Monthly Archives: November 2015

Michigan State Off-Campus Housing and Neighborhood Guide

michigan state off campus housingFrom supporting the Spartans on their quest for Big Ten supremacy to having more than 150 different undergraduate majors to choose from, life at MSU has something for everyone.

Living in East Lansing is one of the best parts about attending Michigan State University. But getting around the area might be difficult for those that are not familiar with the surrounding communities and hotspot areas. Check out the guide below to find what areas around MSU are the best for students to check out for housing, food, entertainment, and nightlife. And be sure to check out our Michigan State off-campus housing page for all your searching needs. Continue reading

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Old Main at Penn State University. | Flickr

Old Main at Penn State University. | Flickr

If you’re looking for the perfect Penn State apartment, you may find yourself having the great debate: East Side or West Side?

Although Penn State students may not use these sides of town as a hard and fast source of separation, each side has its perks, which we’ve so conveniently curated and compared for you. Feel free to use this post as your compass and hopefully let it steer you towards the side that’s right for you. Continue reading

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A Guide to Neighborhoods Around Mizzou

Maybe you’re a long time Columbia resident who is excited about getting your first apartment or house off-campus in the areas that always seemed so cool when you were growing up. Or maybe you’re a journalism grad student who just got into one of the best schools in the country and you need to find a place to live without the benefit of having visited the city before. We don’t know who you are, but we want to help you.

Your situation will determine what’s most important to you when looking for a place to live. We have a general idea of different situations facing students at Mizzou, so we’ve scouted out the locations around Mizzou and put together a guide to make your apartment search a little bit easier. Continue reading

Five Awesome University of Minnesota Coffee Shops

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Enjoy a hot cup of coffee to get you through the cold Minnesota weather | Flickr

After exploring the University of Minnesota area, we discovered that coffee shops have become an integral part of UMN student life. These local coffee shops offer much more than just gratifying caffeine fixes. They are a place to gather with friends and simply unwind from the stresses of collegiate life.

We decided to look beyond the convenience of familiar on-campus coffee shops and find the top 5 places located in the off-campus area. With winter quickly approaching, you will be pleased to find that all of the places on this list are within walking distance of the UMN campus. Continue reading