College life can be insane. Between exams, essay deadlines, pulling all-nighters, and not to mention juggling clubs and sports while still trying to maintain a social life, the last thing students have is a lot of time to look for off-campus housing. College can be stressful, but finding a place to call home shouldn’t be.
Let us help make your decision a little easier – we searched through tons off-campus housing options for Mississippi State University in Starkville. After reading countless reviews we have left you with our top picks. Good luck!
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The Balcony is the newest off-campus student housing community to touch down in Starkville. Opening in the summer of 2016, this complex takes luxury living to a new level. Grab your squad because students have the option of living in a 2, 4, or 5 bedroom apartment that comes with hardwood floors that run throughout, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and wall mounted TVs.
Every unit also comes with glass roll up door that leads out onto your own private balcony or patio. All residents will have access to amenities like the media area, fitness center, and Sky Lounge that has outdoor seating for you and all your friends to chill. Free parking is included with your rent, but nearly everywhere you would want to go is walkable. The downtown location is unbeatable! Local restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and the MSU campus are all within walking distance of The Balcony.
On the edge of Mississippi State University campus, is The Retreat a Starkville, offer students anything but a typical off-campus living experience. Live in style in one of the two to six-bedroom units to pick from. For privacy and convenience, each person will have their own private bedroom and bathroom. Every unit will come with patios and porches, in-unit washer/dryer, and appliances including a dishwasher. Don’t worry about a bunch of separate bills to keep track of because utilities, cable, and internet are included.
Spend the day hanging out with friends at the resort-style pool or on the outdoor terrace. Hit up the Starbucks vending machine to start off your morning or push you through those all-nighters. Students don’t even need to go to campus to study because The Retreat has a study lounge and a computer lab. Head to the University Square Shopping, which is just a half mile away, to pick out your Friday night outfit. The Retreat is pet-friendly and you can take your furry friend to the George Evan Park just moments away. With so much to offer you might just want to “retreat” to this student-living paradise.
Quick to gain popularity amongst MSU students are the Aspen Heights Starkville cottages and townhomes. Aspen Heights offers a unique gated community that isn’t just one big building. Students are able to choose between two to five bedroom standalone open-concept cottages and townhomes so it’s basically like living in your own neighborhood with hundreds of other students!
Bringing some of the best student living to “StarkVegas,” residents will be able to use community amenities like the outdoor swimming pool, sand volleyball court, tanning booths, and movie theater, that are all open 24-hours! Skip the inconvenience of heading to campus to study and take advantage of the on-site study lounges and computer lab for residents.Aspen Heights is located near tons of shops, food, and entertainment that you can walk to. Getting to campus is a quick 10-minute bike ride or you can hop on the shuttle. Resident Jamie asked the question, “What can you not love about Aspen Heights Starkville?” We’ll let you answer that.
Designed to go above and beyond typical student off-campus housing is the Lakeside Student Living apartments. This community is made up of five separate buildings that offer students the decision between studio, one, two, and four bedroom units. Moves are made easier because all units come fully furnished. Marcella raves, “I love living here, and I definitely recommend it to any college student. They have a number of nice amenities (pool, gym, tanning center, billiards, foosball), wonderful staff, and more than fair prices. It’s great!” Beyond all of those great amenities, Lakeside has an 18 hole disc golf course, pool, several video gaming systems, computer lab, and they are pet-friendly. Skip the expensive gym fees because residents have access to the fitness center. With a private shuttle to MSU, you’ll at least make it to half your classes, right?
Beyond all of those great amenities, Lakeside has an 18 hole disc golf course, pool, several video gaming systems, computer lab, and they are pet-friendly. Skip the expensive gym fees because residents have access to the fitness center. With a private shuttle to MSU, you’ll at least make it to half your classes, right?
Living in The Grove Apartments Starkville is a great option for students that are ballin’ on a budget while still receiving many great amenities “The Grove is exactly what my roommates and I were looking for. Cheap, good management, and good living area,” says resident Morgan. At The Grove, residents can choose between seven different styles of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments and a 3 bedroom townhouse, so you’ll totally be able to find something to fit your style.
Claiming to be the “pet-friendliest place in town,” at The Grove all pets are welcome and, “The no-leash dog park is a godsend and really promotes a sense of community that I’ve never felt at an apartment complex before,” says Den. If you don’t have a pet but have been thinking about it, anyone who adopts from the local animal shelter will receive a discount at The Grove. The community also offers a 24-hour fitness center, rec room, BBQ/picnic area, community center, and free Wi-Fi. When you need to get to class, the MSU shuttle picks students up right outside the main gates!
For nearly 15 years now, Spruill Property Management has risen to be one of the top management companies in Starkville. Spruill is a local company that has sought out to give their tenants the best housing possible at an even better price. They both manage and own five different apartment communities in Starkville that are all conveniently located close to Mississippi State University.
If you opt out on bringing a car, depending on the property, you can take the shuttle bus to campus or use the SMART system that travels between MSU and the bus stops close by. Since they have five different communities, amenities vary from place to place but all of them are pet-friendly. Residents can also sign short and long term leases, making it convenient for students throughout the school semesters!
The Chadwick Place Apartments are a great place for any student looking for flexible lease terms while having the convenience of being close to campus. At Chadwick Place, students have the option of two-bedroom floor plans that can be rented for a year or per the semester, which is great for students who travel home during the summer!
Raeley raved that Chadwick Place is, “Super close to campus, maintenance is super friendly and gets all the important stuff done fast. Apartments are well kept and constantly being updated. We LOVE the fireplace and the layout of the apartment.” Besides the cozy fireplace, each unit has an outdoor deck, kitchen appliances, and a washer/dryer. Included in the rent is free parking and driving to class only takes a couple minutes. Listen to Brieanna when she says, “I would definitely recommend Chadwick Place Apartments as a nice place to live.”
Golf lovers unite! Built on a regulation 9 hole golf course are the Links at Starkville apartments. Catch golf course views from your choice of a one or two-bedroom unit. Brush up on your skills because each resident receives unlimited golf with no green fees and no monthly dues. Beyond the golf course, the community offers a clubroom with kitchen, fireplace, and coffee bar that can be used to have parties. Relax in the resort-style swimming pool, whirlpool, and sauna.
Grab a few buddies and play a match of tennis on the court. We all know how stressful school can be, head to the fitness center and use one of the tanning beds to relax and blow off some stream. Grab your homework and head to one of the lakes or ponds on-site for a quiet place to study or just to enjoy the off-campus views.
Over the years, Crabtree Properties has obtained an expansive portfolio of houses and duplexes all around Starkville. Crabtree Properties offers students housing units ranging from one to five bedrooms. For each of their properties, leases being on August 1st and end on July 25th. All of their properties have washer and dryers and the provide all lawn maintenance and repairs. Bring your four-legged friend along because all of their properties are pet-friendly and a lot of the houses have fenced in backyards. With so many different properties to offer, trust in the folks over at Crabtree Properties to help set you up with your perfect fit!
With over 300 units to choose from, Maroon & White Realty has risen to become one of the bigger property management in the Starkville area. The team over at Maroon & White Realty has numerous years of experience and pride themselves on being knowledgeable about the city, so when it comes to finding a rental property these guys can help you find something that fits both your style and your budget. They are properties all over Starkville so whether you are interested in a single family home, duplex, or prefer an apartment Maroon & White Realty has something for you! Each of the housing options has its own unique characteristic but many of the properties available come with all of your kitchen appliances, have garages, include patios and backyards, and are pet-friendly.
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