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When planning your semester, there are several important things to keep in mind. The most important factors are getting the right classes and scheduling them at the right time, but a close third would be where and when you’re going to study.

Of course, there are going to be nights when you end up studying in your own room at home, but when the weather is still beautiful in Athens (before the temperature starts regularly plunging into the 30s in November), you’re not going to want to be cooped up indoors. At the same time, you’ve got to make time to hit the books, even when it’s a beautiful day.

That’s why it’s important to find a quality outdoor place to study that’s near your Ohio University rental house so that you can get there easily and get your work done while enjoying its natural beauty. If your study spot is within walking distance of your home, that’s ideal, because you’ll find yourself choosing to get there and get your studying done, making it less of a chore. Here are a few top ideas!

The College Green

When you’re on campus all day, it’s important to have a study spot so that you can crack open a book during your time in between classes. The college green is an ideal spot for such a purpose. It’s not going to be your go-to study spot at all times because it can get crowded in a hurry, but for those days when you can’t leave campus, you could do a lot worse than a backdrop of sycamores for your study time.

Emeriti Park

If you like the sound of birds chirping and the view a fountain, Emeriti Park is a great place to study. It’s a great place to pull out a lawn chair, open a book, and read for multiple hours in the fresh air and sunshine. There are several nearby options for food if needed, and the pond in the area means that wildlife will usually be present, adding to the environment of the location. If you’re the kind of person who can study with a fair amount of beauty in the background, this is a great spot to do it.

The Ridges

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Benches are always available in The Ridges, and thanks to several beautiful trees in the area, most of those benches will be shaded, offering a perfect cover on those warm days in late summer and early fall. This is a great spot to watch the leaves change colors as the fall arrives and an excellent place to see and feel the beauty of nature as you try to master your classes. Plus, there are several great rental properties near The Ridges, so you shouldn’t have much trouble finding a spot that allows you to walk over and study whenever the mood strikes you.

The Hocking

Having a body of water nearby usually makes for a great study area. The Hocking River is easily accessible and excellent for finding your own space to study, and being next to a bike trail could even encourage you to get active when you aren’t studying. Win-win.

Making the grade at Ohio University has a lot to do with putting in the work, and it’s much easier to do that when you have the perfect study spot. If you’re looking for a good outdoor place to study near Ohio University rental houses or are looking for a rental property near your favorite study spot, contact us at Wharton Rentals. We want you to succeed, and we’re happy to help you find the tools to make that happen!


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