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Top 5 Apartment or Home Picks

If you’re moving to UA this school year


It’s almost time! And no matter if you’re returning for a Sophomore year itching to get out of the dorms or if you’re transferring in, it’s time to think about student housing. Should you share a house with a roommate or go for a 1-bedroom apartment so you can study in peace and quiet? Walking distance or do you plan to drive to class? No matter what your preference, you’re going to want to check out these top 5 places to live near UA.

Apartments near Bryant Denny Stadium

1 – College Station Properties

Almost literally within field goal range of the campus, College Station Properties holds the top spot in our list. Why? It’s not just one apartment complex! They literally have 20 different properties to choose from and all of them are within walking distance to the University of Alabama campus. All but two of the apartments are pet-friendly, and a 1BR/1BA apartment starts at $650/month.


2 – Woodlands of Tuscaloosa

Looking for a roommate? Well you’re in luck. Woodlands of Tuscaloosa has this convenient roommate matching service right on their website. If you want to go the roommate route and save money, your best bet would be their 4 bedroom town home or flat option. Either one will get you a room for just $550/month!


3 – The Nine

The Nine offers COMPLETE student housing, and they really mean it. This student community comes fully loaded with a 10,000 square foot clubhouse and on-site Starbucks to keep you focused on exam prep. It’s a pet-friendly gated community with a shuttle-bus service that will take you to and from class.


4 – Game-day Condos!

Imagine this: You graduate, but maybe you never fully move out. What if you skipped renting and instead BOUGHT a condo right near the stadium? Then you can either rent it out to Crimson Tide fanatics or use it as your private game-day condo after you graduate? That’s the idea behind Jason Gray Condos. It’s a real estate agency that focuses on selling condos around Tuscaloosa, and they have a lot of properties super-close to the campus.


5 – East Edge Apartments

Offering 4-bedroom apartments near the campus, East Edge rounds out our list of top choices for student living. Don’t like surprises? Your rent includes utilities so you don’t have to worry about surprise charges. Yes, that also includes cable and high-speed Internet service! Plus, did we mention there’s a movie theater on site?


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