How to Find Affordable Off-Campus Housing?

by Kevin Smith Author

College is expensive. The tuition alone will bleed you dry, but then you have to add the costs of textbooks, school supplies, and software programs to match your professors’ preferences. On top of all that, you also have to add in the cost of living in general: food and housing. Living on campus seems to have some benefits, but for a junior or senior in college, there is almost nothing you want more than some freedom in your own living space. Dorms come with strict rules about visitors, alcohol, and curfews and are perfect for freshmen who are just beginning to start a life on their own. Once you are an upperclassman, it is time to branch out and search the Athens, Ohio rentals for you first apartment. Here are some factors to keep in mind when you are looking for your own place.


The best way to live off-campus with an affordable rent is to share it with someone. When you start looking for apartments or houses to rent, get a small group of friends together and discuss your expectations of living together. Your roommates can make or break your living experience, so before you sign a lease together, make sure you are all on the same page. With the right roommates, you can make any type of rental a cozy, safe home that you are excited to be in.


With all the expenses that come with college, you want to look for affordable but close off-campus rentals. Find an apartment or house that is close enough to your school, so you can still walk to class. Parking passes are an added expense and stress that you do not need to concern yourself with if you can park at your own apartment and walk to class. This way you will never have to worry about finding a parking spot or your meter running out while you are in class.


Another important item that you should add to your rental wish list is the amenities it comes with. Most students do not have a washer or dryer and buying them can cost upwards of $600. When you are looking at properties, make sure you create a list of amenities you want, such as air conditioning or a dishwasher.

Figuring out how to live on your own can be difficult, but if you research Athens, Ohio rentals with your closest friends, you can live off campus without breaking the bank.


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