Cullowhee, NC is located in Jackson County and is the home to Western California University. It has an estimated 10,000 residents. Since it is located on the east coast this area generally has mild winters and very warm summers. While being a relatively small area this city is known for its southern charm. This is a relatively rural area that gives residents and visitors alike a little bit of the city life in a more suburban/rural setting. The university is one of the main focal points in the area with over 220 undergraduate majors and over 40 graduate level programs. The student population for this school is around 9,000.
Looking for an apartment is not a difficult task. There are a few apartment complexes in the city as well as the WCU Apartments which are designed specifically for students of the university. Because this is a smaller area competition could be stiff so you want to apply as early as you can and make sure that your application shows ample proof of income as well as great references. With a smaller area you need to make sure that your application shines.
Apartment complexes as well as individual landlords will try to promote housing as it becomes available. In smaller towns like Cullowhee they understand that housing can get limited with such a large student body population so advertising as soon as possible is important. Landlords want their properties filled quickly. Keep an eye on the bulletin boards at the college as well as in local papers for upcoming units available. Some apartments may have an application fee so be prepared for this just in case.
There isn't really a public transportation system for this area. Many of the residents and students will walk to their destinations. It is however highly advised that anyone considering moving to the area have their own mode of transportation. Being a small town things can have a tendency to be spread out so you will want transportation. If you are remaining near the university or downtown area then you may be able to walk to many locations.
While Cullowhee may be smaller than your metropolitan cities it does have numerous things to do in town or within driving distance of town. Since North Carolina is known for its amazing landscape residents and visitors can go horseback riding, hiking, fishing and even boating. When the weather is optimal there is white water rafting and mountain biking. You can also stop in to the Cullowhee Cafe or Tuck's Tap & Grill if you are hungry and looking for a bite to eat.