A poll of the Elon community says Historic Neighborhood is the best neighborhood on Elon’s campus. Historic beat out Global, Colonnades, Danieley, East and Oaks neighborhoods for the title.
Historic is comprised of six residential buildings and the most recent addition for students, LaRose Commons, complete with a kitchen and lounge space.
“Historic is the only neighborhood that is comprised of a variety of housing styles, such as community style, suite style and three single-gender halls,” said Simone Thompson, Community Director for the Historic Neighborhood. “It makes it very easy to build relationships with members of your residence and neighborhood community.”
Many changes have recently occurred in Historic Neighborhood, ranging from updated dining options to renovated dorms.
“When I arrived at Elon in 2017, Historic did not have a student commons, dining hall and only two residence halls out of six that have been renovated,” Thompson said. “Within two years, McEwen Dining Hall was renovated and includes residential dining stations on the first floor of McEwen as well as Knead.”
As for future renovations, Smith Hall will be renovated this summer, followed by Carolina Hall and Hook, Brannock and Barney halls in 2021 and 2022.
Freshmen often find living in Historic to be an engaging experience with plenty to do outside of class. Freshman Ali Roberts, a resident of Carolina Hall, said she enjoys her experiences with the neighborhood.
“I love living in Historic in the aspect that there is always something going on,” Roberts said. “It’s always a very homey feeling here, and I never find myself being bored or wondering what to do next.”