The school year is fast approaching, and the time has come to start getting a move on with your housing plans. Between your already busy schedule and trying to link up with your roommates, everything is super stressful. You’ve already looked into a few places, but how can you be sure the property is reputable?
Rent College Pads has got your back. We combed through tons of landlords in Kent to bring you the best of the best. Take a look at our top ten picks for Kent State University off-campus housing. View a complete list of apartments near Kent State here.
Choose The Province and live in luxury! Living at The Province means you’ll get amenities on amenities while being steps away from the Kent State campus and downtown. One resident raved, “I love my apartment and the location of Province apartments, as well as the amenities that come with it. Their clubhouse, workout room, movie theater, office area, and tanning room are also nice additions.”
Well, that’s not all folks! The list of amenities continues with a swimming pool, sundeck, courtyard, and DVD library. We could keep going, but we think you get the point. Choose from studio to four-bedroom units in various layouts, and call The Province your new home today!
If you’re a student who prefers a more private, quiet environment, look no further than the Kent Pinewood Apartments. Nestled next to a 40-acre park, the Pinewood Apartments offer a peaceful setting where residents each have their own private entrance to their apartment. Each of the studio and one-bedroom units are on a single-story, so you don’t have to worry about loud noise upstairs.
While living at Pinewood, tenants can take advantage of the lake, gazebo, trails, sports courts, and much more! Skip the parking pass on campus and take the bus to and from home; Pinewood is located just over two-miles from Kent State University and lays right on the bus route, making your commute to classes a breeze!
Lake Street Apartments
If you’re interested in a short term lease, this one is for you! Located just ten minutes from Kent State University, the Lake Street Apartments is a perfect apartment community for anyone looking for a secure place that is close to campus and offers great amenities.
The Lake Street Apartments offer one and two bedroom units that come with a fully furnished kitchen and comfy wall to wall carpeting. Students will also have access to the community swimming pool with sundeck, laundry facility, and private patios or balconies. Conveniently walk to all the shopping, dining, and entertainment that Downtown Kent has to offer!
Choosing to rent with Kent Apartments means you’ll have plenty of options! The folks over at Kent Apartments cater specifically to the KSU students. With a portfolio of 8 different apartments, any student can find a place that fits their needs while still being affordable. Choose to live in a unit across the street, where you can literally roll out of bed and walk to class, or pick a place that’s a little quieter and secluded and opt to take the bus to school. Either way, you can’t go wrong with any place from Kent Apartments!
Each building varies in style and amenities, but students can choose from one of their furnished or unfurnished studio to three-bedroom apartments. Many include a swimming pool, utilities, a game room, a computer lab, and laundry facilities on-site. Feel free to bring Fido along, because most apartments are pet-friendly!
Live among your fellow KSU students when you decide to live at 345 Flats! 345 Flats is a wonderful apartment community that offers its residents the convenience of walking to campus with customer service you can depend on. Alan, whose daughter lives at 345 Flats, said, “It’s an excellent place for students. Fully furnished with essential furniture, washer/dryer in each apartment, full kitchen and most importantly, great security with cameras. I’m very pleased she’s there. She’s now living her 2nd year there and doesn’t need a car because it’s conveniently located to campus and downtown.”
If that doesn’t sway your decision, maybe the fitness center, TV lounge, and study rooms will. Check out their studio, one, two, and four-bedroom units today, and see why so many KSU students are calling 345 Flats their home away from home!
Located just two miles away from the Kent State University, Pebblebrook is a popular choice amongst graduate students and those who prefer a more tranquil environment. Resident Colette said, “If you’re a student, you’re not too far from the university, but you’re also not right next to it which offers you some peace. Also, the buses run right through Pebblebrook, so you don’t necessarily have to drive to class. Parking is great. Maintenance is not only friendly but acts quickly when an issue is reported.”
After reading several reviews, it’s clear to us that the management at Pebblebrook cares about their community and acts promptly, which is important. Beyond the excellent management, Pebblebrook offers affordable rates and is located right next to a small shopping center, so taking care of errands is easy.
Looking for off-campus luxury? Look no further than Campus Pointe! There are tons of reasons why hundreds of students are calling Campus Pointe home. Here’s what student Kenzie had to say: “I’ve lived at other apartment complexes prior to moving into Campus Pointe and honestly, nothing compares to it. The amenities are great, you pay the same monthly rent without worrying about overage fees, the community is quiet, and the staff is amazing and is always going above and beyond for their residents. My experience living here has been nothing but great. I would recommend this complex to any friend!”
A media lounge, swimming pool, fitness center, coffee bar, and volleyball courts are all amenities that’ll be right at your fingertips when you live at Campus Pointe. In addition, their two, three, and four-bedroom units allow each student to have their own private bedroom and bathroom for added privacy!
If you want to live in a roomy apartment that’s close to campus, choosing a place with Kent’s Best Apartments would be the smart choice! Their three complexes—Hickory Mills, Summit Hills, and Whitehall Terrace—span from east to west along East Summit Street. Each community offers a variety of different features, and all are within walking distance to Kent State. They also all run along the campus bus line, in case you’re feeling extra lazy that day and don’t feel like walking to class.
Free parking, in-unit washer and dryers, tanning, oversized closets, swimming pools, and pet-friendly apartments are just a small number of things that make living with Kent’s Best Apartments well worth it.
Get the lifestyle you deserve at University Edge! The Edge offers one to four bedroom units and the convenience of being super close to campus—you can hit that snooze button one more time!
Student resident Kelly put it best when she said “University Edge is an amazing place to live. You get what you pay for. 24/7 gym access, free printing, hot tub, fire pits, grills, etc. The apartments are homey and having your own room and bathroom is extremely convenient. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Maintenance never disappoints and does everything they can to fix the problem at hand. It is close to campus and does their best to get students involved in the community. I will continue to live at Edge until I graduate.”
Located on the corner of Loop and Horning, University Oaks is an affordable off-campus community just steps away from the Kent State campus. Choose to live comfortably alone in a one-bedroom, or grab some friends and opt for a two or three-bedroom unit. No need to stress over splitting up rent checks and bills, because University Oaks offers individual leasing with cable, Internet, and other utilities included. Also, you can skip buying and moving furniture, because each unit comes fully furnished.
One student reviewed, “I’m happy to say I’ve been lucky enough to call University Oaks my home for this past year! The management staff is always helpful, and I never feel unsafe being in the complex. Nice place to live as a student right next to the campus. I definitely recommend these apartments to anyone looking for a nice place to live!”
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