While living on campus is very convenient for many university students, there are a lot of benefits to living off campus that you simply can’t get from on-campus housing. This blog will tell you about some of the benefits of living in off-campus Athens student housing so that you can make an educated decision about which option is right for you.

More Options

The housing options on most university campuses are rather limited. There are perhaps 2 or 3 different types of housing arrangements for you to choose from, and these rarely come with extra amenities. When you live off the campus, however, you have dozens of different options. You can choose from large apartments that you share with several other people, or small, single-person apartments so that you can enjoy your own space. There are many different locations to choose from and each complex will offer different amenities. With off-campus housing, you have more control over what your living situation will be like, because you have more options to choose from.

More “Adult” Living

On-campus housing is a nice option if you’re looking for a living situation that will help you to transition from living at home to living on your own as an adult. But if you want a living situation that is more similar to what you’d experience in real, adult life, then off-campus housing is the best option. You’ll be given adult experiences like paying for utilities, having to arrange transportation to and from campus, cooking your own food, grocery shopping, and so on. While it’s not always easy, it is a valuable experience that you will want to have at some point before graduating from college.

Pick Your Roommates

Most on-campus housing situations will assign you your roommates. These housing complexes are typically controlled by the university, so they arrange where students live in the most convenient and efficient way possible. But that doesn’t always work out great for you, if you get stuck with people you hate living with. With off-campus housing, you have more control over who you live with, and you can even pick your roommates. If you have a friend you want to live with, all you have to do is go to the apartment complex together and sign contracts at the same time. You’ll be able to live with people who you know you get along with, which can make life much easier.

So, if you’re considering which type of student housing to live in this year, keep these factors in mind when choosing between on-campus and off-campus housing.

Wharton Rentals is committed to making the off-campus living experience a positive one for college students in Athens, Ohio.

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