A look back at some of the movies that stood out in 2016
I went to college at UC Santa Barbara. The off-campus housing district is an area about one mile long and half a mile wide. When I was there in the 1980s it was thoroughly built up, mostly with two-story apartment buildings. The population required far more than this, but there also was a decade-long building halt (technically a halt on new hookups) due to water shortage. This area was separated from the general community (to the general community's relief) by a swamp with an airport on it, which is itself an interesting combination in certain weather conditions. The upshot was that yeah, we had roommates. I had a comparatively sweet situation, by benefit of being at the far end from campus, of a two-bedroom apartment with a landlord-imposed limitation to three residents. I paid a premium to have the bedroom to myself.
Looking at Google Maps, there appears to have been only limited new building. I see a West Campus Apartment complex and West Campus Faculty Housing, the mere existence of which is telling.