Michigan Off-Campus Housing: 10 Top Rated Ann Arbor Landlords
Michigan Stadium at the University of Michigan

Michigan Stadium at the University of Michigan (flickr)

The hunt for the house or apartment can be a stressful time for any college student. Between balancing a heavy course load and trying to maintain a healthy social life, there isn’t a whole lot of time between those much-needed naps to go hunting for your dream place. That’s why we here at Rent College Pads have decided to help out the lucky students who attend the University of Michigan.

We sifted through hundreds of reviews of Ann Arbor apartments and properties management companies near campus and compiled a list of the top ten places to rent near the University of Michigan.

Zaragon West

Zaragon West is luxury living defined. Large ceilings, HDTVs, a 24-hour fitness center, noise reducing walls and high-speed wireless internet are just a few of the amenities you can take advantage of at Zaragon West. If you’re a fan of Views—not the Drake album—you can soak in the sights of U of M and A2 from your window.

Foundry Lofts

The Foundry Lofts have combined the college state of mind with high-end modern living. The amenities are numerous and exciting, with a state of the art fitness center, stainless steel appliances and fully furnished living spaces for you to kick back and relax after class. Though the comforts at Foundry might make you question whether you ever want to leave, its prime location puts you in proximity to everything the University of Michigan has to offer.

Hub Ann Arbor

The Hub Ann Arbor is a high rise, high end living paradise for UofM students. If you don’t have a car, don’t worry—you’ll be minutes from campus and conveniently located on the bus line. In class all day but need to squeeze in a workout? The Hub has you covered with an onsite 24-hour fitness center, yoga studio, and steam room. Feeling hungry after a late-night study session? Take advantage of all the nearby eateries like Buffalo Wild Wings. Chipotle, and Jimmy Johns just to name a few. On top of all of this, The Hub offers its resident in-unit laundry, a 25-foot rooftop hot tub, walk-in closets and a stylish place to call home.

CMB Management

CMB Management has been serving residents of Ann Arbor since before you were born—more specifically, 1992. The company oversees 17 properties throughout the city, so whether you’re looking for a single studio apartment or a townhome with a bunch of your friends, they are sure to have something to suit your needs. CMB believes they’re the best place for people to grow and evolve within Ann Arbor, and the service and convenience they provide their residents has earned them the status as Ann Arbor’s most awarded property management company.

The Yard

The Yard is a bustling residential community located in proximity to the UofM campus. The complex offers everything from studio to five-bedroom floor plans, all-inclusive rent packages, and a laundry list of luxury amenities. Residents of The Yard can impress their friends in the two-story clubhouse, crank out their essays in the cyber lounge or group study rooms and get fit in the 24-hour fitness center.


Six11 offers students at the University of Michigan a thriving off-campus community just minutes from campus. The amenities are as abundant as the amount of fun you’re going to have here. Just imagine coming home from a long day of classes and spending the night with friends on the rooftop terrace grilling out or hanging out in the Penthouse Lounge—it beats laying in bed watching Hulu alone.

Sterling 411 Lofts

Sterling 411 Lofts is an urban living community just blocks from campus and downtown Ann Arbor. What gives 411 Lofts its urban feel? Airy spaces, stylish colors and luxury furnishings, to name a few. Whether you’re braving the housing search alone of with a herd of squadmates, 411 Loft’s wide range of floorplans has you covered. You can even take advantage of the 10th floor Sky Lounge, which includes everything from a fitness center to a study room.

University Towers Apartments

Beautiful, affordable, and high rise. When faced with these choices, you usually have to pick just one or two. At University Towers, you can have all three. Located three minutes from the Diag, you don’t have to worry about being late for class when you oversleep that alarm. University Towers offers fully furnished apartments, with free daily coffee for the student on the go, at prices marked 20%-30% lower than the competitors. The biggest problem with University Towers? They fill up fast.

Oxford Companies

For over twenty years, the Oxford Companies have been servicing the Ann Arbor area and UofM students! The offer a wide range of apartments and houses to students in Ann Arbor. Depending on which apartment you choose, residents can take advantage of perks like parking, paid utilities, free laundry facilities, new appliances, and more! Some buildings even include parking and come furnished. With some many different units to choose from anyone can find a great place with Oxford Companies!

Allmand Properties

When you choose Allmand Properties, you’ll not only be finding an awesome place to live but also supporting a locally owned business with over twenty years of off-campus housing experience. The folks at Allmand know what it takes and customer service is their number one focus. From houses to apartments, a one-bedroom or ten-bedroom you can find it with Allmand! Bonus: most units include utilities included and parking, too!

Interested in learning more? Be sure to check out UMich off-campus housing.

Callie Kollenbroich has been the Operations Coordinator and Content Writer/Editor at Rent College Pads since 2015. When she's not working, you can find her at home, eating peanut butter out of the jar and bingeing an unhealthy amount of Forensic Files. She's not as lame as she sounds.

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