I share rent with roommates but our area is pretty shitty alright. But it's right next to the city and better than that shit the University can provide though so I can't really complain.
About Legend of the Galactic Heroes being at that price, I wouldn't pay for it. $500 at most and it better come with artbooks, mechanical design, and some other gimmicks. It's a good show, but $2000 can buy a lot of shit you know.