You might be surprised at just how great the pricing is for college students who want to rent apartments near MTSU. After all, it’s not like you’re looking for an apartment in the heart of Nashville. Still, University Ridge lets student live close to the Grand Ole Opry House, downtown shopping, the stadium and various concert halls. With this in mind, we put together a list of ways to help you find MTSU apartments without splurging on high rental rates. Consider these tips when renting a your new place.


  1. Go furnished

Choosing a furnished apartment is the way to go as a college student. That way, you don’t have to bring your bed and all your belongings with you. Simply bring your clothing in a couple of suitcases and you’re ready to move in! Then just grab your linens for bedding, a TV if you choose to have one, and other items you want to decorate your room. It will keep costs down and make moving a breeze.


  1. Research the area

You want to live close to campus, and in most college towns, you’ll be able to do that easily. Do your online searches, find out what areas to consider, and visit your college’s website to find out which housing communities are highly recommended. A close-to-campus location will make it easy for you to attend classes, and even go out at night, without having to worry about how you’ll get home.


  1. Consider co-housing or living

Even if you choose to live off campus, having roommates can keep costs down. You get to share the cost of laundry detergent, choosing who will cook and buy food each week, and split most other expenses. The more people you live with, the lower your rent will be since you’re splitting costs among more people. Of course, University Ridge does offer individual  leases to help roommates manage rent payments more easily.


  1. Consider locality

Be sure to consider the locality of the apartment community. Can you walk, bike, or take a free shuttle from campus to your complex? Is it close to local dining, shopping, and grocery stores? If you want to workout, is there a gym in the complex, or one nearby for you to go to? Make sure you know where the complex is located, and if you don’t have a car, make sure you check out local transportation options.


  1. Know yourself

Seems simple enough, but for some new college students, this can be a rough transition period. If you are the studious type, you’re not going to want to live in an area where loud music plays all night, or there are parties going on until 2 a.m. every night of the week. Make sure you feel comfortable in the area, start your search early, and make a checklist of things that are important to you. Remember that you’ll be signing a lease for two semesters, so you want to know what you’re getting yourself into and that you’ll be able to stay there (happily) for that period of time.


If you are new to an area, finding the perfect apartments near MTSU can be a little overwhelming, especially if you are a first time renter. So, before you jump in and sign a lease that seems too good to be true, make sure you consider some of these tips to ensure you make the right decision when it comes time comes to sign.
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