Yes, I live in "the woods". No, this is not the same as the forrest. I do not live in a tree.
Albright has 10 apartment buildings set behind the campus in a beautiful area called the Albright Woods. Each apartment building has four apartments in it. Each apartment holds four students and has a full bathroom, kitchen, and living room. The buildings are positioned two by two around a lacrosse field, wooded area, pond, and large hill. I am actually a resident assistant here in "the woods". Mostly upperclassman live in these apartments. I have personally grown to love living here.
Apartment life has been an excellent transition for me into a world full of bills, cooking, house maintenance, and a full time job. One thing I have been scared about is: being lonely once I left dorm life. I was scared to death that I would move into an apartment and turn into a hermit.
Funny enough, exactly the opposite has happened. I love living in "the woods" mostly because of the great community it has allowed me to develop. You would think moving out of the dorms would mean much less community interaction. This is only true if you let it be true. I, along with several other residents in my apartment, have made sure that is not true. In my apartment there are always people stopping in, having dinner, doing bible studies, baking for something, playing games, watching sports (we have 3 TVs), etc. Living in the woods has allowed me to develop much closer relationships with a few people rather than more shallow relationships with dozens of people. I love it up here!