There's a Subway place just 210 paces from my front door (i counted on the way back =) which could be dangerous :) In the same complex there is also a TCBY, a pizza/pasta place, a teriyaki place (although that closes at 8) plus a dry cleaning place, a longs drug store, a liquor store, and several other random places. And there's a Blockbuster across the street from the complex, though i'm not sure that will ever be very relevant.
I'm trying to figure out where to put the cat pan. Currently it's around the corner in the short little segment between the bathroom sink and the bathroom itself. However it takes up about two thirds of the hallway and although i've learned to walk around it it might perturb any gusts who wanted to use the bathroom and came across it unexpectedly. I could move it around to the main hallway, which is a little wider, and at least you wouldn't be surprised by it coming around the corner. There's a little shelf area in the short hallway where it is now that if i knocked out one of the shelves it looks like there'd be enough room to put it in there. I'd have to be sure to do so in a way where i could but the shelf back in when my lease was over however. I could also make a space in the big closet to put it. Although that would mean i'd have to put a little more effort than usual into making sure everything in the closet was safe for a cat to play with (ie not tipped upon the edge of crashing down at a mild disturbance such as a cat jumping on top of it or trying to climb it.)
As far as minor improvements go i'm also wondering if there's some way of improving the soundproofing on windows that is somewhat aligned with the cross product of cheap and easy. I haven't had any trouble getting to sleep but it might be nice if the bedroom was a little quieter when i was just relaxing.