Finding the right housing in a college town outside of dormitories can be tough — you have endless options and seas of real estate sites to scroll through. You can choose to live in an apartment alone or with one to three people. You can even opt for a house with six or seven or just stay at home and commute to school.
You may be wondering at this point how to choose the best student housing for you. You might want to consider a few factors, including:
In general, there are only two types of housing in college: houses and apartments.
The types of apartments in college areas are as varied as they are anywhere else. You’ll find studio apartments as well as one-, two-, three- and even four-bedroom options on the market in college towns. Some of these apartments will be brand new and come with amenities, and some will have been repurposed from a house or factory-type building. Some might even have multiple bathrooms or stories.
Multi-bedroom apartments are great if you’d like to live with others. However, though studios can have a higher individual cost, they provide much-needed privacy.
Renting a whole house or a room in a six- or seven-bedroom house is a good way to make new friends and save money. Sometimes this housing is broken up by major, so you’ll recognize people from class and have a good atmosphere conducive to academic conversation.
There are pros and cons to apartments and houses. Once you’ve narrowed your choice to a place that fits your budget, is a nice location and is convenient for your needs, you’ll need to consider some other factors before putting pen to paper and signing the lease.
Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of each type of living space.
At A+ Student Housing, we try to blend the pros of each type of housing while eliminating the cons, giving you the best student housing options. Our apartments and houses are fully furnished, and all utilities are included! You’ll be able to walk to campus from any of our locations, and you’ll have the nicest property manager in Bloomsburg. Plus, all of our properties are leased individually, so you won’t have to be responsible for your roommates.
If you’re researching your housing options, contact us today to schedule a tour of one of our properties. You’ll thank us later!