University of Georgia students live near a vibrant music scene, the arts, and a wealth of natural beauty. Here are some of the best places to live on campus.University of Georgia students live near a vibrant music scene, the arts, and a wealth of natural beauty. Here are some of the best places to live on campus.Local Guide

Best Places University of Georgia Students Live

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In Northeast Georgia, you’ll find the beautiful city of Athens, which is known for its rich history and for being the location of The University of Georgia, the flagship university of the state. This place buzzes with excitement, roping in accolades like being on 2018’s list of “South’s Best Food City'' from Southern Living magazine.

College students in Athens also live near a vibrant music scene, the arts, and a wealth of natural beauty. In this moderately sized city of around 210,000 people, there is always something to do and explore. When you pick the right place to live, you can position yourself to the best amenities, dining, and more. Here are some of the best places for University of Georgia students to live.

On-Campus Housing

For a University of Georgia student, the most logical place to live is on campus, especially if you're a first-year student. In fact, the University of Georgia requires all full-time first-year students to live on campus. First-year students are encouraged to register as soon as possible to get the most campus housing choices. After online registration is complete, students should then research what type of residence halls they can choose on the university's explore options page.

Students will find useful info like rates, amenities, location, 360-degree image tours, room plans, and more. Then, you can search for roommates and join a roommate group in The Dawg House, the campus housing’s official online portal. With this resource, you can find roommates and select housing before the decision deadline. Pay careful attention to each hall’s availability. For instance, most residence halls close during breaks, but some stay open if you need to stay on campus during holidays. And finally, don’t forget to execute the contract or the assignment won’t be official!

  • Pro tip: Make your housing selection the most convenient by living near the amenities that are most important to you. If you plan to be a chemistry major, position yourself near the science buildings. If you prefer a short distance between you and the gym or dining hall, make sure that your location is convenient to these resources.

Off-Campus Housing

If you're a second-year student and beyond, you can live off-campus. You may also choose to stay on campus for your convenience. However, many students also enjoy the hybrid city life that comes with off-campus housing. Now that you have gained familiarity with the campus and know exactly what you need to do to commute properly, finding a place on your own is a snap. As with most major college towns, Athens has a wealth of student-centered off-campus housing available to help every student find the perfect fit.

Throughout the city of Athens, many neighborhoods offer different types of housing styles. Students who live off-campus prefer affordable rentals that are close to campus. Being within walking distance to classes is a major advantage for students who don’t want to pay for parking or to spend time looking for a spot. These neighborhoods are closest to campus, near practical resources like libraries, and are positioned to be close to recreation like nightlife.

The Standard

Located just 0.3 miles from campus, The Standard is a 5-minute walk to class. This community heavily caters to the student lifestyle, offering amenities like Wi-Fi, an academic success center, coffee bar, fully furnished homes (no move-in stress here!), multimedia entertainment area, outdoor BBQ and fire pit, study lounges, garage parking, bike storage, and a chic rooftop lounge. This apartment community is also pet-friendly and offers single-occupant living situations when units are available. Students can also unwind at the fitness center, yoga studio, and sauna.

Ascent Athens Apartments

Being just 0.6 miles from the University of Georgia, Ascent Athens is a popular place to live for students who don’t want to drive to school every day. The complex offers a variety of designer living options. Whether you want a studio apartment to live alone or share rent in a town home, there are options tailored to your needs. The resort-style amenities like the community pool, fitness center, clubhouse, lounge, sundeck, and on-site property manager are just a few reasons why this community stands out in safety and quality. If you love pets, you'll love how you can also bring a dog or cat with you for an additional $50 rent per month.

The Redland Apartments

The Redland Apartments is just 0.5 miles to campus and is a more affordable option than Ascent Apartments. By charging rent per person, every student can live comfortably without worrying about taking on too much side work. Water, heat, trash, sewer, cable, air conditioning, and internet are all included with the rental fee, while pets are a one-time $250 fee.

If you’re an active student, you will love this newly renovated student-living community. The list of renovations includes enhanced amenities like a sports complex with a turf soccer and football field. The NCAA-regulation basketball court, dog park, spa, hot tub, computer lab, and 24-hour fitness center are just part of the perks you’ll find. If you need to meet new people, take advantage of the weekly community events right at home!

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