The United States’ fourth-largest city has always been an academic hotspot, but particularly so in the past decade. The number of student apartments has skyrocketed in recent years to keep up with the pace.
Houston is home to four prestigious universities – University of Houston, Rice University, University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine – as well as dozens of specialist higher education institutions. This, combined with outstanding research opportunities, strong job prospects and an enviable lifestyle, make it an attractive option for those looking to study in another city. Student housing providers are keeping up with demand and there are now hundreds of options peppered across the city. With so many to choose from, we’ve selected three of the best agencies to help you find student apartments in Houston.
AmberStudent is a one-click platform offering the best, budget-friendly student homes near over 800 universities across the world. The platform is currently advertising properties in 19 locations across the city, ranging from one-bed studios to three-bedroom apartments. There’s nothing remotely ‘studenty’ about these digs beyond the residents, with most apartments featuring 50-inch flat-screen TVs, study areas and access to fitness studios. Some complexes, such as ‘The Vue’ and ‘Holly Hall’, boast swimming pools too. Once you’ve found your dream apartment on the website, AmberStudent will take over the reins so you won’t need to worry about a thing until moving day.
Find out more at AmberStudent.com
For a Place to Live
For a Place to Live is a highly reputed off-campus housing service provider in Houston. The agency works with all of the region’s best-known institutions including Texas Southern University, University of Houston and Houston Community College. There’s a wide range of affordably-priced private and shared student housing to choose from within walking distance of your chosen university. Bills and WiFi are included in the fees. The Houston-based team are experts in the city too and can provide helpful advice for out-of-towners. The business prides itself on its highly personalized service too.
Find out more at Foraplacetolive.com
Founded in 2001, College Rentals specializes in off-campus student housing across the United States. Users can filter their search by college, amenities, prices, pet policy and leasing options for ultra-tailored results, fast. Student housing varies considerably depending on budget, with options to rent everything from single bedrooms to swish penthouse suites to four-bed suburban houses. Students can also compare properties side by side and share listings with family and friends. Each property is managed privately, so users can ask questions and contact management companies for a tour at their own pace.
Find out more at CollegeRentals.com