Sorry for the late response, assuming that you are still renting and not buying and considering that you don't have a car, I'd personally go with the second apartment. Living-wise, the second apartment appears to give you a warmer, homier feel than the first apartment even though it might not be centrally located to entertainment, nightlife, and necessities. But you work right? You can always drop by the grocery store to buy some steak, veggies, and shampoo right before going home. But I personally value the comfort and coziness of my home so that sways me towards apartment #2, good luck on your decision!