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.

Corner House Apartments

Located as close as you could be to the campus without actually being in the dorms, Corner House offers one of the best off-campus locations in Ann Arbor. The complex features two to three bedroom units, furnished options, pet-friendly accommodations and even roommate matching services. On the off chance you might need to venture somewhere that’s not within walking distance but are wary of parking on campus, don’t fret—Corner House even offers their residents convenient parking options.

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.

Arbor Blu

Arbor Blu, located on the coveted Church Street, is a high rise, high end living paradise for UofM students. If you don’t have a car, don’t worry—you’ll be steps away from campus and conveniently located on the bus line. Need your morning caffeine fix? Arbor Blu has you covered with their on-site Starbucks™ coffee bar. Feeling hungry after a late-night study session? Take advantage of priority delivery available to residents from Pizza House. On top of all of this, Arbor Blue offers its resident in-unit laundry, free cable/internet 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.

Varsity Ann Arbor

Varsity is a bustling residential community located in proximity to the UofM campus. The complex offers everything from Studio to four bedroom floor plans, all-inclusive rent packages, and a laundry list of luxury amenities. Want that bronzed look year-round? Varsity gifts their residents with tanning services, free of charge. In addition to this, residents of Varsity can impress their friends in the Sky Lounge, crank out their essays in one of their designated study areas and get fit in the 24-hour fitness center.

The Courtyards

The Courtyards 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 watching your favorite flick in the on-site movie theater, or playing foosball with friends in the game room—it beats laying in bed watching Hulu alone. If you love the outdoors, The Courtyard’s Pergola will be your new favorite spot.

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.

Island Drive Apartments

Looking to ditch the chaos of on-campus life? Island Drive Apartments offers “natural serenity with city amenities.” Located on the banks of the Huron River, overlooking Island Park, this community is quiet and relaxed yet still walking distance to campus and downtown. The complex features amenities like a sparkling swimming pool you can take a dip in or a river trail that’s perfect for your morning runs. If you seek comfort and distinction, be sure to check out Island Drive.

Interested in learning more? Be sure to check out Rent College Pads and browse hundreds of Ann Arbor Apartments and houses near the University of Michigan

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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