with $700 per month. I have been doing it 4 for years and its been the easiest thing ever, and we even have installment plans if we cant pay monthly. Living on your own may be different since the rent is gonna be more than $700, plus you have to pay your own utilities and fix anything that is broken. I just dont think I am ready for that yet since I dont even have a full time job, I cant possible afford the average rent which is around $1000+ in NYC where I live. So does anyone know of any apartment complex that are similar to dorms? I know I wont find one exactly like a dorm where they do everything for us, but it would be cool to find one with 'utilities included'. I am also looking for the dorm building style where I can have neighbors and lots of floors. Kinda like a hotel design. Does anything like this exist outside the college, military and hotel world? Or am I SOL? BTW, I am not good with roommates hence the reason i live in a single room at the dorm right If I was good with roommates this whole thing would have been easier because I would have just shacked up with some of the other dudes graduating with me. I just want a cheap single room with my privacy, but it must be similar to dorm life where I can still go out to the loft and hang out, where we share a kitchen, where we have cleaning services that come 3 times a week...etc. Now I know you are probably saying to yourself that having a roommate/ roommates in a private home is similar but its not. Thats actually more personal since you see the same person/people everyday, and its not really private ESPECIALLY if he/she is the house owner. Plus you dont have the luxury if security, cleaning services, meeting new people...etc I am just addicted to that (my brother just got discharged from the NAVY and he hates apartments as well since he lived in a barracks. He says the barracks is just like a dorm and he loves it because its a easy way of life. He lived in a single room as well, so he got his privacy but if he wanted some social time he just had to step outside his room into the loft. So where can i find a place like this in the USA without them charging me like $3,000. I already checked craigslist and the prices are ridiculous! I saw some lovely complexes but they are overpriced and you still have to pay your own utilities; who could possibly afford these places?

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You can look for a room in a private residence,preferably one with a separate entrance and bathroom. This type arrangement should be close to what you have now but would not include a cleaning service.
Answered By: Bill - 12/29/2010
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